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Adirondacks to Challenge Adventure Racers

February 24th, 2006 · 1 Comment · News

BEAST of the East Heads to Adirondacks
America’s First Expedition AR Race, Sept. 30-Oct. 6
by Ronny Angell
February 24th, 2006

Salem, VA, February 23rd, 2006 — Owner and President of Odyssey Adventure Racing, Ronny Angell, announced today that the BEAST of the East Adventure Race will be held in New York’s spectacular Adirondack Park.

Scheduled for September 30 – October 6, 2006, the 5-day BEAST of the East, will host unsupported teams of 2 and 4 willing to test mind, body and spirit to the breaking point. Competing teams will rely on their skills in whitewater rafting, canoeing, mountain biking, trekking and climbing fixed ropes, while navigating their way between checkpoints throughout the proposed 300-mile course. Team categories will include: All male, all female, mixed, and a masters division.”We’re very excited about bringing the BEAST to the Adirondacks,” said Angell. “With over 3,000 ponds and lakes, hundreds of miles of canoe routes, white-water, beautiful backcountry, and 46 peaks over 4,000 feet, the Adirondack Park contains all the ingredients for a world class race course. The Beast will not only be a race, but a journey and an experience of a life time,” he added. “We have dreamed of bringing our landmark event to New York, and this year it will finally happen. The Adirondacks are such a great playground, racers from around the US and the world, are in for a real treat,” commented co-owner Hollie Flynn.

Established in 1882 and comprised of over six million acres of public and private land, The Adirondack Park is the size of Vermont and larger than Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier, and the Grand Canyon National Parks combined. The Park contains 85 percent of all wilderness in the Eastern United States. There are also many villages and towns within the park; including familiar names like: Old Forge, Lake George, and Lake Placid – which has twice hosted the winter Olympic Games.

Odyssey Adventure Racing Odyssey Adventure Racing is a unique race organization specializing in premier sporting events. Founded in 1997, Odyssey Adventure Racing has become the leading company of its type, producing more multi-sport competitions than any other sport promoter in the country, having produced more than 125 successful events.

Odyssey Events have been televised on: CBS, NBC, Discovery Channel, Fox Family Network, CBN, ABC Sports, ABC News, Public TV, ABC News, ESPN, WV Public TV, CNN and CNNSI, Fox Sports, and Telemundo.

On-line registration will be available soon at Odyssey’s website:

For sponsorship information please contact Ronny Angell at

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  • TourPro

    Wow, people have been doing all kinds of weird “Adirondack” endurance tests over the years. Look for a future post about Marshall’s Big Hike.

    Every trip I take makes me think how great it would be to have an adventure race here. Oh the torture we could come up with. I wonder if they are allowed to use insect repellant?

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