The latest batch:
The 30 minutes of hula hooping I did on Monday did not prepare me for today’s walk around the scout camp.
It was prettier and muddier than ever. I loved walking through all the trees and how they kept the wind away.
As race day draws near, I want you to start getting
It’s going will be a great day!
Over the weekend we asked some of our racers what their experience level was and if they had any words of encouragement for someone who might be on the fence about signing up.
What a great mix of experience levels. The responses got us extra excited for the Adventure Race, what a fun group to do this with! We are also *delighted* that we’re not the only one with absolutely no race experience what so ever. And by we I mean me. Read on:
I’m a runner so not my first 5k but my first mud race!
As they say, the devil is in the details.
People have inquired about things like “start times” and “donations”.
We’ve been avoiding (ok, I’ve been avoiding) setting an actual start time because there so many factors to consider. What if it’s really cold that day? What if it’s super hot? What if I’m really tired from setting up?
Apparently, it’s not all about me.
8:00 am registration, first heat at 9:00.
9:00 am registration, first heat at 10:00.
Thank you racers, for your extreme patience.
If you aren’t able to take part but would like to make a donation, please send a check to:
Yankton, SD 57078
So- visiting the Lewis & Clark Scout Camp today was A-mazing.
Things are really coming together and it makes so much more sense on a warm sunny day in April than it did on a freezing cold day in January.
This race is going to be perhaps the best thing you take part in in, volunteer for, or watch
all summer. Don’t forget to register soon for the best pricing!
Hello Adventure Racers.
Last week, after several tech support debacles at raceit.com, we decided to switch to the more-expensive-for-us-but-hopefully-more-user-friendly-for-you active.com. The set-up was seamless, but all we heard were crickets.
Panic. We had a steady flow of people signing up, including multiple teams. Was the new registration site working? I emailed everyone who had problems registering letting them know that we had a new and improved registration site. No one responded.
We knew we needed to do a new blog post or comment on our Facebook page (like us!), but all we could come up with was “Happy Friday Adventurers!”. Snooze. We were stuck with our social medianess. Writer’s Block if you will.
I’ve contacted active.com many times to check that the site was set up correctly and actually working. It was. It is.
Finally today, the flood gates opened and registration resumed. Then, we saw this tweet from @active.com that led us to this free, at home, no weights required workout and our blocks were removed. We were so happy to have something to write. Something to tell you about. A way to get back in front of you.
Awesome. We’ve been thinking about you non-stop.
Looking forward to an awesome event!
The race is in approximately 9 weeks. Are you training? If so, what are you doing?
One of my friends is learning to run, and after 30 seconds at her first attempt she decided she needed a little help. She put this app on her iPhone and she was off (to the races):
It’s never too late to start.
Gritty, slimy, oozy. Warm, cold, dirty.
As kids we ran up piles of construction site dirt after a storm. A guaranteed dark, dirty, earthy mud. Pudding.
We jumped along rivers and streams, squishing cold, goopy mud between our toes. A faintly iridescent green covering gray, draped over the color of Dairy Queen’s chocolate soft-serve.
Played softball/t-ball/baseball/kickball in the misty rain. Sandy colored, with a hint of bloody knee.
Rode our banana-seat bikes for days and days and days during the everlasting summer. Our legs covered with dark, black soil.
Sigh. I forgot about your appeal, mud.
What color of mud do you love?
Did you register yet?