Country: South Africa
19 Oct - 28 Oct 2023
700 km +
Mixed teams of 4
Mountain Bike, Trail Run/ trek, River Kayak, Navigation
Plastic Double sit-on-top Kayaks provided
Expedition Africa Adventure Race is a grueling and exhilarating multi-day endurance event that challenges teams of four to navigate through rugged African terrain using a variety of outdoor disciplines such as trekking, mountain biking, kayaking, and more. With unpredictable weather conditions, wild animals, and extreme physical demands, this race requires participants to demonstrate exceptional teamwork, mental fortitude, and strategic planning to reach the finish line. Whether you're a seasoned adventure racer or a newcomer looking for the ultimate test of strength and endurance, Expedition Africa promises to be an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.
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Expedition Africa - Mnweni, the first event of the 2023 Adventure Racing World Series Africa Regional Circuit sponsored by Merrell, is set to take place in the dramatic Mnweni-Drakensberg area. Teams of two and four will compete in one of three course distances, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and map-and-compass navigation. The event takes place in a rural settlement that is transformed into event headquarters.
How do you sum up a year of the Adventure Racing World Series? The diversity, scale and global span are hard to encompass as the Series grows each year. The numbers provide a starting point, but they don’t tell the whole story.
The town of Hermanus is synonymous with whale watching and specifically of the Southern Right whales. Hermanus is situated in Walker Bay, which provides a natural shelter for the migrating whales that breed and calve in the area through the winter and spring months.
The five-event Adventure Racing World Series (ARWS) Africa Regional Circuit – an annual series – kicked off the year with an event in the Mnweni area of the Drakensberg at the end of February. Team Merrell Songlines took the top spot on the podium.
Merrell, a top outdoor footwear and apparel brand, is partnering with the 19th Adventure Racing World Championship in October 2023. This race, the first to be held in Africa, concludes the 2023 Adventure Racing World Series. Merrell is sponsoring the event and providing equipment, including their latest Agility Peak 5 shoes and moisture-wicking shirts.
Heidi Muller, the CEO of the Adventure Racing World Series, has taken the principal shareholding of the global adventure racing series, which has grown significantly under her leadership. The company has re-registered in the USA as ‘The Adventure Racing World Series’. Muller is currently based in South Africa where she will organise this year’s Adventure Racing World Championship and facilitate an International Adventure Racing Conference.
FROM THE AFRICA SERIES