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September, 2021

July, 2021

  • 29 July

    XPD Gets Back Out into the Outback to Explore Queenland’s Rivers of Gold

    XPD, Australia’s iconic World Series expedition adventure race, took place in North Queensland last week with 31 teams trekking, biking and paddling non-stop for up to 6 days on a 472km course, starting and finishing in the beach resort of Palm Cove. The 11th edition of the race was one …

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  • 21 July

    Expedicion Guarani – Back to Its Brilliant Best

    Expedicion Guarani returned to the Adventure Racing World Series last week, and despite the enforced break in 2020, it was like it had never been away.  World class teams were welcomed to Paraguay by organisers who could not do enough for them, and presented with a course which was both …

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  • 10 July

    Panama Joins the Adventure Racing World Series in 2022

    PRESS RELEASE: PANAMA CITY, PANAMA – July 8, 2021 – Adventure racing fans have a new international sporting event to look forward to in February 2022: the Adventure Race Panama (AR Panama). As part of the Adventure Racing World Series (ARWS), AR Panama is an endurance racing circuit where adventure …

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  • 1 July

    Adventure Racing World Series – Europe Launches for 2022

    Competing at Raid in France ©Jean-Jacques Raynal

    The first dates for the new European ARWS Regional Series have been announced for next year! The circuit offers exciting new races and opportunities for travel within Europe for 2022, with shorter format events of 24 to 36 hours, designed to challenge the top teams, and to encourage new teams …

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June, 2021

May, 2021

  • 20 May

    Expedition Oregon Sets The Standard As America’s Toughest Race

    Trekking at Expedition Oregon

    Expedition Oregon has always had a reputation for tough courses, and this year added ‘America’s Toughest Race’ to its title.  The Race Directors made it clear they didn’t expect many finishers, so teams were in no doubt what to expect, and they relished the challenge of a technical and uncompromising …

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December, 2020

October, 2020

  • 29 October

    Record Entries Show Europe is Ready to Adventure Race Again!

    Kayaking at Raid Gallaecia

    It’s been a challenging year for all sports and especially for international events, and as a result, there will be no World Series, Expedition Adventure Races in Europe this year, but next year is shaping up to be an incredible year for European racing. Race organisers and teams are frustrated …

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August, 2020

June, 2020

  • 13 June

    2020 AR World Championship Paraguay Cancelled due to COVID-19

    The AR World Series and championship hosts Expedición Guaraní announce that due to the COVID-19 restrictions in Paraguay, and the extensive impacts of the virus around the world, the 2020 AR World Championship scheduled for this September has been canceled.   Event Director Gustavo Borgognon said “It is a crushing …

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April, 2020

  • 28 April

    Qualifiers Cancel, ARWS Still Hopeful for Season Finale

    The organising hosts and the ARWS are still hopeful the 2020 Adventure Racing World Championship in Paraguay will go ahead from 10-19 September. Event Director Gustavo Borgognon said “It is a difficult time and the situation is changing every day. We are monitoring everything closely and we hope by September …

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March, 2020

  • 7 March

    Teams Blaze The Trails at Patagonia Raid

    The town of San Martin de los Andes welcomed 31 teams from around the world to the Argentinean Andes for the Patagonia Raid, the first stage of this year’s Adventure Racing World Series. Set on the lower slopes of the mountains and on the shore of the huge Lago Lacar, …

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January, 2020

  • 30 January

    The Adventure Racing World Series – Exploring Our World

    There are many different sporting World Series, but for the chance to experience landscapes and cultures first hand, and to really explore somewhere new, nothing comes close to the Adventure Racing World Series.ARWS 2020 includes 10 destinations across the globe, spanning 6 continents and including some locations on every adventurers …

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December, 2019

  • 20 December

    Adrian Crane to Head AR World Series Referee Programme

    The Adventure Racing World Series has appointed Adrian Crane as Head Referee to work with the growing number of race referees working on qualifying races around the world. California based Brit was a natural choice, both for his adventure racing pedigree and as the most experienced World Series referee.  Crane …

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  • 4 December

    ARWS Africa Series Launches for 2020

    The Adventure Racing World Series (ARWS) Regional Series is coming to Africa in 2020.  This regional series brings together the five premier 24hr adventure races from South Africa, Lesotho and Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) into an annual calendar culminating in the Regional Championship.  Heidi and Stephan Muller from Kinetic Events Africa …

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November, 2019

  • 13 November

    Expedition Oregon – Become your own Legend

    The third edition of Expedition Oregon will be May 12-17, 2020. Since it first launched in 2018, the event has become one of the most competitive and technical expedition races on the ARWS circuit.  With the ongoing motto, “Become your own Legend”, the race organization prides itself on pushing the …

