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Discussion: Long race for a beginner

in: Adventure Racing; General

Jul 28, 2019 6:34 PM # 
Outmama:
I’m looking for my first adventure race. However I’m not really interested in a <5 race. I’m really looking for something that tests my resolve to complete rather than a sprint if that makes sense. I did a 10 mile tough muddier and that was cool but would like to do something with hiking, biking etc that’s a bit more rugged. Maybe even an overnight... any thoughts on something like this? Thanks
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Jul 28, 2019 9:37 PM # 
Bash:
It sounds like adventure racing will be a great fit for you! Most races are longer than 5 hours and include some time on foot and bikes as well as other disciplines. Are you thinking of racing with a team or are you specifically looking for solo challenges? Do you have navigation skills or is that something you plan to work on?
Jul 29, 2019 1:45 AM # 
StrongMachine:
Where do you live, Outmama?

I'd start by checking the USARA and Adventure Racing Cooperative (ARCooperative.org) websites for a list of races.
Jul 30, 2019 4:57 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
Solo or with team? If solo, I recommend finding your nearest orienteering club to get some navigation practice.

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