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Tuesday January 27th, 2015

Posted at 10:00am

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After last year’s sell-out inaugural event, the South Coast Adventure Race is now accepting early bird registration for the 2015 Adventure Race.

“When we launched this event last year, we hoped to attract around 150 racers,” says Danielle Breault Stuebing, Director of Community Outreach Services for the Essex Region Conservation Authority and one of the race organizers. “However, there was such a tremendous interest we ended up having to cap registration at 250 racers, which is a very substantially sized adventure race.”

In 2015, a maximum of 300 racers will be allowed.

“We’ve got some great new elements for 2015,” Breault Stuebing adds. “We’ve added a solo division, upgraded our free merchandise to technical t-shirts and are allowing participants to bring their own canoe or tandem kayak.” This year’s event will be focused in and around Hillman Marsh in Leamington, Ontario. “But as with all adventure races, the actual course is kept secret until race day.”

The 6 to 8 hour adventure race includes cycling, trekking, orienteering and paddling. Solo racers or teams of two or three participants can complete in all male, all female or co-ed categories.

A unique feature of this event is a youth category for teams aged 13 to 17.

“SCAR 2015 will again be an amazing and exciting event,” Breault Stuebing says. “We are so thrilled that adventure racing veterans Rob Pula and Andrew Pula have again agreed to design the race course. The feedback on last year’s event from participants was incredible. In fact, last year’s racers were offered the chance to pre-register, and the event is now nearly 20% sold out.”

SCAR 2015 will again be co-hosted by the Essex Region Conservation Authority and the Rotary Club of Windsor-St. Clair, and funds raised will be used to implement community service projects and to improve the local environment.

Early bird rates range from $75 – 100 per team member, and include all race support, canoe rentals, safety equipment, a t-shirt, a finishers’ medal, a post-race bash and awards ceremony. Discounts will be given to those teams who provide their own canoe or tandem kayak. These discounted rates are available only until February 28, 2015.

More information can be found here.

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