NORTH AMERICA
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About North America Series

The ARWS North America Circuit is a collection of the best mid-distance adventure races in the Northern America region. (Canada, USA and Mexico.)

Event organizers set a unique course to test athletes over 1 to 2 days of non-stop racing (some through the night) and participating teams can earn points toward their North American rankings.  (Co-ed team of 4 rankings can be carried into a world ranking.)

The inaugural N. America Championship race will be hosted by Rootstock Racing at the Two Rivers Adventure Race, and teams will need to participate in one other series race and compete as a premiere mixed team to be eligible for the prize of a free world championship place. 

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To be get involved with ARWS North America Region and join ARWS Global Adventure Racing community contact us at; info@arworldseries.com

21
Jun

North America Series Raid the Rockies

Stage Race

Teams of 2, 3 or 4 will Mountain bike, Trek (Run), Packraft and use their rope skills for some canyoning and other surprises whilst finding their way through the amazing and breath taking sceneries that lays around Abraham Lake.

21 Jun - 24 Jun 2024 (Past Race)
Distance
280KM
Course Open
3.5 Days
Teams
Team of 2, 3 & 4
Limit
80

22
Jun

Off Road Rage Adventure Racing is proud to present our newest race addition to 2024!
6 and 24 hour courses
Kanopolis, KS (that’s right the legendary Kanopolis location is back after a 7 year hiatus! This year registration to the Midwest Championship is open to ALL teams, next year it will be a points system invitation based on our other series races.
Please check the website for Required gear list.

Start time for BOTH courses will be 10 am!

This race will be part of USARA and ARWS-North America! Come get your points and your chance to race at the World Championship race!

22 Jun - 22 Jun 2024 (Past Race)
Distance
100km
Course Open
24hours
Teams
Team of 2, 3 & 4
Limit
30 Teams

29
Jun

North America Series Stubborn Mule Adventure Race

Gear up for the ultimate journey through the gorgeous wilderness of northern Wisconsin as the Stubborn Mule Adventure Race returns to Cable on June 29, 2024! Every aspect of this 30-hour event is designed to push your limits and leave you with unforgettable memories.

29 Jun - 30 Jun 2024
Distance
N/A
Course Open
30 hrs
Teams
Team of 2, 3 & 4
Limit
200 Racers

29
Jun

North America Series Rainier RAID

Come explore the flanks of Mt Rainier in the Rainier RAID
Mt Rainier is an all time favorite of all Pacific Northwest mountaineers! We will start in Ashford, WA just two hours from Portland, Oregon. We will have views of Mt Rainier much of the race.

Race start/finish: 46.76004, -122.03503"

29 Jun - 30 Jun 2024
Distance
175km
Course Open
30 hours
Teams
Team of 2, 3 & 4
Limit
200

29
Jun

North America Series THE LONGEST DAY

In 2024 The Longest Day Will be held for the first time ever in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. This will be a 24 hour event held in the heart of one of the largest parks in the US. Teams of 2 - 4 will experience world class single track mountain biking, incredible navigation through forests and over mountains, and exciting whitewater rafting in a guided boat.

This race is built to challenge the toughest adventure racers but also give new folks the chance to experience a longer race format. On this course many of the checkpoints will be optional with a fewer number of mandatory points to make sure that everyone gets across the finish line together.

29 Jun - 30 Jun 2024
Distance
80miles
Course Open
24hrs
Teams
Team of 2, 3 & 4
Limit
80

13
Jul

North America Series Maine Summer Adventure Race

Now in its eighth year, the Maine Summer Adventure Race is an annual event designed to showcase the most beautiful, interesting, and fun parts of Maine.

The 3-hour race, with mostly on-trail hiking and optional mountain biking, is a perfect introduction to the sport for those new to adventure racing. Past finishers have included toddlers and septuagenarians.

