Workshop to give crash course on adventure racing

Posted on February 15, 2017

Amateur adventurers and local athletes have a chance to learn the ins and outs of adventure racing at an upcoming workshop featuring a pair of seasoned veterans.

Starting at 6pm on Thursday, February 23 at the Ojibway Nature Centre, Robert and Andrew Pula will present a free workshop on the basics of adventure racing. 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 in June.

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.

“This will be the A to Z of adventure racing from some of the best,” says SCAR Race Director Danielle Stuebing. “This workshop is perfect for new adventure 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

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