NATIONAL SERIES GUIDLINES

Adventure 1 is developing a set of guidelines for member nations looking to implement an adventure racing national series within their country. These guidelines will be based on the structure successfully rolled out in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. More details will be provided here as they are developed.

For the current National Series’ each team can call on up to 7 members across their selected races that count towards their season total and points are awarded at the end of each race according to a results scale and accumulated over the series to determine the National Adventure Racing Champions. Athletes are permitted to be members of more than one team.

By simply entering any of the A1 races, you are automatically registered for the series and in line for prizes and A1 membership. It is completely free for any event to be a member races of the Adventure 1 Series, and A1 does not charge participants or teams an additional fee to qualify for a ranking or prizes. Adventure 1 as sanctioned by World Obstacle is completely not-for-profit to keep the costs, and therefore the barriers to entry, for adventure racing as low as possible.

For a team to be eligible for national and world rankings and to be able to claim any national or international titles, they must all be citizens of the same country. National champions and teams representing their country in A1 World Cups, the World Cup Finals and the World Championships must be composed only of athletes that meet the requirements specified by their National Olympic Committee or National Sports Authority to represent their country. Specific races will still allow teams of mixed nationality to compete, however they will not be eligible for A1 rankings and prizes.

POINTS

Teams are allocated points per the table below with only “Premier Mixed” teams recognised for awards at the national and international level.   A Premier Mixed team is defined as one with four competitors with at least one male and one female team member.

At the end of each calendar year, A1 will crown a new mixed premier team as the National Adventure Racing Champions. Selected countries will also crown a World Cup Champion with an A1Expedition Racing World Champion decided at the World Championship each year. 

Specific to each country, only a certain number of race results may be counted towards a national ranking. For example a nation my select to count the best 3 results out of 5 races towards a team’s national ranking in a given season. In same cases, a season my span over more than a single calendar year when logical to do so (for example postponement of an event to a later date).

The A1 World Cup points and results rules are currently being reviewed and will be disclosed shortly. 

The typical points model adopted by A1 countries like Australia, New Zealand and South Africa is shown below. Each A1 member nation may choose to adopt this model, however they are also free to implement their own ranking system as deemed appropriate for that country.

PlacePointsPlacePointsPlacePoints
1st10010th3019th12
2nd8511th2820th10
3rd7312th2621st-25th8
4th6313th2421st-25th6
5th5514th2231st+5
6th5015th20Unranked3
7th4516th18DNF1
8th4017th16Disqualified0
9th3518th14

RULES

  1. Teams must contain both males and females to qualify for the series.  Adventure 1 supports and promotes the unique nature of this sport as being gender-neutral, ensuring both sexes work together in teams.
  2. National champions and teams representing their country in A1 World Cups, the World Cup Finals and the World Championships must be composed only of athletes that meet the requirements specified by their National Olympic Committee or National Sports Authority to represent their country.
  3. Teams may draw from a pool of up to 7 team members for their selected races that count toward their season total.
  4. For a team to accumulate points towards the Adventure 1 series and to maintain an Adventure 1 ranking it must abide by the rules outlined for each sanctioned race (each race may have its own special rules unique to the race location).  However, Adventure 1 has the right to overrule if deemed appropriate. A new set of world series rules is under review and will be disclosed shortly.
  5. In the event of a tie break, the team with the highest placed race results wins (most firsts, then most seconds etc). If still tied, then whichever team has the best head to head. If still tied then the lowest total time across all races wins. Adventure 1 reserves the right to determine the final season rankings in the event of unforeseen circumstances.