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Governor Welcomes Back Cowboy Tough Adventure Week for Second Year

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Governor Mead attends the start of the 2013 Cowboy Tough Adventure race. 

5/7/2014

OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
State Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph. (307) 777-7437

May 7, 2014

******FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE******

Contact:
Renny MacKay
Communications Director
renny.mackay@wyo.gov

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead is pleased to announce that Wyoming will host the Second Annual Cameco Cowboy Tough Adventure Race. Last year the inaugural event brought teams from across the globe for events to challenge competitors of all abilities. Rev3 Adventure is returning to organize this year’s events, which include an elite expedition race and several other competitions.

“I wanted to promote an annual event for the world-class outdoor recreation found in Wyoming. Year two includes even more events, more highlights and more of Wyoming’s landscape,” Governor Mead said. “I thank all of businesses who support the Cowboy Tough Adventure Week. The City of Casper is graciously hosting as well.”

The sponsors for the Cameco Cowboy Tough Adventure Week include: Cameco Resources, Jonah Bank, Casper Family YMCA, BlueCross/Blue Shield Wyoming, Anadarko, Wyoming Medical Center, Wind River Visitors Council, City of Casper, Casper Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Cheyenne Visitors Bureau, and Taco John’s.

The Cameco Cowboy Tough Adventure Week includes:
  • A sprint adventure race in Curt Gowdy State Park on July 12. 
  • A mountain bike race in Glendo State Park on July 13. 
  • A 3.5 day expedition race covering over 500 miles. Racers check in on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Casper. Racers will be bussed from Casper to Lander for the start of the race. Racers will navigate the state trekking, mountain biking, paddling and meeting a variety of challenges along the route. 
  • A 5K Glow Run/1 mile walk in Casper on July 18.
  • A Casper Strong full-day adventure race on July 19 starting at Crossroads Park. 
  • An Urban Adventure Race in Casper on July 19. 
  • A Family Adventure Race in Casper on July 20. 
  • A 5K Glow Run/1 mile walk in Cheyenne on July 21.
“Wyoming has so much to offer for those seeking an outside adventure or activity. Building a reputation for fun - challenging bike trails, thrilling whitewater rafting and rock climbing for all skill levels just to name a few - increases tourism and shares some of the best parts of Wyoming. I look forward to this year’s adventures,” Governor Mead said.

“We are thrilled about the second year of events. This year will be even more challenging and there will be more events for adventure-seekers from across the country,” Mike Spiller event director for Rev3 Adventure said. “Last year people in adventure racing took note of Wyoming. Our races are already filling up. That’s great news for the future of this event.”

“Cameco is delighted to sponsor one of the toughest expedition races, highlighting outdoor adventure in Wyoming. The athletes’ emphasis on making use of the state’s beauty and natural resources while respecting the environment is a good fit with the values of Cameco Resources and its employees,” stated Brent Berg, President, Cameco Resources.

Visit www.rev3adventure.com for more information about this summer’s events in Wyoming.

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