Adventure Racing Detroit Lakes MN

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K and K Tubing
(218) 847-5734
PO Box 1053
Detroit Lakes, MN
 
Lakes Sport Shop
(218) 847-2645
930 Washington Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN
 
Buds Sport Center
(218) 238-5220
2000 2nd St
Lake Park, MN
 
Hudalla Associates Incorporated
(218) 346-2734
801 Jenney Ave Sw
Perham, MN
 
Hi 10 Sports Center
(218) 483-4966
21638 Highway 10
Hawley, MN
 
Guss Plumbing
(218) 847-3340
20431 County Road 131
Detroit Lakes, MN
 
Dassell Cokato Ice and Sports Center
(320) 275-4625
111 E Oak Ave
Frazee, MN
 
Park Region Company Op Sport Shop
(218) 863-5701
100 N Broadway
Pelican Rapids, MN
 
Genes Sport Shop
(218) 346-3355
150 E Main St
Perham, MN
 
Antonsen Well Drilling Incorporated
(218) 758-3090
40936 Beaver Dam Rd
Dent, MN
 

Adventure Racing

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Through the Wilderness

Adventure racing

By Charmian Christie

Adrenaline junkies keen on outdoor adventures will find the perfect combination of competition and camaraderie in adventure racing. But this relative newcomer to extreme competition is more about pushing personal boundaries than beating the clock. Opponents pull out all the stops as they battle the elements, terrain and their own physical abilities. While solo versions of these races exist, most competitions involve teams of two to five participants. Whether racers participate on same-sex or co-ed teams, in multi-day or short competitions, these races are addictive.

The Magic Cocktail

Unlike a triathlon, there's no prescribed format to adventure racing. Most competitions include mountain biking and running, but some stretches include climbing, rope work or hiking. Some races are spread over several days, with participants navigating through the course with maps and compasses , while others last only a few hours and require racers to scramble through preset routes. Which sports are included are as unique as the location and the event organizers' imaginations.

Adventure Racers - A Different Breed of Outdoor Enthusiasts

The typical adventure racer is a complicated mix of competitive go-getter and laid-back people person. Although lone wolves can test themselves, most people enter for the challenges that arise from group dynamics. While team members push each other to keep up the pace, winning most often results from cohesion, not speed. Since all team members must stay within a certain range of each other (usually 50 yards), and are often tethered together, those focused on solidarity will cross the line before the speed demons who leave teammates in their dust.

Not only does adventure racing merge competitors from different sports, the age range is more diverse than other single-focus sports. Participants typically vary from their early 20s to late 40s, but there's no reason a fit 50-ye...

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