History of Adventure Racing in New Mexico

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Background: Adventure Racing evolved out of single sport enthusiasts who became bored with just one event like Running, or Mountain Biking and wanted to push the limits of Multisport training and competing. What’s different about Adventure Racing versus other Multisport events like Triathlons is that generally the events are off road. This adds an element to the event that becomes the essence of Adventure Racing – the ability of the participant to alter their route, and even game plan to adjust to the course. There can be many events linked together in the Adventure Race. For example; a course could have a hiking/trekking portion connected to a mountain bike section, connected to a paddling section, and even a rope/rappel section. On top of those events there are Orienteering challenges to…
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Teams

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Joining NMARC is a good way to meet potential teammates for your first or next adventure race. The teams featured here generally have raced together as such at least once and generally train together too. Teams are formed on an informal basis and any member(s) can add their team to this web page by submitting a photo and profile to the webmaster.  Solo racers are also welcome to submit their profile. Team New Mexico Red Or Green: Steve Prickett Photo: Deb and Steve ready to paddle at Adventure Xstream Durango, June 12, 2018. Team NM Red or Green is a team led by Captain Steve Prickett. Steve is an accomplished racer who has completed Primal Quest Montana 2010 and is proficient in all the skills needed to complete any length of…
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Club Captains

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NMARC is looking for volunteers to lead training sessions.  We need beginners, intermediates, and advanced Adventure Racers.  It’s a great chance to train, meet others who love the outdoors and help the club.  If you agree to become a Club Captain  NMARC will: Pay for your First Aid training and certificate($35 value) Give you training on how to lead a successful training session. Will not be responsible if you meet nice people who like to train also May pay for advanced training or certificates in a field as needed. Give you a $5 credit towards next years membership dues. Free T-shirt In turn, the NMARC will ask the Club Captain to lead at least one training session each calendar quarter, for one year.  Training sessions can include, but are not…
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What Is Adventure Racing?

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Adventure Racing is an outdoor endurance sport where teams of up to four individuals race to a series of checkpoints while navigating with a map and compass. While there is no standard format, races typically involve the four core disciplines of: * Orienteering * Mountain Biking * Kayaking * Trekking (Trail Running/Hiking) Other disciplines that may be found in an adventure race include: * Ropes (Rapelling/Ascending/Tyrolean Traverse) * In-Line Skating or Scooters * Swimming * Horseback Riding * Special Team or Mystery Events Races usually fall under one of the following four categories : 2-4- hour- sprint race:  These races usually consist of 2-5 miles trekking, 5-10 miles biking, and 1-2 miles kayak, and special team events. These races are usually on marked courses so little or no navigation skills are required. …
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