The first ever Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing National Championship will take place on October 29th, 2010 at the world famous Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab, Utah.
350 of the nations best adventure racers will compete in 6 divisions to determine who among them is tough enough, smart enough and determined enough to beat all comers on an all new, world class course created by Gravity Play Sports, a well known and respected event production company based in Durango, Colorado.
In keeping with the fact that only the top ranked Checkpoint Tracker teams will be invited to attend, Gravity Play has created an epic course worthy of a national championship. Racers will face mountain biking, trekking, rappelling, white water kayaking, canyoneering and ropes as they navigate by map and compass through the breathtaking natural terrain that's made Moab a favored destination for adventure seeking outdoor athletes the world over.
â€œWhen we made the decision to launch our own national championship in 2010 I immediately made the decision that the venue had to be world classâ€, said Paul Angell, President of Checkpoint Zero, LLC. â€œMoab's unrivaled landscape and unpredictable weather are a perfect fit for adventure racing and the Red Cliffs Lodge provides an idyllic setting combined with exceptional lodging and event facilities. I think this race will earn a special place in adventure racing history. October 29th can't get here soon enough.â€
While the focus of the Checkpoint Tracker National Championship is the race itself, there will be more going on than just fierce competition between the best adventure racers in the country. Attendees will be treated to a Vendor Village, seminars by adventure racing legend Ian Adamson and a post race party and awards ceremony. The top ranked teams in each division will share in a prize purse valued at over $30,000 including $10,000 in cash and an all expenses paid trip to compete in the 2010 Adu Dhabi Adventure Challenge.
Checkpoint Tracker is fortunate to have the support of a growing list of exceptional sponsors including Hi-Tec Sports, Tech4o, the Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge, SOG Specialty Knives & Tools, Mountains Plus, Swiftwick, Ultimate XC, Zoik Inflatables, Breathe Magazine, MyTopo.com, Brooks-Range Mountaineering, Numa Sport Optics, Headsweats, nuun andSportMulti. Additional category exclusive sponsorship opportunities are available.
About Checkpoint Tracker
Checkpoint Tracker is the largest national, competitive adventure racing series in the United States. It is comprised of over 85 events ranging from Sprint length races lasting just a few hours to Expeditions that run non-stop for several days. Racers and Teams create free profiles at CheckpointTracker.com and compete in participating events to earn points that contribute towards their national ranking. Top ranked teams in each of the six Checkpoint Tracker divisions (Solo Male, Solo Female, 2 Person Coed, 2 Person Open, Open Elite and Coed Elite) will be invited to compete in the inaugural Checkpoint Tracker National Championship. For more information visit http://www.checkpointtracker.com.