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2022 Australian National Series

Heading into its sixth year, Australia's own national Adventure Racing series returns in 2022 with another 4 exciting and challenging races, from the fast-paced 30hr events through to the epic 100hr rogaine-style expedition race.

Once again, not only is a ranking within Australia's national series on the line but the coveted ticket of a GODZone Adventure entry for our future national champions.  Being the biggest and best expedition race on the planet, GODZone never disappoints so start your training..

Same rules apply... Best 3 of 4 races count and you can use up to 7 team members across your chosen races for the season so you can share the load! NB: Race 04 Alpine Quest has been canceled from the 2022 calendar

 

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2022 New Zealand National Series

The 2022 series kicks off on the South Island on 23 April with Kaikoura Adventure Race. Hosted by adventure racing mavens Tane Cambridge and Tim Farrant, this 24-hour race was a big success in its inaugural year and is back to deliver yet another epic race.

On 14 May, the A1 series heads to the North Island for Rangitikei Adventure Race.

On 6 Aug August, the A1 series heads to Whangamata for the Bivouac Outdoor Adventure Race.  Athletes will get to experience a mix of beautiful coastal beaches and native forests. The event requires no support crew and with Whangamata only being 2 Hours from Auckland Airport it’s easy for teams to get to from anywhere. There is also a range of other shorter events so bring the Family and all have a go. 

Next the series heads to Marokopa in November for the 24hr Marokopa Munter. The rugged Waitomo area offers such a variety of spectacular terrain, mixed in with a healthy dose of rogaine, strategy and good old fashioned hills. The ‘Munter’ provides a quality hit out in preparation for GODZone at Rotorua, as well as an achievable race for intermediate-level racers. Get 'Munted!

Finally, the 2022 A1 NZ series will wrap up with the new 48 hr True West adventure race by Nathan Fa'avae on the South Island.  Not only will this race likely crown the next NZ adventure racing champions but also will be host to the first-ever A1 World Cup Final

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2022 South African National Series

Heading into its 5th year, South Africa’s National Adventure Racing series returns in 2022 with another spectacular 4 race series that will explore the wild corners of South Africa while pushing you to your absolute limits. Make no mistake this is the toughest adventure racing series you’ll attempt, but with new short course options for newbies and unbeatable locations, you’ll want to be part of it whether you’re an elite athlete or a weekend warrior.

Once again your team’s best 3 of 4 races count to your season total and you can use up to 7 team members across the season to share the load, with the National champions taking home the coveted ticket to the world’s biggest expedition adventure race GODZone Adventure in New Zealand.

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2022 Colombia National Series

A1 is excited to announce the launch of the A1 Colombia National Series, including a new A1 World Cup Stop. 

Colombia is a natural paradise for adventure races, with a great diversity of terrain, climates and vegetation. It is a country that surprises with its landscapes, jungle, huge waterfalls and imposing mountains.  This year the 2022 A1 series takes place in the Antioquia region, a location rich in water and crossed by the Andes mountain range, where we will visit magical places and live unforgettable adventures.

A1 works with each country independently to ensure the best series model for domestic growth is established.  

 

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2022 India National Series

A1 is excited to announce the launch of the A1 India National Series, including a new A1 World Cup Stop.

India is an adventurers paradise, from the High Himalayan Mountains in the North to the Tropical Jungles of the Northeast, the Thar Desert in the west, the Indian ocean along with the Arabian sea and the Bay of Bengal is an ideal destination for World Class A1 adventure races.

India’s unique cultural diversity, different languages, its history of over 2500 years, and every religion in the world is represented.

Each race is very unique and gives teams not only an opportunity to race but to experience the cultural heritage and its diversity. The four races that India is hosting will provides AR enthusiasts to compete in the Himalayan mountains and also at sea level in Goa. The world cup race will be in Arunachal Pradesh in the Tropical Jungles and the Mighty Sangpo River.

 

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2022 Mexico National Series

A1 is excited to launch its first race in Mexico, which will be run as a new A1 World Cup Stop for 2022.  A1 is working with Mexico to further develop races and create an exciting and competitive National Series.

