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Placings at Expedición Guaraní 2018

Congratulations goes to team Columbia Montrail, Jon Ander Arambalza, Nick Gracie, Camila Nicolau, and Guilherme Pahl on winning Expedición Guaraní and securing a spot to the AR World Championship in November. Jon Ander Arambalza said “After 81 hours and 35 minutes, we achieved our goal and crossed the finish line …

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Downhill to the Finish – Expedición Guaraní 2018

After their second two hour sleep of the race, Columbia Montrail have begun the penultimate leg of the race with a commanding lead of over 10 hours to the trailing French team Naturex.  The 75km downstream paddle to Puerto Cantera is estimated to take 14 hours and includes numerous rapids …

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CP18 Splits the Field in Paraguay

On the first night of racing at Expedición Guaraní an unforeseen split in the field has opened up at CP18.  This checkpoint on a sand island 10km off shore was predicted to be a key navigational point of the race with the potential to cause difficulties for teams.  In the …

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It’s a Race at Expedición Guaraní 2018

The third ARWS Qualifier of 2018 is now underway at Expedición Guaraní in Paraguay. A strong field of 28 teams are racing in the Expedition category which involves 10 legs and a total distance of 485km.   Two top ranked ARWS teams have made an early break on the field …

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Top 3 teams cross the finish line at XPD Bay of Fires

It’s been a tough few days for teams racing over a very challenging course in the XPD Bay of Fires 2018. The scenic course took teams from Australia and overseas over pristine and remote areas of North East Tasmania.  The arduous course involved navigating, mountain biking, trekking and paddling kayaks …

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Tri-Adventure Antelopes set to claim victory in XPD

Tri-Adventure Antelopes have secured an enormous lead and on their way to victory at XPD. The team rode the 115km mountain bike leg overnight through from the Carr Villa – Ben Lomond in the alpine region to Weldborough.  Deemed to be the most difficult bike leg of the race, the …

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XPD Teams tackle the terrain on Ben Lomond Alpine Plateau

The 43 km Castle Cary trek in Ben Lomond National Park was going to be tough.  First, there’s a scramble up the largest scree/boulder slope in Australia and then continue onto the exposed alpine plateau where there’s no clearly defined track, making navigation difficult.  The terrain is technical and slow …

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XPD Day 2 Tri-Adventure Antelopes race to trek Castle Carey

Tri Adventure Antelopes extended their lead at XPD Bay of Fires arriving at Avoca TA early this morning.  The team spent all the night in the cold conditions, paddling the 38km leg down the South Esk river in windy conditions. The team has had a seamless race, without any navigation …

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A wet and Wild Start to XPD Bay of Fires

Tasmania turned on a wet and wild start to the XPD Bay of Fires.  After a 2 hour ‘lock down’ to receive maps and course notes, teams made their final preparations for the ensuing 500km journey around North East Tasmania. A predicted weather front bringing rain and gale force winds …

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XPD Teams packed, checked and ready to go

Teams converged on St Helen’s HQ today for registration, competency and gear checks for XPD Bay of Fires. The expedition length race, which may see some teams out on course for up to 6.5 days, requires detailed team preparation.  In addition to packing boxes of food, bikes and gear, teams …

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Anticipation builds as teams arrive at XPD Bay of Fires

Anticipation is building as teams start arriving in St Helens, Tasmania for XPD 10th edition in the Bay of Fires.  XPD, the 2nd qualifier in 2018 in the Adventure Racing World Series, will see Australian and international teams competing to win and secure a berth in the World Adventure Racing …

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USA Bones Secures Ticket to Reunion Island

Team USA Bones were the victors at the first AR World Series Qualfiier of 2018 in Belize and have secured themselves a coveted spot to the AR World Championship 2018 on Reunion Island in November.  Team members included Roy Malone, Jen Segger, Aaron Rinn and Chad Spence. Team Captain Roy …

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USA Bones Out-Navigating Naturex

Team Naturex from France have shown they have the speed to outpace any team at the race, but it has been their many navigational hiccups that have allowed team USA Bones to finally jump into the lead going into the third night of racing at the Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge …

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Blistering down the Belize River

The first AR World Series Qualifier of 2018, the Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge in Belize is underway. 12 Teams set off in the blistering midday sun from the town of San Ignacio on a 35km canoe leg of class 1 moving water down the Belize River.  Teams were warned to …

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2018 Season Kicks off in Belize

The first AR World Series race of 2018 will kick off in Belize on the 24th Feb with the Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge. 15 Teams from around the world are now arriving at the Cahal Pech Resort in Belize to begin the pre-race preparations.  A number high profile AR World …

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AR World Championship 2018 La Réunion

Adventure Racing World Championship 2018 – La Réunion, France – PRESS RELEASE 19 Feb 2018 The Adventure RacingWorld Championship 2018 will take place in the heart of Reunion Island. For the second time in the AR World Championship history, Raid in France will be the organiser of the championship and this …

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Entries Open to ARWC 2018 Reunion Island

The date has now arrived and teams with an AR World Ranking can secure a highly sought after spot to the AR World Championship 2018 on Reunion Island.  Race Director Pascal Bahuaud said “We have been preparing the route for this race for many years and it is a dream …

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ARWS – Mandatory Equipment List Update 2018

The list of Mandatory items that teams must carry in AR World Series adventure races has now been updated and is in effect for the 2018 season.  The list is available at https://arworldseries.com/resources/ A number of equipment definitions have been updated and the first aid kit contents has been amended. In …

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