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Race into Fun in the Mid-Atlantic Region Pat II


U.S. Mid-Atlantic Region, January 28, 2014) Visitors to the Mid-Atlantic region can choose from foot-powered, four-wheel drive, or outboard engines to get their heartbeats racing. Races, marathons and competitions occur off-road, on city streets and on our rivers and bays. Come test your endurance or cheer on another. Either way, you are sure to finish your trip with a smile upon your face.



Get dirty at the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival's inaugural Muddy 5K Race on Sunday, June 15 in Butler, Pa, birthplace of the Jeep.  The family-friendly course features Jeeps, tires, cargo nets, hills, wooded trails and a huge mud pit.  Pre-registration required. Medals awarded to top finishers. Ages 12 and up. Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau,


The annual Elk Mountain Memorial Race held in March offers competitive skiers the opportunity to race on slopes featuring the highest altitudes in the state as well as offering a bird's eye view of the breathtaking scenery encompassing the majestic Endless Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau,


Prepare yourself each September for the steep hills, rocky terrain, and deep ravines of the annual Susquehanna Super Hike & Ultra Trail Run - an arduous, undulating, and challenging 23 or 30 mile course traversing the breathtaking vistas and scenic hollows of the Susquehanna River gorge in Lancaster and York counties. Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau, ,


Test your endurance, will and determination while running, swimming, pedaling and paddling through the picturesque Pocono Mountains. This year the region will host 16 outdoor adventure sporting events throughout the region ranging from the Tough Mudder and Warrior Dash to marathons, triathlons, obstacle courses and mud runs.Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, ,


Make Tioga County your 2014 adventure headquarters!  Don't miss the Green Monster 25K/50K, PA Grand Canyon Marathon/Half-Marathon, or Eastern States 100. If you're a two-wheeled, single track thrill seeker, check out the Laurel Classic Mountain Bike Challenge. Watch top rally teams burn rubber at the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally. Tioga County Visitors Bureau, ,




Race to historic Hampton, Virginia this October 3-5 for the Crawlin' Crab Half Marathon! All Half Marathon runners "crawl" past the beautiful downtown Hampton waterfront, down the scenic Chesapeake Ave., and back to the Hampton Roads Convention Center for a crawlin' fun time at the post-race party. Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau,


Harrisonburg hosts several cycling events throughout the year. One of the most popular - and most grueling - is the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. Held in September, this annual race, often called "the toughest Gran Fondo in the States," covers 105 miles and over 11,000 feet of climbing. Harrisonburg Tourism & Visitor Services,,


From tubing and kayaking down the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers to hiking, camping and ziplining through the trees, Harpers Ferry Adventure Center offers something for every outdoor enthusiast. They have expanded in recent years, adding a tandem racing zip line, and plans to open a new ropes course this spring. Visit Loudoun, ,


On October 18th go Into the Darkness 4 Mile Night Trail Run will take adventure seekers on a run along the Roanoke River and then through three miles of an outdoor park off the Blue Ridge Parkway through twisty rolling single-track trails. Perfect for an outdoor challenge!  
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