The AR World Series unites in competition the worlds best endurance athletes at premiere Qualifier events around the globe. The racing calendar culminates annually at the AR World Championship where these teams compete for the title of World Champion. Each year a new location is chosen to host the AR World Championship. Entry to the AR World Championship has been updated for 2018 and into the future and is as follows:
Winners of each AR World Series Qualifier receive a guaranteed spot and free entry to that year’s AR World Championship. *
WORLD RANKING TEAM ENTRY
Half of the remaining available entries are opened annually in February to teams with an AR World Ranking for a discounted price. If more teams register for these entries than there are spots available, then the teams with the highest rankings are chosen to fill these spots. **
WILD CARD ENTRY
The remaining entries are opened annually in late February as Wild Card spots to any team on first in basis. If a team missed out on a WORLD RANKING TEAM ENTRY they may try for these spots. Any WORLD RANKING TEAM ENTRY that was not filled will become available as a WILD CARD ENTRY.
* Qualifier wining entries may not be passed down to another team if the winning team does not race at the ARWC. If a Qualifier winner has already paid an entry fee through the WORLD RANKING TEAM ENTRY or WILD CARD ENTRY they they will be refunded this fee. Qualifier winners must race the AR World Championship with a minimum of two members of the team who won entry. In the situation that a winning team of a Qualifier already holds a free entry (e.g. from winning a different Qualifier race prior) then the free entry is passed to the next eligible team.
**A teams AR World Ranking is based on their ranking on the day entries are opened. Teams chosen for a WORLD RANKING TEAM ENTRY have 5 days to make full payment of entry fees to the organiser. If they fail to do so, they forfeit this spot and it is passed to another team. Teams who forfeit or miss out on a WORLD RANKING TEAM ENTRY and then obtain a WILD CARD must pay the full Wild Card entry fee.
National Team Rules
Teams at the AR World Championship must include a minimum of three members of the same nationality. Competitors will prove their nationality at race registration by officials checking their passport is valid and issued by the country the team is representing. Competitors representing their country of residence, if different to their passport, must show suitable proof of residency. This rule is not applicable to the Qualifying rounds. Teams at the AR World Championship will represent one designated nation only, being the nationality of the majority of team members.
The format of a team name will be adapted at the AR World Championship to include firstly the name of the country the team is representing, and may then be followed by sponsor names, for example team USA – Sponsor X. Multiple teams representing the same country are permitted.
AR World Championship Other Activities
The AR World Championship is the annual pinacle of the sport and draws teams, supporters, spectators, sponsors etc to the event. It hosts the annual Qualifier Expo where each international qualifier provides an information booth to promote their race to potential competitors and sponsors. The annual meeting of race directors is also held on the final day of the AR World Championship.
History – AR World Champions
2017 ADVENTURE RACING WORLD CHAMPIONS
NEW ZEALAND SEAGATE – Stuart Lynch, Joanna Williams, Bob McLachlan, Chris Forne (L to R).
Country – USA / Race host – Cowboy Tough.
2016 ADVENTURE RACING WORLD CHAMPIONS
NEW ZEALAND SEAGATE – Nathan Fa’avae, Joanna Williams, Stuart Lynch, Chris Forne (L to R).
Country – Australia / Race host – XPD Expedition Race.
2015 ADVENTURE RACING WORLD CHAMPIONS
NEW ZEALAND SEAGATE – Chris Forne, Stuart Lynch, Sophie Hart, Nathan Fa’avae (L to R).
Country – Brazil / Race host – Brazil Pro Adventure Race.
2014 ADVENTURE RACING WORLD CHAMPIONS
NEW ZEALAND SEAGATE – Nathan Fa’avae, Stuart Lynch, Sophie Hart, Chris Forne (L to R).
Country – Ecuador / Race host – Huairasinchi.
2013 ADVENTURE RACING WORLD CHAMPIONS
THULE ADVENTURE TEAM – Alberth Roca, Jacky Boisset, Myriam Guillot, Stuart Lynch.
Country – Costa Rica / Race host – Costa Rica Adventure Race.
2012 ADVENTURE RACING WORLD CHAMPIONS
SEAGATE – Trevor Voyce, Chris Forne, Sophie Hart, Nathan Fa’avae (L to R).
Country – France / Race host – Raid in France.
2011 ADVENTURE RACING WORLD CHAMPIONS
THULE ADVENTURE TEAM – Per Vestling, Jacky Boisset, Myriam Guillot, Martin Flinta (L to R).
Country – Australia / Race host – XPD Expedition Race.
2010 ADVENTURE RACING WORLD CHAMPIONS
BUFF THERMOCOOL – Benjamen Midena, Emma Roca, Fran Lopez Costoya, Arnau Julia (L to R).
Country – Spain / Race host – Bimbache Extrem.
2009 ADVENTURE RACING WORLD CHAMPIONS
HELLY HANSEN PRUNESCO – Warren Bates, Tom Gibbs, Nicola Macloed, Nick Gracie (L to R).
Country – Portugal / Race host – Portugal XPD.
2008 ADVENTURE RACING WORLD CHAMPIONS
ORION HEALTH – Wayne Oxenham, Anna Berthelsen, Stuart Lynch, Brent Edwards (L to R).
Country – Brazil / Race host – Ecomotion Pro.
2007 ADVENTURE RACING WORLD CHAMPIONS
NIKE – Mike Tobin, Chris Forne, Monique Merrell, Mike Kloser (L to R).
Country – Scotland / Race host – Wilderness ARC.
2006 ADVENTURE RACING WORLD CHAMPIONS
NIKE POWERBLAST – Monique Merrell, Dave Weins, Richard Ussher, Ian Adamson (L to R).
Country – Sweden / Race host – Explore Sweden.
2005 ADVENTURE RACING WORLD CHAMPIONS
BALANCE VECTOR – Marcel Hagener, Nathan Fa’avae, Kristina Anglem, Richard Ussher, (L to R).
Country – New Zealand/ Race host – Southern Traverse.
2004 ADVENTURE RACING WORLD CHAMPIONS
NIKE ACG BALANCE BAR – Michael Tobin, Danelle Ballangee, Ian Adamson, Mike Kloser, (L to R).
Country – Canada / Race host – Raid The North Extreme.
2001 ADVENTURE RACING WORLD CHAMPIONS
NOKIA – Petri Forseman, Jukka Pinola, Mika Hirvinen, Elina Maki-Rautila.
Country – Switzerland.