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The First Raid Del Viento Is Ready To Go!

Raid Del Viento, the last of this year’s Adventure Race World Series demonstration races starts on October 9th in Argentinean Patagonia with 31 teams including racers from 13 nationalities set to be on the start line. The race will take place in the province Neuquen starting from the town of …

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France Ertips Triumph – AR Croatia a Hit

56 hours and 6 minutes was the time it took for French team Ertips of Sam Hubert, Clement Eldin, Stephanie Bianchi, Julien David Barranger to win the inaugural Adventure Race Croatia.  Leading throughout the second half of the race they crossed the finish line in Petrcane, Croatia just before dawn.  They …

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New AR World Series Race Starts in Croatia

For the first time the AR World Series is visiting Croatia with a new Demonstration race called the Adventure Race Croatia. 20 teams from 10 different countries started from the statue of Grgur Ninski at 8pm local time last night after receiving their maps at the “Lock Down” a few …

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Tough Racing at the Shenandoah Tough

After an intense 2 and a half days of racing, all the teams at the Shenandoah Tough 2018 have now finished and are off the course.  Racing not only the other teams and the route set by they organisers, they were also racing to finish the course before the rain …

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Dark Clouds Won’t Scare Us Away!

The spirit of the adventure racing community and the athletes willingness to go out for an “adventure” regardless of the obstacles laid before them, was clearly seen at the map handout for the Shenandoah Tough in the USA.  While no doubt nervous, many athletes put on brave smiles and joked …

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Bad Weather Brewing for Shenandoah Tough

Hurricane Florence is predicted to move into the East coast of USA on Thursday 14th September and the organisers of the Shenandoah Tough are carefully watching the forecasts and weather models and preparing contingencies for the race.  Maps of the storm’s trajectory show it is most likely to make landfall …

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Raid Gallaecia Opens 20 Spots for 2019

Release by Raid Gallaecia 4 Sep 2018. Mariña Lucense, north of Lugo country in Galicia, Spain, will hold the Gallaecia Raid 2019. A new racing area never explored before in an adventure race, where mountain and sea join for an outstanding course for an adventure race which will include mountain …

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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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