Rif Spirit postpoined

30 Mar 2022

Due to the harsh weather forecast expected in Haute-Loire this week-end, we have decided to postpone Rif Spirit 2022. This decision is heartbreaking for our whole team but it seems necessary. Pascal Bahuaud, race director, says : “The forecast for the week end is horrid : snow, rain, negative temperatures, tones of wind, … We […]

Rif Spirit: the Swedish team, current world champion, will be competing!

23 Feb 2022

Swedish Armed Forces Adventure team, 2021 World Champion, will be aligned for Rif Spirit, French round of the Adventure Racing European Series, from April 1st to 3rd, in Haute-Loire. The 151km and 3 200m of elevation gain will be covered by 3 activities (9 sections overall): MTB 79km, trek 39km and Kayak 33km. 60 European […]

RIF’s spirit in only 24hours ! 

30 Sep 2021

2022 is going to be a wild year for Raid in France, who decided to take part in the new ARWS project, by creating a shorter and European focused adventure race.  Besides the ARWS World Cup, Raid in France Savoie Mont Blanc in June, Pascal Bahuaud, is launching Rif Spirit, a shorter event with a […]

2022 registrations

17 Sep 2021

Registration open on the 1st of October 2021 at 12h00 (French time). 75 teams maximum will be able to register (on a first come, first served basis). The last 5 spots remain for the organisation and could be allocated based on the organisation own criteria. The registration form is available online. A team already enrolled […]

Rif Connect results

09 Jul 2021

Team Panthères, composed of Axelle Vallet, Thomas Rosset, Hugo Cailhol, and Yann Rivallant, have won RIF Connect 2021 and have been awarded a free place for Raid in France Savoie-Mont-Blanc 2022. They have crossed the Northern Alps and the Savoy on a very technical course of 156 km, completed in 26 hours. The French team […]

Rif Spirit is coming…

01 Jul 2021

In response to the ARWS’ desire to create an European Series, Pascal Bahuaud and his team have decided to launch RIF Spirit, the French leg of the Adventure Racing European Series. Join us from 1-3 April 2022 for this new adventure race which will be held in a mountainous region, and the destination will soon […]

RIF Connect: an international spirit

21 Jun 2021

Ten teams will take part in the Rif Connect 2021, which will be held from July 1 to 5: 3 teams from France, 2 from Belgium, 1 from Spain, 1 from Canada, 2 from Poland, and 1 from South Africa. This new event aims to federate racers, who have been deprived of wide-open spaces for […]

An adventure at least…

26 May 2021

Live the “Rif Connect” from 1st to 5 June 2021. Our goals: gather teams around a common project, share an adventure in an unusual way and promot the Back to Nature spirit. Teams must register before June 20, 2021. Raid in France will then produce a final movie.

The race postponed to June 2022

04 May 2021

Regarding the extension of French curfew to the 30th of June; right in the middle of the race, and the issues due to an international sanitary context still bumpy, Raid in France direction comity has decided to postpone the 11th edition of the race to June 2022. HEALTH CONTEXT IN FRANCE > “Transitional scheme” implemented […]

About buoyancy!

06 Jan 2021

On Raid in France 2021, racers will be navigating with packrafts on classes 3 and 4 rivers. Currently, the standard for floatable individual equipment (jacket) in a floating boat on rivers from class 3 is the standard EN ISO 12402 – 4, corresponding to a buoyancy of 100N. However, we have worked with the triathlon national French […]

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