Wyoming to host new “Cowboy Tough” adventure race
Gov. Matt Mead announced Monday that a new adventure race is coming to Wyoming. The inaugural “Cowboy Tough” Adventure Race Weekend will take place in July 2013. The adventure race will combine mountain biking, trekking, canoeing, rock climbing and several other challenges. Mead said events like this showcase Wyoming and attract visitors.
“I believe Wyoming has the best resources in the world. These include our wide open spaces, striking vistas, mineral resources, and of course, the amazing people of Wyoming. We are always looking for ways to promote this state and all its great attributes,” Mead said.
The adventure race will take place over several days, starting near Cheyenne and ending in Casper. The race organizer, Rev3 Adventure, says it will attract elite teams from across the country and from other nations. The race will be structured in a way that people who are serious and those that are not as serious about adventure racing can all compete. Additionally, there will be events in Casper for people of all ages and skills.
“This is going to be one of the toughest adventure races in the world,” said Michael Spiller, Adventure Race director for Rev3 Adventure, which will organize the event. “We want to highlight the history of Wyoming and its outdoor adventure opportunities,” Spiller added.
The City of Casper will serve as host city for the event. The Cowboy Tough adventure race was created with input from the National Outdoor Leadership School, State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails and the Office of Tourism.