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August, 2019

  • 12 August

    Follow Itera Scotland Adventure Race LIVE – Starting 13th August 2019

    Follow Itera Scotland Adventure Race live at http://live.opentracking.co.uk/itera19/ Social Media coverage by the race organiser at https://www.facebook.com/openadventure/ and https://twitter.com/openadventure Other coverage available at: Sleepmonsters Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SleepMonsters/ Sleepmonsters.com – https://www.sleepmonsters.com

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  • 6 August

    ITERA Welcomes Teams to Inverness and Scotland’s Wild North

     The ITERA expedition adventure race is preparing to welcome teams from around the world to the city of Inverness and the Scottish Highlands.  Thirty seven teams of 4, from 12 nations and 4 continents, will be on the start line on August 12th.  However, until the day before the start …

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July, 2019

  • 28 July

    Swedish Teams Dominate Nordic Islands Adventure Race

    Swedish teams have always featured among the elite of Adventure Racing (one year there were 4 Swedish teams in the top 6 at the World Championships), so it’s fitting to see a Swedish expedition race in the AR World Series. The Nordic Islands Adventure Race was launched in 2018 and …

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  • 13 July

    Follow Nordic Islands Adventure Race LIVE – Starting 13th July 2019

    Follow Nordic Islands Adventure Race live at https://raceplay.se/event?eventid=47 Social Media coverage by the race organiser at https://www.facebook.com/nordicislandsadventurerace/ and https://www.instagram.com/nordicislandsar/ Other coverage available at: NIAR Website – https://niargames.com Sleepmonsters Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SleepMonsters/ Sleepmonsters.com – https://www.sleepmonsters.com

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  • 11 July

    Refereeing The AR World Series – It’s A Tough Job, But Someone Has To Do It!

    Who’d be a referee?  It’s a tough job taking sides, having every decision questioned and taking abuse from the crowds … but in World Series Adventure Racing it’s not like that, not at all.  There’s no crowd to win over, no sides either, and the teams being adjudicated are generally …

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June, 2019

  • 17 June

    The Magic and Myth of Huairasinchi

    The Huairasinchi expedition adventure race in Ecuador is one of the longest established races of its kind in the world, it’s one of the hardest, and it’s one which teams return to again and again. This year’s race was the 16th edition and was round 5 of the 2019 Adventure …

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  • 9 June

    Follow Huairasinchi Ecuador LIVE – Starting 10th June 2019

    Follow Huairasinchi Ecuador live at https://raceplay.se/event?eventid=43  Social Media coverage by the race organiser at https://www.facebook.com/Huairasinchi/ and https://www.instagram.com/huairasinchi/ Other coverage available at: AR Live Coverage Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/arlivecoverage/ Sleepmonsters Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SleepMonsters/ Sleepmonsters.com – https://www.sleepmonsters.com

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  • 7 June

    Last two weeks to enter the Nordic Islands Adventure Race “Valhalla”

    6.6.2019 For immediate release In July 11.-21. Nordic Islands Adventure Race “Valhalla” will take its competitors on an epic 700km journey from Åre in Sweden to Ålesund in Norway.  Along the way, athletes will cross the international border, Scandinavian mountain range, countless gorgeous valleys as well as number of truly …

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  • 5 June

    XPD Australia 2020 Announced – Cape York “Rivers of Gold”

    The 2020 edition of the XPD Expedition Race is themed “Rivers of Gold”.  Adventure racing teams from Australia and around the world will step back in time to follow the legendary 1870s Cape York gold rush of the Palmer and Hodgkinson Rivers.  This gold rush was described as “one of …

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  • 2 June

    New Adventure Racing World Series Rankings Released

    The latest Adventure Racing World Series rankings are now out with the inclusion of points from the 4 races which have taken place so far this year.   During Expedition India, Expedicion Guarani (Paraguay), Expedition Oregon (USA) and Raid Gallaecia (Spain) teams from all around the world have raced over …

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May, 2019

  • 22 May

    Team Yeti Of Denmark Win Raid Gallaecia

    Raid Gallaecia takes place every two years, but it is definitely worth waiting for and this year the victors were the first ever Danish team to win an Adventure Racing World Series race. After racing through 3 nights with only a few hours of sleep, paddling white water rapids and …

