New addition to Adventure Race series to feature Governor’s Cup Challenge
(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – The Cameco Cowboy Tough Adventure Week will feature a new event this year. It is called Casper Strong and is a full-day adventure race based in Natrona County. The event challenges competitors of different skill levels and features many of the great outdoor activities in Casper, from mountain biking to navigating whitewater on the North Platte River.
Casper Strong will take place July 19th and is open to interested individual competitors. It also offers an option for teams to compete.
“Last year there was a successful inaugural expedition adventure race that traversed Wyoming. It attracted teams from across the globe. I am glad we added a new event – Casper Strong – for local adventurers from Wyoming and surrounding states,” Governor Matt Mead said. “Casper Strong is a great way to challenge yourself or your friends to get out and compete while enjoying some of Wyoming’s incredible outdoor opportunities.”
Governor Mead is teaming with Anadarko Petroleum to create a special competition within the Casper Strong race. It is called the Governor’s Cup and it is open to teams from Wyoming law enforcement, fire departments, military and first responders. Each team must be composed of at least three members from a single entity such as the Casper City Police Department, the Wyoming Air National Guard, the Niobrara County Volunteer Fire Department or similar organizations. Anadarko and Rev3 Adventure are paying the entry fee for the first 20 teams and Anadarko will also donate $7500 to the winning team’s charity of choice.
“I look forward to awarding the first Casper Strong Governor’s Cup. I thank Anardako and Rev3 for putting this together. It is a nice way to thank the athletes we have serving and protecting Wyoming,” Governor Mead said.
More details about Casper Strong and the Governor’s Cup can be found here. Teams can also sign up on that website.
The Cameco Cowboy Tough Adventure Week includes:
- A sprint adventure race in Curt Gowdy State Park on July 12.
- A mountain bike race in Glendo State Park on July 13.
- A 3.5 day expedition race covering over 500 miles. Starting Wednesday, July 17, 2014 in Lander.
- A 5K Glow Run/1 mile walk in Casper on July 18.
- A Casper Strong full-day adventure race on July 19.
- An Urban Adventure Race in Casper on July 19.
- A Family Adventure Race in Casper on July 20.
- A 5K Glow Run/1 mile walk in Cheyenne on July 21.
–Provided by Gov. Matt Mead’s Office