Raid the North Extreme race postponed until 2011

By Contributor
June 14th, 2010

 Organizers of Raid the North Extreme, the week-long expedition race which was to take place in the West Kootenays from Sept. 4 to 12, have decided to reschedule the race until late summer 2011, in order to take advantage of opportunities to make the event, and its impact on the region, as great as possible.

“We’re really encouraged by the support from racers, volunteers and partners for this event,” said Geoff Langford, race director and owner of Frontier Adventure Sports & Training. “But we have so many opportunities with funding, television, and enthusiastic partners, repositioning the event to the summer of 2011 will really enable us to take it to the next level for all involved.”

Raid the North Extreme features adventure athletes from around North America undertaking something most people would never consider. Four person teams will test themselves in a 500-kilmetre adventure race – over six days, non-stop, day and night, they will mountain bike, paddle, trek, use ropes, and navigate an unmarked wilderness race course through the Kootenays.

Organizers are anticipating the announcement of a new date by the end of June, as they research other event dates globally and regionally, and analyze everything from historic weather patterns and water levels to tourism patterns and flight schedules.

For more information, visit www.raidthenorthextreme.com, or contact Geoff at 1-888-295-8181 or geoff@raidthenorth.com.


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