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Clinic and Compass Education

Adventure racing may be the most addictive sport there is. Why? Lots of reasons. It involves mental and physical challenges. A variety of sports are involved. Teamwork creates stronger friendships. The elation of finding a flag in the middle of the woods is addictive. It has a laid-back vibe not common in many sports. Racing through beautiful forests and on scenic rivers and lakes is like no other sport. The list goes on and on.

Despite all the great things about adventure racing, not many people know the sport even exists. If they do, they may fear having to find their own way, especially using a compass which may be intimidating at first. We hope to make it easy for you to try out adventure racing and potentially make the jump from a shorter “sprint” race in a familiar place to possibly longer wilderness races. Or just do the shorter races with special challenges. That’s fine too!

A good start is to attend a clinic or click on one of the presentations below and teach yourself. It’s not difficult, although we recommend practicing a few times before the race. Thanks to Michael Boks for sharing some content.  Don’t hesitate to e-mail me if you have any questions.

For those of you attending an upcoming clinic, here is what you’ll want to print out or have on your phone or tablet. The presentation can be printed as full slides or two slides per notes page. Please also print and sign the Waiver.

101+201 Clinic (please print)

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