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Untamed New England Adventure Race: 2012 Racing History

Western Maine and Northern Outdoors hosted the world class Untamed New England Adventure Race

Northern Outdoors hosted the world class international adventure race called Untamed New England in June 2012, at our resort center in The Forks, Maine. It was an exceptional event, with incredible athletes and tremendous community support.

Untamed New England Adventure Race


Sixty-five international teams registered to compete in the 2012 race, including reigning World Adventure Racing Champions Team Thule, from Sweden. And what a race it was!

Watch Bill Green's Full TV Coverage of the recent Untamed New England Adventure Race

Bill Green Untamed New England Maine Adventure Race

The ultra-athletes came to Maine for an adventure race. One of the first adventure races ever held was in Maine over this same country. The Untamed New England  Adventure Race covered some of Maine's most beautiful and most rugged back country, for over 200 miles. The winning team took three days! Watch the highlights here. 

Pro newscaster Bill Green, of Bill Green's Maine TV Show, gives us an introductory overview of the international world series adventure race hosted at Northern Outdoors. He reports: 169 competitors forming 49 teams from all over the world converged on Maine last weekend for the Untamed New England Adventure Race. The ultra-athletes ran, biked, paddled, and climbed more than 200 miles through Maine's toughest and most beautiful backcountry,. The race was won by reigning world champions Thule Racing team of Sweden. (Click on the image or link, it takes you to Bill Green's coverage on WCSH6.)

Untamed New England Adventure Racing VIdeo - Bill Green
Untamed New England Adventure Race Quick Facts
  • Race is non-stop, open to teams of 2, 3, or 4 people. 4-person teams are the main division for prizes and World Championship qualification.
  • Race includes mountain biking, canoe paddling, kayak paddling, trail running, off-trail trekking, orienteering, rope work
  • Race course is roughly 200 total miles
  • No support-crews are permitted, but spectator opportunities are available for family and friends

Northern Outdoors Events - Untamed New England Adventure RaceYou can follow the upcoming event on Twitter this summer with these hashtags and follow these Twitterers:
  • #UntamedAR
  • #adventureracing
  • #Maine
  • @Untamed_Adv
  • @MaineAdventures (that's us at Northern Outdoors!)
Untamed New England website:  Learn about the race, the history behind it, and teams involved here.
Read Northern Outdoors' press release about hosting the 2012 race here.
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