Popularised by television coverage of Mark Burnett’s Eco Challenge events,
adventure racing is no longer an obscure extreme sport. In a classical sense,
adventure racing is a multi-discipline multi-day endurance sport where
competitiors compete in teams of four, navigating from checkpoint to
checkpoint to cover vast areas in a number of disciplines. Sprint and short
course categories now exist, luring those hesitant adventurers out for a
morning or day of gloriously dirty, off-road fun.
No matter what your fitness, the distance over which you race or the level at
which you compete, there’s one common rule; teams are required to complete
the entire race distance together, helping and assisting each other.
Adventure racing is about teamwork, not individual achievement.