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Welcome to the Green River Games 2014

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According to journalist Christine Boush, “The Green River Games competitors face a daunting race because the event combines whitewater kayaking, mountain-biking and trail-running. Typically, according to Boush, “The daunting amount of discipline and training necessary to compete in an endurance race such as a triathlon, biathlon or marathon is beyond the purview of enjoyable or even desirable for most individuals.”

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However, the Green River Games is not your “typical” racing event in Boush’s estimation. “Competitors in Green River Games' Sierra Nevada Silverback this Saturday, Sept. 6, will face an even greater challenge in an event that combines the extreme sports of whitewater kayaking, mountain-biking and trail-running for a grueling race with high-stake consequences.”

John Grace, one of the organizers of the annual event agrees. “You risk crashing during the Class V kayaking section, then go straight to a very hard mountain biking course and then have to trail-run that same terrain to finish. “ I would say it is an endurance race that forces you to constantly stay on your toes and it's no joke.”

Taking place September 5-7th, 2014 the Green River Games is a multi-sport competition and outdoor festival based around the infamous Green River Gorge. Biking, kayaking, running, stand up paddling, and beer…what could be better? The following is a detail schedule of events including The Green River Festival taking place in Saluda, North Carolina following the race.

SCHEDULE

Friday September 5th, 2014
1:00PM Registration opens at THE GORGE
6:00PM Registration Closes

Saturday September 6th, 2014
6:30AM Registration opens at Wilderness Cove
8:00AM OSKAR BLUES ENDURO
11:00AM THE SILVERBACK (kayak,mt bike, run)
11:00AM BRIDGE TO BRIDGE
1:00PM MOUNTAIN SUP RACE
1:00PM UPPER GREEN RACE
2:30PM Registration Closes at Wilderness Cove
4:00PM-10:00PM GREEN RIVER FESTIVAL in downtown Saluda

Sunday, September 7th 2014
6:30AM Registration opens at Wilderness Cove
8:00AM BIG HUNGRY 1/2 MARATHON
9:00AM BIG HUNGRY 10K

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