What is Adventure racing

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Breath Magazine


What is Adventure racing? Is the ultimate race of human endurance. Teams of four atheletes race non stop, day and night through courses up 800 km in length. Each course is a unique journey, including legs of mountain biking, trail running, kayaking and rope work. Teams must navigate using map and compass through remote wilderness checkpoints. They battle not only other teams, but extreme fatigue, sleep deprivation and unpredictable weather. If one team member quits, the entire team is unclassified. Often just reaching the finish line is a victory.

AR World Series races are the pinnacle of all adventure races and are held across the far reaches of the globe. The AR World Series unites in competition the world’s best endurance athletes at premier Qualifier events around the globe. The top two teams from each of these races gain a coveted position on the start line of the annual pinnacle of the sport, the Adventure Racing World Championship ARWC.

Each international Qualifier event of the AR World Series sets a unique course to test mixed teams of four, for up to 10 days. Courses are kept secret until just before the start.

The ARWC2014 is held in Ecuador from 7 to 17 of November.



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