May 7, 2011 – San Luis Obispo - Racers and adventurers from across the country will be convening on Santa Margarita for the first weekend of the All Out Adventure Race series on May 13-15.
The race series features a long-form adventure race on Saturday and a short-form race on Sunday, paired with California Adventure Racing Association’s festival and free clinics all weekend long.
Athletes in tip-top shape are coming from all over the country and internationally to compete in the highest attended race in the west. Racers in teams of four, three, two, or going solo will paddle along the lake in kayaks, crash through brush and poison oak, zip merrily through the trees on wires, and ride high quality single track mountain bike trails – all while navigating with compasses and maps to gain check points. The top teams will finish in about 12 hours. The race starts in Santa Margarita Lake but expands out to other areas from there.
On Sunday, more mild racers will do all the same thing, but in a more controlled setting: teams of two have about four hours to complete a kayak, mountain bike, and trekking course while navigating “special challenges.” Hailed as one of the top 5 races in the country for its short form and quality experience by National Geographic Adventure magazine, this is a great event for a morning adventure for both the super fit and the moderate weekend warrior – with wonderful views and an insider’s look at some of Santa Margarita Lake’s most beautiful terrain. The course is marked with arrows, taking away the most challenging part of Saturday’s race – map navigation.
Some racers from Saturday will stay to do Sunday . . . it’s simply that fun! But whether you’re in it to push yourself to the limit or grab a buddy and have a good time, one thing’s for sure: you’ll never feel the same way about yourself again!
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If you’d like more information, or to schedule an interview, contact Kristin Tara McNamara at 805 748 1478 or email Kristin@All-OutEvents.com