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The countdown is on!

Okay, guys – for the past seven months, Brent and I have spent almost every second of our free time planning, designing, vetting, and setting the 2012 GOALS Cradle of Liberty, a 24-hour adventure race in the wilds of southeastern PA.

We’ve stayed up entirely too late.  We’ve lost all semblance of a mutual social life with friends.  We’ve been eaten alive by mosquitos, gnats, and ticks.  We’ve almost killed our dogs on a couple occasions.

But it’s (mostly) all been worth it.

And now, the big day is almost here.

Starting this Saturday at 9:00 AM, racers will travel through six distinct parks (a few of which neither Brent nor I had even heard of before starting this process!).  They’ll complete eleven distinct legs.  They’ll be bushwhacking through dense thicket, paddling through the night, and navigating their way to upwards of 100 checkpoints.

And if you’re interested, you can follow them the entire way, from the comfort of your air-conditioned living room.

We’ve got an amazing group of volunteers coming out to help, and a few of them will be live-tracking the race on twitter (@GOALSARA) and facebook (G.O.A.L.S. Adventure Racing Association).

Check it out – and see what kind of craziness we throw at these guys!

My mantra for the race?  You don’t need big mountains for big adventures.

Now we just have to get to the start…

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6 responses to “The countdown is on!

  1. Kari @ Running Ricig May 31, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Oh man, I’m so excited for you guys. I bet it turns out awesome! I wish I could be there! Next year I’ll schedule our sponsorships better!

  2. Laurie May 31, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Haha, so do we! Gear breaking left and right today!

  3. Kristy (@RunTheLongRoad) May 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Good luck! I can’t even begin to imagine the planning and energy this required!!!!

  4. Sarah S @RunningOnWords May 31, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Good luck! Sounds like it’ll be a blast!

  5. Johann June 1, 2012 at 5:50 am

    Wow, another fantastic adventure waiting for you! All the best and enjoy!

  6. Angela Kidd June 5, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Can’t wait to hear how it went. Hopefully you are catching up on sleep!

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