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History

History

From 2002 to today, Primal Quest continues to produce the most prestigious and arduous team challenge. It’s a brutal combination of ultra endurance sports combined with mental and emotional fatigue, in a trial of human powered adventure. Primal Quest is North America’s Premier Expedition adventure race that has been called one of the most difficult athletic events in the world and was cited as the most prestigious expedition event in North America.

8th Edition - British Columbia

History in the making as the next Edition heads north to sensational Squamish

8th Edition - British Columbia

2018

  • 7th Edition - Tahoe
    7th Edition - Tahoe

    11 Teams :: 411 Miles :: Aug 19 - 28th :: Primal Quest, seventh edition revisited Tahoe offering arguably the toughest challenge with over 95,000 ft of elevation and signature disciplinary sections :: RESULTS 1st GODZone (NZ), 2nd Bones (US), 3rd Journey (US)

  • 6th Edition - Badlands
    6th Edition - Badlands

    37 Teams :: 600 Miles :: June 21 - July 2nd :: The sixth edition included 126, 646 ft of elevation through the remote wilderness of South Dakota’s Badlands and Black Hills :: RESULTS 1st Sobe/Smartwool (NZ), 2nd Montrail (US), 3rd GoLite (US)

  • 5th Edition - Montana
    5th Edition - Montana

    70 Teams :: 500 Miles :: June 21 - July 2nd :: Primal Quest, fifth edition challenged with remote, steep terrain and over 100,000ft of elevation contrasted with raging white water :: RESULTS 1st Nike (US, 2nd Merrell/Zanfel (US), 3rd Bones (US)

  • 4th Edition - Utah
    4th Edition - Utah

    89 Teams :: 417 Miles :: June 24 - July 4th :: The fourth edition of Primal Quest demanded suffering with blistering temperatures through the desert with relentless conditions :: RESULTS 1st Nike Powerblade (US), 2nd GoLite Timberland (US), 3rd Merrell Wigwam (US)

  • 3rd Edition - Orcas Is.
    3rd Edition - Orcas Is.

    56 Teams :: 407 Miles :: Sept 19 - 28th :: The third edition transported adventurers to the dramatic Cascade Mountains in the challenging Pacific Northwest :: RESULTS 1st Nike ACG/Balance Bar (US), 2nd AROC (Aus), 3rd Seagate (NZ)

  • 2nd Edition - Tahoe
    2nd Edition - Tahoe

    80 Teams :: 457 Miles :: Sept 5 - 14th :: The second edition pitted 80 teams from around the world against the harsh but inspiring Sierra Nevada Mountains with Lake Tahoe as the stunning backdrop :: RESULTS 1st Nike ACG/Balance Bar (US), 2nd AROC (Aus), 3rd Seagate (NZ)

  • 1st Edition - Telluride
    1st Edition - Telluride

    62 Teams :: 250 Miles :: July 7 - 16th :: The premier Primal Quest marked the beginnings of North America’s most prestigious expedition adventure race. Hosted in the majestic & merciless Rocky Mountains of Colorado :: RESULTS 1st Sobe/Smartwool (NZ), 2nd Montrail (US), 3rd GoLite (US)