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You Haven’t Been Challenged…Yet…

Current Race – Muster Grounds Road Bike/Trail Run – September 23-24 in Abingdon, VA

The App(ugh)lachian Race Series Story…

The App(ugh)lachian Race Series was born out of a desire to provide an incredibly memorable experience in the heart of App(ugh)lachia. It’s probably not like anything you’ve ever done before. Hell, it’s probably not like anything you’ve ever even heard of before. It goes where no other race has gone before, and it goes about it like no other race has tried before.

It’s basically the best damn weekend you’ve never had.

All other races and race series out there can be planned for, prepped for, and even done beforehand. This one cannot. There’s only so much of a challenge that can be had from running a 5k that you can drive the route of beforehand, or doing an obstacle race with obstacles you know of, or riding a Strava bike segment over an over again to get the best time. This race series is more like real life than all that. In fact, it is a representation of life, and the beauty that comes with venturing into the unknown.

In this race series the only thing the participant needs to have coming into is simply a desire to do just that – venture into that unknown. The unknown out here and the unknown within. What that means, is that, in this race series you have to be willing to fight the battles that you didn’t know were coming, that you didn’t plan for, and that you have choose to conquer or be conquered by when you meet them. You have to be willing to improvise, adapt, and overcome (thanks Marines). And you have to be willing to live like you’ve never lived before.

It’s as much a race against others as it is a challenge against yourself to see if you can handle a real challenge.

To figure out what we mean by all that visit our Not So FAQ page.

So, are you ready to be challenged?
Are you App(ugh)lachian?

It’s not just about challenging yourself, though, it’s also about getting a full cultural emersion in App(ugh)lachia. The participants in this race series will do, see, eat, and drink all things App(ugh)lachia. Our local sponsors have helped us give you a full App(ugh)lachian experience within, and outside of, the races. We’re even a certified Virginia Green event by the Virginia Dept. of Tourism.

Honestly, we don’t know what you’ll remember more, the mountains you have to climb, or the indulgences you’ll find while you’re here.

Either way, it’s a win, win.

Not convinced you need this? Well, ALL PROFITS benefit our partners Appalachian Sustainable Development, so consider it a good deed and providing a great help to App(ugh)lachia. Maybe you can even write it off. Who knows. We won’t tell.

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