All the Australian A1 News for 2023

After an amazing period of growth for the Adventure 1 series during 2022, expanding to over 50 races in almost 20 countries, it’s time to look ahead to racing in 2023 where we kick things off where it all began: Australia. Team Thought Sports: 2022 Australian Champions The 2022 Australian national adventure racing series wrapped up recently with the previously postponed 24 hour Wildside Adventure Race. The demanding race was made all the more challenging by the hot and humid conditions on the day, with a course centered around the town of Gloucester. Team Thought Sports entered the race as the clear favourites, proving to be a dominant force in Australian adventure racing over the past number of years. And so it proved to be the case again, sealing a win to claim the title of 2022 Australian Adventure Racing Champions with […]

Team Vidaraid Storm To USA A1 World Cup Win

The first-ever World Cup held in the United States on December 10, 2022 was a huge success, with teams battling it out at Oak Mountain State Park in Alabama. The field was fast and strong with top teams from all over the US descending on a unique course with 50 miles of excellent single track and new untouched wilderness. The weather for December could be anything, and for this event, it was perfect with highs in the 70s and lows at only 55, with light rain coming in for only about 2 hours during the race. The A1 World Cup started with an opening half marathon trek up to the famous Peavine Falls which is not easy to get to with the very steep cliffs surrounding the checkpoint. This trek had a good mix of foot trails to […]

Team No Idea Wins Adventure 1 World Cup Final

The New Zealand team put on a master class to win True West Adventure Race in 33 hours. Team No Idea (NZL) prove that they indeed had some idea, with a convincing win at the inaugural A1 World Cup Final, True West, over the past weekend. The young team burst onto the adventure racing scene earlier this year placing at the GODZone expedition race and confirmed their ability by winning the World Cup final. Hosted in the Franz Josef Glacier region of New Zealand’s South Island, the spectacular course included high alpine passes, grade 3 wild water rivers, temperate forests, and remote wilderness.  Known for its rugged nature and fickle weather, the South Island delivered spectacular conditions over the weekend of racing. With a course set by seven-time world champion Nathan Fa’avae, teams were experienced […]

Adventure 1 World Cup USA Kicks Off

Expedition Georgia starts the 2023 A1 World Cup season With the conclusion of the A1 World Cup Final at the True West Adventure Race in New Zealand last weekend, ARGEORGIA and Oak Mountain State Park are set to receive top adventure racing teams on December 10th for the start of the 2023 season at the first A1 World Cup USA. ARGEORGIA has become a major part of the A1 movement in the USA by providing a National Series starting with the A1 World Cup USA. “I’m very excited about what the future holds in adventure now that ARGEORGIA is a part of the A1 World Series of Events, and I will be working extra hard to ensure I produce the best events,” said ARGEORGIA CEO Jeff Leininger. ARGEORGIA is producing the 24-hour A1 World Cup USA and the 8-hour […]

A1 Announces Global Expansion

Adventure 1 partners with 50 races around the world for 2023 On the eve of the Adventure Racing World Cup Final, True West in New Zealand, the Adventure 1 Series (A1) is excited to announce its continued global expansion, partnering with over 50 races in 20 countries across all continents in 2023.  To mark the growth of the Adventure 1 Series’ international footprint, the A1 website has undergone a major overhaul and now hosts details of all national series, historical results and information to help athletes toe the start line of their next big race. Teams will compete in their country for a national ranking whilst having the opportunity to race at World Cup events building up to the World Cup Final in New Zealand in 2023. These races are 24 to 48 hours in […]

Godzone Australia

GODZONE has announced it is expanding across the Tasman with a new Australian race planned for 2023. GODZONE Australia is a joint partnership with Australian-based adventure entrepreneurs, high-profile adventure racer Rob Preston and Elite Energy CEO Mark (Emo) Emerton. GODZONE founder Warren Bates very he’s excited to see GODZONE, the largest and most recognised event in expedition racing, expand beyond New Zealand. “We aim to deliver on our philosophy of epic and uncompromising experiences with high production values at the event’s core. Rob and Mark are the perfect team to work with, combining Mark’s tremendous experience in event management, catering for over 70,000 athletes each year, with Rob’s adventure racing prowess at the top of the Aussie racing scene.” Rob Preston says GODZONE Australia will mirror GODZONE New Zealand racing protocols as an eight-day expedition length […]

Godzone World Champs

GLOBAL EXPEDITION RACING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS LAUNCHED FOR GODZONE 2023 Today’s launch of the brand new global Expedition Racing World Championships has cemented a bold future for the world’s largest expedition racing event, GODZONE, held each year in New Zealand and the wider adventure racing community. The inaugural Expedition Racing World Championships to be hosted by GODZONE in Fiordland, South Island, in March 2023 has been co-developed and sanctioned by World Obstacle – Federation Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles based in Switzerland. “We have reflected on GODZONE’S success over the past ten chapters achieving significant global reach and worldwide recognition. We saw the opportunity to accelerate adventure racing as a sport by creating a new competition hierarchy at a championship level,” says GODZONE Founder & Event Director Warren Bates. “GODZONE has become the biggest, most followed, most […]

Obstacle Australia

Adventure 1 and World Obstacle Partnership and the Founding of “Obstacle Australia” An Association being created to represent and promote adventure and obstacle athletes and events. All parties of interest are invited to join (for free!) and volunteer to promote and help guide the sports. A new era for Adventure Racing has begun with the partnership between Adventure 1 and World Obstacle and the establishment of an Adventure Racing Governing Body in Australia: Obstacle Australia. The background and reasoning behind this initiative are detailed below. To register for free membership or become more actively involved, click on the link below.                                         Membership Registration Link About Adventure 1 Adventure 1 (A1) is the premier not-for-profit event promoter for adventure racing worldwide.  With the goal of assisting the growth and management of the sport of adventure racing, it coordinates a series of national and […]

Adventure 1 The Official World Cup

World Obstacle has recognised Adventure 1 (A1) as the official World Cup partner for adventure racing. The international governing body for ninja, obstacle course racing and adventure racing said the support of the adventure race producer was an important moment in its growth. “The Adventure 1 World Cup fulfills a demand from adventure athletes throughout the world to compete in truly world-class events,” said World Obstacle President Ian Adamson. “The races have a proven record with excellent reviews from athletes and event producers globally and is a natural fit with World Obstacle. “Our collaboration with Adventure 1 provides an accessible format for athletes to compete in this exciting sport. “We are thrilled to assist the growth of adventure racing as we expand the series worldwide.“ World Obstacle was granted observer status by the Global Association […]

A1 World Cup Announced

A new era in adventure racing is set to begin, with Adventure 1 (A1) excited to announce the launch of the 2022 A1 World Cup. A1 is adding races on all five “sport” continents, including events in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the Philippines, with additional races in Europe, Africa and the Americas to be announced in the coming months. The A1 World Cup builds upon the grassroots of the A1 National Series where teams compete for the opportunity to qualify and race at selected World Series events around the globe.  A1 World Cup races vary from 24 to 48 hours, testing teams in the Exploration format disciplines of trekking, kayaking, mountain biking and outdoor skills all while navigating wilderness courses using map and compass. A1 World Series events are non-stop, challenging and fast […]