18 Years of Adventure

Over 75 Mass Participation Adventure Events in All Corners of the Globe

WHAT KEEPS US BUSY

The Adventure Racing (AR) World Series unites in competition the worlds best endurance athletes at premiere Qualifier events around the globe. The top two teams at each of these races gain a coveted position on the start line of the annual pinnacle of the sport, the AR World Championship.
XPD is Australia’s own Expedition Adventure Race. Teams of four competitors from around the globe trek, mountain bike, and kayak for three to six days in this world renowned expedition. These adventurers race day and night over a 450-500km course pushing themselves to the ultimate limits of human endurance.
Trackers are a great for events that have previously been hard to watch, due to participants moving over large distances in inaccessible areas. Trackers send their latest position to a google map that anyone can view on their phone, tablet or computer.
Derby, Blue Tier, Bay of Fires, St Helens – Australia’s undisputed mecca of mountain biking. The Dragon Trail is a 3 day XC stage race that will take you on a mountain biking journey from myrtle forests, to alpine plateaus and to the stunning Bay of Fires. On each of the three unique days of racing, you will experience the joys of sensational flowing single track, purpose-built by trail gurus World Trail, through some of the most remarkable landscapes in Tasmania. 

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EVENTS WE HAVE CREATED - PAST AND PRESENT

  • 2018 - XPD - Tasmania
  • 2017 - Mountain Designs GeoQuest - Sawtell
  • 2016 - Mountain Designs GeoQuest - Port Macquarie
  • 2016 - XPD - Shoalhaven (World Championship)
  • 2015 - Mountain Designs GeoQuest - Hawkes Nest
  • 2015 - XPD - Townsville
  • 2014 - Mountain Designs GeoQuest - Crescent Head
  • 2013 - Mountain Designs GeoQuest - Harrington
  • 2013 - XPD - Flinders Ranges
  • 2012 - Mountain Designs GeoQuest - Forster
  • 2011 - Hells Bells - South East Queensland
  • 2011 - Mountain Designs GeoQuest - Nambucca Heads
  • 2011 - XPD - Tasmania (World Champs)
  • 2011 - City Raid - Brisbane
  • 2010 - Bribie Island Multisport - South East Queensland
  • 2010 - Hells Bells - South East Queensland
  • 2010 - Mountain Designs GeoQuest - Port Macquarie
  • 2010 - XPD - Cairns
  • 2010 - City Raid - Brisbane
  • 2010 - Bribie Island Multisport - South East Queensland
  • 2009 - Hells Bells - South East Queensland
  • 2009 - Mountain Designs GeoQuest - Forster
  • 2009 - City Raid - Brisbane
  • 2008 - 8 Hr Enduro - South East Queensland
  • 2008 - Adventure Race Queensland Series (ARQ) x One Night in Vegas - City Raid
  • 2008 - Bribie Island Multisport - South East Queensland
  • 2008 - Hells Bells - South East Queensland
  • 2008 - Insomnia Mountain Bike - South East Queensland
  • 2008 - Mountain Designs GeoQuest - Emerald Beach
  • 2008 - One Night in Vegas / City Raid - Adventure Race Queensland Series (ARQ)
  • 2008 - Rush Hour - Adventure Race Queensland Series (ARQ)
  • 2008 - Summer Storm - Adventure Race Queensland Series (ARQ)
  • 2008 - The Step Up - Adventure Race Queensland Series (ARQ)
  • 2008 - XPD - Australian Alps
  • 2007 - 8 Hr Enduro - South East Queensland
  • 2007 - Adventure Race Queensland Series (ARQ) x One Night in Vegas - City Raid
  • 2007 - Bribie Island Multisport - South East Queensland
  • 2007 - Hells Bells - South East Queensland
  • 2007 - Insomnia Mountain Bike - South East Queensland
  • 2007 - Mountain Designs GeoQuest - Sawtell
  • 2007 - One Night in Vegas / City Raid - Adventure Race Queensland Series (ARQ)
  • 2007 - Rush Hour - Adventure Race Queensland Series (ARQ)
  • 2007 - Summer Storm - Adventure Race Queensland Series (ARQ)
  • 2007 - The Step Up - Adventure Race Queensland Series (ARQ)
  • 2007 - XPD - Whitsundays
  • 2006 - Adventure Race Queensland Series (ARQ) x One Night in Vegas - City Raid
  • 2006 - Hells Bells - South East Queensland
  • 2006 - Insomnia Mountain Bike - South East Queensland
  • 2006 - Mountain Designs GeoQuest - Stuarts Point
  • 2006 - One Night in Vegas / City Raid - Adventure Race Queensland Series (ARQ)
  • 2006 - Rush Hour - Adventure Race Queensland Series (ARQ)
  • 2006 - Summer Storm - Adventure Race Queensland Series (ARQ)
  • 2006 - The Step Up - Adventure Race Queensland Series (ARQ)
  • 2006 - XPD - Tasmania
  • 2005 - Hells Bells - South East Queensland
  • 2005 - Mountain Designs GeoQuest - Bonny Hills
  • 2005 - Teva Adventure Series - Melbourne
  • 2005 - Teva Adventure Series - Sydney
  • 2005 - Teva Adventure Series - Brisbane
  • 2004 - Hells Bells - South East Queensland
  • 2004 - Mountain Designs GeoQuest - Eden
  • 2004 - XPD - Broken Hill
  • 2004 - Teva Adventure Series - Melbourne
  • 2004 - Teva Adventure Series - Sydney
  • 2004 - Teva Adventure Series - Canberra
  • 2004 - Teva Adventure Series - Brisbane
  • 2003 - Mountain Designs GeoQuest - Bendalong
  • 2003 - Teva Adventure Series - Melbourne
  • 2003 - Teva Adventure Series - Sydney
  • 2003 - Teva Adventure Series - Canberra
  • 2003 - Teva Adventure Series - Brisbane
  • 2002 - Teva Adventure Series - Sydney
  • 2002 - Teva Adventure Series - Melbourne
  • 2002 - Mountain Designs GeoQuest - Batemans Bay

