Racers will travel an unmarked course by plotting the checkpoint locations using UTM coordinates and maps provided. You can view a UTM tutorial from our “Plotting Your Map” page. Each race has different disciplines which will include some or all of the following: Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Trail Run/Trek, Rappel, Tyrolean, Orienteering/Navigation, Riverboarding, Skate/Scooter (See each venue for race specific disciplines). Solo & 2 Person Teams race the entire course together….it is not a relay.
Regardless of whether you are an elite athlete or simply an aspiring one, the Adventure Xstream series is designed to be not only challenging but more importantly FUN. Over 95% of entrants finish the FULL course, so don’t be too intimidated, YOU CAN DO IT! Each venue may have different course lengths available so check the race venues for which course options are offered. The courses will change from year to year at each venue, as well as the course options. Below are the general lengths and difficulties for each race/course.
Every year we have different Course Lengths & Approximate Finish Times. Here are the various courses offered:
- “Sprint”- (~30 miles) – Winning times in about ~2-3 hours. Average finishers 4-5 hours. 6hrs back of the pack.
- “Sport” – (~50 miles) – Winning times in about ~5-6 hours. Average finishers 7-9 hours. 10-12hrs for back of the pack.
- “Adventure”- (~75-100+ miles) – Winning times in ~18-20 hours, with most teams finishing in 24-30 hours.
- “Expedition” – (~250-300+ miles) – Multi-day Expedition Adventure Race.
- Solo Male
- Solo Female
- Duathlon (Solo)
- 2 Person Coed
- 2 Person Male
- 2 Person Female
For most of our events there will be certain checkpoints that have mandatory cut-off times with alternate course options. Teams who miss these cut-off times or who voluntarily skip a section of the race will still be ranked, but behind teams who finish all or more of the course as outlined for the event.
Note: Each race varies slightly in difficulty, and each venue will vary from year to year too. You can check the previous years results to get a feel for times of racers. On average 90+% of the participants finish the full course.