Adventure Racing Santa Fe NM

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Sports Authority
(505) 473-3555
Santa Fe Place/Villa Linda Mall, 4250 Cerrillos Road, #1404
Santa Fe, NM
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

High Desert Angler
(505) 988-7688
460 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM
 
Fanzz Sports Apparel
(505) 471-4949
1180 Villa Linda Mall
Santa Fe, NM
 
Big 5 Sporting Goods
(505) 474-4260
2860 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM
 
Desert Tees & Sporting Goods
(505) 424-4400
851 W San Mateo Rd Ste 2
Santa Fe, NM
 
Cottam'S Ski Shops
(505) 982-0495
1/2 Way Up Ski Basin Rd
Santa Fe, NM
 
Alpine Sports Inc Ski Equip
(505) 983-5155
121 Sandoval St Bsmt
Santa Fe, NM
 
Famous Footwear
(505) 424-7206
3537 Zafarano Dr Ste C
Santa Fe, NM
 
Factory Brand Shoes
(505) 438-2778
8380 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM
 
Accessory Annex
(505) 983-3007
1512 Pacheco St Ste C104
Santa Fe, NM
 

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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