The sport of Adventure Racing has experienced quite an evolution in it’s short history. From the Eco Challenge to the Balance Bar Series to Primal Quest to the Raid, AR has seen a little bit of everything.
One race series that seems to be gaining in popularity these days is the Merrell Oyster Racing Series. It’s basically a one-day urban adventure race that combines athleticism, thought-provoking strategy and some downright zaniness. My friends Lisa Jhung and Sarah Bowen Shea just competed in the San Fransisco Oyster on an all female team. Read Lisa’s account, a recap from SBS and one from Andrea Minareck at National Geographic Adventure.
Sounds like fun. I might have to put together a team for the Denver Race next year.