Welcome to the muchbetter Adventure Event Calendar – your community guide to the best independent, unique and notable adventure sports events and challenges happening all over the world.
Below is a list of events by month, with links to Event Notices, How To guides and articles from participants describing what its like to take part in events. We have also included links to the official websites.
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Lorne Pier to Pub (8/1/2011) – 1.2km swim race, 2 hrs south of Melbourne on the Great Ocean Road, Australia.
Winter Feast Duathalon series opener (15/1/2011) – Duathalon for beginners in Scotland (subsequent races in Feb and April).
Raid de la Savane (15-23/1/2011) – Running race in Burkina Faso – 110km.
The Coastal Challenge(21-28/1/2012) – Running race in Costa Rica – 250km.
Dolomitenlauf(22/1/2012) – Cross-country ski race in Austrian Dolomites – 60km.
Cole Classic (5/2/2012) – Australia’s largest sea swimming race near Sydney – 1 and 2km options.
Sapporo International Ski Marathon (5/2/2012). Cross Country ski event – 3 to 50km options.
The Bonk Hard Chill (19/2/2011) – Missouri based adventure race, including running, paddling and mountain biking.
Iditarod Trail Invitational (from 26/2/2011) – 350 or 1000 mile bike, ski or foot race in Alaska.
Yak Attack (3-14/3/2012) – Mountain bike stage race in Nepal – 400+km.
The Wee Triathalon (19/3/2011) – Beginner triathlon in Glen Nevis, Scotland.
Cape Epic (25/3/2012) – South African mountain bike stage race – 707km.
Marathon des Sables (1-11/4/2011) – Ultra-marathon in the Moroccan Sahara – 243km.
Devises to Westminster International Canoe Marathon (6-9/4/2012) – Canoe race finishing next to the Houses of Parliament, London – 200km.
Oxfam Trailwalker NZ (10-11/4/2011) – Walk 100km in 36 hours in aid of Oxfam, from Lake Taupo NZ.
MacAvalanche (30/4/2011) – Scottish endurance downhill mountain bike race.
Friends of the Earth Big Green Bike Ride (6-11/4/2012) – Join Friends of the Earth for the whole cycle ride from London to Edinburgh, or just one of the stages.
Fellsman race (12-13/4/2012) – 62 mile fell race in Yorkshire.
Big Ice Race(15-28/4/2011) – World championship XC skiing race across Greenland – 590km.
Keswick Mountain Festival (18-22/5/2011) – Includes a range of events.
Ocean Kayak Race (22/5/2011) – 20-30km sea kayak race in Anglesey, Wales.
Comrades Marathon (29/5/2011) – 89km running race in South Africa.
Tour Divide (10/6/2011) – Mountain bike race from Banff, Canada, to the Mexican boarder – 4418km.
West Highland Way Race (18/6/2011) – Running race along the West Highland Way, Scotland – 153km.
3 Peaks Yacht Race (25/6/2011) – Race to climb Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, travelling between them by Yacht.
Big Five Marathon (25/6/2011) – Marathon and half marathon in a game reserve in South Africa, mixing with the ‘Big Five’ animals.
Coasts and Castles Ride (10-12/7/2011) – Charity fundraiser on bike between Newcastle and Edinburgh.
Badwater Ultra Marathon (11-13/7/2011) – 135 mile ultra marathon through Death Valley.
Endurance Downhill (23/7/2011) – As many runs down the Nevis Range DH course as you can in 6 hours.
Iron Bike (23-30/7/2011) – Tough multi-stag mountain bike enduro event in the alps.
Raid The North Extreme (23-31/7/2011) – 500km+ adventure race, using bike, foot, rope and paddel in British Columbia.
La 6000D (30-31/7/2011) – 60km ultramarathon with over 4000m ascent, in the French Alps.
Tough Guy Nettle Warrior (31/7/2011) – One of the toughest, maddest and most painful challenges around, in the UK.
Descenso Internacional del Sella (6/8/2011) – Canoe race down the Sella Riva in the north of Spain – 20km.
Norseman Xtreme Triathalon (6/8/2011) – One of the longest and toughest triathalons in the world (and certainly in Norway!).
Causeway Coast Adventure Race (13/8/2011) – Irelands foremost adventure race.
Grand Raid (19-20/8/2011) – Mountain bike marathon event in the Swiss Alps.
BjrklidenArctic Mountain Marathon (19-20/8/2011) – 2 day orienteering event in the arctic, up to 70km of distance to cover. Sweden.
Pikes Peak Marathon (20-21/8/2011) – Run up to 2400m over 21.5km.
Grand Raid des Pyrnes(26-28/8/2011) – Trail running event in the French Pyrnes, 80 and 160km options.
The Blue Mile (4/11/20121) – Cover a mile of water in aid of the WWF.
The Big Ben Nevis Triathalon(10/9/2011) – Off road triathalon on and around Ben Nevis.
Raid Goelix (17/9/2011) – Multisport (sea kayak, run, bike) event in Bretagne, France.
Ghana Cycle Challenge (30/9/2011) – Charity fundraising cycle event in Ghana.
Spartathalon(30/9 – 1/10/2011) – Ultra-distance running race in Greece – 245km.
Triple Crown Bouldering (1/10/2011) – 1st of 3 in a series of bouldering competitions in the southeast of the US.
Relentless 24 (8/10/2011) – 24 hour mountain bike race in Scotland.
Alpkit Outdoor Festival (14-16/10/2011) – Outdoor activity weekend festival.
Namibia 24hr Ultramarathon (15-23/10/2011) – 126km (3 marathons!) in 24 hours – one of the toughest ultramarathons around.
The OMM (29-30/10/2011) – Off-road running event – self supported for 2 days in Central Scotland (location changes each year).
La Ruta de Los Conquistadores (2-5/11/2011) – Mountain bike stage race in Costa Rica.
The Druid Challenge (11-13/11/2011) – 80 mile, 3 day walking or running race in the UK.
The Highland Fling (12-13/10/2011) – Australian mountain bike marathon event in NSW – 55 and 110km options.
Les buffles de Ngh An(19/11-1/12/2011) – Running event in Vietnam – 110 and 60km options.
Real Ale Wobble (19/11/2011) – Mountain bikes, ale, and the Cambrian Mountains (Wales) – a perfect mix! – 15, 25, 35 mile options.
Sani Stagger (26/11/2011) – Running race crossing the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa – 21 and 42km options.
The Grim Original (3/12/2011). Crawl, wade or run through an army training ground near Aldershot, UK – 8km.
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