For the 2018 Adventure Racing World Championship, there will be 75 spots available and that will be distributed using the following criteria
Distribution of entries
Winners of qualifiers
Winners of each AR World Series Qualifier and the winner of AR World Championship 2017 are receiving a guaranteed spot and free entry to AR World Championship 2018.
Qualifier winning entries may not be passed down to another team if the winning team does not race at the ARWC. If a Qualifier winner has already paid for an entry fee through the WORLD RANKING TEAM ENTRY or WILD CARD ENTRY they will be refunded this fee. Qualifier winners must race the AR World Championship with a minimum of two members of the team who won entry. In the situation that a winning team of a Qualifier already holds a free entry, then the free entry is passed to the next eligible team.
Entries for teams in the World Ranking
30 entries are opened on February 1, 2018, during one week (close on February 8, 2018) to teams with an AR World Ranking for a discounted price (4500 euros per team entry). If more teams register for these entries than there are spots available, then the teams with the highest rankings are chosen to fill these spots.
A team AR World Ranking is based on their ranking of the day entries are opened. Teams chosen for a WORLD RANKING TEAM ENTRY have
7 days to make full payment of entry fees to the organizer after the world ranking team entries are closed. If they fail to do so, they forfeit this spot and it is passed to another team. Teams who forfeit or miss out on a WORLD RANKING TEAM ENTRY and then obtain a WILD CARD must pay the full Wild Card entry fee.
The remaining entries (31) are opened on March 1, 2018 as open entries spots to any team on first in basis. If a team missed out on a WORLD RANKING TEAM ENTRY they may have one of these spots.
Any WORLD RANKING TEAM ENTRY that was not filled will become available as an OPEN ENTRY. The entry fee is 5000 Euros per team. Teams chosen for a OPEN ENTRY have 14 days to make full payment of entry fees to the organizer after this time teams lost their wild card entry and they are placed on a waitlist.
If the open entries are all booked, a waitlist will be generated on a first-come, first-served basis. A refundable 300€ deposit is required to remain on the waitlist. If you are added to the waitlist, information will be emailed to you on how to pay the deposit. In the event, a spot opens up, information will be sent to the team captain on how to complete team registration. Registration must be completed with full payment within
14 days to keep the spot.
Wild cards entries
5 spots are given to the organizer, in order to allow local or foreign teams to be represented. Those sports will be handed regarding the previous enrollments and the general context. The price for those sports is, as for open entries, 5000€.
Teams with special interest
Can apply separately to the above through emailing the organization directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Teams who have registered and later earn a free entry from an ARWS qualifier will have their fees refunded.
Additional spots may open up based on claimed entries from ARWS qualifier spots and permit.
If a team gets it’s spot through an ARWS qualifier and has not then yet registered for ARWC 2018, that team will be given instructions on how to contact us to register.
The payments must be sent via wire transfers or by credit card.
Regulation regarding the team nationality
Teams at the AR World Championship must include a minimum of three members of the same nationality. Competitors will prove their nationality at race registration by officials checking their passport is valid and issued by the country the team is representing. Competitors representing their country of residence, if different to their passport, must show suitable proof of residency. Teams at the AR World Championship will represent one designated nation only, being the nationality of the
majority of team members.
All racers must be age 18 years or older.
Each team must represent one country.
Each team must contain a minimum of 3 members from the same country, as proven by a valid passport or residency documents at race registration.
Teams that do not contain 3 members from the same nation may be permitted to race at the race host’s discretion but are not eligible to receive an official ARWS ranking, including the winning of any prizes.
If a competitor has multiple valid passports from different countries (e.g., dual nationality), the participant can choose the nationality of one of those passports and represent that country.
The first part of every team name must contain the name of the nation the team is representing and then be followed by a unique team sponsor’s name or identifier or your country’s three-letter code (e.g. Australia Mountain Designs or AUS Mountain Designs).
Multiple teams representing the same country are permitted.
The organization requires a deposit cheque or an imprint of the credit card within the time of administrative checks.
In order to participate, all teams must hand in a deposit.
The aim of this guarantee is to financially cover any degradation, loss or disappearance of the organization’s equipment used by the racers and team-reporters.
This deposit is given back to the team at the end of the race following satisfactory equipment inspection.
The amount of this deposit is: 1000€
Equipment placed at your disposal by the organization
- The rules and documents to prepare the race
- 2 sets of maps: 1/50 000 and/or 1/25000 (per team)
- 1 set of road book and 1 passport (per team),
- 1 GPS beacon (per team),
- 1 SIM card to be inserted into a mobile phone (per team)
- Some necessary sports equipment: 2 two persons kayaks (per team)
- 4 race bibs.
The event organizers have public liability insurance. This is a compulsory insurance policy in France for events that are organized on, or cross through, any form of government land/public place.
This, however, is not personal accident insurance for you!
It is strongly recommended you to have your own personal accident insurance.
Insurance covering: medical expenses, searches, rescue and repatriation expenses is highly recommended by the organization and is mandatory for foreign teams.
Racers on hold of a Triathlon racing license must show it to thorganizationon and provide us with a duplicate.
Refund, Transfer and cancellation policies
Teams may officially cancel their entry at any stage prior to the event by emailing the race organizers: email@example.com
Registered teams canceling before May 15, 2018 receive 100% refund minus 400€ administration fee.
Registered teams canceling before July 15, 2018 receive 50% refund.
Registered teams canceling after July 15, 2018 no refund under any circumstances.
Teams are welcome to transfer or sell their entry to another team if available. This will be a transaction between the teams and Raid in France will not take part in the transaction.
Raid in France must be notified as soon as possible and team details must be updated by email:
If the entry transfer occurs between a World Ranking Team and an open entry team, an additional entry fee (500€) will be paid by the new team to Raid in France.
If two teams do not have sufficient members and decide to join together, this will be strictly considered as one team canceling their entry. Refund policy will be as stated above, no exceptions.
If any member of your team fails the basic competency checks, the whole team will be disqualified and no refund will be given.
Exact details of competencies are being promulgated on this website and in the competitor information packs.
Failure to make payments on the designated dates may result in cancellation of your entry and no refund of money paid to that date.
If the race is canceled due to acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism or other reasons etc, the organizers will make every effort to refund as much of the entry fee as possible to all teams.
The race will not be rescheduled.
Enrolment fees must be paid by wire transfer (give the team name)
or by credit card with additional fee (0,3 %) on our website.
Data wire transfer: Sport & Nature ProMotion
Bank name: CIC lyonnaise de banque
Cash desk: 18167
Account number: 00047828201
Bank control key: 60
Registered address: LB Tassin La Demi Lune
IBAN: FR76 1009 6181 6700 0478 2820 160
Send an email after having paid the entry fee to the following email address (attach a copy of the transfer): firstname.lastname@example.org