Registration open for Recreation and Expert level races set for July 25, 2015 in Bellingham, WA.
BELLINGHAM, Wash., July 15th, 2015—Recreation Northwest announces that Kulshan Brewing Co. will again be the title sponsor for the 2015 Kulshan Quest Adventure Race, which takes place July 25, 2015 in Bellingham, Wash.
Adventure races like the Kulshan Quest are gaining in popularity among the region’s trail runners, hikers, mountain bikers, kayakers and adventurers of all ages. Teams race through a series of checkpoints using only a map, their navigation skills, and their ability to trek, bike and paddle. To make the race even more challenging (and fun!), the actual course is a carefully guarded secret until a half hour before the start.
The Kulshan Quest offers racers two course options: Recreation, at approximately four to six hours in duration, includes trekking and biking. The Expert course, which takes eight to 12 hours, adds sea kayaking, as well. The Kulshan Quest Expert level race also serves as the Pacific Northwest qualifier for the U.S. Adventure Racing Association National Championships, where teams of three will compete October 1 – 3 2015 in Kentucky.
The Kulshan Quest highlights Whatcom County’s natural beauty and abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities, as the course passes through Fairhaven, the Chuckanut Mountains and Bellingham Bay. While each team’s endurance will be tested, fun is the ultimate goal.
Race Supports Stewardship
Recreation Northwest organizes the Kulshan Quest to promote healthy outdoor recreation, and to support its stewardship programs, including the Fairhaven Park Trail Project.
“Kulshan Brewing Company is proud to sponsor the second annual Kulshan Quest,” said Dave Vitt, Owner. “We encourage everyone to take advantage of this fun opportunity to spend time with your friends in our beautiful mountains and bay, and we’ll see you at the finish line with some amazing Kulshan beer.”
“Partnering with Kulshan Brewing Co. makes a great race even better,” said Brent Molsberry, Race Director. “Kulshan Quest greatly appreciates their continued support, and we look forward to celebrating with a pint after the race!”
To register or learn more about Kulshan Quest, visit https://www.recreationnorthwest.org/quest-adventure-races/kulshan-quest/ or call 360-739-8458.
About Recreation Northwest
Recreation Northwest is a Bellingham, Washington–based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting outdoor recreation, and bringing people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play. Through partnerships with local businesses and organizations, we work to raise awareness of our public green spaces and their inhabitants, including one of the Northwest’s most revered symbols—the salmon. Recreation Northwest produces Bellingham Traverse; the Quest Adventure Races; the Race Directors Summit; and the Recreation Northwest EXPO. Learn more at recreationnorthwest.org.
Todd Elsworth is one of the many “Mossy-haired lunatics roaming the dripping peninsulas”, described in “I’m Here for the Weather” by Tom Robbins. As executive director, he works to fulfill our mission to teach the health benefits of nature, promote outdoor recreation, and steward the places where we play.