Untamed New England Returns to Sugarloaf for 2013 Adventure Race
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – June 12, 2013 - Untamed Adventure Racing, known for world class endurance events, returns to Sugarloaf and Carrabassett Valley on June 21-23 to host their two-day multi‐sport adventure race combining trail running, mountain biking, orienteering, and more.
Untamed New England first came to the Carrabassett Valley for a race in 2012 and found the combination of challenging terrain, high mountain vistas, and accommodating local residents presented an ideal venue for adventure racing.
For 2013, the race‐course is designed to be accessible to a wider audience of athletes: 24-hours in duration, the race is 3 days shorter than the signature Untamed New England Expedition Race and is less intimidating to novice adventurers. Racers will compete in teams of 2, 3, or 4 people, and must travel together for the duration of the event.
Adding to the adventure, the exact race course itself will not be revealed to competitors until Friday, June 21 – the day before the race begins.
Untamed Adventure is also introducing a 6-hour event to run side-by‐side with the 24‐hour event. The “Sugarloaf Solo” race will be a gateway to adventure racing without complications like mountain biking or racing through the night. The Sugarloaf Solo race begins at noon on June 22nd and ends 6 hours later, and will be completed entirely on foot in the mountains around Sugarloaf.
"This region has so much to offer," Untamed Director Grant Killian said. "While our races this year are 24‐hours and 6‐hours, this Western Maine territory can support weeks of challenging adventures. Our racers are in for stunning scenery and an authentic back‐country adventure.”
Spectators can follow the race live on the internet at www.untamedne.com/live.
For more information on Untamed New England, please visit www.untamedne.com/live.
About 24‐hours of Untamed New England Adventure Race
The 24‐hours of Untamed New England is a 24-hour version of the bigger Untamed New England Expedition Race. In the 24-hour version, racers mountain bike, paddle, run, orienteer, through a rugged wilderness course. The race route is kept secret from racers until just before the race start; then, with much anticipation, the course is revealed and the competition begins quickly thereafter. Untamed New England is a race requiring ingenuity and resilience, as well as endurance – this is more an adventure than a race. www.UntamedNE.com
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