THE LUXURY SIDE OF ADVENTURE RACING!
For several days of the Primal Quest Badlands time-trial trip, the team was provided exceptional South Dakotan hospitality at Terry Peak Chalets. View You Tube Video The scout team, consisting of Don Mann (director), Chris Caul (course director), Rick Emerson (course designer), Randy Eriksen (trekking director), and Carl and Marlyce Davis (logistics support), enjoyed luxurious respite from their demanding course duties in this comfortable vacation home.
Course design is the most important stage of producing an event that lives up to the Primal Quest brand name, and a big part of this phase is the pre-running and timing of each leg of the 600-mile course. Every mile is tested by the PQ team to ensure competitors are realistically challenged and that the area’s finest points are showcased.
The location of the Terry Peak Chalets was perfect for early morning departures to various sections on the Primal Quest course. After long days scouting, the team was able to spread out and pour over course maps to plan the next day. Each of the chalets sleeps 14 and has all the amenities expected of a five star hotel, including fully-equipped kitchens, hot tubs, fireplaces, Wi-Fi, and so much more. It’s the perfect place for friends and family of PQ teams to stay to follow the race on the Internet and make day trips to the race course.