Adventure Xstream - What it's all about...
Solo Athletes or Teams will travel an unmarked course by plotting the checkpoint locations using UTM coordinates and maps provided. You can view a UTM tutorial from our "Training" 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, Skate/Scooter (See each venue for race specific disciplines). Teams race the entire course together....it is not a relay event.
"Sprint"- (~30 miles) - Winning times in about ~2-3 hours. Average finishers 4-5 hours. 6hrs back of the pack.
Teams, Categories & Cost
Categories & Divisions: Racers are encouraged to came and race with as many people as you want 1,2, 3, 4, or 5+ racers. You can all stay together throughout the race, if you wish. But, you can only register as a 2 person or Solo racer and rankings/prizes will be awarded in those divisions only.
AXS Series Championships: The team with the most points in the series will be crowed champions in their division. All events in the series can add up to your point total.
Additional Series Rules:
2013 AXS Series Prizes
So, what do you get as a participant in the Adventure Xstream Series? Your entry fee is mainly to cover the cost of producing the event; permit fees, medical support, participant insurance, Tandem kayaks, etc... But you will also receive:
Team Prizes for each race*:
2013 Series Points
Finishing & Ranking
Our philosophy is that if you are out there giving it your all, then we certainly are not going to rank you as a DNF. Even If you only make it to CP1 you will still be ranked. You will simply be ranked behind any team who gets further along in the course.
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.