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2006 National Adventure Racing Championships

April 24, 2006 – The Canadian Adventure Racing Association is pleased to announce that Les Stroud, Outdoor Life Network’s “Survivorman,” will compete in the expedition class of the National Adventure Racing Championships running May 28 – June 3 in Timmins, Ontario.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be part of this race,” says Stroud. “I have been a fan of adventure racing for a long time.”

Stroud and his team (see attached bios) will compete against the top adventure racers from across Canada for the coveted title of “Canada’s adventure racing champions” and a prize purse of over $25,000. This year’s race features some of Canada’s top teams including the winners of world-class qualifying races.

The National Championship is a multi-day adventure race incorporating a range of disciplines such as mountain biking, trekking, paddling, ropes, navigation and other activities to be announced. The schedule of the event is as follows:

“¢ The first stage of the race will start on Sunday, May 28, and will be a one-day, 8-12 hour race covering approximately 85 km.
“¢ The second stage will last approximately 2-3 days.
“¢ The third stage will be a 5-8 hour sprint to the finish line.
For more information about the National Adventure Racing Championships, please call Chris Frantz of the Canadian Adventure Racing Association at (613) 562-3095 or check out the race website at http://www.canadianarachampionship.com.

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