a fantastic fairytale endurance test
in the kingdom of Denmark
Welcome to the EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSSHIPS of ADVENTURERACING 2020
We have put an honor and big effort into creating an unforgettable adventure and showing some of Denmarks wildest nature, nicest spots an cultural and historic gems. Teams will have to navigate remote coastlines, endless moorlands, easyflowing rivers, large fiords, green forests. We will use the nature itself to make a harsh race testing you and your teams skills to the max!
We will kick off the event with a memorable and spectator friendly prologue in the heart of the Danish Lakeland District, where we will also finish the race. After the prologue we will take you to the start of the course, which will be kept secret for now.
Throughout the race present racers with tasks that involves both cultural, historical and natural landmarks without compromising the spirit of an real expedition adventure racing which will with out doubt give us the Champions of European Adventure Racing
The distance of the race will be close to 575 km on a true point to point course, which makes this race special.
Sleep, hunger and temperature fluctuations combined with the many miles will challenge teams. The fastest teams can manage without sleep, but everyone gets a minimum of three nights on the route.
Welcome to a true adventure testing your team skills to a maximum, but granting you with an experience of a lifetime.
TBA – but it will be big!!!
Main Competition (European Champs):
3rd place: ´´
4th-6th the place: product prizes
DARU Cup (Male Master Competition)
Gift Certificates for Yetiworld.com for teams finishing inside the overall Top 6
1st Overall: 3000 DKK / participant
2nd Overall: 2000 DKK / participant
3rd Overall: 1500 DKK / participant
4th Overall: 1000 DKK / participant
5th Overall: 750 DKK / participant
6th Overall: 500 DKK / participant
An additional race entry for YACS 2020(the AR European Championship) will be drawn from a pot of all completing teams.
60 – 80 hours
ROADBOOK (take a look at last years roadbook to get an idea of what to expect)
Roadbook YACS 2019
- Paddling (kayak/canoe) 30%
- Trekking/Running 20%
- MTB 39%
- Open water Swimming + coasteering 10%
- Rope/Climbing 1%
- Navigation 100%
Paddling stages can take place both on rivers, lakes and more open waters. All teams will at some time be on the water during dark hours. The stages will largely test the teams’ ability to maintain stable progress for a long time.
The stages on the water take place either in canoe or 1 double kayak and 2 single kayaks. This equipment is provided by the organizers.
It is allowed to bring your own kayak paddles, canoe paddles and vests. If you do not have this equipment yourself, it can be borrowed by the organizers. The equipment is handed out before starting, so the team itself is responsible for placing it in the right bags.
Running stages (sometimes also called trekking as the pace drops through the race) will take place in many different types of terrain. And the resistance from the terrain will also vary largely through the course. Navigation at these stages will sometimes be simple, and at other times very demanding.
The MTB brings the teams wide. On two wheels, the teams can pass large distances, and the teams that are good at helping each other will be able to keep really high speed on some of the stretches. But the MTB stages also come through terrain where the teams MTB skills will be tested.
Swimming / Coasteering
There will be one longer stretch of swimming (1-2 km). Otherwise it will be combined with coastal trekking.
All climbing gear will be provided by the organizers and skilled staff will be taking care of all rope sections. Safety is our biggest concern!
Throughout the race, navigation will be crucial. The teams navigators are challenged to review long road choices and to find items in demanding terrain. Additionally, there will be stretches that get so long that the concentration fails along the way.
We use different types of maps throughout the race – from detailed 1:10000 orienteering maps to 1:50000 maps for overview and rough orienteering.
It is not allowed to bring own maps.
We want to take good care of our International competitors, so we encourage you to take contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Then we will make sure that everything runs smoothly, that you are in the personal care of our finest race co-ordinators and that we get you here in the best shape possible.
Early Bird Team fee 597,50 Euro (expires 31/12-2019)
Team fee: 1195 € (from 1/1-2020)