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PC12 – Making Adventure Racing Dreams Come True in Colombia

Press Release

The PC12 Adventure Race in Colombia was the first of two new AR World Series Demonstration Races this year, and it proved to be a ground-breaking event on a tough course, raced in exceptionally hot conditions.

After several years of peace in Colombia it is now safe to visit much of the country again and the adventure racing community there wanted to welcome visitors and stage a race.

The organising team, lead by Ricky Velez, Lina Vargas and Juan Aristizabal, who all have ARWS racing experience around the world, chose the area known as Magdalena Medio because of its contrasting landscapes, and because it had been previously inaccessible as Velez explained.

“The Norcasia region was affected by violence until about 3 years ago.  Previously it was an area you couldn’t enter due to coca crops, illegal mining and armed groups. With the peace process many of these areas are now open to adventure tourism and in keeping with our principles, we wanted to go there.  

“The town welcomed us with open arms and offered us so much support that we decided to change the route of the race to be around the town.”

For this first race the only visiting international team came from Ecuador, which was perhaps to be expected, though the race calendar did not help this year.  However, even for the Colombian teams the race area was new.  Most of the teams on the start line had some international racing behind them, with the two Saferbo-Seti teams the most experienced on the ARWS circuit.

The teams arrived in Norcasia for a course of 278km with 6 stages and 7515m of ascent, and Velez said, “Each stage had its magic.”  There was river rafting and a 14km tubing stage, plains full of wildlife including hippos, monkeys and macaw, jungle trails and steep hills, canyons and caves, and many waterfalls, with one checkpoint behind a curtain of water. 

One thing the race did not have was a PC12 ... The name of the race comes from an incident in a race 3 years ago where PC12 was put out in the wrong place and none of the teams could find it.  After that it became a standing joke that if a team took a poor route or struggled with navigation they were “on PC12”.

To erase that bad memory the organisers took the title The PC12 Adventure Race and designed a race where an imaginary PC12 would be a dream checkpoint. They set all their race times to end in 12 minutes (so the start was at 09.12) and after PC11 came AT3 where the athletes had all of the food and drink they wanted, beds and chairs, and were “treated like kings”.

The teams were glad of the respite from the heat, and to be in or on the water whenever possible as the race was hit by record high temperatures. It was expected to be hot, but not for the temperatures to be in the high 30’s.  Jorge Mario Rodriguez, the captain and navigator of the winning team, ‘Saferbo Seti 1’ said, “On one long hike-a-bike uphill at midday our watches recorded 43°C!”  

The teams and the race had to take great care to avoid heat stroke, and the original course was shortened for all the teams, and even then only the two Saferbo Seti teams recorded a full course finish.  

