NORTH AMERICA
SERIES

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

07
Apr

North America Series Expedition Ozark 2024

Qualifier Circuit

Expedition Ozark is so excited to be back for its second year. We are excited to continue to show the world the beauty of the Ozarks. Teams will have 5 days to complete a 390 mile course covering the Northwest Arkansas region of the Ozarks.

07 Apr - 13 Apr 2024 (Past Race)
Distance
500km
Course Open
5 days
Teams
3 Member & 4 Member Teams,
Limit
40

20
Apr

Are you ready to "Take the Bite" and "Race West Texas Style?" BYOB, boat not beer, and join the adventure. This is a fun 16 hour race.

20 Apr - 20 Apr 2024
Distance
N/A
Course Open
16hours
Teams
2, 3 & 4 PERSON
Limit
20 Teams

20
Apr

North America Series SHENANDOAH EPIC

Something very different and new is coming to the Shenandoah Epic this year…GPS devices! They’ve been a long-time no-no and total taboo in the AR community, but we are breaking the rules and allowing any type of GPS device for navigation in this year’s running of the Shenandoah Epic. Bring your iPhones and iPads, Garmin watches without AR mode, hell bring a laptop computer if that is the way you want to roll. There will be no holds barred on what device you want to utilize to aid your navigation around the course. The choice is yours.

20 Apr - 21 Apr 2024
Distance
100miles
Course Open
24hours
Teams
Team of 4, 3 & 2
Limit
300 Participants

04
May

North America Series MISSION ADVENTURE RACE

MISSION is one of the US longest-running AR's. The race is designed to take nearly all teams to the 18-hour cutoff at midnight. Unique / quirky characteristics of this race include our "segment" layout in which you won't know what is next until you reach that stage of the race. Creativity and route choices are often an important part of a successful race.

04 May - 04 May 2024
Distance
Check Value
Course Open
18hr
Teams
Team of 2 & 3
Limit
46

17
May

North America Series New River Rush

"The REV3Endurance New River Rush 50 Hour Challenge (and 12 Hour AR) will be hosted in the scenic New River Gorge National Park, West Virginia May 17-19, 2024 at ACE Adventure Resort. Designed for all ability-levels, you will explore the beautiful New River Gorge and surrounding areas by way of mountain bike, trek, and guided whitewater rafting. Our river segment will feature multiple rapids sections of the New River. Additionally, racers will see scenic overlooks, historical features, and abandoned coal mines. Elite teams will find the course adventurous, challenging, while all teams will enjoy the beautiful scenery as they push themselves with teamwork and motivation through the finish line.

17 May - 19 May 2024
Distance
150 miles | 70 miles
Course Open
50 hours, 12 hours
Teams
Team of 2, 3 & 4
Limit
75

18
May

North America Series Jackalope

Jackalope is a two-day stage race in which teams of 2 must cover around 150 km by canoe/kayak, mountain bike and trek/trail running, while orienting themselves with maps and compass. This race aims to offer teams a memorable sporting and human adventure while showcasing the beauty and attractions of Quebec.

18 May - 19 May 2024
Distance
150km
Course Open
48 hours
Teams
Team of 2
Limit
40

25
May

North America Series RIB MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE CHALLENGE

The Rib Mountain Adventure Challenge is an adventure race in which teams of 2-4 members and soloists will run, bike, and paddle their way through the rugged and beautiful Central Wisconsin wilderness using only a map and compass to find the way. Team members must stick together throughout the duration of the race.

25 May - 25 May 2024
Distance
125KM
Course Open
3hrs, 8hrs, 18hrs
Teams
Team of 2, 3 & 4
Limit
Teams must be age 18 or older

01
Jun

North America Series Tug Hill Extreme Adventure

12-hour race: ARWS-NA and USARA points race. Teams of 1-4 navigate with map/compass to find pre-plotted checkpoints while trekking/running, mountain biking, and paddling. 3/4-person mixed gender division.

01 Jun - 01 Jun 2024
Distance
80km
Course Open
12hours
Teams
Team of 2, 3 & 4
Limit
100 Participants

08
Jun

North America Series TETON OGRE ADVENTURE RACE

The Teton Ogre is back for its tenth year in the beautiful and rugged region west of the Teton mountain range in eastern Idaho. The Ogre will push teams to the limit while at the same time revealing scenery and wilderness that will take their breath away. 24-hour racers will be traveling via trekking, mountain biking, and pack rafting, while our 9-hour racers will be trekking and mountain biking. Navigation and route choice will of course be at the heart of it.

08 Jun - 09 Jun 2024
Distance
100 KM | 65KM
Course Open
24hrs
Teams
Team of 2, 3 & 4
Limit
100 Teams

21
Jun

North America Series Raid the Rockies

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
Distance
280KM
Course Open
3.5 Days
Teams
Team of 2, 3 & 4
Limit
80

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
175
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 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

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

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

Join us for the USARA Nationals qualifier Gold Ruch 30-Hour Adventure Challenge. Male, Female and Co-Ed Teams of 2, 3 or 4 will cover 120 miles in Stanislaus National Forest via trekking, biking, paddling and ropes using only a compass and a map to navigate from checkpoint to checkpoint; the race will offer both Mandatory and Pro CPs (for the expert level teams.)

27 Jul - 28 Jul 2024
Distance
120 Miles
Course Open
30 hours
Teams
Team of 2, 3 & 4
Limit
75

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

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

Qualifier Circuit

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

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

Qualifier Circuit

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

16
Nov

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

16 Nov - 18 Nov 2024
Distance
20km | 50km | 100km
Course Open
2 days
Teams
Team of 2 & 4
Limit
Limited

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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