Siege on Fort Yargo

I photographed the Siege on Fort Yargo Adventure Race at Fort Yargo State Park in Winder for the Barrow Patch on Saturday June 4, 2011. 52 teams consisting of close to 150 competitors ran, biked and paddled their way through 20 miles of the park. The race, organized by the TrailBlazer Adventure Racing Club, has been running for the past seven years. These are my favorite images from the race.

Meredith Markwell from Team Roc Gear is the first racer out of the water during the first leg of the Siege on Fort Yargo Adventure Race in Winder on Saturday June 4, 2011. The race, consisting of close to 150 people in 52 teams had racers running, biking and paddling almost 20 miles around Fort Yargo.

Meisha and John Carey exit the water carrying their inflatable rafts as they head for the next leg of the Siege on Fort Yargo Adventure Race in Winder on Saturday June 4, 2011. The race, consisting of close to 150 people in 52 teams had racers running, biking and paddling almost 20 miles around Fort Yargo.

Nathan and Scarlett Fuller grab their passport for the next leg of the Siege on Fort Yargo Adventure Race in Winder on Saturday June 4, 2011. The race, consisting of close to 150 people in 52 teams had racers running, biking and paddling almost 20 miles around Fort Yargo.

Curtis Swisher, right, gets ready for the next leg of the Siege on Fort Yargo Adventure Race after completing the initial paddling section on Saturday June 4, 2011.

Allen Morris, Katie Wright and Matt Sweeney from the Jukebox Heroes team start the bike portion of the Siege on Fort Yargo Adventure Race in Winder on Saturday June 4, 2011. The race, consisting of close to 150 people in 52 teams had racers running, biking and paddling almost 20 miles around Fort Yargo.

Racers bike along the power lines at Fort Yargo State Park during the Siege on Fort Yargo Adventure Race in Winder on Saturday June 4, 2011.

Teammates Tim Mooney, Terry Tippins and Greg Adams carry their inflatable rafts down the trail during the trekking portion of the Siege on Fort Yargo Adventure Race in Winder on Saturday June 4, 2011.

Greg Collins checks his map before entering the lake at Fort Yargo State Park during the Siege on Fort Yargo Adventure Race in Winder on Saturday June 4, 2011. The race, consisting of close to 150 people in 52 teams had racers running, biking and paddling almost 20 miles around Fort Yargo.

Teams wade into the lake at Fort Yargo State Park as they compete in the Siege on Fort Yargo Adventure Race in Winder on Saturday June 4, 2011. The race, consisting of close to 150 people in 52 teams had racers running, biking and paddling almost 20 miles around Fort Yargo.

John French from the Tarheel Bread team pops a wheelie on the trail during the Siege on Fort Yargo Adventure Race in Winder on Saturday June 4, 2011. The race, consisting of close to 150 people in 52 teams had racers running, biking and paddling almost 20 miles around Fort Yargo.

Josh Handyside runs down the trail carrying his inflatable raft as he competes in the Siege on Fort Yargo Adventure Race in Winder on June 4, 2011. The race, consisting of close to 150 people in 52 teams had racers running, biking and paddling almost 20 miles around Fort Yargo.

Manreet Singh hustles around a curve in the trail during the biking portion of the Siege on Fort Yargo Adventure Race in Winder on Saturday June 4, 2011. The race, consisting of close to 150 people in 52 teams had racers running, biking and paddling almost 20 miles around Fort Yargo.

Sam Council leads his three person team up the bike trail during the Siege on Fort Yargo Adventure Race in Winder on Saturday June 4, 2011. The race, consisting of close to 150 people in 52 teams had racers running, biking and paddling almost 20 miles around Fort Yargo.

Dylan Forester climbs the rope ladder to get the final punch in his team's passport as his teammates hold it steady during the Siege on Fort Yargo Adventure Race in Winder on Saturday June 4, 2011. The race, consisting of close to 150 people in 52 teams had racers running, biking and paddling almost 20 miles around the state park.

Michael Sklar climbs a rope ladder to get the last punch in his passport before transitioning onto the next leg of the Siege on Fort Yargo Adventure Race in Winder on Saturday June 4, 2011. The race, consisting of close to 150 people in 52 teams had racers running, biking and paddling almost 20 miles around Fort Yargo.

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