Rodriguez was impressed with the course saying, “It was probably the most beautiful race I have ever been in, a wonderful area with a lot of biodiversity. There were so many animals and waterfalls and the course was very dynamic and never boring. It was a well presented race and every PC had its own difficulty and we felt it was of world class standard.”

His team did not have it easy to claim their win. “We managed to find some really difficult early PC’s and got a big lead over the other teams.” He said. “Then we had 2 people who got sick. First my wife got some heat stroke, so he had to stop to let her COOL down, then Juan Daniel got sick from vomiting and diarrhoea for the last 36 hours of the race.  It was unbelievable he was able to finish and that we still won.”

The team relied on their experience which includes races all over the world such as Huairasinchi, Ecomotion, Raid in France and most recently Expedition India.  They have a big squad with 3 teams and their tactic is to navigate well and rest 2 to 3 hours each day.  They also have one of the longest running sponsorships of any AR team from Saferbo (a transport company) and IT company SETI.

“They have been our sponsors for over 10 years,” added Rodriguez. “Two of the team work at SETI and we all have our own full time jobs.  (My wife has a marketing company and I am a reconstructive plastic surgeon.)  To have such great sponsors’ support us and help with race fees and transportation is something we are very, very grateful for.”
For the organisation Ricky Velez summed their experience and what lessons had been learned. 

“We have been racing for more than 17 years at international races, visiting many countries and unusual places with wonderful people and learning a lot, but I never imagined planning a competition.  Its very hard but its just as rewarding as racing.

“The organising team had moments of great stress but we knew how to handle them, with good planning prior to the competition and always keeping our spirits up.  We learned a lot and the team of volunteers responded superbly so the competitors could enjoy the race to the max whatever the situation.
 
“Planning and executing a first competition was hard but personally I think it will be harder to plan a second competition with unique landscapes as the second has to be much better than the first!

“We ended up very tired, but super animated for next time, and we are already thinking about possible scenarios.  All the volunteers want to continue and the comments made on social networks by competitors and sent to our emails show us that the work was well done. Our main sponsors have written and told us that for 2020 they want to be present giving us more support.

“For 2020 we would have to stage the race in April, in which case we will have to push ourselves even more if we want to make PC12 a dream come true next year.”

You can find out more about The PC12 Adventure Race at; https://www.pc12ar.com/ and on Facebook at; https://www.facebook.com/PC12AR/

PC12 – Making Adventure Racing Dreams Come True in Colombia

Press Release

The PC12 Adventure Race in Colombia was the first of two new AR World Series Demonstration Races this year, and it proved to be a ground-breaking event on a tough course, raced in exceptionally hot conditions.

After several years of peace in Colombia it is now safe to visit much of the country again and the adventure racing community there wanted to welcome visitors and stage a race.

The organising team, lead by Ricky Velez, Lina Vargas and Juan Aristizabal, who all have ARWS racing experience around the world, chose the area known as "Magdalena Medio" because of its contrasting landscapes, and because it had been previously inaccessible as Velez explained.

“The Norcasia region was affected by violence until about 3 years ago. Previously it was an area you couldn’t enter due to coca crops, illegal mining and armed groups. With the peace process many of these areas are now open to adventure tourism and in keeping with our principles, we wanted to go there.

“The town welcomed us with open arms and offered us so much support that we decided to change the route of the race to be around the town.”

For this first race the only visiting international team came from Ecuador, which was perhaps to be expected, though the race calendar did not help this year. However, even for the Colombian teams the race area was new. Most of the teams on the start line had some international racing behind them, with the two Saferbo-Seti teams the most experienced on the ARWS circuit.

The teams arrived in Norcasia for a course of 278km with 6 stages and 7515m of ascent, and Velez said, “Each stage had its magic.” There was river rafting and a 14km tubing stage, plains full of wildlife including hippos, monkeys and macaw, jungle trails and steep hills, canyons and caves, and many waterfalls, with one checkpoint behind a curtain of water.

One thing the race did not have was a PC12 ... The name of the race comes from an incident in a race 3 years ago where PC12 was put out in the wrong place and none of the teams could find it. After that it became a standing joke that if a team took a poor route or struggled with navigation they were “on PC12”.

To erase that bad memory the organisers took the title The PC12 Adventure Race and designed a race where an imaginary PC12 would be a dream checkpoint. They set all their race times to end in 12 minutes (so the start was at 09.12) and after PC11 came AT3 where the athletes had all of the food and drink they wanted, beds and chairs, and were “treated like kings”.

