Marathon Stage 1
The morning started early as competitors had to pack up their tents, bags, and gear to start the Marathon Stage. Day 3 started with a Rebelle Enduro Challenge through the picturesque White Mountains to Silver Peak, Nevada. From there teams navigated their way south towards Goldfield, Nevada and the bizarre Car Forest of the International Church. The product of artists Chad Sorg and Mark Rippie, this roadside monument contains dozens of vehicles augured into the ground and used as a canvas for art.
After grabbing a couple CPs, there was a long transit via the highway to Dumont Dunes to bag more CPs. The women are camping unsupported for the night before venturing back into the dunes. Competition will resume at 7 AM, with live tracking at rebellerally.com/live-tracking.
What Is A Marathon Stage?
A Marathon Stage takes place over multiple days with minimal outside support (only fueling is allowed). The teams are required to carry all of their own camping gear and cook for themselves, without the luxuries of Base Camp. Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) substitute for Drew Deckman’s cuisine, but only for one night.