Hmm... so that would exclude things like Tough Guy, Tough Mudder, Rat Races.... but would include half and full Ironman triathlons... hmm...
Wikipedia says "
Adventure racing (also called expedition racing) is a combination of two or more <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endurance" title="Endurance">endurance</a> disciplines, including <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orienteering" title="Orienteering">orienteering</a> (if an <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orienteering" title="Orienteering">orienteering</a> map is used) and/or <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navigation" title="Navigation">navigation</a> (when non-orienteering maps are used), <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-country_running" title="Cross-country running">cross-country running</a>, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_biking" title="Mountain biking">mountain biking</a>, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paddling" title="Paddling">paddling</a> and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climbing" title="Climbing">climbing</a> and related rope skills. An expedition event can span ten days or more while sprints can be completed in a matter of hours. There is typically no suspension of the clock during races, irrespective of length; elapsed competition time runs concurrently with real time, and competitors must choose if or when to rest."
So, for the purposes of RW's adventure races of the year, running (but not just running) plus another challenge/sport, where the winner takes at least two hours to complete the course. Fair enough!
Posted: 24/01/2012 at 18:32