Space still available to sign up for North Idaho adventure race


Space is still available in the second annual North Idaho College NIChallenge adventure race Saturday, May 6 at Beauty Bay Special Recreation Management Area on Lake Coeur d’Alene.
 
The NIChallenge is a sprint adventure race that incorporates 10 to 15 miles of mountain biking, four to six miles of trail running and two to five miles of paddling and basic navigation as well as obstacles to test teamwork and physical and mental skills. Specific details of the NIChallenge course will not be released until race day to ensure that participants retain their sense of adventure, according to Chivvis.
 
The race is cosponsored by Fleet Feet Sports, Vertical Earth, Kayak Coeur d’Alene and Out There Monthly.
 
Teams of two or four members in co-ed, all-male or all-female divisions must register by Monday, May 1. Cost is $75 per person and includes a capilene shirt from Cloudveil, food at the event and the opportunity to win various prizes.
 
Register online or in person at the Outdoor Pursuits Office, located on the lower level of NIC’s Edminster Student Union Building.
 
To get to the Beauty Bay campground, take Interstate-90 east out of Coeur d’Alene and take Exit 22 on Highway 97 toward Harrison. Stay on the highway for 1.5 miles then turn left on Beauty Creek Road and continue for 1/4 mile, arriving at the U.S. Forest Service campground.
 
Information: (208) 769-7809.


For More Information
NIC Outdoor Pursuits Coordinator Paul Chivvis, (208) 769-7809

Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2006

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