Thursday, November 05, 2009

Fun race to follow... The 2009 Adventure Race championship



The Adventure Race World Championship 2009 is starting this week in Portugal. The new edition will once more welcome the best international adventure racing teams, allowing them to explore the amazing beauty of the central region of the country. It will be an opportunity to see the best teams in the world to compete between them at the highest level in Adventure Racing, demonstrating their skills and their knowledge. Estoril Portugal XPD Race aims to showcase the potential of Portugal as a prime location for Adventure Racing and the skills of the Portuguese for organizing large international sporting events.

The Adventure Race World Championship 2009 in Portugal will once more welcome the best international adventure racing teams, allowing them to explore the amazing beauty of the central region of the country. It will be an opportunity to see the best teams in the world to compete between them at the highest level in Adventure Racing, demonstrating their skills and their knowledge.



The 2009 edition of the XPD race will be organised as follows:



-Dates: 8th to 13th of November 2009

-Total estimated distance: 700/800 kmLength/

-Format: 5 days (approximately 120 hours to complete the race)/Non-Stop

-Support: Provided by the organisation

-Teams of 4 members with at least one female member that have to stay together at all times.
2 teams from Canada will be racing #12 Kinetic and #9 ATP,Salomon. Jen Segger from Squamish will also be there racing with a USA team # 18 NUUN,Feed the Machine.
These teams have been training together for a year for this race only and some have raced many years to arrive to this Championship.
Go check it out and see what these amazing athletes are putting themself through for 5 days, 24hours a day. http://www.arwc2009.com/en/home.php
Take the time to look at pictures, you will be amazed and hopefully inspired by what they have to go through.
For something a little easier, you can always think about racing in the following for next season. It's a great way to start!

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