6 March 2006
Congratulations to RockCreek’s Adventure Racing team, which placed 2nd this weekend in the Goldrush 24 Adventure Race in Woodstock, Georgia. They were the second of only three teams to finish this grueling race within 24 hours.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution had a great article about the team:
Seconds after completing a 24-hour, 75-plus-mile race over grueling terrain and freezing waters, Patricia Williams Smith had one question.
“What can we eat?” she asked as her exhausted colleagues with the Rock Creek Outfitters team, Dan Miller and Jim Farmer, wondered the same thing.
“We have some barbecue and chili for you. All you want,” said Toby Bramblett, the director of the Goldrush 24 YMCA Adventure Race in Woodstock.
Food and racing. A perfect combination on a perfect day. It was the first time that Woodstock has held either the chili and barbecue cook-off or the adventure race. Residents could enjoy plenty of good eating while waiting for the teams to stagger to the finish line. And after making it to the finish, the teams could enjoy good food as the sweet smell of barbecue and hickory smoke formed a pleasant sensory cloud over the finish line.
“That’s the only reason we wanted to get to the finish line,” Farmer said, only half-joking. “That was the motivation.”
We’re sure to hear more great things from the newly created RockCreek Adventure Racing Team: Jim Farmer, Dan Miller and Patricia Williams Smith.
The Goldrush 24 is sponsored by the YMCA of Atlanta and the City of Woodstock. For more details, see the YMCA page.
Stay up to date on the latest from RockCreek’s Adventure Race Team. Be sure to check back here often.