L to R: Peter Jolles - Course Director of Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing, Mayor Tim Burchett, County Commissioner Mike Brown, Mayor Madeline Rogero, Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis, Carol Evans - Director of Legacy Parks, and City Councilman Finbarr Saunders. (The Herald/ Submitted Photo)

L to R: Peter Jolles – Course Director of Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing, Mayor Tim Burchett, County Commissioner Mike Brown, Mayor Madeline Rogero, Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis, Carol Evans – Director of Legacy Parks, and City Councilman Finbarr Saunders. (The Herald/ Submitted Photo)

SOUTH KNOXVILLE- Officials with Legacy Parks Foundation, the City of Knoxville and Knox County Government announced June 11 as many as 200 of the best adventure racers in North America will come together in South Knoxville to make use of the urban wilderness of the community.

Slated for Oct. 10 through Oct. 12, the 2013 Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing Championship is the nation’s largest competitive adventure racing series with sanctioned events and six divisions across the country.

Checkpoint Tracker boasts the largest online community of active adventure racers in North America with more than 10,000 active members.

“When we met with Legacy Parks Foundation, the State of Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Ackermann PR and therefore saw what Knoxville had to offer, we knew we’d found exactly what we were looking for as the ideal host city for our 2013 championship,” said President of Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing Paul Angell. “Knoxville offers the amenities, accommodations and quick access to the terrain that we need, and provides a compelling urban setting for a fun, high-energy, outdoor event.”

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