Lofty expectations for Wildwood Games

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Monday, July 28, 2014

News 12 Sports

EVANS, GA-- The start of something great is coming to Wildwood Park.

For the endurance sports junkie, the Wildwood Games has a challenge for every kind of athlete.

After the success of the Ironman and other road races in Augusta, this marathon mountain bike and trail run is right up the CSRA's outdoor sports alley.

The race features a 62 or 32 mile mountain bike race for the hardcore athlete, or a 10 kilometer trail run for some of the beginners.

While this is just the start, Director of the Columbia County Visitors Bureau Randy DuTeau has lofty expectations for the future.

"It's a great opportunity to bring people together that are like-minded. Also, people that enjoy the outdoors and get a little sweat and competition in. There's no reason to believe that five years down the road we can't be the premiere regional sports festival," DuTeau said.

The Wildwood Games will be primer to Columbia County hosting the USA Marathon Mountain Bike Nationals next year. The outdoor event is set for August 23-24.

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