OUTDOORS

East Grand Adventure Race

Canoeing on the Baskahegan Stream is 7+ miles long. Kayaks are welcome in the open division.
Canoeing on the Baskahegan Stream is 7+ miles long. Kayaks are welcome in the open division.
Posted March 21, 2012, at 1:20 p.m.
The mountain biking leg takes place on back woods roads and trails and is 9+ miles long.
The mountain biking leg takes place on back woods roads and trails and is 9+ miles long.
Last year's race began with a compass run atop Stetson Mountain.
Last year's race began with a compass run atop Stetson Mountain.
Traveling Trophies awarded to the High School boys and girls divisions.
Traveling Trophies awarded to the High School boys and girls divisions.
Last Year's Iron Man challenge was the Bog Challenge.
Last Year's Iron Man challenge was the Bog Challenge.

Saturday, May 12, 2012 8:56 a.m. to 8:56 a.m.

Location: East Grand High School, 31 Houlton Road, Danforth, Maine

For more information: Dave Conley; 207-551-8729; eastgrandschool.org/adventure-race

Hosted by the East Grand Outdoor Education Program and sponsored in part by Ski Rack Sports of Bangor, the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust, and First Wind, the race is designed to get teens and adults outside for some good wholesome physical activity while travelling through rugged and remote eastern Maine wilderness. This 17+ mile race includes a 1.5+ mile off trail compass run, 9+ mile Mt. biking, 7+ miles of canoeing, an Iron Man style challenge or two along the way and a climbing wall challenge back at the school’s gym. Note: last year’s Iron man style challenge was the ‘Bog Challenge’. What started as a high school race several years ago has grown to include a division for adults, Jr./Sr. and relay teams for those who want to enter but do not want to do the entire course. Divisions are as follows, race in pairs in the high school boys, girls, mixed; Adult men, women, mix; Jr./Sr. The open division can by solo, teams of any size, relay, kayak or canoe. In short, anything that doesn’t fit into the other divisions can compete in the open division. All proceeds benefit the School’s outdoor education program. Entry fee is $20.00 per person which includes trophies, t-shirts, lunch and over $1,000.00 in prizes for youth divisions. Registration deadline is Friday May 11. This is our seventh adventure race with 63 competing last year. Level of difficulty: While the race will be physically challenging. It is not beyond the reach of those who are in reasonably good physical condition. For more information, to view pictures of last year’s race, view Bill Green’s coverage of this event and to download forms on line. Please visit the school’s website at www.eastgrandschool.org or call race coordinator Dave Conley at 551-8729

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