Geocentric Outdoors – 18 Years of Adventure Events

The Adventure Racing (AR) World Series unites in competition the worlds best endurance athletes at premiere Qualifier events around the globe. Learn More

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. Learn More.

A mountain biking trilogy of 3 days riding through the Tasmanian wilderness. Derby, Blue Tier, Bay of Fires, St Helens – Australia’s undisputed mecca of mountain biking. Learn More

Terra Nova 24 is a classic non-stop 24hr adventure race involving trekking, mountain biking, kayaking and other adventure disciplines. Learn More

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"The struggles we endure today will be the 'good old days' we laugh about tomorrow" Aaron Lauristen

XPD Expedition Race - 6 Days - 500km - North Queensland July 2021 - Entries Open. Find out more -  xpd.com.au

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RACE DIRECTOR INTERVIEW - Time to meet Dani Pincu who directs Raid Patagonia, the ARWS Qualifier in Argentina.  

Dani grew up in Patagonia and has adventure racing in his blood, in his own words, he was born to race. Dani has competed in an incredible 200 adventure races including nearly every ARWS qualifier around the globe. 

In 2018, Dani began organising Raid Patagonia. The 3rd edition will be held in San Martín de los Andes, a region that boasts the two highest mountains in Patagonia. The area has superb natural beauty and is surrounded by lakes, rivers and forests.  With a 450 full course and a 200km half course option, both extreme athletes and novices who want to prove themselves will be catered for. 

Watch the full interview at https://youtu.be/hF0QAwqcf9Q

The race is scheduled from 22 - 29 February 2021. To be a part of the race as a volunteer or competitor head to https://arworldseries.com/racecalendar/patagonia-raid/or write to info.patagoniaraid@gmail.com
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XPD Expedition Race - 6 Days - 500km - North Queensland July 2021 - Entries Open. Find out more -  xpd.com.au

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"The Best Views come after the Hardest Climb". 

XPD Expedition Race - 6 Days - 500km - North Queensland July 2021 - Entries Open. Find out more -  xpd.com.au

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2021 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Raid Gallaecia are excited to release the first information pack about the 2021 World Adventure Championship!

"Our race guide is ready and we bring you all the information about the race venue, travel logistics and much more.
Check the registration rules out and get ready for October 1st because we open registrations!
We will reserve:
✔40 places for the top 50 teams in the ARWS World ranking
✔30 places with free access
✔10 places for Spanish teams
It begins our way towards the most challenging race that we have done in our lands. More than 600 km of pure adventure. Get ready because Galicia is waiting for you!"

INFO & REGISTRATION: http://arworldchampionship2021.com/
"Every mountain top is within reach if you keep on climbing".  Barry Findlay

XPD Expedition Race - 6 Days - 500km - North Queensland July 2021 - Entries Open. Find out more -  xpd.com.au

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XPD - 6 bits of kit you NEED but might not have thought of

If you are a new team to XPD here are 6 bits of kit you should take on the race that you might not have thought of. Or, if you’re an experienced team, do you have any personal favourites you would also recommend?

1- FOAM PADDING FOR KAYAK SEAT
You can spend a long time sitting in the XPD kayaks - and a piece of foam for your bottom is going to make your time paddling a whole lot more comfortable. Bring a thicker piece if you want to sit a little higher and take some pressure off your abdominal muscles. We've seen cut up foam sleeping mats, pool noodles taped together, inflatable cushions, and more.

2 - TRUSTY TOOTHBRUSH
Do you really want to go 3-6 days without brushing your teeth? No way! Many racers will have a toothbrush handy in their backpack to give their teeth a quick clean on the go. Toothpaste optional - kept in small container/ bag. Carrying it in your backpack allows you to keep your mouth feeling fresh because multiple days of race food will leave your teeth pretty furry! Weight weenies - cut the bottom off to save a couple of grams.

3 - INDIVIDUAL BAGS FOR YOUR TA BOX.
At XPD your team will share a box for transitions with your re-supply food and equipment. Sometimes this box will go to multiple TA’s. You can imagine that things can get pretty messy and disorganised. Have each team member keep their food and other small items together in their individual dry bag (let's avoid single-use plastics where we can eg garbage bags). At a TA, grab your bag and avoid confusion and lost gear. Pack a smaller dry bag for your rubbish and/or any wet or used clothes - then you won’t contaminate your food/ gear for the rest of the race. Tip - if you are really pedantic, assign each team member their own special colour for the race!