The teams were glad of the respite from the heat, and to be in or on the water whenever possible as the race was hit by record high temperatures. It was expected to be hot, but not for the temperatures to be in the high 30’s. Jorge Mario Rodriguez, the captain and navigator of the winning team, ‘Saferbo Seti 1’ said, “On one long hike-a-bike uphill at midday our watches recorded 43°C!”

The teams and the race had to take great care to avoid heat stroke, and the original course was shortened for all the teams, and even then only the two Saferbo Seti teams recorded a full course finish.

Rodriguez was impressed with the course saying, “It was probably the most beautiful race I have ever been in, a wonderful area with a lot of biodiversity. There were so many animals and waterfalls and the course was very dynamic and never boring. It was a well presented race and every PC had its own difficulty and we felt it was of world class standard.”

His team did not have it easy to claim their win. “We managed to find some really difficult early PC’s and got a big lead over the other teams.” He said. “Then we had 2 people who got sick. First my wife got some heat stroke, so he had to stop to let her COOL down, then Juan Daniel got sick from vomiting and diarrhoea for the last 36 hours of the race. It was unbelievable he was able to finish and that we still won.”

The team relied on their experience which includes races all over the world such as Huairasinchi, Ecomotion, Raid in France and most recently Expedition India. They have a big squad with 3 teams and their tactic is to navigate well and rest 2 to 3 hours each day. They also have one of the longest running sponsorships of any AR team from Saferbo (a transport company) and IT company SETI.

“They have been our sponsors for over 10 years,” added Rodriguez. “Two of the team work at SETI and we all have our own full time jobs. (My wife has a marketing company and I am a reconstructive plastic surgeon.) To have such great sponsors’ support us and help with race fees and transportation is something we are very, very grateful for.”
For the organisation Ricky Velez summed their experience and what lessons had been learned.

“We have been racing for more than 17 years at international races, visiting many countries and unusual places with wonderful people and learning a lot, but I never imagined planning a competition. It's very hard but it's just as rewarding as racing.

“The organising team had moments of great stress but we knew how to handle them, with good planning prior to the competition and always keeping our spirits up. We learned a lot and the team of volunteers responded superbly so the competitors could enjoy the race to the max whatever the situation.

“Planning and executing a first competition was hard but personally I think it will be harder to plan a second competition with unique landscapes as the second has to be much better than the first!

“We ended up very tired, but super animated for next time, and we are already thinking about possible scenarios. All the volunteers want to continue and the comments made on social networks by competitors and sent to our emails show us that the work was well done. Our main sponsors have written and told us that for 2020 they want to be present giving us more support.

“For 2020 we would have to stage the race in April, in which case we will have to push ourselves even more if we want to make PC12 a dream come true next year.”

You can find out more about The PC12 Adventure Race at; www.pc12ar.com/ and on Facebook at; www.facebook.com/PC12AR/
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Adventure Race Croatia On The World Stage
Press Release

Adventure Race Croatia stepped up to the world stage this year with their first AR World Series qualifier, hosted on the Adriatic coast, with a 500km course set among the mountains and coastline of the Zadar region.

Last year’s ARWS Demonstration race attracted 20 international teams and their experiences, and the race coverage, helped spread the word of a well organised race, set in a very beautiful place.  Entries for this year filled up fast and when the race began on the island of Pag 41 teams from 17 countries raced through the town to reach their kayaks on the beach.

The race organisers, Igor Dorotic and Ana Rumiha, promised “a bit of gruelling sea kayaking, a mesmerizing trek up the Velebit mountain, some flowy mountain biking with a spice of orienteering and some rappelling into deep caves.  And thats just the first 24 hours of a 70+ hours race ...”.  

After that came hidden canyons and refreshing waterfalls, wilderness treks and rides, some urban orienteering including an ancient fortress, a via ferrata to get the pulse racing and a final sea kayak on the azure waters to finish at a beach resort and bar, all under clear blue skies.

It was a fast, flowing course which kept teams on their toes, when they were not stopping to look at the view that is!  The leaders were certainly moving fast, and not stopping for a second if they could help it, and an intense race was developing among the leading international teams. 

The two French teams, ‘Hoka One One’ and ‘Raidsaventure.fr/Absoluraid’, disputed the lead with the ‘USWE Adventure Team’ from Sweden, and the Czech team ‘Black Hill/Salomon’.  All of the teams lead at one point during the race and world ranked #3 ‘400 Team’ of France and two strong Polish teams were chasing them.

