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Run, Row, Rock and Roll Adventure Race Set for June 13

FAIRBURY –      The 11th annual Run, Row, Rock and Roll Adventure race in Fairbury will be held on Saturday, June 13.  Between 100 and 150 participants are expected from Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, Minnesota, Colorado and Nebraska, inc addition to those from Fairbury and southeast Nebraska.

The Adventure Race is a national qualifying event for the United States Adventure Racing Association’s National Championship Race in October. Participants will be canoeing on a lake and river, mountain biking, trekking, running and navigating in the beautiful back country of Kansas and Nebraska.

“There will be plenty of beautiful scenery, dirt, mud and challenging terrain for everyone – and there will be several mystery events that we can’t talk about before the race,” said Craig Bontrager, Burkley Wellness Center director.

The Adventure Race is really two races, giving opportunities for all levels of participants. There will be a 6-hour and a 12-hour race.

Registration closes May 27 for the event. Register by going to and searching for the Run, Row, Rock and Roll Adventure Race, or going to and following the link from the Burkley Wellness Center pages. The entry fee is $75 per person for the 6-hour event, or $100 per participant for the 12-hour event. Entries may be made as a solo participant or teams of 2 or 3.

All levels of participants are welcome.

“We will have several nationally ranked teams here as well as many folks trying out their first Adventure Race,” Bontrager said.

Volunteers are welcome, and have helped the event to be successful. Those who would like to volunteer should contact Bontrager at (402) 729-6139. Those who wish to watch this unique and exciting event may contact the wellness center for information on the best opportunities to watch.

For more information on the event, contact Bontrager at (402) 729-6139.