Nation’s Largest Adventure Racing Series Selects Knoxville To Host 2013 Championship

Posted: June 14, 2013 by kirisyko in Adventure Racing, SykOtic
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download (76)Up to 200 of the best adventure racers in North America will come together in Knoxville Oct. 10-12 to compete for the 2013 Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing Championship.

Checkpoint Tracker boasts the largest online community of active adventure racers in North America with more than 10,000 active members. The championship is slated to bring the most accomplished group of adventure race enthusiasts to Knoxville.

“When we met with Legacy Parks Foundation, the State of Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Ackermann PR and therefore saw what Knoxville had to offer, we knew we’d found exactly what we were looking for as the ideal host city for our 2013 championship,” said Paul Angell, president of Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing. “Knoxville offers the amenities, accommodations and quick access to the terrain that we need, and provides a compelling urban setting for a fun, high-energy, outdoor event. By leveraging the surrounding mountains, rivers and forests, we’ve been able to design a championship-caliber course worthy of the best adventure racers on the North American continent.”

During Knoxville’s 2013 Checkpoint Tracker Championship, individuals, two-person and four-person, co-ed and same sex teams will be required to navigate a 100-mile, non-stop course by map and compass from checkpoint to checkpoint in under 30 hours. Scheduled activities will include trekking, caving, orienteering, mountain biking, paddling, rappelling, ascending and a mystery; the first team to the finish line with the most checkpoints will be declared the 2013 Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing champions.

“Over the past year and a half, and under the leadership of those actively involved with the promotion of Legacy Parks Foundation, Outdoor Knoxville and Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, Knoxville has made great strides in positioning itself as one of Tennessee’s premier destinations for outdoor adventure enthusiasts,” said Commissioner Susan Whitaker, Tennessee’s Department of Tourist Development.

For more information or to register for the 2013 Checkpoint Tracker Championship,



  1. |{3ÑZ!3 says:

    Knoxville is all hills I think the flattest part is the freeway. Sounds like a good time.

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