XPD

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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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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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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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 win XPD Bay of Fires by an impressive margin

Tri-Adventure Antelopes have won XPD Bay of Fires 2018 after 3.5 days of racing with the second placed team, Rootstock Racing (USA) yet to finish and at least 12 hours behind. The team had to navigate, mountain bike, paddle kayaks and trek just over 500 kms in the pristine areas …

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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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