Adventure Racing World Series - Asia Region

Published
12/08/2020
 
 
The AR World Series (ARWS) announces the launch of its regional series of adventure races throughout Asia.
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First races are scheduled for next year in a number of countries in the region.
 
Adventure Racing teams will compete non-stop over 125km courses of mountain biking, kayaking, trekking, and navigation. A calendar of shorter introductory adventure races over 3-6 hours is also being rolled out.
 
Brandon Chee is the Race Director of the ARWS World Championship Qualifier race in Malaysia and has been appointed the Series Director for Asia. He will coordinate and bring together the adventure racing calendar and series throughout the Asia region.
 
International ARWS Director Craig Bycroft said “We congratulate and welcome Brandon to this appointment and are looking forward to an exciting development of adventure racing through Asia. Brandon has over 20 years of experience in the outdoor adventure field, through conducting outdoor education workshops & expedition events. He is a great choice to bring the one day and overnight adventure races to Asia.”
 
Brandon said “It is an exciting time for adventure sports in Asia and many people are looking for these life-changing adventures at the moment. I’m super motivated to bring adventure racing to the region. I’ve already started working with a number of countries including India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Malaysia. There are many more countries to talk to and we are aiming to release a 2021 calendar soon.”
 
“My team and I are also acutely aware of the COVID-19 situation across Asia, and the world, and must be safe and responsible in the way we plan new events and also respectful of the impacts it has had on our countries and communities. Hopefully, as we look to the future we can bring a message of hope and healing through these outdoor experiences and adventures”.