Canada announced as the official host of the 2025 World Championships!
Set in the host City of Penticton in the Okanagan Valley in Western Canada, British Columbia has a diverse playground of uniquely beautiful and geologically formidable terrain. Athletes can expect to visit rugged high alpine peaks, mountain lakes and rivers, deep valleys and world class single track and rock formations. From the desert to snowy peaks, sometimes on the same day, the seemingly never-ending forests, waterways, high country meadows and trail networks are but a few of the highlights of the area.
About the Race
Date: Sept. 22-Oct. 6, 2025
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Host City: Penticton, BC
Entries: Please click here to let us express your interest in competing. Registration will open August 2024!
Team Size: 4 Person Teams
New to the Sport? What is Expedition Canada...
Expedition Canada is a multi-day adventure race involving trekking, trail running, mountain biking, rafting and canoeing, orienteering, and rappelling or canyoning. Mixed, Male, Female, Young and Masters teams of 4 must navigate their way, unsupported through arduous course hundred of kilometers long that is only revealed to them hours before. This is an exciting but challenging race. We guarantee a race to remember.
Expedition Canada 2024
Expedition Canada will not be hosting an Expedition length race in 2024 as we prepare for the World Championships in 2025. However, please watch as we announce a regional series of races in the 3hr, 8hr, 12+ hour categories in 2024 & 2025 across the country. Our goal is to grow the sport of adventure racing in Canada, and to help local and national teams train towards competing in Expedition length events, including the World Champs in 2025. We want to ensure Canadian racers have every opportunity to get the Championships with us! Please watch for more details on the Regional Race Series coming soon!
Expedition Canada has run 3 expedition races to date and each year a new and exciting course has been developed by our race director and the team at Hoodoo Adventures. In 2025 we have an amazing new organizing team who will be designing an unbeatable course for the ARWS World Championships.
The course outline and logistics are released approximately three weeks before the race and maps and more details about each leg are delivered a couple hours before race start in a lock down room.
Race length and finishing time expectations for World Champs 2025 will be released early in 2024. The course will be open for a maximum of 9 days with the goal of giving everyone a chance to finish.
There will be no mandatory stops and no optional controls.
As always, teams will be carrying tracking devices so friends and family can follow each team live in real-time. Media will post daily pictures and video highlights on our social channels as well as other media partners giving hourly race summaries.
If you are new to the sport of adventure racing and want to know more about how to work towards racing in an expedition race, please watch our website for more information on our Canada/US Regional Series of Races in the 3hr, 8hr and 12+hr categories to help you on your path. Our goal is to grow the sport of adventure racing in Canada and around the World!