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.

2018

FEBRUARY

AndesWildAndes Wild Expedition Race
February 17-24
Chile
Facebook.  Outdoor Race World Tour member

Maya Mountain ChallengeMaya Mountain Adventure Challenge
Belize
February 25-28
Facebook. World Series Member

MARCH

GODzone-LogoGODZone Adventure Race
New Zealand
March 1-10
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Sea2SeaFloridaFlorida Sea to Sea
United States of America
March 1
Facebook

XPD logo1XPD
Australia
March 17-24
Facebook.  World Series Member

APRIL

ExpedicionExpedicion Guarani
Paraguay
April 6-15
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MAY

ExpeditionAfricaExpedition Africa
South Africa – Cape St Francis
May 18 – 27
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Expedition Oregon
United States of America
May 30 – June 3
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JUNE

X-TrailXtrail Expedition Race
China
June 3 – 9
Facebook. World Series Member

Adventure Race Japan
Japan
June 13 – 17
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Corsica RaidCorsica Raid Adventue
Corsica (France)
June 1 – 6
Facebook. AR Euro Series Member

Red Fox Adventure RaceRed Fox Adventure Race
Russia
June 9 – 12
Facebook. AR Euro Series Member

RaidaranRaidaran Adventure Race
Spain
June 29 – July 8
Facebook. AR Euro Series Member

JULY

HuairasinchiHuairasinchi
Ecuador
July 20-26
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Untamed New England2Untamed New England
United States of America
July 24-29
Facebook.

AUGUST

Nordic Islands AR
Sweden
August 11-18
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SEPTEMBER

Primal QuestPrimal Quest
Canada
September 6-15
Facebook

CowboyToughShenandoah Tough
United States of America
September 13-16
Facebook.  World Series Member

NorchaNorcha
Portugal
September 18-24
Facebook. AR Euro Series Member

Adventure Race Croatia
Croatia
September 19 -22
World Series Member

WildsideARWildside Adventure Race
Australia
September 29 – October 6
Facebook. Adventure1 Series Member

OCTOBER

Raid del Viento
Argentina
October 9 – 14
World Series Member

basque-expedtion-raceBasque Expedition Race
Spain
October 11-15
Facebook.  AR Euro Series Member 

NOVEMBER

Raid In FranceAdventure Racing World Champs
Reunion Island
November 5-16
Facebook.  World Series Member

Old South XPD
United States of America
November 8
Facebook

PERPatagonian Expedition Race
Chile
November 17-30
Facebook

2019

APRIL

The Raid 100
Australia
April 22-27
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AUGUST

Itera Adventure Race
Scotland
August 10-17
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viking-raidViking Raid
Greenland
August
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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:

Former World Series Races

Expedition Alaska1Expedition Alaska
United States of America
Last held 2015.  Tentative for July 2018
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RaidGallaeciaRaid Gallaecia
Spain
Last held May 2017
Facebook. World Series Member

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

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

Pantanal Logo1Brazil Pro
Brazil
Last held in 2015
Facebook. World Series Member

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

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

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

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

raid-the-northRaid The North Extreme
Canada
Last held in 2011
Facebook. World Series Member

AR Euro Series Races

Czech Adventure RaceCzech Adventure Race
Czech Republic
Last held August 2017
Facebook.  AR Euro Series Member

Raid360Raid 360
Poland
Last held April 2017
Facebook.  AR Euro Series Memeber

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

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

Portugal XPDPortugal XPD Race
Portugal
Postponed to 2015
AR Euro Series Member

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

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

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

Reunion AuthLogo1d’Aventures
Reunion Island
Last held in 2012
Facebook. AR Euro Series Member

Other Races

Expedition India
India
Last held September 2017
Facebook.

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

BDXPD-LogoBreakdown XPD
United States of America
Last Held April 2017
Facebook.

Vasbyt Expedition Race
South Africa
Cancelled from November 2017
Facebook.

Desafio AysenDesafio Aysen
Chile
Last held in 2015 as an expedition
Facebook

ExpeditionIdahoExpedition Idaho
United States of America
Last held in 2014
Facebook

Sea2SeaARSea 2 Sea Adventure Race
United States of America
Last held in 2014
Facebook.  USARA National Champs Member

XAdventureX-Adventure
Japan
Last held in 2013
Facebook

TantTantauco Exploration Race
Chile
Last held in 2012
Facebook

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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-defianceRed Bull Defiance
New Zealand
January 20-21 2018
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TransmarocaineLa Transmarocaine
Moroco
10-17 March 2018
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Happy Mutant 1Sin City Adventure Challenge
USA
1-4 September 2017
Facebook. Outdoor Race World Tour member.

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

RaidGaspesieRaid International Gaspesie
Canada
7-10 September 2017
Facebook.

arfi-logoHimalayan Challenge
India
Last held September, 2016
Facebook

chinese-mountaineering-associationChina Stage Races
Wulong Mountain Quest
Wenzhou Outdoor Challenge
Suqian Eco Quadrathalon
Baisie Outdoor Challenge
………………Taining Adventure Challenge

adaclogo1Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge
United Arab Emirates
Last held in 2010
Facebook.

rapid-ascentKeen Adventure Race
Australia
Last held in 2009

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