ADVENTURE RACING

ADVENTURE RACING

Adventure Racing events include sprints of a few hours through Expeditions of many days. Natural terrain obstacles such as mountains, deserts, rivers and oceans are common. Teams of 2, 3 or 4 use any means of non-motorized transport to navigate distances up to 1,000 km  or more. Sprint Adventure Races were popularized in the 1980’s and 1990’s introducing man-made obstacles, fewer disciplines, less equipment and shorter distances. Originally popularized by the Raid Gauloises, Eco-Challenge and The Amazing Race.

 

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF ADVENTURE RACING

1921 Sea to Summit Adventure Race (Seattle, USA)
1979 Alpine Ironman (NZL)
1983 – current: Coast to Coast and TV show (NZL)
1982 – 2004 Wildtrek and TV show (AUS)
1989 – 2008 Raid World Championships / Raid Gauloises (Worldwide)
1995 – 1997 first medal events at International Multisport Games in the modern ear: ESPN X-Games (USA)
1995 – current: Eco-Challenge World Championships (Worldwide, 300M TV viewers)
1997 – 2000 HiTech Sprint US national series and TV show (USA)
1998 – current: USARA & other NGBs. Brazil was the first obstacle sport recognized by their NOC.
1999 – 2004 Outdoor Quest Multisport World Championships, Asia (100M TV viewers)
2000 – 2004 Balance Bar Sprint US national series and TV show (USA)
2000 – 2010 Muddy Buddy / OCR US national series (USA)

2001 – current Adventure Racing World Championships and World Series

2001 – current The Amazing Race TV show (500M TV viewers)

2002 – current: Primal Quest World Championships, North America

2012 – current: GODZone, New Zealand

THIS IS ADVENTURE RACING

Eco-Challenge: The World’s Toughest Race

Raid Gauloises World Championships – the Original Expedition Race

Adventure Stage Racing – the Outdoor Quest

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