Laughlin, NV, US
Feb 3–8, 2017
Type: Adventure Racing - World
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4-5 Day Expediation Race: http://www.thehappymutant.com/portfolio-item/laugh...
30 Hr Race - https://hmars.regfox.com/30-hours-of-mojave
The Happy Mutant Adventure Race Series kicks of the 2017 season with a full-on expedition length race in the high desert outside of Las Vegas, NV. The first stop of the HMARS 2017 lands in the tri-state area of Nevada, California and Arizona for a perfect way to shake off the winter blahs for those in the Northern hemisphere and, for those south of the equator, a time to show off their form.
Make sure to allocate a few days after the race to take in the sights and sounds of Las Vegasâ€™s nightlife, catch sunset and hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and marvel at the massive Hoover Dam. Natural hot springs dot the area and adventure racing recovery is much more relaxing poolside! The area is family friendly should an entire holiday be planned.
Keeping with the Happy Mutant goal of providing Affordable, Accessible Adventure this region fit the bill perfectly. It is relatively inexpensive to fly into Las Vegas McCarron International Airport from any place in the world. Just outside the city limits lie an abundance of land begging for the outdoor adventurer to come play on. Wide-open land for cross country travel, massive lakes and the Colorado River that formed the western landscape into the spectacle draws millions of visitors annually will all play vital roles during this adventure.
As racers compete for 4-5 days in, and around, the Mojave Desert they will earn points and qualifying status in four different adventure racing series making this event one of the most prestigious races on the 2017 calendar.
European Series in Adventure Racing (www.areuroseries.com) and the HMARS are excited to offer the first non-European location for the Series. AR Euro Series Director Marek Navratil is excited to offer this unique external transatlantic cooperation to their six-race European schedule.
Our goal is to grow adventure racing on a global scale and partnering with the AR Euro Series opens the international door, explained HMARS Director Toby Evans. Combining efforts with Marek in Europe, Troy at USARA, Doug at NAARS makes sense for our long-term goals for the sport.â€
Our Mojave Expedition Race will be a â€œprestige race in The North American Adventure Race Series (www.northamericanar.com), and qualifier for the United States Adventure Racing Association's (www.usara.com) National Championships. The geographic location, disciplines, format and timing make this event a perfect way for teams looking for a place to test gear, teammates and strategy for the upcoming Adventure Racing World Championships in Wyoming will find this venue fits the bill perfectly over this 500km course.
This race will be perfect to knock off the winter rust and prepare for the World Championships hosted by our friends at Rev-3 next summer, Evans said. Teams will cover the course in packrafts, kayaks, mountain bikes. The trekking sections will offer challenging, but fair, navigation and some incredible vistas. Our ropes, caving and canyoneering sections are a blast.
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