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Want an adventure with wide open spaces and unobstructed views where the deer and the antelope play? Keep reading.
If you are looking for a world-class event that covers great distances at high speed, offers an adventure through vastly different landscapes on a journey through American history (from dinosaurs to Native Americans to wild west wranglers to ghost towns), keep reading. We have the race for you.
You’ll have 6 days to cover about 500 miles, navigating your way across The Cowboy State via foot, mountain bike, and boat. This unbridled adventure takes place with the remarkable backdrop of the state’s jaw-dropping landscape, including Grand Teton National Park, and amid the state’s diverse array of wildlife. At any point it could just be you, your teammates and a bison, elk, bighorn sheep, moose, bear, antelope, wild horse, mountain lion, bobcat, or a prairie dog. Don’t forget, THIS is where the buffalo roam and the deer and the antelope play. The course will take racers over majestic mountains, through authentic ghost towns, down into dramatic canyons, and paddling along alpine rivers. From the climbing section, participants can take in the view for miles and miles, but teams also may explore a cave where they can’t see past their nose. Race through history on the old wagon roads used for the Oregon Trail, the Pony Express, and the Gold Rush. Trek and ride through areas where vegetation thins out into valleys with many different varieties of sage and high-elevation alpine woods. You’ll also travel up historic mountain passes topping out at over 11,000’ crossing the Continental Divide.
Join us in Wild Wyoming August 2017, to compete against the best adventure racers in the world, Mother Nature, and sleep deprivation to cross the finish line, earn the title of Cowboy Tough, and be crowned the ARWS Champions.
Registration closed June 28, 2017. If you have questions or a special request, please contact email@example.com.
VIP registrations made up of past Cowboy Tough and 2016 ARWS competitors were snatched up in just over 2 minutes after VIP registration opened on January 13th. Additional spots were available for 2017 ARWS qualifiers. Additional spots became available as qualifying spots are not claimed, registered teams drop out or course permitting allows us to increase the registration cap of 50 teams. Waitlist participants were pulled according to ARWS ranking, nationality and position on the waitlist. Check out the roster!
AR World Championship Qualification
Teams must qualify to attend the annual pinnacle of the sport, the AR World Championship. Qualifying teams must race the AR World Championship with a minimum of two members of the team who won the qualifying spot.
The winning team at each Qualifier receives a prize of a guaranteed qualification spot and a paid entry to the AR World Championship. The second place team at each Qualifier receives a prize of a guaranteed spot to the AR World Championship. If any teams winning the 1st or 2nd place prizes already hold a qualifying spot and/or a paid entry, then these prizes are transferred to the next placed team. They are passed until they are received by a team who doesn't already hold these qualifications and/or paid spots and stops at that team and is not passed to another team in the event they are not able to race.
One spot from each Qualifier is reserved for the top placed all-national team from the host country of the Qualifier. This spot is in addition to any national team(s) who may have qualified with the 1st or 2nd place prize. A team must decide within 14 days of receiving this qualification spot if they will accept it, or it will then be passed to the next team in the results until an all-national team accepts this qualification spot.
Host country teams from the AR World Championship host may be included in the race.
26 wildcard spots are available on a first-come first-served basis.