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An Insight Into World Obstacle and Adventure 1

With the recent announcement that World Obstacle (the working name of FISO – the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles) sanctions Adventure 1 as the official world cup for the sport of adventure racing, I’ve fielded a number of questions about what this all means for AR.  Adventure racing has had a successful world series of […]

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The Return of Eco Challenge

Perhaps the biggest story to come out of Adventure Racing in 2018 is the return of Eco Challenge. Undoubtedly the race that put AR on the sporting map, Eco Challenge ran for a total of 10 editions from 1995 to 2002 through locations such as Patagonia, Borneo, Fiji, Morocco and the New Zealand Alps.  With […]

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Packrafting at its best: team Rouge at Expedition Alaska.

Packrafting in Racing

Packrafts.  Spend any time in adventure sports and you are probably familiar with these back country toys.  For those who are just having their eyes opened to the possibilities of packrafts, take a crash course in their history here. Geocentric Outdoors have put the cat among the pigeons with the announcement that a packrafting leg […]

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The Evolution of Australian AR

Sitting down to organise my 2015 racing calendar, I noticed a definite decline in the number of adventure racing event options after a bumper couple of years in 2013 and 2014.  In south east QLD, while there is still the stalwart sprint options of the Kathmandu/Paddy Pallin and MDARA races along with longer format races […]

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ARea51 Gear Review

As we move into spring, the weather is not the only thing heating up, with a swag of exciting races due to hit the calendar.  Included amongst these is Hells Bells, the longest running 24hr adventure race in the country.  Hells Bells has had a consistent sponsorship relationship with the adventure racing gear specialists ARea51 […]

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