May 18 2018
There’s a race for everyone. Here’s how to find the right one for you.
While normally an avid 50Ker, this year I’ve found myself in a funk, unmotivated to train during the cold, gray Michigan winter. I started looking for ways to spice up my running routine, including trying out some new fitness classes and adding in some weight lighting, neither of which wound up scratching that running itch or reinvigorating my training plan. I started to look at other races, hoping something would catch my eye and help me get back on track. Having tried a short adventure race that involved some map and compass work as part of a team, I tried finding a race like it during the winter, only to come up shorthanded due to my status as a solo runner. This led me back to a sport that had been in the back of my mind for quite some time: orienteering.