Adventure 1 (A1) is the premier international adventure race producer that supports and promotes local, national, and international athletes, events, and race directors.

A1 Adventure Racing Series events are delivered in collaboration with the national federation members of World Obstacle on all sport continents, including Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

Founded in 2017, Adventure 1 collaborates with international event producers on the A1 National Series, A1 World Cup Stops culminating in the World Cup Final and A1 Expedition World Cup races culminating in the A1 Expedition Racing World Championships. This structure follows Olympic and international sport practices and provides a pathway for those wishing to qualify for their national team and compete at the highest level on the world stage.

A1’s vision is to provide race directors, athletes, and the adventure racing community a platform to make the sport more widely accessible by lowering barriers to entry and providing a voice and representation for all stakeholders.

The A1 National Series within each country are comprised of a roster of adventure races typically 24-48 hours in length (but may run longer or shorter), crowning a national champion each year. During the growth phase of A1, where countries do not have enough races to constitute their own national series, they may be combined with races from other countries to form a regional series where it is logical to do so.

The A1 World Cup Stops build upon the grassroots of the A1 National Series where teams compete for the opportunity to qualify and race at World Cup events around the globe. The A1 World Cup Stops are key races selected from countries around the globe for their quality and high standards of competition. Typically 24-48 hours in length, the format allows for fast pace, more frequent racing while logistics remain accessible and cost effective. The A1 World Cup Series culminate an annual World Cup Final.

“I’m excited to host the first A1 World Cup Final in New Zealand with my new race True West, a 48-hour non-stop race based on the South Island’s West Coast. There is a growing desire for the world’s top teams to compete more regularly over this race distance and True West promises to deliver one that is world-class,” said Fa’avae.

The A1 Expedition World Cup is a series of premier expedition length races from around the globe with teams competing for a free qualifying place in the Expedition Racing World Champs.

A1 is sanctioned by World Obstacle (WO) as the official international adventure racing series and has been assigned GAISF Observer status. World Obstacle select events from 110 countries with national federation members based on the quality, history and reputation of the race, with all A1 World Cup events required to adhere to the World Obstacle Code of Ethics.


Read a testimonial from one A1 race director and adventure race athlete in support of inclusion of adventure racing governance under Federation Internationale de Sports D’Obstacles (FISO)/World Obstacle (WO) here.