South Coast Adventure Race to Debut Short Course

Friday, April 6, 2018

SCAR participants riding along trail

EssexThe Essex Region Conservation Authority in partnership with the Rotary Club of Windsor-St. Clair is excited to announce a new racing option for the 2018 edition of the South Coast Adventure Race (SCAR).

 

For the first time, a short course will offer beginner and veteran racers alike an abbreviated version of the full length course. The goal of the short course is to have racers finish in approximately 3 to 4 hours as opposed to the 6 to 8 hour time frame of the full length course. The short course will still include all the elements and disciplines of SCAR: paddling, orienteering, and biking.

 

SCAR Race Directors Andrew and Rob Pula believe this will be an attractive option for many racers and have seen the short course grow in popularity at many different adventure races. “We wanted to provide an opportunity to reach more people interested in participating, but that may have been hesitant to try the 6-8 hour course. People in general can persevere more than they think, but an 8 hour adventure race commitment can be a big bite to chew. The 3 to 4 hour option is perfect for those who aren’t sure an 8 hour race is doable. Racers will still experience all the elements of the long course and get a full sense of adventure.”

 

Information on SCAR can be found online at https://essexregionconservation.ca/education-and-events/south-coast-adventure-race/ as well as on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SCARAdventureRace/.

 

For more than four decades, Essex Region Conservation has been sustaining and enriching the environment of the Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island region to ensure it is the Place for Life.

 

For More Information:
Peter Baldwin
Communications & Events Specialist
519-776-5209 ext. 367
pbaldwin@erca.org


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