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11th Annual Run, Row, Rock and Roll Adventure Race Successful

FAIRBURY – The 11th annual Run, Row, Rock and Roll Adventure Race, held Saturday, June 13, was a successful event. This year’s race was again a national qualifier for the United States Adventure Race Association national championship to be held this year in Kentucky.

“This year’s race had a few last-minute changes because of wet weather, but participants had a great time on the course and enjoyed the challenge of the race,” said Craig Bontrager, director of the Bob and Wauneta Burkley Wellness Center.

A total of 57 participated in the race, which included running, canoeing, and mountain biking, along with orienteering and various challenges throughout the course. This year’s race began at the Bob and Wauneta Burkley Wellness Center in Fairbury. Participants were bussed to the Washington, Kan., State Lakes, and then the course brought them through public and private property back to the Bob and Wauneta Burkley Wellness Center.

The 7 registered short course teams had 6 hours to complete the course, getting as many check points completed as possible in that time frame. A total of 21 teams registered for the long course and they had 12 hours to complete the course. A total of 22 volunteers made the event possible.

“Thanks again to all of our wonderful volunteers, sponsors, land owners, participants and Angry Cow Adventures for helping make this race possible,” Bontrager said.

Winners of the short course were a team with local ties, Andy and Spencer McAtee of Lincoln, with Zig Zag racing. They completed the short course in 5 hours, 44 minutes and 57 seconds.

Full results of the races will be available at: IMG_8908