Adventure race workshop series continues

Posted on March 31, 2017

Athletes and amateur thrill seekers have yet another chance to get a crash course on the sport of adventure racing at an upcoming workshop.

Starting at 6pm on Tuesday, April 11 at the Essex Civic Centre (Committee Room C), Rob and Andrew Pula will tell attendees everything they need to know to compete in an adventure race. The brothers are long-time adventure athletes with dozens of races under their belts. They are also the duo in charge of designing the course for the annual South Coast Adventure Race (SCAR), which will wind its way through the wilds of Canada’s Deep South on June 17.

The workshop is perfect for first-timers interested in testing their mettle at the annual multi-sport event, which includes trekking, orienteering, cycling, and paddling throughout the Essex Region’s conservation areas and natural spaces.

The Pula Brothers will share their wealth of experience on a range of topics, from proper race navigation and nutrition, to required equipment and training. The pair will also answer any questions newcomers may have before making the decision to take on the SCAR.

“We’ve designed this year South Coast Adventure Race to be accessible to total newcomers to the sport,” says Race Director Danielle Stuebing. “We’re returning to our roots by planning an event that caters to beginners but will also challenge long-time adventure athletes. This workshop is perfect for new racers and anyone interested in taking the dive into the sport.”

The workshop is free, but space is limited. Participants can register online via RaceRoster at www.raceroster.com/events/2017/12609/intro-to-adventure-racing-workshop

SCAR participants can also take advantage of a number of upcoming workshops hosted by Race Sponsor Windsor Adventure Inc., a Windsor-based outdoor adventure outfitter offering kayak and paddle board rentals. For details and announcements on upcoming workshops, visit www.erca.org/scar-workshops

The South Coast Adventure Race happens on June 17. The SCAR is a beginner to intermediate-level adventure race, designed to be completed in under 8 hours. For more information about the race, or to register online, visit www.erca.org/SCAR