About the AR World Series

The Adventure Racing (AR) World Series unites in competition the worlds best endurance athletes at premiere Qualifier events around the globe. The top two teams at each of these races gain a coveted position on the start line of the annual pinnacle of the sport, the AR World Championship.

Each international Qualifier event in the AR World Series sets a unique course to test mixed teams of four for up to 10 days of non-stop racing in the disciplines of trekking, mountain biking, kayaking, navigation and more. Courses are always kept secret until just before the start.

What is the AR World Series - Brochure


ar world series logoThe logo symbol is in the shape of a leaf and relates the sport to its roots in the natural environment. The shape incorporates a road stretching into the distance signifying movement and speed.

The rising direction symbolises the idea of rising to the challenge. The lime green colour represents energy, speed and adventure. The charcoal blue represents strength, endurance and stamina.

Mandatory Equipment List

The ARWS has a standard Mandatory Equipment List containing equipment that teams must carry whilst participating in ARWS Qualifier events. Additional items may be added by race organisers where they are specific to their location, conditions or laws of the host country.

Rules of Competition

The ARWS has standard Rules of Competition These rules are used by Qualifier races and provide one standard set of rules for teams competing in ARWS events.


The current AR World Series Director is Craig Bycroft (2011- ). He is also the director of Geocentric Outdoors, an Australian Company whos marquee event, the XPD Expedition Race, has been a member of the AR World Series since 2006. After previously serving on the Board of the AR World Series, Craig Bycroft in 2011 took on the role of Director of the AR World Series.

Previous directors - Geoff Hunt (2001-2010). Geoff Hunt was the director of the Southern Traverse expedition race. In 2001 he had the vision to create the AR World Series and hosted the first world championship of the sport of adventure racing in Switzerland that year.

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