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Malaysia to Host ARWS Demonstration Race This October

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The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, also known as the Supreme Head or the King of Malaysia, officiated and acknowledged the Adventure Race ( AR ) World Series Malaysia during the 100th Anniversary celebration of Fraser Hill ( a mountain resort in the state of Pahang ). 

The AR Malaysia race is scheduled from 19-23 Oct 2019 will take place starting from the capital of Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur and finishing in Kuantan, Pahang.

Leading up to the official Demonstration race, GAC Adventure Consultant will host a 12 Hours Raid at the end of July for Malaysian athletes to experience what Adventure Racing is all about. Endurance athletes and outdoor racing enthusiasts can sign up for the 12 Hours Raid as well as the 400km Demonstration race course that will includes trail running, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, caving and more.  

Like other ARWS races, participants are required to make up teams of four athletes of which a minimum of ONE of them being the opposite sex. They will battle not only other teams but also challenging weather conditions, an unknown course that will only be revealed at the starting point, and physical as well as mental fatigue as they race non-stop day and night. All team members are required to finish the course for the entire team to be classified. The team that comes in first position will receive priority to enter next year’s AR World Series as well as the prize money of USD5,000. 

“Other than an individual’s fitness level and mental agility, external factors such as climate play an important role when it comes to completing this extremely challenging race. The traditional climate for AR World Series is temperate; however, because Malaysia is a tropical country, it will offer a unique experience, giving athletes the opportunity to race in a different climate which in itself is a challenge to the mind and body. This will further push the athletes in developing their endurance skills and strength. 

The race is supported by the Tourism Pahang and endorsed by the King of Malaysia.

Registration for the AR World Series Demo Race opens on 1 May 2019. Categories include Mixed Teams that must consist of at least one female or one male, and Youth for participants between the ages of 18 to 21.  

Participants who sign up from 1 May 2019 to 1 June 2019 will get to enjoy an early bird fee of USD740 (for Malaysian teams) and USD1,500 (for international teams). Thereafter, the entry fees are USD870 (for Malaysian teams), USD1,800 (for international teams), and USD400 (for Malaysian teams) and USD500 (for international teams) under the Youth category. 

Established in 2006, GAC Adventure Consultant aims to develop its passion for the great outdoors into a transformative programme for both youth and adult development especially in the experiential adventure outdoor education. The company is made up of outdoor adventure experts with various skills and knowledge in running various international events such as Mild Seven Adventure Race, 4X4 World Expedition, Formula 1 Powerboat, Rainforest Challenge, North Face Challenge and many more.  

Since 2006, GAC Adventure Consultant has been part of the trainer and assessor in developing and training The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for youths 14 to 24 years old as well its certified International Trained Activity Provider. It is also the certified instructor and service provider for the Wilderness Medical Associates International, running Wilderness Medical Courses, and one of the certified National Industry Expert Panel for Land & Water Based Adventure Tour Guiding under Malaysia’s Ministry of Human Resource via the Malaysia Skills Certificate (SKM) programme. Currently, GAC Adventure Consultant is working on getting its ISO Adventure Tourism 21101, 21102 and 21103 by end of 2020 as well as securing Southeast Asia countries as race destinations for new AR World Series and World Championship races.

About ARWS MALAYSIA Series www.adventureracemalaysia.com

For media enquiry, kindly contact : 

Joey Gan – joeygan@beyondprasia.com, 012 207 7525 

Danielle Lionel – daniellelionel@beyondprasia.com, 016 471 1182

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