You heard right! Malaysia has been selected as a race destination for this coveted ultimate multidiscipline endurance of human endeavour as part of the Adventure Racing (AR) World Series!

patron-cum-guest of honour, YAM Tengku Arif Temenggng Tengku Fahd Mu'adzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah (in pink)

patron-cum-guest of honour, YAM Tengku Arif Temenggong Tengku Fahd Mu’adzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah (in pink)

What is more exciting is that Malaysia is the first country outside Europe and the Americas to host this world’s most competitive endurance race, making it the first destination set in a tropical climate.

 Organising Chairman of ARWS Malaysia 2019 Prof. Dato' Seri Dr Mohd. Mydin Mohd. Musa in his opening speech

Organising Chairman of ARWS Malaysia 2019 Prof. Dato’ Seri Dr Mohd. Mydin Mohd. Musa in his opening speech

To be held in Pahang from 19th until 23rd October, the state is an ideal destination for such a multi-task race due to its vast ecological surroundings, availability of multi-terrains, as well as historical background.

official launch

official launch

This Malaysian chapter of The Adventure Racing (AR) World Series is organised by the Society of Sports and Exercise Medicine Malaysia (SSEMM) headed by Prof. Dato’ Seri Dr Mohd. Mydin Mohd. Musa, alongside the Wilderness Medicine Associates Malaysia (WMA Malaysia) as a supporting organisation for additional medical backup and Persatuan Pemotoran Malaysia (Motoring Association of Malaysia) as the logistic supporter. The event is endorsed by Pahang Tourism.

 the challenging course

the challenging course

Endurance athletes and outdoor racing enthusiasts for Adventure Racing (AR) World Series in Malaysia will cover no less than 380 km which will include navigational skill, trail running, mountain biking, kayaking, caving, abseiling and for the 1st time in ARWS history… TREE CLIMBING.

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Staying true to the rules of ARWS races, all participating teams comprise of four members, of whom at least one is from the opposite gender. Besides competing against the other teams, they will also have to face challenging conditions during the monsoon season, a totally new and extremely challenging course, as well as physical and mental fatigue, as this endurance race, acknowledged as the toughest in the world, goes on non-stop day and night.

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For a team to be classified, every member has to complete the course. Therefore, everyone ought to be equally fit and mentally agile. Moreover, teamwork is very important. The team that comes in first place will receive a cash prize of USD5,000 and priority to enter next year’s AR World Series.

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Are you ready to test your limit in this unique experience offered by AR World Series in Pahang from 19th until 23rd October? Registration is still open, but only until 30th September, 2019! Hurry, don’t miss this chance.

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Entry fees are USD870 (for Malaysian teams), USD1,800 (for international teams), and USD400 (for Malaysian teams) and USD500 (for international teams) under the Youth category (below 18).

For more information, log on to the official website of AR World Series Malaysia or website.

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