Essential Tips for Not Getting Lost While Off-Roading Released by Obstacle Race, Spartan Race

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Obstacle race Spartan Race releases a statement with essential tips for not getting lost while off-roading after race participants traveled off course.

On October 23, 2012, obstacle racing event Spartan Race releases a statement with essential tips for not getting lost while off-roading after race participants traveled off course.

According to Carrie Adams, “Getting lost is something that all racers fear but is always a risk, even on the well-marked Spartan courses. How can you minimize your risk of getting lost?” Adams goes on to list a few essential tips to avoid getting lost while off-roading including paying attention to course markings, not following the herd and not panicking even if you do find yourself off course. “Spartan Courses are marked well, but you can still miss arrows and tape if you aren’t vigilant or if you become distracted during the longer running segments,” explains Adams. “Never assume that the person in front of you knows where they are going – ‘herd mentality’ or a momentary distraction can lead a racer off track easily. Just because a whole group is moving one direction it doesn’t mean it is the right direction.”

In the event that a racer does get lost, Adams provides useful advice as well, stating, “If you’ve gone a ways and are not seeing any trail markings, you could be lost, but the reality is that you may not be as far off or out as you think you are. Stop moving and use your senses to get oriented.”

Spartan Race, voted Outside Magazine’s Best Obstacle Race in 2012, is the world’s leading obstacle race series and the first of its kind to have global rankings. Spartan Race is a timed event series featuring races at three escalating distances in locations worldwide that culminate in a World Championship Finale with cash and prizes for the champions. While featuring competitive elite heats, Spartan Races are for athletes of all levels and abilities with the main objective to rip people from their couches and into the outdoors. Visit spartanrace.com for more information, a schedule of events or to register for a Spartan Race. For videos, please check out spartanrace.tv. Their tagline touts, “You’ll know at the finish line!”

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