Registration is now open for the 2012 Untamed New England Adventure
Race. Along with details about the race on the website, we've also
posted all the details on how to register for the race, and there are
over 10 teams already signed-up (refer to the roster of teams for
A Peak Into Untamed New England 2012
2012 Untamed New England will take place in a brand new area and we're
working with Northern Outdoors in The Forks of Maine as the host venue.
This is deep Maine wilderness, and was the setting for the 1995
Eco-Challenge race; the leadership at Northern Outdoors worked along
side Mark Burnett to produce that Eco-Challenge event . . . they are
ecstatic to re-connect with the adventure racing community 16 years
Our race will again be distinguished as a Qualifier for the Adventure
Racing World Championships; in 2012, the World Championships will be in
the French Alps in September. Our race winners earn a free ticket to the
Championship race along with $5000 cash, and our 2nd place team also
wins a paid entry to the World Championships.
We've spent a lot of time on the race course these last few months, and
I'm confident in declaring it our finest race course yet. The course has
a great balance of the AR classics such as paddling, biking, trekking,
and ropes -- with the addition of some newer activities like whitewater
rafting and packrafting. By adding a 4th day of racing to the event, we
can be more relaxed with our time cut-offs and can assure teams that the
biggest ropes and whitewater rafting sections will be completed before
any time cut-offs.
We finished permitting conversations on our most intense sections of the
race, and the land managers were unanimous in sharing that "nobody has
done a traverse like that in recorded history, maybe not even the Native
Americans going all the way back." There are great things in store for
teams racing the Untamed New England 2012 next June! You may not be
ready for us, but we're ready for you!
See you in June!
Competitor Relations Untamed Adventure
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