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PEC: Ultimate Urban Adventure Race Coming To Pittsburgh June 25

The excitement and popularity of the rapidly-growing sport of urban adventure racing is coming to Pittsburgh this summer.
           The Merrell Oyster Racing Series has announced the “Ultimate Urban Adventure Race” will be held in Pittsburgh on June 25. This day-long race will combine pure athleticism with thought-provoking strategy, guiding racers through a series of crazy athletic stunts in a race around Pittsburgh, while they solve city-specific clues and completing challenges.
            Proceeds from the race will benefit the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.
            Covering a total distance of 20-30 miles in four to six hours, on foot and on bike, the Oyster Race is the ultimate urban adventure race taking teams of three to six people through a top secret, high-adrenaline course in a race around the city.
            Want to scavenger around the zoo, blind taste test beers at the pub, or zip down a slip ‘n slide in your next race? The Oyster delivers just that kind of experience.
            For racers who are unsure of their endurance levels, the Oyster also offers a relay division with teams of four to six people, ideal for friends and corporate groups looking for team building activities. This option provides members with an opportunity to strategically compete in legs where they’re strongest and allows other team members to catch their breath. The “Half Oyster” division also delivers a scaled-down full Oyster course at about half the length.
            The leader in the urban adventure race category, the Merrell Oyster Racing Series includes two separate races with the goal to hit the endurance level of every athlete: the original Oyster, which requires higher endurance for people looking to mix up their triathlon and duathlon racing schedules; and the Oyster Shooter, new in 2011, which requires less endurance for people looking to have fun with fitness and shake up their tired road races.
            The Oyster Shooter is a sprint version of the original Oyster. Individuals race on foot in the city over a 5-mile course with Oyster obstacles along the way.
            Registration is now open for teams and individuals of all ages. For more information or to register, visit the Oyster Racing Series website.


5/2/2011

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