I started adventure racing during a time when the sport was border-line mainstream. Network television, national and regional races, prize money galore and enough sponsorship that a select few could make a decent living. When that money left in the mid-2000’s, our beloved sport all but died on the mainstream level. Since then organizations like USARA, Checkpoint Tracker and NAARS have slowly breathed life back into the sport. The gang at Rev 3 created an incredible event in Cowboy Tough. Gold Rush Mother Lode has stood the test of time as a premier event over the years. Perpetual Motion has brought some creative ideas into the sport. Sea 2 Sea is a racer favorite each season. The return of Primal Quest this summer was huge for US adventure racing. We hope to continue building the sport as these other events have done.