FROM THE RIVER TO THE SEA

14 - 20 MAY 2023

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LOCATION & DATE

Croatia, Gorski Kotar | Istria 
14 – 20 May 2023

THE RACE

DISCIPLINES: Run/hike, MTB, paddling, ropes, navigation
DISTANCE: 500 km
CATEGORIES: ARWS Mixed Teams 4
TEAM LIMIT: 25 teams
WINNING TIME: around 70 hours
COURSE OPEN: 106 hours

LOGISTICS

Unsupported
Kayaks and rafts provided
MANDATORY EQUIPMENT: ARWS Standard list
RULES:  Standard ARWS rules

PRIZES

1st Place – Free entry to ARWC 2024
1st Place – Free entry to ARC 2024
2nd Place – Free entry to ARC 2024
3rd Place – 50 % entry to ARC 2024

SCHEDULE

To be announced.

EQUIPMENT
& RULES

ARWS Mandatory Gear

This is a standard ARWS mandatory gear list.
Items marked with red X are not mandatory for this race.
There will be no rope sections at ARC 2022 so you will not need climbing gear.

ARWS Rules

Standard ARWS rules apply for Adventure Race Croatia.
Any additional rules and penalties they might cause will be clearly explained and presented prior to the race.
Not knowing the rules is not an exuse for braking them.

GEAR BOXES

We will provide you with 2 re-supply boxes per team (approx 140 l per box).
Only boxes supplied by the organizers may be used, teams can't use their own re-supply boxes.
Boxes will be available at some of the transition areas on route. You will always get your 2 boxes together, except on two transition areas.
More info on these areas will be in the road book.
Maximum weight of the one box is 30 kg.

BIKE BOXES

The teams will have to bring their own bike boxes for safer and easier transfer during the race.
ARWS standard box size is 140 cm x 80 cm x 30 cm.
Please DO NOT bring bigger boxes. 
We advise you not to use cardboard boxes or if you do try to waterproof them as best as you can.
Here is a good example of how to build your own bike box.

​You can store addition gear in the bike boxes but maximum total weight can't be over 25 kg.

PADDLE GEAR

Each team must have their own paddle bag. Even if you will not use your PFD's, paddles or wetsuits you will use this bag to store PFD's and seats given to you by the organizer.

Your kayak bag will be waiting for you at the beginning of every kayak leg. You will have to transport all the gear from paddle bag including the paddle bag with you to the end of the kayak legs. No gear should be left after you leave with kayaks.
Only gear related to water activities is permitted in the paddle bags  - no food, water, extra clothes...

IMPORTANT
Let us know if you are bringing your own paddles or life jackets to help us with logistics.

No climbing gear needed for ARC 2022. There will be no rope sections.

RANKING

The winner is the team with all checkpoints collected in the fastest time.
If no team collects all checkpoints the winner is the team with most CP’s collected in a row.

If two or more teams have the same amount of CP’s collected in a row the team with most CP’s collected in total is ranked better.
Example: team A and team B collected all CP’s in a row until CP 54, but after that team A collects 9 CP’s until the finish and team B collects 10 CP’s until the finish. Team B is ranked higher.

After the team breaks the chain of CP’s in a row all the teams that collected even one CP in a row more than your team are ranked higher.
Example: team A collects 34 CP’s in a row but manages to collect 20 CP’s after that. Team B collects 35 CP’s in a row and after that collects 16 CP’s until finish. Team B is ranked higher.

MAPS

We will be using two types of maps: standard topo maps and hiking maps.
Hiking maps will have marked hiking routes on them.
All maps will be 1 : 25 000 and the CP’s will be marked on them.
The maps will be waterproofed but you will still be able to write on them. 
Each team will get two sets of maps.

STANDARD TOPO MAPS ARC 2018

Example map from ARC 2018

HIKING MAPS ARC 2018

Example map from ARC 2018

STANDARD TOPO MAPS ARC 2019

Example map from ARC 2018

HIKING MAPS ARC 2019

Example map from ARC 2018

HOST RESORT

HOST RESORT

To be announced.