For release 3 November 2017
Four new Demonstration Races from the USA, Japan, Croatia, and Argentinian Patagonia will be included in the 2018 Adventure Racing World Series calendar.
AR World Series Director Louise Foulkes said “The really unique thing about all these demonstration races is that they are being hosted by some of the most experienced adventure racing athletes in the world, just check out their bios. They will be races for the athletes, by the athletes.”
AR World Series Director Craig Bycroft said “We want to give our current ARWS athletes opportunities to race in some spectacular new locations. Having said that, we also want to foster and develop new communities of athletes in these locations to feed into all the ARWS events”
Organisers of the new demonstration races will have the opportunity next year to show their credentials to the adventure racing community with their aim being to progress into full Qualifiers in 2019.
Teams participating in the demonstration races will receive AR World Ranking points at 30% of a full Qualifier race. Winning teams will also receive a priority opportunity to enter the AR World Championship 2019.
Expedition Oregon (USA West Coast – May/June 2018)
Jason Magness will be the Race Director of this ARWS Demonstration event to be held from 30th May – 3 June 2018.
He has completed more than 100 adventure races and expeditions around the world. He is known to many internationally as a member of the AR World Series team Bend Racing/YogaSlackers who have held a top 10 AR World Ranking for many years.
Jason Magness said “Our team discovered Bend during a mountain biking trip in 2010. After one long ride of mind blowing single track, the core of the team decided to move there and take advantage of the amazing central Oregon terrain and climate. It was only natural that in time we’d want to share some of the magic with the international AR community, and we feel that being part of the ARWS is a perfect way to do that. Our event company BendRacing has hosted over 20 adventure races in the area since 2011, ranging from 6 hours to 36.
Expedition Oregon will cover over 300km via packraft (whitewater), trekking, ropes, mountain biking, navigation, and a few surprises.
The full press release can be found at https://arworldseries.com/four-new-demonstration-races-hitting-the-arws-calendar-in-2018/.