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Taming New England

Tomorrow morning, Brent and I will be joining forces with teammates Mark Lattanzi and JP Bordeleau to take on Untamed New England, a 96-hour event that will have us running, trekking, mountain biking, rafting, paddling, packrafting, ascending, rappelling, and orienteering our way through the Central Maine wilderness.

The race is renowned for its challenging navigation, strategic route choice, and relentless bushwhacks, and we’re all eager to see what the 2012 version will throw at us.  I’m anticipating moose sightings (here’s hoping!), lake crossings, canyon explorations, and a rousing round of happy birthday from my teammates, 48 hours into the race.

More so than most adventure races, the Untamed staff have a proven record of great coverage from the course, so if you’d like to check in and see how we’re doing, the website will go live as soon as the race begins.  They’ll be updating night and day through Sunday morning.

This site also allows you to send personal messages to teams or racers, which will be delivered at various points along the course.

To leave a note, click on the Trail Mail link at the top of the site, select our team (GOALS ARA, #22), and enter your message.

Mail has already started rolling in from around the world, and we’d love to hear from you!

See you on the other side!
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7 responses to “Taming New England

  1. Julie@ACaseoftheRuns (@nobel4lit) June 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I love that huge raft… good luck with all your -ing’s!!

  2. Kristy (@RunTheLongRoad) June 19, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Good luck…and happy birthday! what a great way to spend your birthday.

  3. Sarah S @RunningOnWords June 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Have fun and good luck! Happy birthday!

  4. Johann June 20, 2012 at 6:25 am

    All the best and have fun! Will send a message for you.

  5. Kate June 20, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I couldn’t get Abby’s link to work, but here’s a link to the Untamed New England site: http://www.arworldseries.com/ARWSPortal/Untamed/

  6. Mallory June 20, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Sounds like an amazing time! I love Maine this time of year!

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