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WINTERGREEN ADVENTURE CHALLENGE PROMISES GRUELING WORKOUT
AND REWARDING FINISH, JUNE 30-JULY 1
 

  

WINTERGREEN, Va.  (April 19, 2012) Wintergreen Resort is set to welcome participants for the first-ever Wintergreen Adventure Challenge to be held atop Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, June 30 – July 1.   

A test of strength and endurance, the Wintergreen Adventure Challenge takes place on a seven-mile course with over a mile of elevation changes along the way.  Twenty obstacles will test physical and mental performance in a grueling test for participants 18 years and older.  

The event will begin at 8 AM each morning with waves of 200 people starting the course every 20 minutes. This is a great “team” opportunity and groups of friends may register together to get the same start time.  

Organizers admit that this will be a grueling event and contestants will get wet and muddy.  But, along the way fans will cheer, comrades will lend a helping hand and personal victories will be achieved.  

Adventure Challenge registration is now open and through May 20 the entry fee is $79 per person for Saturday and $69 for Sunday. Entry fees will increase as the event looms closer. From May 21 until June 15 the fees are $89 (Saturday) and $79 (Sunday); from June 16-24 fees are $109 (Saturday) and $99 (Sunday).  Spectator tickets are $10 per day.  

The ultimate experience is to stay on the mountain for the night or the weekend.  As a guest of Wintergreen Resort there will be no parking worries or fears of getting to the start position on time; you can walk to the event village or take the resort shuttle. After the event, relax at the Aquatics & Fitness Center.  The Wintergreen Adventure Challenge weekend promises to sell out quickly, so book room reservations now.  Call 800-266-2444 or book online at www.wintergreenresort.com 

For a complete schedule of events is at www.wintergreenresort.com/AdventureChallenge. 

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About Wintergreen Resort: Wintergreen Resort is an 11,000-acre, four-season resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville, Va. This beautiful hideaway is the ultimate vacation and conference spot, nearly 300 condominium-style accommodations; 45 holes of championship golf; snow skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing; an award-winning tennis program; a full-service, destination spa; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; and savory dining options. The resort is located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway in beautiful central Virginia near Charlottesville, just 90 minutes from Richmond, Va., three hours from Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, N.C., five and a half hours from Philadelphia, and eight hours from Atlanta. For more information, guests can call (434) 325-2200 or visit the resort’s web site at www.wintergreenresort.com. 

Media Contacts:
Betsy Dunkerton
Wintergreen Resort  
(434) 325-8148  
bdunkerton@wintergreenresort.com  
                      
Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations – East
(908) 876-5100
kmoraghan@hunter-pr.com