Posted on: 17 March 2023

ARWS North America Races Announced – Starts This Weekend

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North America Races Starts This Weekend

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The inaugural year of Adventure Racing World Series – North America circuit officially gets underway this weekend with the Extreme Break Up Adventure Race in Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.A. on Saturday,
March 18th.

The ARWS North America calendar is a collection of the best mid-distance adventure races across the USA, Mexico and Canada. Event organizers set a unique course to test athletes over a 100- to 250-kilometer course of non-stop day-and-night racing in the disciplines of trekking, mountain biking, kayaking, and navigation.

Participating teams earn points toward their ARWS North American rankings and have a chance to earn free entry to the Adventure Racing World Championship in
 Ecuador in 2024.

“We’re so excited to welcome so many races in North America into the Adventure Racing World Series family,” Adventure Racing World Series CEO Heidi Muller said.

Muller will be in the USA next month at the new Expedition Ozark race, and added; “ARWS has been working hard to develop and grow our presence in North America. The official launch of ARWS North America is a huge step forward for us and completes our regional race series across the globe, providing racers everywhere an opportunity to enjoy World Series Adventure Racing.”

The series currently includes 20 races and concludes with the La Ruta Madre 48 hour race in Mexico. More races are due to join in the near future.

At the conclusion of the series there will be a grand lottery from all teams who have raced at least 2 series events, and the top prize will be a place at the Adventure Racing World Championship 2024 in Ecuador.

There will be lots more prizes too, including free race entries and products and services from ARWS commercial partners. It will be a grand give-away in the ARWS North America community at the end of the year!

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The 2023 ARWS North America Circuit includes the following races so far;

  • Extreme Break Up 12-Hour Adventure Race, Manhattan, Kansas, March 18, 2023
  • Shenandoah Epic 24-Hour Adventure Race, Front Royal, Virginia, April 15, 2023
  • Rattlesnake Racing Rock, Roll and Rattlesnake Challenge 16-Hour Adventure Race, Haskell, Texas, May 6, 2023
  • Mission 18-Hour Adventure Race, Versailles, Indiana, May 6, 2023
  • REV3Endurance 50-Hour Challenge, Woodstock, Virginia, May 14, 2023
  • Rib Mountain 18-Hour Adventure Challenge, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, May 27, 2023
  • Tug Hill 12-Hour Extreme Adventure, Osceola, New York, June 3, 2023
  • The Gorge 18-Hour Adventure Race, White Salmon, Washington, June 10, 2023
  • Teton Ogre 24-Hour Adventure Race, Teton Valley, Idaho, June 24, 2023
  • Stubborn Mule 30-Hour Adventure Race, Hayward, Wisconsin, June 24, 2023
  • Showdown on the Santa Fe 18-Hour Adventure Race, High Springs, Florida, June 24, 2023
  • Endless Mountains Adventure Race Lite 30-Hour Race, Gaines, Pennsylvania, June 26, 2023
  • Never Summer 24-Hour Adventure Race, Eagle, Colorado, July 15, 2023
  • Maine Summer 24-Hour Adventure Race, Brunswick, Maine, July 15, 2023
  • The Longest Day 24-Hour Adventure Race, Warren, Connecticut May 14, 2023
  • Cowboy Tough 24-Hour Adventure Race, Cheyenne, Wyoming, August 12, 2023
  • Almost Heaven 24-Hour Adventure Race, Davis, West Virginia, October 7, 2023
  • Chisholm Trail 24-Hour Adventure Race, Rio Vista, Texas, October 14, 2023
  • Off Road Rage 12-Hour Adventure Race, Warsaw, Missouri, October 14, 2023
  • La Ruta Madre 48-Hour Adventure Race, Monterrey, Mexico, November 16, 2023

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Cliff White – ARWS North America Co-ordinator

“I’m very excited to help coordinate the ARWS North America Circuit,” White said. “Featuring some of the best races on the continent, it will give participants the opportunity to experience the thrill and challenge of adventure racing at longer distances without the commitment an expedition-length race requires.”

“We’re aiming to make this a series everyone involved in the sport will want to be a part of, from racers to race directors to sponsors. Working together, we can elevate adventure racing in North America to a new level.”

More information on the series can be found at:

For more information about joining the series or being a commercial partner contact Cliff White on

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