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5th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race
 
01/26/2002
The Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race has been held every year since 1998 in the Chattahoochee National Forest of Blue Ridge, Georgia. Participants and spectators share the excitement of trail running, whitewater kayaking and mountain biking action. Athletes who participate in this adventure race should be ready to give it their all. Race fans catch the spirit and enthusiasm of the 75 teams and cheer them on at transition areas where a number of mystery events are staged and the at the finish line in Historic Downtown Blue Ridge.

Imagine running through miles of Chattahoochee National Forest trails, navigating white water rapids, mountain biking steep, rocky terrain and racing to a finish line after six to seven hours of exhilaration and challenging mystery events! Can you and your team survive the 5th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race? Find out on April 20, 2002 in Blue Ridge, Georgia as participants and sports fans enjoy a weekend of adventure and fun.

Participants of this “Sprint Adventure Race" will include sixty-five coed teams of three plus one support team person, who run the Benton MacKaye trail, canoe the Toccoa River, mountain bike the Aska trail system and compete in multiple “Mystery Events." The competition kicks off at 8:00 a.m. as the teams run across the historic Shallowford Bridge above the Toccoa River.

Fans line Aska Road to watch the athletes return under the bridge by canoe for their first mystery event, and then catch whitewater and mountain bike action along the race route. In the afternoon, everyone makes their way to the finish line in Historic Downtown Blue Ridge, where the fans can explore shops and galleries, enjoy live music, art, antiques, food, festivities and family fun. Cheer on the teams as they survive the last mystery event and end in the city park. The awards ceremony is at 4:00 p.m. Parking and admission are free.

The Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race offers sport enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the fun of live adventure racing competition. Racers get a serious workout in challenging, beautiful terrain. The Blue Ridge Mountain Adventure Race is sanctioned by the U.S. Adventure Racing Association. More information is available at www.blueridgemountains.com or by contacting Race Headquarters at the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce, 800-899-MTNS.

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