Running, Biking and Paddling...The Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 In the Mountains

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE RACE

April 12, 2008 -- 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

canoeingRunning, biking and paddling for 35 miles is definitely NOT my idea of a good time! Yet, for some hardy souls, the Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race is an event that draws them back to the North Georgia mountains year after year. 

I would, however, LOVE to come up with a team name!  Here are some that others have used in years past that are hilarious:

3 Jews in a Boat

Coach Says it's Okay to Bleed from the Ears

Two Bitches & One Lucky Dog

For Those About to Bonk, We Salute You

No, Really, We're OK

Slower Than We Look

Once, Twice, Three Times a Loser

Hope We Live to Regret This

4 Balls and a Chain

Are they not GREAT??!!!   

The inaugural race was held in 1998 and each year since then the course and the challenges of the event have changed. The land-based portion winds its way along the trail system of the Chattahoochee National Forest, and in years past has included portions of the Benton MacKaye Trail, the Aska Adventure Area and the Rich Mountain Wildlife Management Area. Lake Blue Ridge and the Toccoa River have both been the water-based venue for the race.

Race participants may be asked to run, trek, mountain climb, kayak, canoe, mountain bike, rappel, or do rappellingorienteering.  In addition, they are asked to take part in any number of "mystery events."

The race has up to 100 teams of three, and each team must be co-ed. The course is designed to be completed within six to nine hours.  The finish line is in downtown Blue Ridge, where there are lots of festivities for race participants and spectators alike, including live music, food and a climbing wall.

 

For more information on this exciting event, visit:  http://adventureracega.com/

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Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN
While this is too intense for me, it sounds like quite an adventure. My younger sister participates in triatholons in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area (she is much younger and in better shape than I) and this sounds like a variation on those.
Mar 18, 2008 05:09 AM #1
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Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
LOL! Kim, this is too funny! I love the names of past teams. Feel free to tweak my 'Smith Mountain Lake Strippers' LOL!!! Let us know if you come up with a name.
Mar 19, 2008 12:55 PM #2
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Kim Southern- "Sold" with Southern Hospitality
Century 21 In the Mountains - Ellijay, GA
Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
Debbie:  We couldn't possibly improve on the perfection that is "Smith Mountain Lake Strippers!!" 
Mar 20, 2008 08:26 AM #3
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Greetings from the North Georgia Mountains!
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