Team GearJunkie.com Race Report

Team GearJunkie.com took 3rd place in the four-person division at this weekend’s MNOC Adventure Race in southern Minnesota, an annual competition that’s one of my personal favorite events of the year. The course included about six miles of orienteering (running), a “creek walk” up a shallow whitewater river, a few miles of road biking, a six-mile paddle in inflatable kayaks, singletrack mountain biking, and navigation on multiple maps all throughout.

Left to right, Team GearJunkie.com is Stephen Regenold, T.C. Worley, Stephanie Leibke, and Stanley Barton

We started the race at 9am and crossed the finish line after 3pm, coming in second place. But an unintentionally missed checkpoint on the mountain bike cost us a 15-minute penalty, and thus dropped us to 3rd overall. A good race nonetheless for the debut of Team GearJunkie.com!

—Stephen Regenold

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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.

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