The Adventure Racing World Championship is set to get underway in Costa Rica this weekend when coed teams of four take part in this year’s Costa Rica Adventure Race. The official start of the event is scheduled for Sunday, when a field of 60 of the best AR teams from 26 different countries line up at the starting line.
The race is scheduled to last up to nine days, although the winners are projected to finish in just four. It will begin on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast and end on the country’s Atlantic side. In between, the competitors will run, bike, paddle, climb and raft through 700+ km (435 miles) of dense jungle and mountain terrain.
The Costa Rica Adventure Race is the final event on the AR World Series calendar for 2013. The teams that are competing in the race have all had to qualify by racing in other ARWS events throughout the year. This event will crown this year’s world champs, with teams such as Seagate, Adidas TERREX Prunesco, and the Thule Adventure Team expected to be in the mix. It should be quite the event for fans of the sport and be sure to check out the Costa Rica AR website for regular updates and team tracking.
- CR Hosting Adventure Race World Championship (costaricantimes.com)