Swaziland – AR World Series in the Kingdom of Adventure

Round 4 of the Adventure Racing World Series was at Expedition Africa, which was held this year in the Kingdom of Swaziland and attracted 23 teams from all around the globe. The race, organised by Stephan and Heidi Muller of Kineticgear, is popular with teams who want to experience African culture, landscape and wildlife on their racing expeditions, and Swaziland delivered on all fronts. The race venue was at the Lugogo Sun Hotel in the Royal Swazi Spa Valley Resort, where teams were welcomed with traditional drumming and dancing at the opening ceremonies. Once on the 6 day long 450 km course the racers had plenty of opportunity to meet local farmers and villagers as they navigated around challenging and… Read More →

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ARWS 2015 Expedition Africa Underway

Expedition Africa, the fourth Qualifying round of the 2015 Adventure Racing World Series (ARWS) has just begun in the Kingdom of Swaziland. ?? teams are now racing over a 450km course of trekking, mountain biking, kayaking and caving. Teams commenced the race this morning officially at the spectacular Sebebe Rock with a 33km canyon trek. On the first day of racing, Team Estonia has taken the lead but is closely followed by two South African teams Jabberwock and Cyanosis Adventure Racing, then the Swedish team Sweco. Watch all the action live at http://www.kineticgear.org Photo Credit: Bruce Viaene

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Spectacular Start to the ARWS 2014 calendar at Godzone Adventure

The Adventure Racing World Series got off to a spectacular start for 2014 with Godzone Adventure staging the first race of the year in Kaikoura. New Zealand is seen by many as the spiritual home of Adventure Racing as it was the venue for the first Raid Gauloises in 1989 and Godzone follows on from other iconic international expedition races held there, including Eco-Challenge and Southern Traverse. It is a legacy Kiwi racers take very seriously and the 3rd Edition of Godzone lived up to their expectations by delivering a 520km course that took teams through the stunning coastal and mountain scenery of South Island. The course took teams on a circuit starting and finishing in the coastal town of… Read More →

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Video: Expedition Africa – Day 1

Photo at top by Andreas Strand

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