Adventure Racing World Championship, from 7th – 19th November 2014, the annual ARWC takes place in Ecuador, where 50 teams will participate. On Sunday will be the opening ceremony at the old airport of Quito. Right after that, the race starts and will last 8 days until 17th of November. This special race consists of mountain biking, trekking, kayaking and also climbing, which they need to pass in ten legs. Another important point is the navigation, they need to keep their orientation with the aid of a map and a compass and all over the route are checkpoints, which they are supposed to find. Furthermore the teams will not sleep very much during this race, cause that costs precios time, so the mood, the concentration and the strength will fluctuate a lot. This year’s race is organized by Proyecta Aventura and it is called Huairasinchi.
Now, for the first time in Ecuador, it is international and it is one of the biggest events this year. Besides that, there are special rules that have to be maintained. A team consists of four persons; two members needs to be of the same nationality and at least one female has to participate. The race has a distance of 700km through the Cloud Forest, the mountains and the coast of Ecuador and the highest mountain has an altitude of 4500m, that also the international teams have a chance. It is important, that a team stays together very close, if one member gets lost or sick, the team can go on, but will be unranked. Normally the Huairasinchi races include a lot higher mountains, because the Ecuadorians are used to this height of course. This race is going to be very interesting and can be followed on the internet, since every team gets a GPS Chip, which shows the current location.