General entries to the AR World Championship 2016 went even faster than predicted, taking just 15 minutes to fill the available positions.
ARWS Director Craig Bycroft said “The last AR World Championship in Australia was the biggest race in the history of the AR World Series with 79 teams racing, this championship is likely to surpass 2011.”
In the tradition of Adventure Racing, elite and novice teams race shoulder to shoulder on the same course. With General Entries filled, the focus will now shift to the teams securing a world championship berth through the ARWS Qualification races around the world this year.
Christian Ericsson from team Sweden Out North waited until midnight to submit his team entry, then realised a miss calculation of time and had to wait until 1am. Christian wrote “AR is a bit about staying up all night, so I guess I can consider it training”
Current team list can be found at http://www.geocentricoutdoors.com.au/home/team/fullteamlist.aspx?eventID=110
Full list of Qualifier races can be found at http://www.arworldseries.com/calendar.htm
The XPD Expedition Race, host of the 2016 AR World Championship, will see teams of four athletes racing non-stop over a 600km course of mountain biking, trekking and kayaking.
More information visit www.xpd.com.au or contact Craig Bycroft on 0419 427 244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
High Res Media images can be found at http://www.xpd.com.au/mediaph.htm.
AR World Championship 2016 – XPD As Much an Expedition as a Race.
Photos Credit James Pitman.