The Ouachita Adventure Race

Searcy Hiking/Waterfalls

The Ouachita Adventure Race could become a classic! What a great race, 12 hours of running, orienteering, canoeing, rappelling, mountain biking, etc. All just about 1/2 an hour west of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Our team (ExtremeTrek) did not do as well as we would have liked but still had a great time.  We think that those that finished quickly just didn’t get to enjoy the course as much as those of us who spent more time out there.  I don’t have any photos of my own, heck, I was busy racing and had enough stuff to carry but you will see some photos of the race in the slide show below followed by the one photo of us.

Ozark Extreme Racing did a great job of course layout, checkpoint placement and keeping everything interesting.  The volunteers were wonderful and plentiful. If you are at all interested in adventure racing I highly recommend trying one of their sprint races.  If you are not so inclined please sign up to volunteer. That gives you a chance to meet some of these crazy people in their best moments.

Also, I wanted to thank Mountain Harbor Resorts for hosting the race and for supporting adventure sports.  I know they have been very involved in the creation of the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail which may be one of the best mountain bike trails in the state.

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See the SlideShow!

ExtremeTrek, coming in from the orienteering section
ExtremeTrek, coming in from the orienteering section
The Community Bicyclist
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