Expeditions

Below is a list of all the major expedition races to take place around the world in 2018 and beyond. For the purposes of this list, an expedition race has been defined as being 3 or more days in length, non-stop, requiring navigation, in teams with two or more disciplines.  A separate list of multi-day stage races is also included.  As you can see, there are plenty of adventures to choose from.

2019

FEBRUARY

Florida Sea to Sea
United States of America
February 28 – March 3
Facebook

MARCH

Expedicion Guarani
Paraguay
March 30 – April 6
Facebook. World Series Member

GODZone Adventure Race
New Zealand
March 10-17
Facebook. Adventure1 Series Member

Expedition India
India
March 21-31
Facebook.

APRIL

The Raid 100
Australia
April 22-27
Facebook. Adventure1 Series Member

Expedition Oregon
United States of America
Last held April 22-28
Facebook.  World Series Member

MAY

Vasbyt Expedition Race
South Africa
May 1-5
Facebook. Adventure1 Series Member

Raid Gallaecia
Spain
May 10-18
Facebook. World Series Member

JUNE

Corsica Raid Adventure
Corsica (France)
June 1 – 6
Facebook. AR Euro Series Member

Huairasinchi
Ecuador
June 8-13
Facebook.  World Series Member

Red Fox Adventure Race
Russia
June
Facebook. AR Euro Series Member

JULY

Nordic Islands AR
Sweden
July 14-21
Facebook. World Series Member

AUGUST

Itera Adventure Race
Scotland
August 10-17
Facebook.  World Series Member

Expedition Africa
Rodrigues
August 30 – September 8
Facebook.  World Series Member

SEPTEMBER

Eco Challenge
Location TBA
Last held in 2002
Facebook

Adventure Race Croatia
Croatia
September 10-15
Facebook. World Series Member

PC12 Adventure Race
Columbia
September 10-15
Facebook. World Series Member

DECEMBER

Adventure Racing World Championships
Sri Lanka
December 3-13
World Series Member.

2020

JULY

XPD
Australia
17-26 July 2020
Facebook.  World Series Member

The above list only covers expedition adventure races confirmed for 2018 and 2019.  Note that many races take a rest for intermittent periods of time.  Other notable expedition races which may hopefully make a return in the future include:

Past World Series Races

Raid In France
France
Last held in November 2018 (ARWC)
Facebook.  World Series Member

Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge
Belize
Last held February 2018
Facebook. World Series Member

Shenandoah Tough
United States of America
Last held September 2018
Facebook.  World Series Member

Adventure Race Japan
Japan
Last held June 2018
Facebook.  World Series Member

Raid del Viento
Argentina
Last held October 2018
World Series Member

Xtrail Expedition Race
China
Last held June 2017
Facebook. World Series Member

Untamed New England
United States of America
Last held July 2018
Facebook.

Expedition Alaska
United States of America
Last held 2015
Facebook. World Series Member

Tierra Viva Expedition Race
Chile
Last held in April 2016
Facebook. World Series Member

Gold Rush Mother Lode
United States of America
Last held in 2015 as expedition race
Facebook.  World Series Member

Brazil Pro
Brazil
Last held in 2015
Facebook. World Series Member

Costa Rica Adventure Race
Costa Rica
Last held in 2013
Facebook. World Series Member

The Apex Race
Switzerland
Last held in 2012
Facebook. World Series Member

Endurance Quest Adventure Race
Finland
Last held in 2012 (as an expedition race)
Facebook.  World Series Member.

Raid Bimbache
Spain
Last held in 2013
Facebook. World Series Member

Raid The North Extreme
Canada
Last held in 2011
Facebook. World Series Member

AR Euro Series Races

Norcha
Portugal
Last held September 2018
Facebook. AR Euro Series Member

Raidaran Adventure Race
Spain
Last held June 2018
Facebook. AR Euro Series Member

Basque Expedition Race
Spain
Last held October 2018
Facebook.  AR Euro Series Member 

Czech Adventure Race
Czech Republic
Last held August 2018
Facebook.  AR Euro Series Member

Raid 360
Poland
Last held April 2017
Facebook.  AR Euro Series Memeber

The Beast of Ballyhoura
Ireland
Last held in 2015 (as an expedition race)
Facebook. AR Euro Series Member

Adventure Race Slovenia
Slovenia
Last held in 2015 (as an expedition race)
Facebook.  AR Euro Series Member

Portugal XPD Race
Portugal
Postponed to 2015
AR Euro Series Member

Lycian Challenge Adventure Race
Turkey
Last held in 2014
Facebook.  AR Euro Series Member

Aveyron Adventure Race
France
Last held in 2013 as an Expedition Race
AR Euro Series Member

Kav Kaz Expediton Race
Russia
Last held in 2013
AR Euro Series Member

Reunion d’Adventures
Reunion Island
Last held in 2012
Facebook. AR Euro Series Member

Other Races

Patagonian Expedition Race
Chile
Last held 2018
Facebook

Old South XPD
United States of America
Last held 2018
Facebook

Primal Quest
Canada
Last held September 2018
Facebook

Wildside Adventure Race
Australia
Last held October 2017 (as an expedition)
Facebook. Adventure1 Series Member

Andes Wild Expedition Race
Last held February 2018
Chile
Facebook.  Outdoor Race World Tour member

Happy Mutant Adventure Race
United States of America
Last held February 2017
Facebook.  AR Euro Series Member

Breakdown XPD
United States of America
Last Held April 2017
Facebook.

Viking Raid
Greenland
Cancelled for 2019
Facebook.  AR Euro Series Member

Desafio Aysen
Chile
Last held in 2015 as an expedition
Facebook

Expedition Idaho
United States of America
Last held in 2014
Facebook

Sea 2 Sea Adventure Race
United States of America
Last held in 2014
Facebook.  USARA National Champs Member

X-Adventure
Japan
Last held in 2013
Facebook

Tantauco Exploration Race
Chile
Last held in 2012
Facebook

.STAGE RACES

Using the above definition of expedition racing, there are a number of big ticket adventure races around the world that do not fall under this banner.  These include multi-day stage races where teams compete every day, transferring between locations with a hotel or camp rest every night.  They still involve teams undertaking the traditional AR disciplines, however navigation often plays a less significant factor.  A few examples of these races, both past and present, include:

Red Bull Defiance
New Zealand
January 19-20 2019
Facebook.

La Transmarocaine
Moroco
10-17 March 2018
Facebook. Outdoor Race World Tour member.

Sin City Adventure Challenge
USA
1-4 September 2017
Facebook. Outdoor Race World Tour member.

De Sol A Sol
Uraguay
15-17 September 2017
Facebook.  Outdoor Race World Tour member.

Raid International Gaspesie
Canada
7-10 September 2017
Facebook.

Himalayan Challenge
India
Last held September, 2016
Facebook

China Stage Races
Wulong Mountain Quest
Wenzhou Outdoor Challenge
Suqian Eco Quadrathalon
Baisie Outdoor Challenge
………………Taining Adventure Challenge

Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge
United Arab Emirates
Last held in 2010
Facebook.

Keen Adventure Race
Australia
Last held in 2009

If I’ve missed anything or made a mistake, message me at rogueadventureracing(at)gmail.com.