Adventure racing (also called expedition racing) is a combination of two or more endurance disciplines, including orienteering (if an orienteering map is used) and/or navigation (when non-orienteering maps are used), cross-country running, mountain biking, paddling and climbing and related rope skills. An expedition event can span ten days or more while sprints can be completed in a matter of hours. There is typically no suspension of the clock during races, irrespective of length; elapsed competition time runs concurrently with real time, and competitors must choose if or when to rest.
Adventure racing historically required teams to be of a specified size and to include both men and women, but many races no longer restrict team size and include single-sex divisions. Some also include age-based categories.
... Adventure Racing in Ireland falls into two main varieties ... The majority of Adventure races in Ireland fall into what's often called multisport, with run, cycle and kayak stages in events like WAR and Gaelforce West, which are won in ... are also a few longer international style Adventure Race lasting 24hour and 36hour events like Beast of Ballyhoura and Cooley Raid ...
... reported on 3/29/09 that The Ski Channel was becoming the official broadcast partner of Adventure Racing and would also be broadcasting Primal Quest the most grueling endurance competition in the world ...
... The dangers of participating in an adventure race depend on the race and the racers participating ... a one kilometer swimming leg of the Extreme Adventure Hidalgo ... The death of these athletes has fueled a debate regarding the safety of adventure racing, with some participants calling for international regulation of the sport ...
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