The Strong Machine Development Squad is a new program launching in 2020 that will seek bring new racers into the sport of adventure racing.
Team members receive:
Applications are now being accepted. apply by sending an email to StrongMachineAR@gmail.com with information about your background (your choice on what you want to include) and why you want to be a part of the squad. We'll select 8-12 participants for our inaugural development squad by the end of January 2020. Strong preference given to those new to adventure racing and people from New England.
Team Captains (pictured left to right):
Racing since 2018, Emily is in it for the team and the snacks. She firmly believes homemade chocolate chip cookies and Italian sandwiches should be included in all races' mandatory gear list.
David has been an adventure racer Since 2016, with past experience as a weekend warrior. The thrill of getting lost outdoors quickly became addictive and shortly after his first 8-hour race at Strong Machine's Maine Summer Adventure Race, David found himself in Australia with his older brother and two strangers for the brutal 40 hours Wildside Adventure Race. David has now completed six adventure races, with three of them 24-30 hours in length. 2020 will be a challenging year with two "are you crazy?" level expeditions.
Elyse is a newly-minted adventure racer with finishes at the Green Mountain Adventure Racing Association Frigid Infliction and Bitter Pill, as well as the Wildlands Adventure Challenge.
Jeff served as the official photographer for the Maine Summer Adventure Race until jumping into the sport himself in 2018. Since then, he's competed in several events hosted by Rootstock Racing and Strong Machine Adventure Racing, including the 2019 Maine Summer Adventure Race and Wildlands Adventure Challenge.