||The relatively new phenomenon of Adventure Racing is designed to
challenge the abilities of all athletes from beginners to the weekend warriors to the
elite and professional level multisport athletes.
There are often three or
more types of sports included within one race and the races often involve teams, who must
start and finish together. These races often include some running, orienteering, river
crossings, climbing, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, and/or
other athletic challenges, sometimes presented as "special tests" or
"mystery events" within the race.
This page provides links to some of the Adventure Racing opportunities that may be
"just the thing" for you to choose as a goal, prepare for, and go to share in
Team BEST at the finish - Eco Series
Performance Adventure Racing Series
-- Northeast Florida's series of Super Sprint (3-hour limit) and Mid-Distance
(6-hour limit) races. This series is great for those wanting to try
out adventure racing without making too big a commitment to equipment
and time and desiring to get a gradual increase in the challenges. The
races are designed to be good introductions for new adventure racers
and excellent challenges for those with plenty of experience. Come and
join the fun!
The BEAR -- Beach Extreme Adventure Race --
a 10-hour time limit
race (and a 6-hour limit race), taking place in various locations in
Northeast Florida, USA, in
September over Labor Day weekend --
a test of teamwork, camaraderie, willpower, and determination --
open to everyone: accomplished athletes, those serious about fitness, and even
Adventure Racing? -- good
article about the sport by Jenny Ruff
is a site where anyone interested in adventure racing can go to find
out about racing and to share their racing experiences. The site,
created by and for the adventure racing community, also features a
comprehensive adventure racing calendar, discussion groups, and the
ability to share and exchange race photos. Visit ARR at http://www.adventure-race-reports.com
Adventure Racing World -- a
good starting place, with ideas, tips, news and schedules.
Concepts -- South Florida AR organizers; hosts of Florida
Craig O'Neal's Eco-Race Florida -- a first-person
experience in Florida's forests, swamps and springs
Desert Quest-- racing in of Arizona.
An extreme test for serious outdoor competitors.
-- if you want to find your way around in adventure races, you need to
use a compass with confidence. A great way to learn and practice
navigation skills is to learn more about orienteering. Check out this
website for tutorials and great information about using a compass.
and using a compass -- instructions and video about map and
compass skills from REI, Inc.
Raid-Gauloises -- worldwide locations,
often in extreme wilderness areas of Third world countries.
World AR for
Adventure Racing -- provides adventure
racing and endurance sports resource for the race community. Offers
the worlds largest searchable database of competitors, adventure
races, teams and support crews. Use their training programs to improve
your race performance and skills.
|NOTE: If you like this kind of
competition, you might also want to check out our Ultramarathon
This listing is provided as a service to our Website's visitors, however accuracy of
the listing is dependent upon information from some third parties and cannot be
guaranteed. Please contact the organizers of events to confirm the dates, times, and
locations. For events coming up in the North Florida area, check out our Events Calendar. If you have ideas for additional Adventure
Racing links and resources, please contact us with
your suggestion and Website address.