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  • 7 November

    Team AR Sweden Take World #1 Spot In The AR World Series Ranking

    Racing along a beach in the dark on Reunion Island at the last Adventure Racing World Championships 400 Team (France) and Team AR Sweden were side by side, racing to the finish line after the all-conquering Team Avaya, who were already 6x World Champions. They were racing for second and …

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  • 6 November

    World Series Adventure Racing Debuts in Malaysia

     For Immediate Release World Series Adventure Racing arrived in Malaysia this week and for the athletes and organisers it was a life affirming experience.  For most of them it was a chance to explore their country in a way they could never have imagined before, and as almost all the …

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October, 2019

  • 10 October

    Canada to Host 2020 Demonstration Race

    For Immediate Release – 10 October 2019 ARWS Expedition Racing is coming to Canada next year with a new Demonstration Race from June 3rd to 7th from Penticton, British Columbia.  Labeled “BC Wild” Expedition Canada will be focused on the Okanagan Valley, an undiscovered adventure playground, offering everything from world …

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September, 2019

  • 30 September

    PC12 – Making Adventure Racing Dreams Come True in Colombia

     The PC12 Adventure Race in Colombia was the first of two new AR World Series Demonstration Races this year, and it proved to be a ground-breaking event on a tough course, raced in exceptionally hot conditions. After several years of peace in Colombia it is now safe to visit much …

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  • 29 September

    Adventure Race Croatia On The World Stage

    Adventure Race Croatia stepped up to the world stage this year with their first AR World Series qualifier, hosted on the Adriatic coast, with a 500km course set among the mountains and coastline of the Zadar region. Last year’s ARWS Demonstration race attracted 20 international teams and their experiences, and …

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  • 12 September

    Follow PC12 Adventure Race Colombia LIVE – Starting 11th September 2019

    Follow PC12 Adventure Race Colombia live at Social Media coverage by the race organiser at and Other coverage available at: Sleepmonsters Facebook – – AR Live Coverage – Race Website (general information) –

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  • 10 September

    Follow Adventure Race Croatia LIVE – Starting 10th September 2019

      Follow Adventure Race Croatia live at Social Media coverage by the race organiser at and Other coverage available at: Sleepmonsters Facebook – –

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  • 10 September

    Sailing Adventures in Paradise – Expedition Africa Rodrigues

    Adventure Racing tests endurance, outdoor skill and team work by putting teams into new situations and locations, where they can explore and adapt to new challenges. The best races take teams to places they could only have dreamt of and ask them to try new skills and to find it …

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  • 1 September

    Follow Expedition Africa LIVE – Starting 1st September 2019

    Follow Expedition Africa live at Social Media coverage by the race organiser at and and Other coverage available at: Sleepmonsters Facebook – –

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August, 2019

  • 30 August

    Adventure Racing World Series Announces Regional Circuits For 2020

    Adventure Racing started with Raid Gauloises, a multi-day outdoor epic in extreme environments. Most sports start small and get bigger, longer, faster and harder over the years, but not adventure racing, that started with expedition racing, which is still the pinnacle of the sport. They are the races that get …

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  • 30 August

    ARWS Oceania Circuit Takes Off

      Following from the recent ARWS announcement of Regional Circuits, the ARWS Oceania Circuit has launched with a high powered calendar of the best regional adventure races culminating in the Oceania Championship in 2020.   ARWS Oceania brings together the premiere 24-48hr adventure races through Australia and New Zealand.  These …

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  • 25 August

    Expedición Guaraní Will Host the 2020 Adventure Racing World Championships in Paraguay

    Expedición Guaraní Will Host the 2020 Adventure Racing World Championships in Paraguay The 2020 Adventure Racing World Championships will take place next September in Paraguay, South America!   The race will be hosted by Expedición Guaraní, a member of the Adventure Racing World Series for the past 4 years, and …

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  • 22 August

    Lozere Team2raid Win In Wild Scotland At ITERA

    The ITERA Expedition Race attracted 37 international teams from 12 nations to Scotland for the latest round of the 2019 Adventure Racing World Series and they travelled from as far as Brazil and South Africa to race in the wild mountain terrain of the Highlands. The scenery, the weather and …

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  • 12 August

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

    Follow Itera Scotland Adventure Race live at Social Media coverage by the race organiser at and Other coverage available at: Sleepmonsters Facebook – –

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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 Social Media coverage by the race organiser at and Other coverage available at: NIAR Website – Sleepmonsters Facebook – –

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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  Social Media coverage by the race organiser at and Other coverage available at: AR Live Coverage Facebook – Sleepmonsters Facebook – –

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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 Social Media coverage by the race organiser at and Race and team Information available at Instagram Other coverage from and

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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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