The first ever Olympic Adventure Trail occurred recently on a trail west of Port Angeles. According to the Peninsula Daily News Scott Tucker helped start the event along with racing partner Laurie Campbell. Scott also assists with the Northwest Cup biking races on nearby Dry Hill.
Tucker is usually too busy helping to direct the event to participate however it is an event he loves as he is an avid mountain biker. There are over a 100 runners signed up for each event and pickup/drop off will be close to the event at Harbinger Winery.
The race will be held on a trail that is also open to the public, walkers, joggers and horseback riders. This is not expected to impact the event as members of the public will be asked to visit an opposing side of the trail to complete their outdoor activities. Race organizers are seeking to make this an annual event however plans for a 2014 run have not yet been created.
On Sunday March 3, 2013, the quiet gravel tracks and country lanes of Central Arkansas will be full of intrepid bicyclists competing in the first annual Tucker – Scott – Tucker ‘Spring Classic’ bicycle race. According to Joe Jacobs’ recent story from arkansasoutside.com the ‘gentlemen’s race’ will involve ten teams of five riders cycling unsupported from Scott, AR. to Tucker, AR. and back to Scott, AR. again.
Praise should definitely be heaped upon the organizer of the race, Justin Slarks for putting together a race which is set to be a true time trial test of endurance over a course of varying surfaces. This seriously fun way to take in some majestic scenery and get some exercise also features a competitive element, 100% of the entry fee ($50 per team) will make up the prize purse.
The ‘gentlemen’s race’ is open to participants from both sexes, with the ‘gentlemen’s’ aspect referring to the fact that all participants, regardless of gender will be expected to abide by all local traffic laws. The fine idea of using a handicapping system for timing each participating team according to when their last rider crosses the finish line will ensure that each and every rider will not only get some exercise but will also know their finishing time could make all the difference to the overall result.
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Finding the motivation to get out there and actually do some exercise can be tough. People tend to make excuses about not having the time, the weather being all wrong or even worse that they simply find exercise boring. The thought of running a marathon is probably too much to bear for most people – the Rock N’ Roll Marathon is changing all that.
It’s took a couple of years to get going but the Rock N’ Roll Marathon is fast becoming one the most successful not to mention fun way of running a half marathon. The marathon is unique as live rock bands line the route of the course helping runners banish any motivation issues while at the same time entertaining the spectators. With dates all over the United States and Europe finding a Rock N’ Roll Marathon should not be difficult. The upcoming Philadelphia Rock N’ Roll Marathon in mid September is definitely worth checking out. Long Duk Dong’s website states they are one of the bands set to play in Philadelphia. The Scott Tucker fronted band is growing in popularity on the East Coast and are gaining a loyal fan base.