Heading into an ‘Untamed’ Wilderness on Adventure Race

Team GearJunkie/YogaSlackers heads into the wilds today on the 4-day-long Untamed New England Adventure Race, one of this summer’s premier endurance events and a qualifier for the Adventure Racing World Championship 2012 in France. The course includes biking, trail running, paddling, orienteering, and ropes through an immense swath of the wilds of northern Maine.

In all, there are 49 teams on the course, including world champion Team Thule of Sweden. GearJunkie/YogaSlackers is comprised for this event of Jason and Chelsey Magness (husband and wife), Andy Magness (brother), and the team’s stalwart “bull” Daniel Staudigel.

You can follow the action at Untamedne.com plus here on GearJunkie, where we will post updates to social media as well as a post-race report once the squad checks in — in 4 days! — at the finish area in remote northern Maine. Race on!

—Follow Team GearJunkie via a blog, photos and video on the squad’s dedicated micro-site.

Team GearJunkie/YogaSlackers

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.