The USWE team had a frustrating time on the first day and night of the race, with Jacob Westerberg ill and the team having numerous problems to solve with their bikes.  Even so they lead into Transition 6. “We got there just half an hour before sunset and decided to assemble the bikes and prepare for the next leg.”  Said Westerberg. 

“We also decided to use the shelter at the TA for 1.5h sleep. This would make us strong on the following stages during the 2nd night and it would also mean the other teams could clearly see that we were in the lead, sleeping and recovering.  I’m proud we had the guts to make this call.”

Another key point was when racing side by side with both French teams at the Knin Fortress.  The team navigator, Felix Breitschädel, pulled the team together for a rallying call. Why are we here?  We started with the ambition to win and now we have the opportunity.  Shall we win or are we just here to finish the race?”

With the help of his sure navigation, in a race where any mistake would be punished, the team went on to win in a time of 73 hours 9 minutes, pulling away from their challengers on the third and final night which they pushed through with no further sleep.  Hoka One One took second place and Raidsaventure.fr/Absoluraid finished third.

Magnus Woxholtt-Jensen from USWE commented on the finish line; The trail was beautiful, and very diverse, but also extremely difficult.   With the win his team, which also included Helen Westerberg, secured a place in next year’s Adventure Racing World Championships in Paraguay which will take place in September.

All of the teams who took part had similar praise for the course, the race and their experience in Croatia.  

Noel O’Leary of the DAR Dingle team from Ireland said: 

“What a super course and quite amazing scenery!  There were no long stages, a really varied course and it ran like clockwork.  The mountains were real wilderness and very beautiful and remote.  At one place we found 3 old ladies running a farm together and they were miles from anywhere. We stopped to have coffee with them and have no idea how they lived up there!

“The Karst limestone on the first trek was astonishing, but it was really hard to find water and you had to take care as the rocks were sharp. The navigation was tough too.  The trails were great for riding, I’d say it was 99% rideable, but you never knew if it would be a grassy limestone track or a rocky and bumpy ride. 

“The sunrises and sunsets were memorable and so was coming out into the sea on the final paddle, then finishing in a resort with a nearby bungalow and all the food and drink you could want!  The race must have been a huge amount of work for a small team and they delivered a great experience.”

In total 17 teams completed the full course, with 16 recording a short-course finish and 8 unranked.  

Next year the organisers are promising a new course, in a different area and with more surprises.  Entries for ARC 2020 will open on October 15th and the race will move to the spring, taking place from May 18th-24th. 

You can find out more about the race at: http://www.adventureracecroatia.com/ and on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/adventureracecroatia/ where you can see a video compilation of the race.

Adventure Race Croatia On The World Stage
Press Release

Adventure Race Croatia stepped up to the world stage this year with their first AR World Series qualifier, hosted on the Adriatic coast, with a 500km course set among the mountains and coastline of the Zadar region.

Last year’s ARWS Demonstration race attracted 20 international teams and their experiences, and the race coverage, helped spread the word of a well organised race, set in a very beautiful place. Entries for this year filled up fast and when the race began on the island of Pag 41 teams from 17 countries raced through the town to reach their kayaks on the beach.

The race organisers, Igor Dorotic and Ana Rumiha, promised “a bit of gruelling sea kayaking, a mesmerizing trek up the Velebit mountain, some flowy mountain biking with a spice of orienteering and some rappelling into deep caves. And that's just the first 24 hours of a 70+ hours race ...”.

After that came hidden canyons and refreshing waterfalls, wilderness treks and rides, some urban orienteering including an ancient fortress, a via ferrata to get the pulse racing and a final sea kayak on the azure waters to finish at a beach resort and bar, all under clear blue skies.

It was a fast, flowing course which kept teams on their toes, when they were not stopping to look at the view that is! The leaders were certainly moving fast, and not stopping for a second if they could help it, and an intense race was developing among the leading international teams.

The two French teams, ‘Hoka One One’ and ‘Raidsaventure.fr/Absoluraid’, disputed the lead with the ‘USWE Adventure Team’ from Sweden, and the Czech team ‘Black Hill/Salomon’. All of the teams lead at one point during the race and world ranked #3 ‘400 Team’ of France and two strong Polish teams were chasing them.

The USWE team had a frustrating time on the first day and night of the race, with Jacob Westerberg ill and the team having numerous problems to solve with their bikes. Even so they lead into Transition 6. “We got there just half an hour before sunset and decided to assemble the bikes and prepare for the next leg.” Said Westerberg.

