MOD 022: Get Addicted to Adventure with Michelle Faucher

Merchants of Dirt Episode #22

Michelle Faucher and I walk step-by-step through her latest adventure race planning and learn what goes into directing the Brake the Habit adventure race.

Interview with Michelle Faucher

Adventure racing is one of those sports that is really a bunch of sports all wrapped into one big sport.

It’s like an off-road triathlon in the woods, but with canoes… and orienteering… and maps… and you get to decide the course.


Adventure racing is really NOT like triathlon at all! So how would you ever go about building one of these races?

I get a chance to talk a little Adventure Racing 101 with Michelle Faucher, Founder and Executive Director of Adventure Addicts Racing.

There are a lot of reasons to want to pay attention to what Michelle and Adventure Addicts Racing is doing.

AAR currently produces not one but four Adventure Races a year — probably THE toughest formats to build in off-road racing.

And if that wasn’t tough enough, they are involved in hosting this year’s XTERRA Charlottesville.

Michelle is also the ONLY race promoters in the United States to produce an Women Only Adventure Race — called The Buff Betty! You can find out all about these epic races over at

Michelle gets into all of this and more!

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Kyle Bondo
Kyle Bondo is a thinker, podcaster, author, and creative strategy dragon seeking to make a small dent in the universe. He is the founder of Reckoneer, host of the Merchants of Dirt and Get Lost Racing podcasts, and an avid mountain biker and adventure racer.
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