13 Jul - 14 Jul 2024
Distance
N/A
Course Open
24 hours
Teams
Team of 4, 3 & 2
Limit
150 Participants

13
Jul

North America Series Never Summer Adventure Race

The 9th edition of the Never Summer Race returns to beautiful Eagle where teams will trek, bike, and paddle the wild Rocky Mountains of Colorado. There is the full 24hr course for teams of 2, 3, or 4 and also a more beginner 6hr course available.

13 Jul - 14 Jul 2024
Distance
113km | 97km
Course Open
24hours
Teams
2, 3 & 4 PERSON
Limit
100 Teams

19
Jul

North America Series Pocket Gopher Extreme Challenge

In 2024 the Pocket Gopher Challenges are coming back to where it all began, Nerstand MN.

19 Jul - 21 Jul 2024
Distance
150-250km
Course Open
30hrs & 12 Hrs
Teams
Team of 2, 3 & 4
Limit
200 people

27
Jul

Nestled high in the Allegheny Mountains, the race course will explore the diverse and rugged terrain of the Canaan Valley.

27 Jul - 28 Jul 2024
Distance
100 miles
Course Open
24 Hours
Teams
Team of 2, 3 & 4
Limit
100 Teams

27
Jul

North America Series Gold Rush AR Summer Challenge

Join us for Gold Rush 2024 Summer Challenge Races -- the USARA Nationals qualifier 24-Hour Summer Challenge and a 6-Hour Bike/Trek race.

27 Jul - 28 Jul 2024
Distance
40km
Course Open
24hours
Teams
Team of 2, 3 & 4
Limit
108

03
Aug

North America Series Race the Phantom

24HR PHANTOM
The race will officially start on Saturday morning at 8:00am and the course will close at noon on Sunday.
There will be no 'dark zones' planned. You will manage your own time. If you need to sleep, go for it, but you do it on the clock.
You will need a mountain bike (min front shock) for this one. I will supply the canoes, you will supply your own paddle gear, I will provide your maps, and lots of mosquitos.

03 Aug - 04 Aug 2024
Distance
120km
Course Open
24 Hours
Teams
Team of 2, 3 & 4
Limit
100 Participants

14
Aug

North America Series AR PANAMÁ

World Champs Qualifier

Panamá it´s a fantastic place, here you will find a great combination between the beautifull beaches and the wild jungle. During 5 days, every team will live a journey that create an unforgettable experience. We want that your team, your family and friens come to enjoy the race course, the ocean, rivers, mountains, jungle, the culture and the lovely people of panamá.

14 Aug - 24 Aug 2024
Distance
500km
Course Open
6 Days
Teams
4 Persons
Limit
40

05
Sep

North America Series Raid International Témiscamingue

Stage Race

A 2 days Stage Race plus a prologue involving local youth. This event will be held in the heart of the Anishinaabe territory, making it a showcase for Indigenous culture thanks to a close partnership with local First Nations communities. Expect to push your limits in this fast pace and grueling adventure race!

If you're a little crazier than average, you like great multi-sport adventures and you have a partner you can count on no matter the conditions, the Raid International Témiscamingue is the event for you!

This unique adventure in Canada (Quebec), will allow you to discover the immense forest territory, the diversity of the fauna and the quality of the landscapes of Temiscamingue. It is a true paradise for outdoor enthusiasts!

This year, the event will also be included in the ARWS North America Regional ranking points which will allow the teams to come and get valuable points for the rest of their season.

Are you looking forward to discover the 160 km course which includes a section of running, cycling, canoeing, swimming and rope activities? Also, expect a few surprises for even more fun!

05 Sep - 08 Sep 2024
Distance
160KM
Course Open
3 Days
Teams
2 Member
Limit
25 Teams

06
Sep

World Champs Qualifier

Just what kind of race is Expedition Oregon? One of a kind.

