New Orleans Urban Adventure Race is Back Following Katrina

The annual race is back and will feature 10 miles biking, 4 miles canoeing, 6 miles trekking/running, plus additional mystery challenges

New Orleans, La.- October 10,2006- Massey's Professional Outfitters is again sponsoring LA Adventure Racing's New Orleans Urban Adventure Race that will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2006 in City Park.

The 3-4 hour course will travel throughout New Orleans highlighting the treasures of the city sending teams to checkpoint locations which include, the French Quarter, Warehouse District, Riverfront and Bayou Saint John.

Teams of 3 will compete in co-ed, all-male, all-female or coed masters divisions. Special team awards will be given for the top three finishers in each division.

“The New Orleans Urban Adventure Race started in 2000 and has had sell-out attendance for the past 4 years. La Adventure Racing is thrilled to bring back this exciting event to the city we love so much. And, we're expecting even more interest this year to welcome the event back to New Orleans,” says Dave Poleto, Director of LA Adventure Racing.

Throughout the course, prizes such as gift certificates will be hidden as a part of the Massey's Professional Outfitters Treasure Hunt.

This race is open for those who are beginners as well as experienced adventurers. This race will be a part of the Race to the Atchafalaya series where teams can receive points toward the Louisiana State Championship.

Massey's Professional Outfitters was founded in 1972 and specializes in full service outfitting for all types of adventure travel. Massey's operates 3 Louisiana locations, each stocked with an unrivalled selection of gear and clothing for skiing, snowboarding, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, backpacking, and world travel. Our professional staff, which consists almost entirely of outdoor enthusiasts, has outfitted tens of thousands of customers over the course of three generations. The philosophy to sell only the highest quality merchandise from top manufacturers and consistently provide first class service to everyone has earned a loyal following that continues to grow daily. Visit us online at Locations include Metairie, Baton Rouge and Covington.