New Expedition Adventure Race Announced

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It’s just a good day for the sprot of adventure racing it seems. The AR World Championship is in full swing in Lochaber, Scotland. Primal Quest offers up more details on it’s return, and now we have word from CPZ that a new expedition length race will take place in December of this year!

The new race, dubbed the Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge, will be an unsupported stage race event with 30 coed teams of 4 competing against one another. Racing will take place in the deserts of Abu Dhabi from December 9th – 16th. The purse is also reported to be in the area of $200,000. Not bad at all.

As I said, today’s a good day for the sport. A sport that has had some decrying it’s death knell, but it looks to be alive and well and growing, as this new race shows. What’s next? Mark Burnett bringing back Eco-Challenge? Hey! A guy can dream!

Kraig Becker

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