Entries Open to ARWC 2018 Reunion Island

The date has now arrived and teams with an AR World Ranking can secure a highly sought after spot to the AR World Championship 2018 on Reunion Island.  Race Director Pascal Bahuaud said “We have been preparing the route for this race for many years and it is a dream destination for the world championship. We are going to create a real expedition race full of engagement and strategy. A complete immersion into this gorgeous island. This is more than I could have ever imagined.”

30 Spots are open from 1-8th February and AR World Ranked teams can take advantage of a discounted team entry fee of 4,500 Euro for the championship.  Entries can be made by completing the registration document at http://www.raidinfrance.com/en/2017-rif/registrations/

Teams of four athletes from over 30 nations will be competing over a 450km course of trekking, mountain climbing, canyoning, mountain biking, caving, pack rafting, kayaking and roping for the title of World Champions and a $50,000 USD prize purse.

Director of the AR World Series Craig Bycroft said “We implemented a new system of entries to the AR World Championship this year and I think it is a great way to reward the teams who are supporting the AR World Series Qualifiers.  Every team who competes in an ARWS event gains an AR World Ranking.  Therefore all these teams have the ability to register for a discounted spot to Reunion Island.”

In order to be eligible for the World Ranking Team Entry, the team must comprise at least two participants whose names appear on the world ranking list of that team.  The detailed ranking list can be downloaded at https://secureservercdn.net/

If more than 30 teams with an AR World Ranking register for these spots then the teams with the highest rankings are given the first option to fill these spots.  Teams have 7 days to make full payment of entry fees to the organiser or their spot is passed to the next team on the list.

Once all the World Ranking Team Entries have been completed, a further 30 Wild Card entries are opened on 1 March.  These spots are available to any team on first in basis.  If a team missed out on a World Ranking Team Entry they may try for one of these spots.

The only other way to get a spot to the AR World Championship is probably the most difficult of all!  A team who wins an AR World Series Qualifier (and the winner of AR World Championship 2017) receives a guaranteed spot and free entry to AR World Championship 2018. There are 8 Qualifiers running from February through to September and competition will be hot. These include:


25 – 28 Feb 2018 | Maya Mountain Challenge | BELIZE

17 – 24 Mar 2018 | XPD Expedition Race | AUSTRALIA

6 – 15 April 2018 | Expedicion Guarani | PARAGUAY

18 – 27 May 2018 | Expedition Africa | SOUTH AFRICA

3-9 June 2018 | Xtrail Expedition | CHINA

20 – 26 July 2018 | Huairasinchi | ECUADOR

12 – 18 August 2018 | Nordic Islands AR | SWEDEN

13 – 16 September 2018 | Shenandoah Tough | USA

5 – 16 November 2018 | AR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 | REUNION ISLAND



30 May – 3 June 2018 | Expedition Oregon | USA

13 – 17 June 2018 | Adventure Race Japan | JAPAN

19 – 22 September 2018 | Adventure Race Croatia | CROATIA

9 – 14 Oct 2018 | Raid Del Viento | ARGENTINA


The 2018 AR World Championship is hosted by Raid in France and will be held in on Reunion Island from 5-16 November 2018.  More information can be found at http://www.raidinfrance.com

For more information on the AR World Series:

Website https://arworldseries.com/

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Released 1 Feb 2018 by Craig Bycroft, Adventure Racing World Series

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