Friday, June 23, 2006

Primal Quest: the biggest mystery race in the US

We landed in Moab, Utah, today for the start of Primal Quest, which is sort of the Tour de France of adventure racing. The race starts Sunday morning and teams are pouring in to the desert to get ready and checked in. They've brought heaps and heaps OF gear with them and the race inspectors went through it all today piece by piece to make sure everything is present.

The race starts Sunday morning. What time? We don't know. Where does it go? We don't know. How long is it? We don't know. All we know is that racers will get on busses leaving from Moab on Saturday at midnight and when the busses arrive at a secret location (Vegas anyone?) the race will start.

Here's what we do know: The race has so many cliff scaling and rappeling sections that the race organizers have set up eight miles of rope!

That, paired with the fact that it's over 100 degrees in the Utah desert, should make for a very interesting race that pushes people to the limit.

More to come....

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