Blue Ridge Adventure Race

Steve Combs is on a support team for the Blue Ridge Adventure Race on April 4, 2009.  Our team is  “Stimulus Packages.”  Here are the details:

The Course

The course of the Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race changes from year to year. Disciplines used in the past are mountain biking, running/trekking, kayaking, canoeing, rappelling, orienteering, wet river crossings and climbing, as well as numerous “mystery challenges. ” The course is approximately 35 miles, designed for a finish time between six and nine hours. The course utilizes the trail system of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Portions of the Benton MacKaye Trail, the Rich Mountain Wildlife Management Area and Aska Adventure Area have been used in the past. For water events, courses have included portions the Toccoa River and Lake Blue Ridge.

The Schedule

Events begin on Friday night with a Pre-race Dinner, registration and packet pick-up at Fannin County High School, in Blue Ridge. Dinner and registration begin at 5 p.m. A mandatory pre-race briefing takes place at 7 p.m. Four team members eat free (extra tickets can be purchased at the door). The race start time will be between 7 and 8 o’clock on Saturday morning. Start location changes from year to year. The start time and location will be announced on Friday night at the pre-race briefing. The race finish line is in the downtown Blue Ridge City Park.

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