Largest adventure racing series comes to Knoxville

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Checkpoint Tracker has the largest online community of active adventure racers in North America with more than 10,000 active members. The championship brings the most accomplished group of adventure race enthusiasts to Knoxville.

Checkpoint Tracker is a national adventure racing series offering rankings in six divisions and an annual championship. It includes a web application for racers, teams and promoters and a mobile application for fans.

The championship will be held in Knoxville Thursday, October 10 through Saturday, October 12.

During Knoxville’s 2013 Checkpoint Tracker Championship, individuals, two-person and four-person, co-ed and same sex teams will be required to navigate a 100-mile, non-stop course by map and compass from checkpoint to checkpoint in under 30 hours.

The championship events include trekking, caving, orienteering, mountain biking, paddling, rappelling, ascending and a mystery; the first team to the finish line with the most checkpoints will be declared the 2013 Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing champions.

There's also a less intense adventure that includes the Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Challenge which is a 20-30 mile course utilizing Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness and designed to be completed in six hours or less.

Scheduled activities for the Challenge will include trail running, mountain biking, orienteering and paddling, and there will be a set course with no navigation skills or GPS required.

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