Tag: adventure racing

The Adventure Racer’s Declaration of Independence

Adventure Racers now want a national level organization that gives them a voice in saying how it is run, how its money is spent, and who runs it.

/ October 13, 2017

It is your job to teach your customers how to navigate out of the parking lot

There is trail running, then there are ultras. There is cross-country (XC) mountain biking, then there are enduros. There is kayaking, then there is River Running. Every mature endurance sport has its many flavors. But Adventure Racing? Adventure racing (AR) is in its teenager years and still trying to figure itself out. From the ARs...

/ April 6, 2017

Where have all the amateurs gone?

If Lewis and Clark were alive today, would they be considered professional or amateur level adventure racers? Knowing their well-documented history on how they “stumbled” their way through the American west, it is possible that their Native American support crew would have been hard pressed to get these two adventures back on the path before...

/ December 27, 2016

Why blurring the line between sports is good for business

It was inevitable that Orienteering USA (OUSA) would turn their gaze towards Adventure Racing (AR). With budget shortfalls, no traction with developing a single membership option with local clubs, and new membership numbers starting to flatten out, OUSA is on the hunt to find new sources of everything. For the past few months, OUSA had...

/ January 21, 2015

Is Enduro Totally Enduro, or is it Just Enduro? Yes! Wait, What?

If you were to ask 100 mountain bikers to define Enduro mountain bike racing, you would get 100 different answers. This is because enduro, as a sport, is still more of a concept than a discipline, and at its core is essentially a mountain bike stage race that requires riders to use trail bikes for...

/ August 8, 2014

Anatomy of an adventure race

Last week saw the return of EX2 Adventures VentureQuest 9-Hour Adventure Race at Fountainhead Regional Park, Fairfax Station, VA on September 29th, 2013. As far as adventure races go, this is one of the more enjoyable courses considering the mix of orienteering, intense mountain bike trails, and fantastic canoeing along the calm Occoquan River. Reckoneer’s...

/ October 4, 2013