Expeditions

Below is a list of all the major expedition races to take place around the world in 2017 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.

2017

FEBRUARY

happy-mutantHappy Mutant Adventure Race
United States of America
February 3 – 8
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GODzone-LogoGODZone Adventure Race
New Zealand
February 25 – March 4
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MARCH

Sea2SeaFloridaFlorida Sea to Sea
United States of America
March 2 – 5
Facebook

ExpedicionExpedicion Guarani
Paraguay
March 4 -12
Facebook. World Series Member

APRIL

BDXPD-LogoBreakdown XPD
United States of America
April 7-111
Facebook.

HuairasinchiHuairasinchi
Ecuador
April 27 – May 3
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Raid360

Raid 360
Poland
April 28 – May 3
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MAY

RaidGallaeciaRaid Gallaecia
Spain
May 7 – 14
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ExpeditionAfricaExpedition Africa
South Africa – Cape St Francis
May 12 – 21
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JUNE

X-TrailAltay Xtrail Expedition Race
China
June 2-10
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Raid In FranceRaid In France
France
June 2- 10
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Corsica RaidCorsica Raid Adventue
Corsica (France)
June 2 – 7
Facebook. AR Euro Series Member

Happy Mutant 2Rio Grande AR Challenge
USA
June 2-5
Facebook.

Red Fox Adventure RaceRed Fox Adventure Race
Russia
June 9 – 13
Facebook. AR Euro Series Member

AUGUST

CowboyToughCowboy Tough ARWC
United States of America
August 14 – 20
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Czech Adventure RaceCzech Adventure Race
Czech Republic
August 30 – September 2
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SEPTEMBER

Expedition India
India
September 13-22
Facebook.

OCTOBER

WildsideARWildside Adventure Race
Australia
October 1-8
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2018

FEBRUARY

AndesWildAndes Wild Expedition Race
February 17-24
Chile
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Maya Mountain ChallengeMaya Mountain Adventure Challenge
Belize
February 20-23
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GODzone-LogoGODZone Adventure Race
New Zealand
28 February – 11 March
Facebook.

 MARCH

XPD logo1XPD
Australia
March
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JUNE

Expedition Alaska1Expedition Alaska
United States of America
June/July
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JULY

Untamed New England2Untamed New England
United States of America
July 24-29
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SEPTEMBER

viking-raidViking Raid
Greenland
September 1.
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The above list only covers expedition adventure races confirmed for 2016 and 2017.  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:

World Series Races

Primal QuestPrimal Quest
Canada
Postponed from September 2017
Facebook

IteraItera Adventure Race
Ireland
August, 2016
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Tierra VivaTierra Viva Expedition Race
Chile
Last held in April, 2016
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MotherlodeGold Rush Mother Lode
United States of America
Last held in 2015
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Pantanal Logo1Brazil Pro
Last held in 2015
Brazil
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

NorchaNorcha
Portugal
Last held in September, 2016
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RaidaranRaidaran Adventure Race
Spain
Last held in July, 2016
Facebook. AR Euro Series Member

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

basque-expedtion-raceBasque Expedition Race
Spain
Last held in October, 2016
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

PERPatagonian Expedition Race
Chile
Last held in 2016
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:

TransmarocaineLa Transmarocaine
Moroco
17-24 March
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Happy Mutant 1Sin City Adventure Challenge
USA
1-4 September
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DeSolASolDe Sol A Sol
Uraguay
15-17 September
Facebook.  Outdoor Race World Tour member.

RaidGaspesieRaid International Gaspesie
Canada
Last held September, 2016
Facebook.

arfi-logoHimalayan Challenge
India
Last held September, 2016
Facebook

red-bull-defianceRed Bull Defiance
New Zealand
January 21-22
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.