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City of Trail selected as official Raid the North Extreme finish

Nelson Daily Editor
By Nelson Daily Editor
May 26th, 2011

As British Columbia’s “Number One Sports Town,” it is very fitting that Trail be selected as the host community for the finish line and end-of-race activities for Canada’s premiere expedition adventure race.

The city’s long history of athletic achievement is a defining characteristic of the community.

“We are excited to experience the energy and grit associated with the Raid the North Extreme event and we are eager to welcome these elite athletes to our community after many grueling days out in the wilderness,” said Trail Mayor Dieter Bogs.

Raid the North Extreme, the six-day, non-stop expedition race, will take place from July 23-31 in the West Kootenay.

It will feature co-ed teams of four from around the world as they navigate more than 500 kilometres of unmarked terrain through the Selkirk, Purcell and Monashee mountains.

Raid the North Extreme is already approaching sold-out status of 50 teams from around the world including Canada, the U.S., Australia, Mexico, Ireland, Switzerland and St Maarten.

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