Friday, April 17, 2009

Austin Adventure Race - USARA

This looks like a fun event and a good excuse to go to Austin for the weekend and they have actual prize money.  Here's their pitch:

Two Great Events at One Venue
May 9, 2009 Burnet, Texas
USARA Sprint Adventure Race National Championship
The USARA is proud to present the 2009 Sprint Adventure Race National
Championship. Teams from around the country will battle it out for bragging
rights in Burnet, Texas. Two member teams will mountain bike, trail run and
paddle their way to victory. Categories will include male, female, coed, coed
masters, male masters, Clydesdale and the all new relay category.
USARA Collegiate Adventure Race National Championship
The USARA Collegiate Adventure Race National Championship will be held in
conjunction with Sprint Nationals. Collegiate competitors will compete for the title
of Sprint Collegiate National Champions. Teams of two will mountain bike, trail
run and paddle. Categories will include coed & male.
For the second year in a row, the AIX Group will offer an amazing $3000
sponsorship to the winning collegiate coed team. This sponsorship package will
include AIX Team Racing Gear, funds for race fees and travel expenses, and
armfulls of gear!! The sponsorship includes equipment from Merrell, Suunto,
Native and Zanfel. The team will also receive free entry into the 2009 USARA 24
Hour Adventure Race National Championship, a $900 value, and will be crowned
the USARA Collegiate Sprint Adventure Race National Champions!
Visit for more details and to get registered today.


Nathan Scot said...

At least there is no swimming involved (unless a catastophic failure occurs!)

DavidP said...

no swimming? What fun is that?

I'm doing the one at White Rock Lake on May 30....looks like the 'bunny slope' version.

Although, I have been swimming in White Rock Lake....not on purpose, though!