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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“People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things” Edmund Hillary

XPD Expedition Adventure 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 Gustavo Borgognon who directs Expedición Guaraní, the ARWS Qualifier in Paraguay.

Gustavo, an ex-competitor, created the race in 2015 in order to share the beauty of Paraguay and it’s people with teams from around the world.  Each year since teams have traversed different areas of the country and been embraced by its warm and generous nature. 

In this interview, Gustavo shares many surprising anecdotes of teams experiences as well as giving future teams inside information on what to expect in 2021. The race was set to be the Adventure Racing World Championship in 2020 but had to cancel due to COVID. The race will now go ahead as a qualifier in 2021 with the World Championship moved to 2022.

Watch the full interview at https://youtu.be/iwwg50C3GOw

The race is scheduled from 9 – 18 July 2021. To be a part of the race as a volunteer or competitor head to https://arworldseries.com/racecalendar/expedicion-guarani/ or write to expedicionguarani@gmail.com
Latest Update Released - Excitement is building for the 2021 event - read all of the latest news at https://gem.godaddy.com/p/9b76611/preview

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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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Are you a new team to XPD?  Here are 5 things you must know about the race.

1- YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONES. If this is your first XPD, particularly if it is your first expedition race, or even your very first adventure race, you won’t be the only ones. Each year XPD welcomes novice and first-time teams. On average maybe a quarter, or sometimes more, of the field are doing their first expedition race. Don’t worry - the other teams are friendly and it is actually quite supportive. XPD tends to attract people with can-do attitudes, modern-day explorers if you like! So don’t stress, you won’t be the only ones.

2 THERE IS ENOUGH TIME FOR YOU TO FINISH THE COURSE - JUST...It sounds like 550km could take a long time - but we leave the XPD course open for a full 6 days so you can travel at your own pace without being worried about cut off times along the route. The key to success is constant forward progress, it doesn’t necessarily need to be fast, just consistent. Oh, and you need to plan both day and night travel - don’t expect a full night sleep each night - but sleep strategy is a whole different topic. If things don’t go quite as expected for your team, XPD normally has a short cut option towards the end so you can still make it home in 6 days.

3 - YOU DON'T NEED TO TRAIN AS MUCH AS YOU PROBABLY THINK YOU DO.  While I’m not saying you “don’t” have to train, I am saying that many new teams put unrealistic or excessive expectations on how much training is required - then everything gets overwhelming and it isn’t fun anymore. I personally think it is about the quality of the training you are doing, not the quantity. You might also be surprised to learn that your success when you are on the course may be just as attributable to your mental attitude when things are tough. Each race I see quite fit and strong athletes withdraw or give up, and not so fit adventurers succeed and cross the finish line. For training advice, do your own research and talk to people who have done XPD before and know what it takes.

4 - KNOWLEDGE IS SUCCESS - RESEARCH PREVIOUS XPD’S  If you want to get an insight into XPD that will help stack the deck in your favor - read the race reports teams have written from previous editions. They are on the website under “Past Races and Results”. These are a treasure trove of real-life experiences and have lots of examples of what teams have done right, and what they did wrong. The reports go all the way back to the very first edition of XPD 16 years ago when everyone at the race was a first time team! (Well there was one team who had done an expedition race before…but the rest hadn’t!).

5 - IF YOU REMEMBER ONE THING WHEN YOU GET ON THE COURSE, REMEMBER THIS.  Highs and lows are inevitable - and both will pass... especially the lows - because you ARE going to go through a low point or even multiple low points, and I guarantee they WILL pass. It won’t seem like it at the time but hang in there and you will be out of the hole before you know it.

BONUS TIP. Don’t make any race-ending decisions on the second night. For most people - the adrenaline has dissipated, your mind is fighting for something "normal" and sleep deprivation is taking hold. This is the "Twilight Zone" and you are transitioning... out the other side is the blissful experience of being “present” with your surroundings, your teammates, and yourself…. Go with it, once you get into the zone, or the flow, days and nights will melt together and you will be rewarded with an experience that is a lifelong memory.

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"Every mountain top is within reach if you keep on climbing".  Barry Findlay

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“Be the team mate you’d want to race with”

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"If you can't Ride it, Hike it". 

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How great it is to be back out racing!  Hells Bells 24hr race, part of the ARWS Oceania series, was the first ARWS race to be held since COVID interrupted our world. If COVID has taught us anything it is how much we appreciate being with our friends in the great outdoors. Stay safe all! 

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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 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