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  • 21 May

    ITERA Attracts Internationals To The Scottish Highlands

     For immediate release Organising and marketing an expedition adventure race requires imagination and skill, a willingness to take risks, and faith in your ability to put the right package together to attract enough teams.  It’s a blend Open Adventure have been working on for over a decade, and the entry …

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  • 11 May

    Follow Raid Gallaecia LIVE 12-18 May 2019

    Follow Raid Gallaecia live at https://tracktherace.com/en/raid-gallaecia-2019/live Social Media coverage by the race organiser at https://www.facebook.com/RaidGallaeciaExpeditionRace/ and https://www.instagram.com/raidgallaecia/ Race and team Information available at https://tracktherace.com/en/raid-gallaecia-2019/live/players Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bendracing/ Other coverage from https://www.facebook.com/arlivecoverage/ and https://www.facebook.com/SleepMonsters/

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  • 8 May

    The Adventure Racing World Championships 2019 in Sri Lanka Cancelled

    The Easter terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka were both shocking and horrific. The huge loss of life suffered in bombed churches and hotels and the subsequent instability within the country have, of necessity, forced a reassessment of any visits to the country.  One consequence of the attacks is the decision …

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  • 2 May

    Raid Gallaecia – Better Every Time

    For Immediate Release Adventure Racing teams know they can never have a perfect expedition race because over several days and many disciplines there is always something which could be improved.  Sometimes it is just luck with weather or equipment which could have favoured them rather than hindered them, and it …

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  • 2 May

    Adventure On The Oregon Trail

    With adventure racers of the calibre of Jason and Chelsey Magness as Race Directors, the Oregon wilderness to set a course in and the competition of international teams from an AR World Series race there were high hopes of Expedition Oregon, and it delivered. The race was a demonstration event …

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April, 2019

  • 30 April

    Malaysia to Host ARWS Demonstration Race This October

    For Immediate Release The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, also known as the Supreme Head or the King of Malaysia, officiated and acknowledged the Adventure Race ( AR ) World Series Malaysia during the 100th Anniversary celebration of Fraser Hill ( a mountain resort in the state of Pahang ).  The AR …

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  • 26 April

    Follow Expedition Oregon live – 25-28 April 2019

    Follow Expedition Oregon live at http://live.enabledtracking.com/xpdor19/ Social Media coverage by the race organiser at https://www.facebook.com/BendRacing/ Race and team Information available at https://www.bendracing.com/expedition-oregon Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bendracing/ Other coverage from https://www.facebook.com/arlivecoverage/ and https://www.facebook.com/SleepMonsters/ and https://www.facebook.com/randy.ericksen Photo: Honza Zac Photographer

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  • 15 April

    Expedicion Guarani – A Warm Welcome and a Tough Challenge

    Expedicion Guarani in Paraguay was the second Adventure Racing World Series event of 2019, and it was also the toughest in the 5 year history of this South American expedition race.  The race winners were Team Columbia Vidaraid (Brazil) and after a faultless race they completed an epic 27 hour …

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  • 2 April

    Follow Expedicion Guarani Live – 2-6 April 2019

    Follow Expedicion Guarani live at https://raceplay.se/event?eventid=37 Social Media coverage https://www.facebook.com/expedicionguarani/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/expedicionguaranipy/  

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  • 1 April

    Expedition India – An Incredible Adventure

    Expedition India – An Incredible Adventure The 2019 Adventure Racing World Series started on a high when Expedition India took place last week in the Himalayan foothills. The race began in Manali with teams setting off on their mountain bikes in freezing conditions between high banks of snow, and finished …

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March, 2019

  • 23 March

    Follow Expedition India Live – 23-31 March 2019

    Follow Expedition India live at http://www.kinetic-events.live Social Media coverage at https://www.facebook.com/XPDINDIA and https://www.instagram.com/ar.india/ Photo: Terence Vrugtman

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  • 18 March

    ITERA – A Highland Journey in the Making

    For immediate release 12/03/2019 Teams from all over the world will arrive in Inverness in August for the ITERA, an extraordinary 5 day non-stop expedition adventure race. Trekking, kayaking, climbing, canyoning and mountain biking through the magnificent scenery of the Scottish Highlands is the main attraction of course, and so is …

