It’s not so new anymore t he sport of Adventure Racing, but it’s growing at a phenomenal
rate. Daily we hear of mixed challenges which has caused the sport to grow extraordinarily. Adventure Racing is one of the
few sports where just completing a race is often considered a triumph. Another driving factor in Adventure racing is the emphasis
that is placed on teamwork, rather than individual achievement.
is believed that the two-day Karrimor International Mountain
Marathon, first held in 1968, established itself as the landmark of adventure
racing. The Karrimor Marathon required two-person teams to traverse mountainous terrain while carrying all the supplies required
to support themselves through the double-length marathon run.
This year’s Adventure
World Race is scheduled for 8 - 18 November 2016, will take teams representing over 30 countries on a 600km journey through
the Shoalhaven region of New South Wales (NSW), Australia. The winning team is estimated to complete the nonstop, unsupported
course of trekking, mountain biking, kayaking and navigation in 4.5 days. The event will be a straight out linear race, no
mandatory stops, no dark zones, no optional controls - pure adventure racing at its best!
NAME: XPD EXPEDITION RACE (Hosting the AR World Championship 2016)
DATES: 8 - 18 November 2016
DISCIPLINES: Mountain Bike, Trail
Run/ Trek, River/ Ocean Kayak, Ropes, Navigation
DISTANCE: 550 - 600 km
WINNING TIME: 4.5 days (108 hours)
COURSE OPEN: 8 days (192 hours)
CATEGORIES: ARWS Mixed Teams 4, Male Teams 4, Female Teams 4
TEAM LIMIT: 80
WATERCRAFT: Kayaks provided
MANDATORY EQUIPMENT: YES - uses the ARWS standard
RULES: YES - uses the ARWS standard rules
QUALIFIER: 1st Place receives free entry/ 2nd Place guaranteed
spot to ARWC/ 1st all national team guaranteed spot to ARWC
PRIZE MONEY: TBC
OTHER PRIZES: Sponsor products
ENTRY FEE: Early - Standard - $7,990 AUD (approx $5,700 USD or 5,000 Euro)
Adventure Racing World Championship will
make its way to the United States,Wyoming in the summer of 2017 when the country hosts its first Adventure Racing World Championship.
“It’s a very big deal,” said Margo Harris,
communications director for Rev3 Adventure, the race company tasked with organizing the event.
For the past three years, Wyoming has been the only state in the U.S. for racers to qualify
for the Adventure Racing World Championship via the Cameco Cowboy Tough. The 400-mile race is one of the contests that make up the Adventure Racing World Series.
Adventure racing is as you expect a relatively expensive sport in that it requires not only an entrance fee, but you
have to be up to date with techniques, equipment and prepared to travel long distances. Some adventure races include equipment
and accommodation as a complete package. It must be worth it, these types of events sell out within minutes when published.
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