No horse

Publié le 18 September 2018

Finally, no horse riding for this world championship in Reunion Island. Because of the very intense touristic period in November, it has been impossible to organise such a discipline in proper conditions. Racers will stay on more usual mounts… their mountain bikes.


Jackson Richardson, season 1

Publié le 5 September 2018

Find Jackson Richardson, patron of our event!
After the teaser unveiled in June, discover the first part of his meeting with Pascal Bahuaud, race director of the ARWC2018.
Jackson, who admits that his long years of professional handball training were not always pleasure cruise, expresses his admiration for the adventure racing athletes…

17 000 meters of elevation gain

Publié le 27 August 2018

The route is ready… on paper! The program includes 434 km for 17 000 m of elevation gain to discover the island. The estimated times without transitions and mandatory stops are 109 hours (4 days and a half) for the first team and 175 hours (almost 7 days and a half) for the last one to cross the finish line on the whole route. 10 sections are suggested: trek (161,8 km), mountain bike (181,3 km), kayak and packraft (78 km). A horse riding section (2h) is also potentially programed (racers will receive confirmation and information soon).

22 nations

Publié le 16 July 2018

More than 20 different nations will be represented at this Adventue Racing World Championship 2018. So far, there are 10 teams of the top 15 world ranking registered to race in Reunion Island. Team Avaya, New-Zealander and world champion, will race again to compete!

Jackson Richardson, our patron

Publié le 26 June 2018

This great champion accepted to join us in the adventure. Born in Saint-Pierre in Reunion Island, he is one of the most successful French sportsmen.

Prize list and rewards:
Captain of the French handball team, bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona 1992
World champion in 1995 and 2004
Standard bearer of the French team at the Olympic Games in Athens, 2004
Best handball player in 2001
Knight of the Legion of Honour

You will can see him at the Head Quarter of the race at the Village de Corail during the ARWC2018.

Hell-Bourg selected!

Publié le 30 May 2018

Our departure location was chosen to compete in the French program “Le village préféré des français”! Hell-Bourg is nominated among 14 other French villages and it’s the veryfirst time that an overseas villages is represented!
Be ready to vote during the live program on 19th June.

Nathan is back!

Publié le 24 May 2018

©Jean-Jacques Raynal

While he announced his retirement from the competition, Nathan Fa’avae did not resist to the call of this world championship in Reunion Island. He will be the captain of the New Zealand team Avaya (formerly Seagate), world champion and probably one of the most successful on the circuit. A true figure in adventure racing, Nathan has five World Champion titles on his personal counter. He will be one of the stars of this 2018 ARWC alongside his teammates Chris Forne, the most breathtaking orienting racer on the circuit, and Stuart Lynch.

Follow the Expedition Africa!

Publié le 23 May 2018

52 teams are running this extraordinary south-african adventure. The program: 500km across vineyards, fertile valleys and deserts. The winner team will have his place guaranteed for the world championship 2018 in Reunion Island.

All the news can be followed on the live site of the race:
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Only 10 entries left

Publié le 23 May 2018

Less than 6 month until the big day and there is only 10 entries left. Teams, hurry up if you want to compete against the biggest teams on the planet! The enchanting landscapes offered by Reunion Island will make this edition amazing. To join the adventure, it’s quite simple, click on Entries:

Hell-Bourg on the start line

Publié le 12 May 2018

Friday 11th of May 2018, in Saint-Denis (La Réunion), the 2018 Adventure Racing World Championship official launch conference was held. In attendance of the Departement president and elected representatives of the Region, the IRT and of the country officials, Pascal Bahuaud, race director, revealed key information such as the place of the race’s departure. On the 8th of November 2018, the 300 racers will take the start of Raid in France-ARWC 2018 in a village named Hell-Bourg, perched high on the island and at the base of Anchaing’s peak, at the heart of the outstanding Salazie circus.