“We also decided to use the shelter at the TA for 1.5h sleep. This would make us strong on the following stages during the 2nd night and it would also mean the other teams could clearly see that we were in the lead, sleeping and recovering. I’m proud we had the guts to make this call.”

Another key point was when racing side by side with both French teams at the Knin Fortress. The team navigator, Felix Breitschädel, pulled the team together for a rallying call. "Why are we here? We started with the ambition to win and now we have the opportunity. Shall we win or are we just here to finish the race?”

With the help of his sure navigation, in a race where any mistake would be punished, the team went on to win in a time of 73 hours 9 minutes, pulling away from their challengers on the third and final night which they pushed through with no further sleep. Hoka One One took second place and Raidsaventure.fr/Absoluraid finished third.

Magnus Woxholtt-Jensen from USWE commented on the finish line; "The trail was beautiful, and very diverse, but also extremely difficult." With the win his team, which also included Helen Westerberg, secured a place in next year’s Adventure Racing World Championships in Paraguay which will take place in September.

All of the teams who took part had similar praise for the course, the race and their experience in Croatia.

Noel O’Leary of the DAR Dingle team from Ireland said:

“What a super course and quite amazing scenery! There were no long stages, a really varied course and it ran like clockwork. The mountains were real wilderness and very beautiful and remote. At one place we found 3 old ladies running a farm together and they were miles from anywhere. We stopped to have coffee with them and have no idea how they lived up there!

“The Karst limestone on the first trek was astonishing, but it was really hard to find water and you had to take care as the rocks were sharp. The navigation was tough too. The trails were great for riding, I’d say it was 99% rideable, but you never knew if it would be a grassy limestone track or a rocky and bumpy ride.

“The sunrises and sunsets were memorable and so was coming out into the sea on the final paddle, then finishing in a resort with a nearby bungalow and all the food and drink you could want! The race must have been a huge amount of work for a small team and they delivered a great experience.”

In total 17 teams completed the full course, with 16 recording a short-course finish and 8 unranked.

Next year the organisers are promising a new course, in a different area and with more surprises. Entries for ARC 2020 will open on October 15th and the race will move to the spring, taking place from May 18th-24th.

You can find out more about the race at: www.adventureracecroatia.com/ and on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/adventureracecroatia/ where you can see a video compilation of the race.
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Here's Adventure Race Croatia in two minutes of fantastic video footage. From the start on Pag Island to the finish line they packed a whole lot of adventure in and showed what the Zadar region has to offer.

Next year's race will be in the spring and dates are May 18-24th with entries opening on October 15th.

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Oh oui je sais....bon courage. Ici au bureau personne ne comprend vraiment

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XPD HQ LOCATION CHANGE: XPD 11th Edition will be hosted from the famous Palm Cove township in Tropical North Queensland, Australia. (note 12 Sep 2019: HQ has been changed from Port Douglas to Palm Cove).

Palm Cove is a quiet and relaxing village by the sea where centuries old “paperbark” Melaleuca trees line the casual esplanade.

Palm Cove can be reached through the closest airport in Cairns which is just 25 minutes drive to the South.  Cairns Airport has both a domestic and an International Terminal welcoming flights through a number of Asian hubs. If driving, it is just off the Cook Highway.  Cairns is approximately 1,700km drive north from Brisbane.

Race Headquarters will be at the Hotel Grand Chancellor which is set in over 3 hectares of lush tropical gardens. It features 2 swimming pools, restaurant, bar, alfresco dining, massage, laundry and games room and is within 5 minutes walk to the beach.

For more information http://xpd.com.au/competitor-information/location/

XPD HQ LOCATION CHANGE: XPD 11th Edition will be hosted from the famous Palm Cove township in Tropical North Queensland, Australia. (note 12 Sep 2019: HQ has been changed from Port Douglas to Palm Cove).

Palm Cove is a quiet and relaxing village by the sea where centuries old “paperbark” Melaleuca trees line the casual esplanade.

Palm Cove can be reached through the closest airport in Cairns which is just 25 minutes drive to the South. Cairns Airport has both a domestic and an International Terminal welcoming flights through a number of Asian hubs. If driving, it is just off the Cook Highway. Cairns is approximately 1,700km drive north from Brisbane.

Race Headquarters will be at the Hotel Grand Chancellor which is set in over 3 hectares of lush tropical gardens. It features 2 swimming pools, restaurant, bar, alfresco dining, massage, laundry and games room and is within 5 minutes walk to the beach.

