The next race is Alpine Quest 36hr, 150km adventure race in the beautiful Falls Creek. This is the first race in the Aussie series for 2019. This year offers a half course option perfect for those new to the sport or still recovering from the Xmas festivities! A tough race to start the season, but it will no doubt remove the cobwebs and shape the leader board for what promises to be another epic Adventure 1 Series......
Adventure 1 is proud to have Rob Preston, one of the top adventure racing athletes in the world as the Ambassador for the A1 Australian Series. The Adventure 1 Series will be focused on providing pathways into adventure racing and become the breeding ground for future legends of the sport, like Rob, to go on and compete on the world stage.
Whilst Rob competes extensively around the world, he shares in Adventure 1’s vision of building a domestic adventure racing series that is focussed on both showcasing and developing the sport.
South African adventure racing legend Graham Bird has come on board as an Ambassador.
“Launching the A1 Series here in will help to further grow and improve the sport in South Africa. The series has been successful in Australia and New Zealand and aligning with the A1 brand and their international events will gain further exposure for, and access to, Adventure Racing in our beautiful country”.
“With the A1 South Africa Series we have brought together a great mix of experienced and passionate racers with fresh ideas and a common vision to be able to offer 4 new events around the country. Together with the old favourite Full Moon, it’s a winning formula for the sport.”
AR legend and Absolute Wilderness Race Director, Nathan Fa'avae, is a big supporter of the A1 concept and is putting his weight behind the new NZ Series...
"New Zealand is the sports global leader with GODZone now the largest event in the world and Team Seagate, the elite world champions. Women's adventure racing is growing phenomenally here and the introduction of the A1 NZ Series will consolidate all of these awesome things happening in the sport. There are real benefits being under one overall recognizable brand and I believe for media, sponsors, and people intrigued by the sport, this will make it more accessible and even more exciting."
Warren brings an incredible depth of experience as a race creator and competitor. 2009 Adventure Racing World Champion, 11 World Championships (including five top 6 finishes), over 30 expedition races covering most continents as well as organising and creating GODZone, the worlds biggest expedition adventure race. Passionate about the sport that has provided him with so many highs (and a healthy dose of lows) Warren has a determination to leave the sport with a legacy for future generations to enjoy.
"Being part of A1 fits the desire to make a difference and build solid foundation for the sport to grow and prosper."
After my first year of adventure racing I was hooked. There’s not another sport in the world like it. Despair, doubt, faith, fear, hope, elation, pride and awe are some of the feelings it conjures up for me. My mission now is to showcase and develop adventure racing by reducing the barriers to entry and attracting more participants to the sport. So Adventure 1 was born… a home for adventure racing and a national adventure racing series supported by a community of athletes who dream of adventure… like myself