The XPD race site is now live. In 2 weeks time, 47 teams from over 7 different countries will be embarking on an expedition into the unknown in tropical north Queensland.
Click here to follow their final preparations and every movement in the race.
Live GPS tracking and team blogs from the course will give viewers at home an unprecedented insight into the highs and lows of expedition adventure racing. There will also be live feeds linked via twitter, race reports as well as video footage and photos.
From today, fans, family and friends can cheer on and provide valuable morale support to their favourite teams by sending “trail mail”. This will be received by teams in the lead up to the event and at various points on the course.
The revolutionary site is a combined effort by Geocentric, TrackMe360.com and Untamed Adventure.
XPD is open to mixed, all male or all female teams of four. The exact course is kept secret until 24hrs before the start. Then with much excitement and anticipation, teams are provided a course booklet and their race maps. The course booklet contains the location of each of the race checkpoints.
Once teams start, racing is 24 hours per day; teams choose when and where they will sleep. The winning team is expected to complete the course in 4-5 days. All other teams will be permitted up to 10 days to complete the expedition without mid-race cut offs. XPD will be challenging for first time racers and experienced teams alike.
As a member of the AR World Series, XPD is a qualifying event for the Adventure Race World Championship (ARWC). The AR World Series is an international circuit of premiere adventure races representing 10 countries creating a 12 month calendar of professional events around the world. The top two teams at each qualifying event receive automatic entry to the ARWC.