The Mission AR is back for its 20th Anniversary year WITH LIVE TRACKING starting Saturday, May 7, at 6 a.m. at the Starve-Hollow State Recreation Area in Vallonia, IN.
Race director Brian Holzhausen has designed "one of the most physically demanding yet.”
“People think of Indiana as flat, but this area has shockingly steep terrain,” says Holzhausen.
He keeps the course fresh by moving the race to a different host location in Indiana every year and rerouting any previously used locations.
The paddle section will be quite unique.
“The paddle section has some interesting route choices; depending on water levels it could be a big factor,” he says. “I paddled the canoe section yesterday, and it is truly one of Indiana's most natural rivers. I saw more wildlife species in 3.5 hours than I have seen in a long time.”
With rain in the forecast, the river should be running high and the wet conditions will make for some difficulty on the the trails.
"The steep, muddy sections will be a real test of strength and spirit,"
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