AFRICA
SERIES

About Africa Series

The ARWS Africa series is a collection of the best mid-distance adventure races in the Africa region. Event organisers set unique courses to test athletes over 100-250km of non-stop day and night racing in the disciplines of trekking, mountain biking, kayaking, and navigation.

Participating teams earn points towards their AR Regional Ranking.  For 2024 there will be no regional championship race and the ARWS Africa Champions will instead be decided by the best 3 scores from the 5 races in the series.  The winners will take a free place at the Adventure Racing World Championship 2025 in Canada.

Merrelllogo2black is proud to be an integral part of the ARWS Africa series, finding it to be a perfect fit for their belief in sharing the simple power of being outside with everyone. Adventure racing, with its emphasis on being outside and alive, aligns seamlessly with Merrell's commitment to fostering a love for the outdoors.

To be get involved with ARWS Africa Region and join the ARWS global adventure racing community reach out to us at: info@arworldseries.com

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21
Sep

Africa Series NO FRILLS NO FUSS

As is customary with NFNF Adventure Races, there will be multiple distance options on offer, all of which will be an adventure unrivaled! Think beautiful big mountains, tricky terrain, route choices galore...

There will be options for the seasoned campaigner and the newbie alike! Let's not forget the warstories around the campfire at the end, a big focus of NFNF events!

21 Sep - 23 Sep 2024
Distance
200km
Course Open
36hrs
Teams
Team of 2, 3 & 4
Limit
None

25
Oct

Africa Series Adventure South Africa

Adventure South Africa have a great track record of many years of staging Adventure Races and are a new member to ARWS Africa this year!

25 Oct - 27 Oct 2024
Distance
80KM | 150KM
Course Open
36 hours
Teams
Team of 2 & 4
Limit
100 Teams

29
Nov

This will be the final race of the ARWS Africa Series. The race will take place at Arpa Adventure farm just outside of Fouriesburg. The race will take you into the Maluti Mountains and surrounds, with breath taking views and challenges.

29 Nov - 01 Dec 2024
Distance
100KM | 200KM
Course Open
32 Hours
Teams
Team of 4
Limit
No limit

28
Apr

Africa Series BIMBACHE MOROCCO 2025

World Champs Qualifier

The Bimbache Raid was organized in Spain between 2003 and 2010, and in its seven editions it was one of the most important races on the international scene where the best teams in the world participated.

28 Apr - 03 May 2025
Distance
460km
Course Open
5 days
Teams
Team of 4
Limit
40

04
Jun

Africa Series The Ratel Expedition

World Champs Qualifier

“Die Ratel”, meaning Honey Badger in Afrikaans (a local language in South Africa) is set to be a raw old-school adventure - alike to a Honey Badger, tough, honest and a challenge so worth taking on!

04 Jun - 15 Jun 2025
Distance
400-500km
Course Open
8 Days
Teams
Team of 2 & 4
Limit
Limited

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