Primal Quest Challenge Comes to Big Sky6/03/08
BIG SKY, MT. - In June of this year more than 60 co-ed teams of four will descend on Big Sky Resort, as Primal Quest presented by SPOT comes to Montana, bringing a healthy dose of adventure along with it. Primal Quest has been called the "World's Most Challenging Human Endurance Event" and "The Super Bowl of Adventure Racing", and for good reason. The race is legendary for its grueling courses set amongst some of the most amazing scenery anywhere in the country, and this year looks to be no exception, as Big Sky Resort and the surrounding areas plays host to this epic competition.
Primal Quest is an environmentally friendly, ecologically aware wilderness Expedition Adventure Race. Teams of experienced backcountry adventure athletes journey across expansive terrain using only a map, a compass and combined skills. Successfully finishing requires much more than stamina and mental fortitude. It requires selfless teamwork, spirit and absolute determination. Only co-ed teams of four are permitted to race. Team members are required to travel together at all times and must finish together in order to be officially ranked. Over $100,000 in Cash and Prizes will be awarded to the top finishing teams.
Over the course of 10 days, running from June 23 to July 2, teams will run, mountain bike, kayak, climb, and navigate their way, non-stop, across more than 500 miles of Montana wilderness, beginning and ending at Big Sky Resort. Along the way, they'll experience blistered feet, sleepless nights, and more than 100,000 feet of vertical gain as they compete for over $175,000 in cash and prizes.
Once the event is underway, the Primal Quest website will become race HQ with a state of the art satellite tracking system providing real time updates on teams out on the course, while an automated leaderboard will display the standings. Daily updates will bring the adventure home, with stories and anecdotes from the field, as the teams compete not only against one another, but the stunning landscapes of the Big Sky Resort and Montana backcountry.Back To Press Release Archive