The Shoalhaven region of New South Wales will host the 2016 Adventure Racing World Championships (ARWC), bringing many of the world’s toughest adventure athletes to Australia.

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Credit: James Pitman - XPD Edition 7 - Flinders Ranges South Australia.

The event will be the eigth and final round of the 2016 Adventure Racing World Series.

Scheduled for November 2016, teams of four will take approximately 5-10 days to complete the 700km non-stop race, featuring trekking, mountain biking and kayaking.

Geocentric Outdoors organise the Australian XPD Expedition race, an event that has been part of the Adventure Racing World Series since 2006 but will host the world championship in 2016.

Three time Adventure Racing World Champion Nathan Faavae said: “For the growth of the sport and reaching a wider audience a stage such as this offers opportunities of massive proportion. Craig Bycroft and his team are well versed in staging highly-polished major events and I have no doubt this will be Adventure Racing at it’s finest.”

Kim Beckinsale, member of Australia’s Mountain Designs adventure racing team said: “Geocentric Outdoors are certainly the most experienced event directors when it comes to Adventure Racing in Australia, if not the world. They make sure they take us to some of the most spectacular locations that Australia has to offer, and in doing so involve many of the local communities in some quite remote or historic towns. It is like we are explorers, moving through parts of our country with a map and compass like our ancestors did all those years ago.”

Event organisers have selected a spectacular location for the event, with the Shoalhaven home to beautiful beaches and wild, remote national parks. A two hour drive south of Sydney, the area will challenge competitors while providing them with stunning scenery at the same time.

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