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About the Course

Expedition Canada is the ultimate adventure race experience.  It will test teams physically and mentally throughout environments that are unique to Canada.  The World Championship course will be open for 9 days.  Teams will race around the clock without any support. 

 

The race start location is still a secret, but the race will be held in British Columbia. The host city will be Penticton, BC. 

Novice teams are welcome to enter. If you are looking at starting or advancing in adventure racing, we will be announcing a regional series across the country that will help you prepare for an expedition length race. Watch our website for more details coming soon. 

Distances

The 2025 World Championship course will cover over 600km and include a variety of disciplines.

Format

In the tradition of adventure racing, the exact course will not be released until a couple of hours before the event. All teams will be given the course at the same time, at the same course briefing in a locked-down room. 

The course outline and logistic diagram will be released approximately three weeks before the race.  

Race Disciplines

Expedition Canada will include the following disciplines. It is important for each team to be well-practiced in these areas. Navigation can mean the difference between coming first or second, finishing or not finishing. Good route planning skills will be an advantage, and could definitely save your team many hours of hard work! 

Trekking or Trail Running

British Columbia has some of the best trail systems you can imagine. Expect traveling in different terrain and high alpine elevations.

Orienteering

Expect some orienteering at some point during the course as there will be a little rogaine style section. It is recommended that all racers take part in an orienteering 101 course.

 

Mountain Biking

Mountain Bikes are compulsory. cyclo-cross, road bikes, e-bikes, and all other bicycles will not be allowed. You will experience some of the best trails around western Canada, we guarantee you'll want a standard mountain bike for this. The riding legs will be a mix of technical single tracks, quad trails, and some roads but expect to be on sweet single trails a lot more than you are used to during an expedition race.

 

Paddling

Paddling may be on fast-moving water in pack rafts or in canoes. Canoes are provided by the Organization but Packrafts are the responsibility of the racers to bring their own.  Further information on these legs will be released in the coming months. 

Ropes/Canyoning

There will be rope sections which will include rappelling, canyoning and/or ziplining.

Cut Offs

We are expecting the winners to come in 5 days.

 

The course will be open for just over 9 days.

There may be dark zones.

Live Race Tracking

Each team will be given a tracking device. Friends and family will be able to follow their progress live online.

Our media team will be on hand to capture the racers in action each day. You can expect to follow along on our social channels for daily updates. Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to see all the action.

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