Checkpoint Challenge Adventure Race 2017

Checkpoint Challenge Adventure Race 2017  //  April 1, 2017  //  © Kaori Photo 2017

Event: Checkpoint Challenge Adventure Race 2017
Date: April 1, 2017
Location: Santa Margarita Lake - Santa Margarita, CA

Spent April Fools Day 2017 chasing athletes through California's beautiful backcountry, only 30min from my house in San Luis Obispo! The event offered two distances, 3-5 hour sprint race and a 6 hour half day expedition. Athletes were tasked to collect checkpoints on a kayak, mountain bike and on foot using only a map and a compass. Sprint distance athletes covered 8-10 miles of mountain biking, 4 miles of trekking on foot, and finally 2-3 miles of kayaking. The 6 hour athletes covered double the distances of the sprint course, PLUS an orienteering section and a tyrolean traverse! Epic day, with lasting memories... captured by yours truly. 

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This will be my 6th season working with All Out Events, and it has been a blessing to work with such incredibly driven and talented group of people. It is because of the AOE family that I have met some of the most inspiring and badass humans of this earth. I owe a lot of my successes as an Adventure Race Photographer & Race Director of Morro Bay Triathlon to the two founders of AOE, Kristin and Yishai Horowitz. Thank you, K & Y! <3





bags upon bags upon bags.... oh, I spot a ClikElite bag on the right!!