For more information xpd.com.au/competitor-information/location/
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Palm Cove is a magical spot :-D

Rob Laporte Tanya Laporte even closer to home!

Shane Field Lana McGregor please let’s make this happen please

“The Tassie Dragon Tail ride will be EPIC.... stunning single trails twisting through beautiful wilderness, the chance to spend a week with our besties in the bush is a no brainer - we are in and we cant wait!!!  Ally Davey, Girls on Top, NZ - Dragon Trail - 26th-29th March 2020 - more www.dragontrail.com.au

“The Tassie Dragon Tail ride will be EPIC.... stunning single trails twisting through beautiful wilderness, the chance to spend a week with our besties in the bush is a no brainer - we are in and we can't wait!!!" Ally Davey, Girls on Top, NZ - Dragon Trail - 26th-29th March 2020 - more www.dragontrail.com.au ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Alex Cohen this photo is selling me. Want to come bike shopping?

Billy nothing the bike trailer can’t handle

Nikki Seymour this would be amazinggggg

Billy nothing the bike trailer can’t handle

3 weeks ago

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ARWS Oceania Circuit Takes Off

Following from the recent ARWS announcement of Regional Circuits, the ARWS Oceania Circuit has launched with a high powered calendar of the best regional adventure races culminating in the Oceania Championship in 2020.  

ARWS Oceania brings together the premiere 24-48hr adventure races through Australia and New Zealand.  These races see teams competing non-stop over 125-250km courses of mountain biking, kayaking, trekking and navigation.  

The line up of 2020 Oceania races has been released and information on the Regional Rounds can be found at https://arworldseries.com/arws-oceania/ .  Included are two of the most renowned and popular adventure races in Australia, the GeoQuest 48hr and Hells Bells 24hr.  Also part of the 2020 circuit is the newly launched Terra Nova 24hr south of Sydney and a New Zealand adventure race which will be announced shortly.  

The culmination of the 2020 Oceania Regional Rounds will be the ARWS Regional Championship held from 23-25 Oct 2020.  The top team from each Oceania Round wins a free entry to the championship.  Along with general entries (save the date!), teams will come together to compete for the title of Regional Champions, prize money, and a free entry to the 2021 AR World Championship.  The Oceania Championship host location is set to move around the region each year and the 2020 location will be revealed soon.  More details at https://arworldseries.com/arws-oceania/arws-oceania-regional-championships/ 

The ARWS Oceania Circuit will be coordinated by Chris Dixon.  He said “Being the first of the ARWS Regional Circuits to fully launch is a huge privilege.  But bringing together the best races in the region and with the support and backing of the ARWS is huge and I know we can give teams a world class racing experience.”  

Every team who participates in a Regional Round earns points towards their AR Oceania Ranking. These are a ranking order of adventure racing teams in Oceania based on their 4 best results over the previous two years.

Similar to the World rankings, the Oceania rankings will be updated in 3 cycles per year, first update after half of the Regional Rounds have been completed, next after the remaining Regional Rounds for the season, and lastly after the Regional Championship.  More details on Oceania Rankings at https://arworldseries.com/arws-oceania/arws-oceania-rankings/ 

Teams wanting to supercharge their points earning can do so if they participate in the ARWS Regional Championship, or XPD (which is the expedition length ARWS race in Oceania), which earn double (2x) points towards their Regional Ranking.

As part of Oceania, the XPD Race is the expedition length adventure race of the region that many teams will aspire to.  It is scheduled every 1.5-2 years depending on the climate and location it is held (which moves around Australia).  XPD 2020 is set North of Cairns from 17 - 26 July and will be an attractive winter escape for many teams around the region.  Also attractive will be that teams can earn double ranking points at this race and Qualify for the World Championship.  More details can be found at www.xpd.com.au   

The Oceania series wouldn’t be complete without the chance for Australian and New Zealand sporting rivalries to play out.  Chris said “We will be announcing a race in New Zealand very soon so stay tuned for details.  I’m also looking forward to the Oceania Championship being held in New Zealand in the future as well.”

New on the 2020 Australian calendar, and part of ARWS Oceania, is the Terra Nova 24hr adventure race.  Scheduled from 14-15 March next year this race is a collaboration between Wild & Co (organisers of GeoQuest and Hells Bells) and Geocentric Outdoors (organisers of XPD Expedition Race).  The annual race is set in the Shoalhaven region South of Sydney and is sure to become a mainstay of teams calendars. 

