Friday, August 12, 2011
Expedition Idaho Adventure Race Begins Sunday!
The Expedition Idaho adventure race is set to get underway this Sunday near Coeur d'Alene. The race will send teams of four on a 500+ km course through the rugged backcountry of northern Idaho. As usual with adventure races, the athletes will trek, mountain bike, paddle, and navigate their way through a course that has been described to me as "stunningly beautiful."
The race will run for six days and promises to have one of the most unique finishes in the sport. I don't want to spoil the surprise for anyone yet, but lets just say that race director David Adlard has put a lot of thought into making the teams feel very welcome at the finish line.
Live coverage for the event gets underway tomorrow, and is being handled by Checkpoint Tracker Race Central. That means you'll get excellent coverage of the event and be able to track the location of the teams in real time, as they make their way through the challenging course that has been co-designed by adventurer racing legend Mike Kloser. Expect updates from the field to be posted on the race's blog as well as the official Twitter feed.
Good luck to all the teams competing in the race. Have fun and enjoy the scenery. Also, good luck to all my friends who are involved in organizing and running the race as well. It'll be a very busy week, but I'm sure it is going to be a big success.