Epic River, a leading provider of software, data, and process consulting for hospital and financial institutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement to become a co-title sponsor of Team MONARX, an expedition adventure racing team.
“Adventure racing takes incredible teamwork, perseverance, thoughtful strategy and passion which are all characteristics exemplified by our team,” said Jeff Grobaski, one of Epic River’s Senior Partners. “We’re excited to watch them compete and know they will represent our brand well.”
Team MONARX’s first race under this sponsorship will be in New Zealand during the first week of April. Internationally recognized as one of the toughest adventure races in the world, this year’s GODZone race will be held in the Tasman region on the south island. Among the nearly 300 elite athletes competing in the seven day non-stop race are Colorado residents Olof Heberg, Whitney Hedberg, Scott Mead and Erik Sanders who make up Team MONARX.
“We are delighted to have formed a relationship with Epic River, who is well known locally for bringing together banks and medical providers to support our community.” Mead stated. “In the same manner this sponsorship helps provide much of the gear and financial support needed for us to be competitive on the world stage. Without it, our team would be at a substantial disadvantage.”
Expedition adventure racing is a grueling, multi-day, multi-discipline sport involving non-stop, unsupported racing on an unmarked course with co-ed teams of four. The GODZone race is nearly 350 miles in length, will test the teams with over 30,000 feet of elevation gain, and will last for up to seven days. This year’s race will involve sea kayaking, mountain biking, orienteering, whitewater kayaking, and mountain trekking. A high level of proficiency, competence and fitness will be required to successfully negotiate the course in its entirety. Checkpoints are be placed in positions that will create difficult navigation and route decisions, which adds a strategic element to event.
Team MONARX’s roster for this race includes substantial experience on the national and international circuits which includes multiple race victories, a national title, and competition in multiple ARWS World Championship events. “We hope our prior experience will pay off with a good finishing result in GODZone,” said Mead.
"With Team MONARX being only one of five US-based teams competing among 69 other teams, we are honored to have formed this relationship and to sponsor such a contending team," said Grobaski.
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