OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead announced today that a new adventure race is coming to Wyoming. The inaugural “Cowboy Tough” Adventure Race Weekend will take place in July 2013. This adventure race will combine mountain biking, trekking, canoeing, rock climbing and several other challenges. Governor 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,” Governor 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.
Michael Spiller, Adventure Race Director for Rev3 Adventure says he expects this adventure race to be one of the most challenging in the country and he expects the event will grow over the next five years. “We want to highlight the history of Wyoming and its outdoor adventure opportunities,” Spiller said. He notes it is important to provide other experiences to get as many participants as possible. “Our goal is to build this celebration and to bring out the local community. We really want to get kids active outdoors.”
Governor Mead thanked the City of Casper for being the host city for this event and thanked the people and organizations who helped conceptualize it. This includes the National Outdoor Leadership School, State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails and the Office of Tourism.