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Active Duty Military in Virginia for Challenge

by Associated Press posted Apr 2 2012 5:38PM
 YORKTOWN, Va. (AP) - More than 300 active-duty personnel from around the world are expected to compete in this year's All-Military Wilderness Challenge in southern West Virginia.
     Registration opened Monday for the competition, which is set for Oct. 4-6.
     Four-member teams will compete in five races. The competition includes an 8K mountain run, a 12-mile mountain bike race, a 14-mile forced hike through the mountains, a 13-mile whitewater raft race on the Gauley River and a 7-mile kayak race on the New River.
     Event coordinator Michael Bond says the Wilderness Challenge is one of the armed forces' most grueling competitions.
     The event also is a regional qualifier for the United States Adventure Racing Association's Adventure Race National Championship.
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04/02/2012 5:38PM
Active Duty Military in Virginia for Challenge
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