4 - STOW YOUR BACKPACK WHILE PADDLING.
Bring a large dry bag that will fit your backpack and stow it - don't wear it - for the kayak legs. It will help keep your gear dry for your next leg - and also keep it together if you capsize. Don’t forget to clip your bag to the kayak or secure it under the Bungie straps. Buy or borrow a PFD that has a pocket for easy access to your food while paddling. Likewise with a pouch for a water bladder.

5 - BIKE BOX COMFORTS.
At XPD you can carry up to 30kg in your bike box and this is a great way to take some creature comforts on the course. Obviously, you only get these where you have a bike transition - so plan carefully. A lightweight tarp is handly to lay on the ground - it can keep you off potentially wet or muddy ground and help avoid losing tiny bits and pieces when assembling or disassembling your bike. A pair of thongs (or flip flops) and a jumper are worth thinking about as well. Bike boxes are a great place to pack a sleeping mat and sleeping bag (and small pillow?) and double as protection when your box is being transported.

6 - FINISH LINE FOOD.
It happens - teams finish late at night, all the shops are closed, and no one told you how hungry you might be. We’ve seen desperate racers going through used transition boxes searching for anything to get them through the night until the cafe’s open. Think about what you might need/ want ahead of time and put it together as your “finish line bag”. Food, beer, clean clothes, soap, towel - you get the idea.

BONUS TIP - CHAFING CREAM.
Ok, maybe you've already thought of this - but don’t forget it!!! Even if you don’t normally chafe, there is every chance you will on a long race like XPD. Some teams will assign one member - normally the “pack horse” - to carry a communal tub of cream for re-application during each leg - but there is definitely a no double-dipping rule in this instance!

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"Take every chance you get in life because some things only happen once".  Karen Gibbs

XPD Expedition Race - 6 Days - 500km - North Queensland July 2021 - Entries Open. Find out more -  xpd.com.au

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““Run when you can, Walk if you have to, Crawl if you must, just Never Give Up”. Dean Karnazes

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Events have been a little disrupted in 2020 ... so we turned our hand to something new ..... creating MTB-specific intuitive maps. Break O'Day Council took our (and others) advice that their existing maps didn't do justice to the area and were difficult to understand. Hopefully, these will get riders hearts racing a little more than the old ones. If you're headed to St Helens Mountain Bike Trails - you'll see these on display at the trailheads. 

If you entered Dragon Trail MTB - 3 Day XC MTB in the Tasmanian Wilderness .... how good does the Dreaming Pools trail look! This will feature on Day 3.
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EVENTS WE HAVE CREATED – PAST AND PRESENT

  • 2021 – Dragon Trail MTB – NE Tasmania
  • 2021 – XPD – Palm Beach QLD
  • 2020 – Terra Nova 24hr – Jervis Bay
  • 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 – SE QLD
  • 2011 – Mountain Designs GeoQuest – Nambucca Heads
  • 2011 – XPD – Tasmania (World Champs)
  • 2011 – City Raid – Brisbane
  • 2010 – Bribie Island Multisport – SE QLD
  • 2010 – Hells Bells – SE QLD
  • 2010 – Mountain Designs GeoQuest – Port Macquarie
  • 2010 – XPD – Cairns
  • 2010 – City Raid – Brisbane
  • 2010 – Bribie Island Multisport – South East Queensland
  • 2009 – Hells Bells – SE QLD
  • 2009 – Mountain Designs GeoQuest – Forster
  • 2009 – City Raid – Brisbane
  • 2008 – 8 Hr Enduro – SE QLD
  • 2008 – Adventure Race Queensland Series (ARQ) x One Night in Vegas – City Raid
  • 2008 – Bribie Island Multisport – SE QLD
  • 2008 – Hells Bells – SE QLD
  • 2008 – Insomnia Mountain Bike – SE QLD
  • 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 – SE QLD
  • 2007 – Adventure Race Queensland Series (ARQ) x One Night in Vegas – SE QLD
  • 2007 – Bribie Island Multisport – SE QLD

  • 2007 – Hells Bells – SE QLD
  • 2007 – Bribie Island Multisport – SSE QLD
  • 2007 – Hells Bells – SE QLD
  • 2007 – Insomnia Mountain Bike – SE QLD
  • 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 – SE QLD
  • 2006 – Insomnia Mountain Bike – SE QLD
  • 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 – SE QLD
  • 2005 – Mountain Designs GeoQuest – Bonny Hills
  • 2005 – Teva Adventure Series – Melbourne
  • 2005 – Teva Adventure Series – Sydney
  • 2005 – Teva Adventure Series – Brisbane
  • 2004 – Hells Bells – SE QLD
  • 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