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  • 1 March

    Worlds Best Set Sights on Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka has been a huge drawcard with teams from France, United Kingdom, South Africa, Czech Republic, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Ecuador, China, Japan, Ireland, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium and USA signing up for the AR World Championship 2019. In addition to the worlds best, there is an unprecedented …

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February, 2019

  • 28 February

    Inspiration and Adventure in Gallaecia

    Raid Gallaecia takes place this May from the port of Viveiro, a town which has a great maritime heritage.  It is a place with a spirit of adventure too and that is epitomised by the race Patron Ramón Blanco. Born in the nearby village of Ourol, just 10k from Viveiro, …

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  • 14 February

    Entries are now open for the Adventure Racing World Championship 2019 in Sri Lanka!

        The first round of 30 entries the the AR World Championship 2019 in Sri Lanka are now open! Click here to enter. Round 1 is open online for one week from 15-21st February exclusively to teams holding an AR World Series Ranking.  These teams are listed at https://arworldseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/AR-World-Series-Rankings-Start-Cycle-26.pdf …

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  • 5 February

    Piecing Together The Adventure Racing World Championships in Sri Lanka

    The Adventure Racing World Championship will be held in Sri Lanka in December this year. It is the first time this prestigious international event has been held in Asia, and when entries open on February 15th teams from all around the world will begin their journey to this vibrant and …

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  • 1 February

    ITERA Brings Expedition Adventure Racing Back To The Scottish Highlands

      The Scottish Highlands are one of Europe’s great wilderness areas and a natural location for a full scale expedition adventure race, an event which covers long distances, includes multiple disciplines and where teams of 4 race unsupported and non-stop over 4 or 5 days.  Now Open Adventure, the UK’s …

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January, 2019

  • 18 January

    Raid Gallaecia Welcomes You to Spain’s Wild West

     For Immediate Release After a two year wait one the most popular races in the Adventure Racing World Series returns with the 4th edition of Raid Gallaecia taking place from May 11th to 19th. The venue this time will be the coastal fishing port of Viveiro in the province of …

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  • 15 January

    Your Chance to Race in the Mountains of the Gods

    Press Release – Expedition India: Since its launch at the last AR World Championships excitement has been building about the newest race in the AR World Series – Expedition India! It is the first ARWS race of the year (starting March 20th) and is a rare chance to race in …

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  • 7 January

    Teams Prepare For the Adventure Race World Championships in Sri Lanka

    Press Release – 8 January 2019 The Adventure Racing World Championships will be held in Sri Lanka in December this year and ahead of entries opening in February teams are preparing for the most competitive and high profile expedition adventure race of the year, and the opportunity to visit a …

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December, 2018

  • 14 December

    Press Release Adventure Race Croatia

    Press Release Adventure Race Croatia This year Adventure Race Croatia (ARC) presented teams with the new demonstration race in the ARWS calendar and it turned out to be a big success. 20 teams from 11 countries covered over 300 kilometers of variable terrain in Zadar region and got to experience …

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  • 13 December

    AR World Series Offers Worldwide Adventure

    There is nothing else quite like the Adventure Racing World Series (ARWS). It combines travel, adventure, camaraderie and competition in a yearlong sporting competition which seeks out bucket list destinations and on arrival takes the competing teams to hidden locations which tourists, and even the locals, never get to see. …

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  • 10 December

    Press Release for Expedition India

    Photos: Adventure Life Media Services Kinetic Events India are very excited and proud to announce the second edition of  Expedition India, to be held in the area of Himachal Pradesh in India from 20 to 31 March 2019.  In 2017 Kinetic Events hosted the first Expedition India in Kashmir and …

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  • 3 December

    AR World Rankings Released – December 2018

    New Zealand Avaya are on top of the world holding a simultaneous AR World Number 1 ranking and the AR World Championship 2018 title.  This champion team secured victory at the recent AR World Championship on Reunion Island and with that, another cycle with the world’s top ranking.  Avaya have …

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November, 2018

  • 17 November

    The 2018 AR World Championships on Reunion Island Comes to a Close

    Author : Press Release The closing ceremonies for a remarkable 8 days of racing on Reunion Island took place at Village de Corail tonight. The beach side holiday village has served as a spacious and relaxed race HQ for the event and accommodated everyone, so it was only a short …

