With all 26 Wild Card spots to the Adventure Racing World Championship 2017 in Wyoming USA filling in under 3 minutes, the question now on many teams lips is “how else can we get a spot to the world champs?” Race Director Mark Harris said “We are super excited to have the wildcard registration for the  2017 AR World Championship sell out so quickly.  It really was beyond our expectations.” For the elite teams the normal process of qualification occurs through winning or placing second at one of the 7 Qualifiers during the year.  The winning team has their entry fee covered by the championship host.  The good news is that if the 1st or 2nd place team has already… Read More →

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ARWC 2014 – Top 10 finished, rest of the field racing for Mompiche

d69dc836-f7d0-4283-8c12-759c97339618 The AR World Championship 2014 has seen the worlds top 10 teams finish an epic 700km course up to 4,500m in the Andes, through the Amazon jungle, from the Southern to Northern Hemispheres and finally down to the tropical beaches of the Pacific Ocean. Team New Zealand Seagate crossed the finish line in first position to become the Adventure Racing World Champions of 2014, after 4.5 days of racing over an incredible 700km course through Ecuador. As a team this is their second world championship win, having previously won the championship in France in 2012. Second place was Team Spain Columbia Vidaraid 4:30 hours behind, notching up another 2nd place to match their second at the previous AR World… Read More →

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AR World Rankings Released


Rankings and Racers 2014. The revised rankings for the Adventure Racing World Series have just been published, and at first sight it might seem not too much had changed. The 3 top ranked teams remain the same, Thule Adventure Team (Sweden), Seagate (New Zealand) and Columbia Vidaraid (Spain), all the with virtually the same points totals. Look a little deeper though and there is a lot going on. World Champions on Top Number one ranked Thule Adventure’s points have not changed even though they’ve not raced in the World Series so far this year, not since winning the last World Championship race in Costa Rica. With the 4 highest scores counting over a 2 year cycle they don’t need to… Read More →

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Video of Tecnu Adventure Racing at the 2013 AR World Championship


This video chronicles Tecnu Adventure Racing from last fall’s AR World Championship in Costa Rica where they finished in 3rd place. Check it out!

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Podium Places for the Adventure Racing World Championship 2013


Follow the race LIVE NOW at The Thule Adventure Team from Sweden has won the Adventure Racing World Championship 2013 in the host county of Costa Rica. 60 international teams began this 850km journey on the 2nd of December. The Thule Adventure Team took 168 hours and 23 minutes to complete the 850k course that visited both the Northern and Southern borders of Costa Rica, climbed the highest mountain in the country (Cerro Chirripo 3,800m), and saw both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Myriam Guillot said “It was a long race and we pushed very hard, there were no easy legs” Stuart Lynch said “I think that is the longest race I have ever done!”. Team Thule previously won… Read More →

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Thule Adventure Team World Champions Once Again!


After seven days – Thule Adventure Team crossed the finish line as Winners in one of the hardest Adventure Racing World Championships ever. This is the second time Thule Adventure Team wins the title. Last time was 2011. Jacky Boisset and Mimi Guillot from France, Stuart Lynch from New Zealand and Albert Roca from Spain has been racing together through jungle, paddling in whitewater rivers, climbed challenging mountains, trekked in mud up to their chests in tough mangrove swamps during an entire week with only a few hours of sleep. The 2013 World Championships in Costa Rica was even tougher than expected and many teams had to withdraw during the race. Thule Adventure Team managed to conquer all the challenges… Read More →

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AR World Championships 2013 has Begun – Lemans Mania in Costa Rica


Follow the race LIVE NOW at It may have been the first ‘Le Mans’ style start in adventure racing, no one is sure of that, what is for sure is that it was exciting and a bit mad too, but then so is adventure racing. It was an early morning start (4am), and then a long bus ride (8 hours), to get to the village of Union on the border with Panama. The roads were not as bad as we were led believe though and the Costa Rican welcome was warm, with local drummers and dancers on the football field to welcome the teams. After the relative cool of San Jose (which is at a much higher altitude), the… Read More →

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‘Pura Vida’ at the Adventure Racing World Championships in Costa Rica


If you had to pick a location for a World Championships you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere better than Costa Rica. Where better than a country with its own characteristic phrase, which means ‘full of life”, “this is living” or “real life”. ‘Pura Vida’ is used as a greeting, a farewell, a thank-you and a how-are-you in everyday life in Costa Rica, and that spirit of living the moment perfectly suits adventure racing. So too does the size and nature of this small Central American country. The race has been billed as running Coast to Coast and Border to Border, so it will span the whole country from North to South and East to West … or maybe that… Read More →

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National Team Rules for ARWC 2014 Onwards


The Adventure Racing World Series (ARWS) is announcing the introduction of team nationality rules for teams competing in Ecuador at the Adventure Racing World Championship 2014 and beyond. For a team to be eligible to race at the AR World Championship, beginning 2014, it must include a minimum of three members of the same nationality. For the AR World Championship 2015, teams must include all members from the same country. The current Qualification rules will still apply to the AR World Championship, and the race will permit multiple teams from a single country. ARWS Director, Craig Bycroft said “National teams will be important step for the championship to become more appealing to mainstream media and public. It should also create… Read More →

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