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Swedish Armed Forces Adventure Team Claim Nail Biting Victory at NIAR

Swedish Armed Forces Adventure Team (SAFAT) have claimed a nail biting victory at the inaugural Nordic Islands Adventure Race.  Team members Johan Hasselmark, Emil Dahlqvist, Malin Hjalmarsson and Samuel Clark crossed the finish line in Turku, Finland just before midnight on 15th August 2018.   However, at this critical juncture …

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The Twilight Zone

Aside from the elite teams, or maybe they hide it better, the twilight zone is that period of the race where most expedition racers are at their lowest, seeing only darkness ahead.  Every muscle hurts, sleep deprivation has it’s claws firmly attached and they begin asking themselves why they are …

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The Vikings set forth – NIAR 2018

The Nordic Islands Adventure Race 2018 is now underway and in the spirit of the Vikings teams set forth from Stockholm, Sweden on an epic 600+km journey taking them through the Åland archipelago to Finland.  Watch the teams live at http://live.arworldseries.com/niar18/   The race began with a spectacular abseil off …

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NIAR Pre Race Preparations – Nordic Style

23 teams have arrived at race HQ in downtown Stockholm to complete registration and checks prior to embarking on a 600+km Adventure Racing World Series expedition race called the Nordic Islands Adventure Race. HQ is set in the outdoor adventure themed hotel called “Downtown Camper by Scandic” where all of …

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The World’s Best Adventure Racers Head For Reunion Island

Released by https://www.sleepmonsters.com/ and Raid in France Reunion Island will welcome the Adventure Racing World Championship (ARWC) 2018 from November 4th to 16th.  This exceptional event, organized in France for the second time, will welcome 65 international teams from 21 nations to a spectacular start line on the Indian Ocean Island (a …

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Racing In the Patagonian Landscape Least Travelled

Press Release https://www.sleepmonsters.com/news.php?article_id=6325 The impressive and varied mountain landscapes of Patagonia have attracted expedition adventure races in the past, in both Chile and Argentina, but none have visited the region of North Neuquén, which will host this year’s Raid Del Viento. Hotspots further south may attract the bulk of the visitors …

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Team Movistar Terra Aventura Win in Ecuador

The team movistar terra adventure continued to maintain as an absolute leader of the race during all stages, and after having completed the route in 55 hours with 22 minutes reached goal and became the winners for second year of the Competition with major editions of adventure worldwide.  During the …

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HuairasinchiMovistar Day 2 Report

Day 2 of HuairasinchiMovistar ARWS 2018 started with teams finishing a long bike leg #4, and arriving in trekking to CP8, Parque La Familia and Parque de Aventura San Martin in Baños for the rope system. This imposing rope system paralyzed more than one due to its height, the rock/lava …

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HuairasinchiMovistar ARWS 2018: The Route of the Sacred Water

HuairasinchiMovistar ARWS 2018, started, today, Sunday July 22nd, and as usual in adventure races, with many unforeseen circumstances, solidarity and excitement. Follow the action live at http://live.arworldseries.com/ecuador18/ Teams started the day very early since buses left Hotel Sangay in Baños at 4h30am to take all teams to the start line at …

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Huairasinchi Movistar 2018

Proyecto Aventura will be organising the 15th edition of “HUAIRASINCHI” Movistar 2018 from the 21-25th July and welcomes you to the oldest adventure race in Ecuador. It is the adventure race with the most number of editions in the world. For the first time it will be held around the …

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Dream Team to Organise ARWC 2019

The 2019 AR World Championship will be organised by a team made up of the best race organisers, athletes and media from around the world.   While the location has still to be announced, AR World Series Director Craig Bycroft said “We will be taking the championship to an entirely …

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Columbia Vidaraid Take The Title At The ARJ

Congratulations to Vidaraid Adventure Team – Champions at the ARJAdventure Race Japan! The team crossed the line after 45 hours and 16 minutes of racing after taking the lead in the final stages of the race. In true champion form they looked relaxed and happy to take the win. They said the two …

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Battle in the Mountains

At the time of writing, 34 hours into the race, Columbia Vidaraid had just taken the lead from Australian team Peak Dynamite Adventure for the first time in this race. Right now the teams are only 250m apart, but nearly 100m in elevation difference as they push their bikes up …

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The Chase is On at the Adventure Race Japan

At the time of writing, Australian team Dynamite Peak Adventure has an unexpected lead at the ARJ after 12 hours of racing. The race started at 0800 with the spectacular peaks of the Northern Japanese Alps as a back drop. The first leg was a 25 km circular hike through …

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ARJ – The Race Has Begun! Follow it Live

The first ARWS event in Japan has begun. You can follow all the action at http://arj-tracking.m2m-service.jp/Thingworx/Runtime/index.html#master=Mst_ARJ&mashup=ARJ201806 – make sure you check out the 3d feature of the map. Team Dynamite Peak Adventure have an early lead over Columbia Vadaraid after taking a different route to CP2.  

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Making of ARJ – First ARWS Event in Japan

Like all good things, the ARJ (Adventure Race Japan) was first conceived by a bunch of friends over a few drinks. The idea was to host an Adventure Race that both celebrated 20 years of Adventure Racing (AR) in Japan and attracted the Adventure Racing World Series (ARWS) to it’s …

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Rough Start for Columbia Vidaraid at ARWS Japan – ARJ

The first AR World Series event in Japan named ARJ (Adventure Race Japan) starts this Friday 15th of June. The event has attracted 29 teams from around the globe in what is classed a demonstration event, a shorter version of a full qualifier. They include representatives from Australia, Brazil, Spain, …

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Expedition Oregon Smashing Success

Expedition Oregon was a demonstration race for the 2018 season of the AR World Series and if the comments of athletes in attendance are anything to measure by, it was a smashing success.  Smashing whitewater, smashing scenery and the smashing pace of the top teams! Lars Bukkehave of the winning …

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Altay Expedition Stopped

XTrail, the organisers of the third edition of the Altay Expedition Race have announced the 2018 event has been stopped. The organizers are making all efforts to support and make arrangements for athletes in the following days. Race Directors Wei Jun said “We are devastated that after 12 months of …

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