Event: Checkpoint Challenge Adventure Race 2017
Date: April 1, 2017
Location: Santa Margarita Lake – Santa Margarita, CA
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Spent April Fools Day 2017 chasing athletes through California’s beautiful backcountry, only 30min from my house in San Luis Obispo! The event offered two distances, 3-5 hour sprint race and a 6 hour half day expedition. Athletes were tasked to collect checkpoints on a kayak, mountain bike and on foot using only a map and a compass. Sprint distance athletes covered 8-10 miles of mountain biking, 4 miles of trekking on foot, and finally 2-3 miles of kayaking. The 6 hour athletes covered double the distances of the sprint course, PLUS an orienteering section and a tyrolean traverse! Epic day, with lasting memories… captured by yours truly.