BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE RACE
April 12, 2008 -- 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Running, 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 orienteering. 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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