06 Sep - 14 Sep 2024
Distance
350miles
Course Open
6 Days
Teams
Team of 2, 3 & 4
Limit
80

13
Sep

North America Series Chisholm Trail Adventure Race

Are you tough enough to race the Chisholm Trail? This ARWS 24 hour adventure race will take you back in time to retrace the trails of cowboys driving cattle up the Chisholm Trail. Be ready to paddle up the Brazos River and navigate across a variety of challenging landscapes both on your mountain bike and on foot searching for check points along the way.

13 Sep - 14 Sep 2024
Distance
250KM
Course Open
24hours
Teams
Team of 2, 3 & 4
Limit
100 Teams

14
Sep

North America Series Swamp Donkey Adventure Race

"Unleash your spirit for adventure with a non-stop, 6-9 hr adventure race through the rugged Manitoban wilderness! Teams of three use a map and compass to navigate an unmarked course through the back country of eastern Manitoba.

14 Sep - 14 Sep 2024
Distance
70km
Course Open
9 hours
Teams
Team of 3
Limit
110 Teams

28
Sep

North America Series Wilderness Traverse

A 24-Hour Adventure Race hosted annually in Ontario, Canada. Teams of 3 or 4 navigate using map and compass over 150 kilometers of rugged Canadian Shield back-country on foot, mountain bike and canoe.

28 Sep - 29 Sep 2024
Distance
150km
Course Open
30 hours
Teams
Team of 3 & 4
Limit
70

19
Oct

North America Series Fall Foliage Adventure Race

Make a team or go solo as the temperatures start cooling off and the leaves start falling and changing color during our Fall Foliage Adventure Race in and around the stunningly beautiful Mason Neck peninsula in Lorton, Virginia.

19 Oct - 19 Oct 2024
Distance
80KM | 16KM
Course Open
14 hours
Teams
Team of 2, 3 & 4
Limit
Limited

26
Oct

Regional Championship

The Two Rivers Adventure Race is Rootstock Racing's premiere weekend adventure race. Combining Pennsylvania's natural wonder and industrial heritage, this 30-hour adventure race offers teams a journey through some of the state's best kept secrets. 

More details to follow on the 2024 course!

26 Oct - 27 Oct 2024
Distance
100 miles
Course Open
30 Hours
Teams
Team of 2, 3 & 4
Limit
Limited

12
Apr

World Champs Qualifier

After six years of success, we are proud to once again present Mexico’s Toughest Race! Our goal has always been and continues to be to promote ecotourism through mountain sports in Nuevo León and Mexico, explore the wonders and challenges that nature has to offer and experience endless emotions together with you.

12 Apr - 19 Apr 2025
Distance
500km
Course Open
3 Days
Teams
Team of 2 & 4
Limit
N/A

20
Jun

North America Series ENDLESS MOUNTAINS ADVENTURE RACE

World Champs Qualifier

Now in its third edition, the 2025 Endless Mountains Adventure Race is heading north to the Green Mountain State! Over seven days, teams will get to explore the full expanse of what Vermont has to offer: rolling mountains, lush forests, majestic waterways, iconic gravel, and twisty single track on a course that calls to mind the Untamed New England expeditions of years past and pairs it with the classic Rootstock flair that you have come to expect from Endless: rewarding checkpoints, a close-knit community feel, and some of the most challenging navigation and route choice on the ARWS circuit.

20 Jun - 28 Jun 2025
Distance
765km | 587km
Course Open
7 Days
Teams
Team of 2, 3 & 4
Limit
N/A

22
Sep

North America Series EXPEDITION CANADA - ARWC 2025

World Championship

Hosted in and around the Okanagan Valley in BC, Western Canada, set in uniquely beautiful and geologically formidable terrain.Hosted in the City of Penticton in Western Canada, Expedition Canada explores the uniquely beautiful and geologically formidable terrain of British Columbia.

22 Sep - 06 Oct 2025
Distance
600km
Course Open
9 days
Teams
Mixed Teams of 4
Limit
120 teams

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