|FINISH LINE INFORMATION
The HUAIRASINCHI Explorer Adventure Racing World Championship will cross the finish line in the town of Mompiche, in the Ecuadorian province Esmeraldas, a picturesque beach in the Pacific coast.
Mompiche is known for its warm waters and because it is one of the best spots for tourism, with the presence of the Jupiter Island with white sand beaches, the Black Beach with dark, mineral-rich sands, and the Portete Island with its interesting rock formations.
Mompiche is a favorite spot for national and international vacationers with its world-renowned surfing, not only because they are the best in the country but because they have been recognized as the second best waves in the Pacific Ocean.
Mompiche’s natural beauty is complemented by its incredible gastronomy and the kindness of its people. It also has a great variety of accommodations, ranging from world-class resorts to hostels made with bamboo, as well as camping sites.
Teams will cross the finish line on the property of the Gabeal Hostería.
|For more information about the lodging options in Mompiche, keep reading here.|
About the AR World Championship
The AR World Series unites in competition the worlds best endurance athletes at premiere Qualifier events around the globe. The top two teams at each of these races gain a coveted position on the start line of the annual pinnacle of the sport, the AR World Championship.
The AR World Championship has defined the sport of adventure racing and crowned the worlds top adventure racing teams since 2001. Each year a Qualifier event is chosen to host the championship. They accept:
– The top two placed teams at each Qualifier,
– The highest placed all national membered team from each Qualifier if they were not placed 1st or 2nd,
– The previous AR World Champions, and second placed team from previous AR World Championship,
– And allocate wild card entries.
What is AR World Championship Brochure
AR World Championship Hosts
A Qualifier race must nominate to the AR World Series to host the AR World Championship. The host race is then chosen through a vote of AR World Series Members (the director of each Qualifier) and announced. AR World Championship 2014 host is Ecuador
AR World Championship Qualification
Teams are required to qualify to attend the annual pinnacle of the sport, the AR World Championship. The winning team at each Qualifier receives and guaranteed spot and a paid entry to the race. The second place team at each Qualifier receives a guaranteed spot. Qualifying teams must race the AR World Championship with a minimum of two members of the team who won the Qualifying spot. If the winning team at a Qualifier race has previously won a Qualifying spot in that year, then the spot and paid entry is transferred down to the next placed team, and the second place spot is transferred to the team below them. This continues until the Qualifying spot is awarded to a team who does not already have a Qualifying spot. Once a team has qualified, their spot may not be passed to another team in the event they are not able to race. An additional spot from each Qualifier is reserved for the top placed all national membered team from the host country of the Qualifier, if that national team does not Qualify in 1st or 2nd place. The AR World Championship Host may also allocate Wild Card entries.
National Team Rules
For a team to be eligible to race at the AR World Championship, beginning 2014, it must include a minimum of two members of the same nationality. Competitors will prove their nationality at race registration by officials checking their passport is valid and issued by the country the team is representing. Competitors representing their country of residence, if different to their passport, must show suitable proof of residency. This rule is not applicable to the Qualifying rounds. Teams at the AR World Championship will represent one designated nation only, being the nationality of the majority of team members. If there is an even split of team member nationalities, e.g. 2/2, then the nationality of the team captain will be the designated team nationality.
The format of a team name will be adapted at the AR World Championship to include firstly the name of the country the team is representing, and may then be followed by sponsor names, for example team USA – Sponsor X. Multiple teams representing the same country are permitted.
AR World Championship Other Activities
The AR World Championship is the annual pinacle of the sport and draws teams, supporters, spectators, sponsors etc to the event. It hosts the annual Qualifier Expo where each international qualifier provides an information booth to promote their race to potential competitors and sponsors. The annual meeting of race directors is also held on the final day of the AR World Championship.
History – AR World Champions
|Thule Adventure Team|
|AR World Championship 2013
HOST: Costa Rica Adventure Race
|AR World Championship 2012
HOST: Raid in France
|Thule Adventure Team|
|AR World Championship 2011
HOST: XPD Expedition Race
|Fran Lopez Costoya|
|AR World Championship 2010
HOST: Bimbache Extrem
|Helly Hansen Prunesco|
|AR World Championship 2009
HOST: Portugal XPD
|AR World Championship 2008
|AR World Championship 2007
HOST: Wilderness ARC
|AR World Championship 2006
HOST: Explore Sweden
|AR World Championship 2005
HOST: Southern Traverse
|Nike ACG Balance Bar|
|AR World Championship 2004
HOST: Raid The North Extreme
|AR World Championship 2001