Primal Quest was an expedition-length 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. The race once featured the largest prize purse in adventure racing. Each race lasted up to ten days, with winning teams completing the course in approximately six days. Each team was required to have four members and were co-ed.
Each team was required to carry a GPS monitoring device allowing race organizers and spectators to track each team real-time via the Internet on the Primal Quest website. This device does not offer any navigational assistance to the teams. In an emergency, the teams can use the tracking devices to signal for help.
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