Adventure Race Australia

At its core an adventure race is a non-stop, mixed gender, event that combines two or more disciplines and involves teamwork and navigation using map and compass.



Adventure Race Australia was developed as a new concept in adventure racing.  It offers courses, team sizes and adventures to suit every level of adventurer from complete novices to hardcore racers.

The series offers three innovative courses including:

  1. The EXPLORE course for complete beginners with no navigational experience;
  2. The RAW course for new comers looking for a shorter, less challenging experience; and
  3. The HARDCORE course for experienced racers looking for a demanding challenge.

It also offers the option to compete as an individual or as a team of two or three, making Adventure Race Australia the platform to make adventure racing the sport of choice for ALL Australians.

Courses include mountain biking, trail running, trekking and a choice of adventure legs which can include anything from kayaking, swimming, canoeing, rock climbing, canyoning, tubing, coasteering, abseiling or archery!

ARA offers a whole new experience in adventure racing with innovative courses and concepts, electronic timing, custom made maps, one of the best event prize pools in the country and courses in spectacular new locations with some of the best scenery that Australia has to offer.

Australia’s most uniquely challenging Adventure Race | 18hrs on the Dark Side

The series culminates in one of Australia’s most demanding long distance adventure challenges with the 18hr Darkside.  Starting at Midnight Friday this event is designed to test the hearts and minds of even the toughest adventurers.

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