Tuesday for a fitness fix rundown. I’ll be on the lookout for running, cycling,
tri’s, adventure races, and other active outlets taking place around the state
that I’ll highlight each week. This week: Adventure Sprint Races at White Oak
Lake State Park
August 28 hosts sprint and
advanced adventure sprint races at White Oak Lake State Park in Bluff
City. This will be the second of
the Ozark Extreme Adventure Sprints for this year.
According to race
officials, the format of the series is set to change slightly. Advanced racers
will now start 30 minutes ahead of sprint racers and will experience a slightly
different race featuring a navigation section somewhere along the course rather
than throughout the entire race. The biking, paddling and running sections will
be marked and simple maps will be used for both the advanced and sprint racers.
Also, advanced racers will now plot their navigation points for greater
accuracy. All categories of racers will have to collect surprise checkpoints
along the course.
Each racer should
prepare for 4 to 6 miles of hiking, 8 to 12 miles of mountain biking and 1 to 2
miles of paddling. The race starts at 10:30 a.m. For more details on the race click here.