For further information on ARWS Oceania see:
website: https://arworldseries.com/arws-oceania/
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arwsoceania/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arwsoceaniaseries/ 
Email: oceania@arworldseries.com

ARWS Oceania Circuit Takes Off

Following from the recent ARWS announcement of Regional Circuits, the ARWS Oceania Circuit has launched with a high powered calendar of the best regional adventure races culminating in the Oceania Championship in 2020.

ARWS Oceania brings together the premiere 24-48hr adventure races through Australia and New Zealand. These races see teams competing non-stop over 125-250km courses of mountain biking, kayaking, trekking and navigation.

The line up of 2020 Oceania races has been released and information on the Regional Rounds can be found at arworldseries.com/arws-oceania/ . Included are two of the most renowned and popular adventure races in Australia, the GeoQuest 48hr and Hells Bells 24hr. Also part of the 2020 circuit is the newly launched Terra Nova 24hr south of Sydney and a New Zealand adventure race which will be announced shortly.

The culmination of the 2020 Oceania Regional Rounds will be the ARWS Regional Championship held from 23-25 Oct 2020. The top team from each Oceania Round wins a free entry to the championship. Along with general entries (save the date!), teams will come together to compete for the title of Regional Champions, prize money, and a free entry to the 2021 AR World Championship. The Oceania Championship host location is set to move around the region each year and the 2020 location will be revealed soon. More details at arworldseries.com/arws-oceania/arws-oceania-regional-championships/

The ARWS Oceania Circuit will be coordinated by Chris Dixon. He said “Being the first of the ARWS Regional Circuits to fully launch is a huge privilege. But bringing together the best races in the region and with the support and backing of the ARWS is huge and I know we can give teams a world class racing experience.”

Every team who participates in a Regional Round earns points towards their AR Oceania Ranking. These are a ranking order of adventure racing teams in Oceania based on their 4 best results over the previous two years.

Similar to the World rankings, the Oceania rankings will be updated in 3 cycles per year, first update after half of the Regional Rounds have been completed, next after the remaining Regional Rounds for the season, and lastly after the Regional Championship. More details on Oceania Rankings at arworldseries.com/arws-oceania/arws-oceania-rankings/

Teams wanting to supercharge their points earning can do so if they participate in the ARWS Regional Championship, or XPD (which is the expedition length ARWS race in Oceania), which earn double (2x) points towards their Regional Ranking.

As part of Oceania, the XPD Race is the expedition length adventure race of the region that many teams will aspire to. It is scheduled every 1.5-2 years depending on the climate and location it is held (which moves around Australia). XPD 2020 is set North of Cairns from 17 - 26 July and will be an attractive winter escape for many teams around the region. Also attractive will be that teams can earn double ranking points at this race and Qualify for the World Championship. More details can be found at www.xpd.com.au

The Oceania series wouldn’t be complete without the chance for Australian and New Zealand sporting rivalries to play out. Chris said “We will be announcing a race in New Zealand very soon so stay tuned for details. I’m also looking forward to the Oceania Championship being held in New Zealand in the future as well.”

New on the 2020 Australian calendar, and part of ARWS Oceania, is the Terra Nova 24hr adventure race. Scheduled from 14-15 March next year this race is a collaboration between Wild & Co (organisers of GeoQuest and Hells Bells) and Geocentric Outdoors (organisers of XPD Expedition Race). The annual race is set in the Shoalhaven region South of Sydney and is sure to become a mainstay of teams calendars.

For further information on ARWS Oceania see:
website: arworldseries.com/arws-oceania/
facebook: www.facebook.com/arwsoceania/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/arwsoceaniaseries/
Email: oceania@arworldseries.com
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Awesome Craig! How about that landscape - beautiful! How the Drones must help navigate these days too.

very exciting guys!

Looks fantastic

so gorgeous...wish i was young again....sort of

Looks fantastic guys. If the last one up in that region was anything to go by, then the races should be seeing some pretty spectacular country

Looking well young fella

Glenn Wilkinson are you and your crew in this? Saw you did the 100hour a while back. Massive adventure in amazing country.

Sensational!!!!!

Dan Coletti

Looks like the Pajero is still kicking.

EJ Mathieson

Duncan Jessep

Nathan Burke reckon you can squeeze this in?

Dianne Grant 😊

Elaina Riebe; Roy Henderson

Necesito estar ahí en el 2020!

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