Giddyup for ARWC 2017!
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.
For the first time ever, the ARWC will be held in the United States! In conjunction with the City of Casper and the State of Wyoming, Adventure Enablers (formerly known as Rev3 Adventure) is excited to present the 6-day Cameco Cowboy Tough Adventure Race. This race will challenge individual’s and teams’ physical and mental endurance to the limit. With Wyoming as the backdrop for the event, you can expect a wide variety of terrain that is beautiful, rugged, and inspiring. Join us August 2017 in Wyoming 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 AR World Champions.
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You’ll have 6 days to cover about 450 miles, navigating your way across The Cowboy State via foot, mountain bike, and watercraft. This unbridled adventure takes place in the heart of the state’s jaw-dropping landscape and alongside Wyoming’s diverse array of wildlife. At any point it could just be you, your teammates, and a bison, elk, bighorn sheep, moose, bear, pronghorn, wild horse, mountain lion, bobcat, or a prairie dog. 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 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 varieties of sage and high-elevation alpine woods. You’ll also travel up historic mountain passes topping out at over 10,000’ crossing the Continental Divide. After tackling “the big plains” teams will cross the finish line in Casper, WY.