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Voyageur Quest Stage Race Added! August 26, 2010

Posted by whereschrisscotch in Races/Events Schedule.

The first annual Voyageur Quest Stage Race has been added to the Where’s Chris Scotch campaign for Katelyn Atwell and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  Admittedly, I am probably not recovered from last weekend’s events, but we didn’t hit our goal of 100 donations so I am back to the trails!

The description from the Race Director seems quite apropos in summing up why I chose this race:



Bear Lake, Superior Trail
“Races in the Quest Stage Race Series exemplify the personal quest each of us takes to achieve our goals.  Quest stage races are designed to challenge you – to define the meaning of quest.

A quest is defined as the act of seeking something great, an expedition or a search for something rare.  During a Quest stage race you’ll be seeking and finding rare insights into who you are and the beauty of the natural world around you.  You’ll find what it takes to dig down deep for those hidden reserves of strength, the beauty and grace of those runners with which you share the path, and the determination to continue on your own quest.  You’ll find the majesty of a blue lake so grand that you can’t see to the other side and the visions of a people who found the land you stride on sacred.

In a Quest stage race it will be up to you to find your way.  You will need to determine how much food to carry, what to eat and when.  You’ll follow an established path, but it will be up to you not to stray.  In a Quest Series stage race you’ll be challenged and you’ll need to use your wits and your experience to find what you’re seeking.  A Quest Series stage race will offer more in the form of challenge and reward than you may be accustomed to.

Join us on a Quest stage-race and find yourself.

“More important than the quest for certainty is the quest for clarity”  -Francois Gautier

The August 25-29, 2010.  4 day trail stage race (plus prologue) on the rugged Superior Hiking Trail in Northeastern Minnesota covering 105 miles.  The 2010 race will cover some of the most remote and rugged trail at the Northern end of the Superior Trail where you’re more likely to encounter a moose or a wolf than another human being.


Cooper will be running the first two legs with me, on Thursday and Friday.  I relish the chance to run with my li’l nugget and am happy he will get out of the house for some exercise.

Cooper a couple weeks ago in the Baptism River.   Taking a break on his 18 mile training run.

Thank you to everyone that has donated.  Your contributions are appreciated very much and every little bit helps.  I am asking for another contribution – find at least one person in your life that might find it worthwhile to donate to St. Jude. I invite you to share my blog with them so they can get a sense of the Where’s Chris Scotch campaign and see if anything resonates with them.  The donation link directly to St. Jude is:



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