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  • 17 November

    All Roads Lead to the Finish

    Author : Rob Howard The last few days of bad weather on the Volcano have made the end of the race particularly hard for the teams at the back of the course.  All those I’ve spoken to have told me of the constant drenching rain and cold conditions, and the …

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  • 14 November

    Czech Republic and Estonia Take 4th and 5th

    Author : Rob Howard The 4th team to cross the finish line at this year’s AR World Champs was ‘Black Hill Salomon Opava Net’ from the Czech Republic, finishing in a time of 132 hours 45 minutes.  They ran across the line at Village de Corail just after dark, holding …

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  • 13 November

    A Sprint Finish After 120 Hours of Racing

    Author : Rob Howard You wouldn’t think it’s likely to have a sprint finish in an expedition adventure race, not after 5 days of brutal racing, on a 460km course, but it keeps happening, and it’s just happened again here at the AR World Champs on Reunion Island. Incredibly team …

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  • 13 November

    New Zealand Avaya – Champions Again!

    Author : Rob Howard They said they were here to have fun and explore Reunion and that the result was secondary, that they had their doubts and were not confident, and expected to be caught at any time by the good teams chasing them. Yet, in the end, the result …

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  • 12 November

    Lost in the Land of the Volcano

    Author : Rob Howard All of the action on day 4 took place on the East Coast of Reunion, but in some very different locations as the field spread out.  The leaders followed the coast southwards to the land of the volcano and they are now a day (or maybe …

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  • 11 November

    Chasing Shadows in the Canyons

    Author : Rob Howard Teams slow down in the dark, but if it’s a Dark Zone they have to stop altogether as its deemed unsafe to continue.  So beating the dark zone on the second stage of the race, pack rafting and trekking in the canyons that sweep down to …

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  • 9 November

    Make Or Break Day Tomorrow For Teams at the AR World Championship

    Loosing mere minutes may have devastating consequences tomorrow. After an epic first leg of 106kms of mountain hiking and nearly 8000m of elevation gain, top teams are preparing for a sprint tomorrow. They must beat a second dark zone if they hope to remain in the top bunch and in …

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  • 9 November

    Frantic First Night ARWC 2018

    Author : Rob Howard – Night Stop at the Pool With teams running well ahead of the predicted fastest times the leaders arrived at CP4, at the swimming pool in the town of Cilaos before midnight.   First in were FRA – 400 team Naturex looking strong and composed, though the …

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  • 8 November

    Straight Off The Track

    Author : Rob Howard Follow teams at http://live.arworldseries.com/arwc18/ Speaking before the start Nathan Fa’avae of defending champions Avaya, said, “It is strange not having the maps but Chris will pick our route to the first checkpoint and we’ll head straight off and try to catch those ahead of us. It’s up …

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  • 7 November

    Hot Wheels and High Fives – The Prologue

    by Rob Howard As teams approached the village of Hell Bourg, the venue for the start and prologue they got their first real look at the vertiginous scenery of Reunion.  The buses took them up switchbacks into the mountains with vertical green walls studded with waterfalls either side of them  …

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  • 7 November

    Exploration and Magic – The Race Director’s View

    by Rob Howard I took the opportunity to talk to Race Director Pascal Bahuaud this morning in the race office, while all around us the Raid in France staff we’re busy about their tasks in a buzzing race office. The day before a race it is rare to be able …

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  • 7 November

    Champions And Contenders For The World Title

    by Rob Howard The team list for ARWC 2018-Reunion has 64 names on it. Some are there for the experience, some have won a place as a World Series race winner this year, others are contenders for a top 20, top 10, top 5 or podium place. They’ll have their …

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  • 2 November

    How to watch the action at the AR World Championship 2018

    Don’t miss any of the action at the AR World Championship 2018 on Reunion Island.  Teams are arriving on the island now and the race starts on the 8th November. Live tracking at: http://live.arworldseries.com/ will keep you up to date with exactly where teams are during the race.  The site …

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  • 2 November

    ’l’île Intense’Welcomes The Adventure Racing World Championships

    In an expedition adventure race the competitors cram in so many intense experiences and emotions they lose track of time completely, the outside world is forgotten, and their immediate surroundings and team mates are all that matter. They are face to face with nature and in the moment … for …

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