From its beautiful pine forest the mountain areas to the semi-desert canyons at the biosphere reserve, Hidalgo is an incredible location to host the Mexico stop for the A1 World Cup.  Adventure racers will be challenged with a diversity of climates and terrains and at the same time, they will enjoy the local culture, food, and history of the magical Mexican towns.

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2022 Costa Rica National Series

A1 is excited to announce the launch of the A1 Costa Rica National Series, including a new A1 World Cup Stop.

Athletes will experience true adventures, with amazing courses in epic locations, paddling white-water rivers as well as oceans, trekking and mountain biking in magnificent mountains, as well as swimming, zip-lining and other exciting activities.

Race 2 in August is located at a prime adventure tourism destination, very accessible for international travelers. They will be having a full travel package for international racers. 

 

 

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2022 Canada National Series

A1 is excited to launch Wilderness Traverse as its first race in Canada, which will be run as a new A1 World Cup Stop for 2022.  A1 is working with Canada to further develop races and create an exciting and competitive National Series.

Wilderness Traverse is the adventure racer’s 24-hour adventure race. Deep Canadian wilderness filled with rocky-shored pristine lakes, wildlife-filled wetlands, and mature forests is matched with a focus on navigational challenge and an intense racer experience. As the website reads: “You will love it. You will hate it. And when it’s over… you will long to do it again.”

 

 

 

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2022 Malaysia National Series

A1 is excited to launch its first race in Malaysia, which will be run as a new A1 World Cup Stop for 2022.  A1 is working with Malaysia to further develop races and create an exciting and competitive National Series.  THe 2nd race is being finalised and is to be announced shortly.

In its 20th year, the premier adventure racing event in Malaysia "Iron Bound" will be held on 3-7 November 2022, in the district Lenggong, in the state of Perak, Malaysia.

This location is declared a Malaysia National Geopark by UNESCO https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenggong.

LENGGONG, PERAK, MALAYSIA is rich in nature, such as mountains, rivers, lakes and caves suitable for tourism attraction purposes, athletes will have an exciting experience with challenging routes of the equatorial rainforest, trekking and mountain biking in magnificent mountains, lakes, rivers and high roping.

The organizers also provide a transport pick up service from the Penang, Malaysia Airport (a schedule pick up will be announced in the race bulletin)

 

 

 

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2022 Brazil National Series

A1 is excited to announce the launch of the A1 Brazil National Series, including a new A1 World Cup Stop. 

Brazil is a natural paradise for adventure races, with a great diversity of terrain, climates and vegetation. It is a country that surprises with its landscapes, jungle, huge waterfalls and imposing mountains.  This year the 2022 A1 series will have 2 races and will expand in 2023. 

A1 works with each country independently to ensure the best series model for domestic growth is established.  

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2022 USA National Series

ARGEORGIA will become a major part of the A1 movement here in the USA, by providing a National Series with the World Cup being at the end of the year. The National Series will start in 2023 with select qualifying races starting in January with a complete list by October 2022.

This year the USA World Cup will be open to any team that would like to participate. The 24-hour event will be the AR World Cup USA, and the 8-hour race will be the AR Sprint World Cup USA. The A1 World Cup will showcase the best adventure racing teams in the US battling out for cash, prizes, and the coveted World Cup Champions Yellow Jersey. This year's World Cup USA will be held at the beautiful Oak Mountain State Park in Alabama.

Voted the best single track in Alabama, with some surprising elevation gain and tricky navigation features.

 

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New Countries Coming

We are excited to announce A1 is expanding across 5 continents, to promote and develop the sport of adventure racing.  We are building on the successful country-based model that has gone from strength to strength in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa over the past 6 years.

Seeing the top team's race head to head more regularly in a domestic series, in a battle to become national champs has helped grow the sport for athletes, race directors, and fans alike. 

Many countries have a rich history in Adventure Racing and their A1 National Series will comprise many existing races.  Other countries may however only have one or two races at this stage.  A1 will be working with these countries to help promote and develop more races for a competitive National Series.  This will take time, but A1 is committed to the long term development of the sport and its stakeholders.

Watch this space as we announce more information about new countries coming in 2022 and beyond.

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