Metzger Outdoors Next Adventure Race Benefits Grace Go Encounter Trips

On June 1, 2013, Metzger Outdoors will be hosting the Vector Adventure Race at Salamonie River State Forest outside of Andrews, IN. The day’s events include a 5 a.m. race and a 9 a.m. race, both concluding at 1 p.m. The races will include canoeing, orienteering/hiking, mountain biking and surprise challenges. Entry fees directly support 2nd Mile Missions and Grace’s 2013 Go Encounter trips.

Racers must pre-register by May 26 and the mandatory gear list includes a mountain bike, canoe or kayak, (rentals available) and rugged clothes. Food, awards and door prizes will be provided for the day’s events. For more information and to register for the race, visit or contact Matt Metzger at 260-579-1505.

“Vector is going to be a spectacular event,” said Matt Metzger, owner of Metzger Outdoors. “Its location at Salamonie provides perfect terrain for an adventure race: lots of water, forest, unique topography and great facilities.”

Metzger Outdoors hosts adventure races to Kosciusko County and the surrounding area, also attracting racers from adjacent states of Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky to their unique, exciting events. Typically hosting one or two adventure races each year, Metzger Outdoors also hosts 5K runs, endurance runs, mountain bike rides and obstacle course races.

Go Encounter trips exist as a unique part of Grace’s general education core, allowing students the opportunity to take short-term trips to various countries throughout the year as one way to meet the cross-cultural field experience requirement at Grace College.

2nd Mile Missions has provided a children’s church, a soup kitchen, and an elementary school for over 500 children in the city. Working alongside a church in Bavaro, Dominican Republic, 2nd Mile Missions works to continue providing opportunities for children to grow spiritually and academically in order to help them break the cycle of poverty in their world.

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