The Adventure Racing World Cup includes only premier events on each continent meeting international sport standards. The World Cup series is coordinated by Adventure 1 (A1) and provides representation and support for local, national, and international athletes, events, and race directors.

Founded in 2017, ADVENTURE 1 collaborates with leading international event producers on the Adventure Racing World Cup and Adventure Racing World Cup Final.

World Cup events are being delivered in collaboration with the national federation members of World Obstacle in over 140 countries and all sport continents, including Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

Events are chosen based on the quality, history and reputation of the race. All World Cup events and producers must adhere to the World Obstacle Code of Ethics.



All World Cup events, event directors, producers, teams, entourage, spectators, service providers, contractors and associated individuals and organizations are required to uphold the highest standards of ethics, professionalism, moral conduct and behaviour expected for world level events. The following standards, guidelines and policies are included as part of these requirements:



Athletes can only represent only one country and teams cannot include athletes from more than one country. This rule follows international sport practice and criteria, and is specified in the World Obstacle Guidelines for Eligibility to Compete at Championships.

The nationality of a competitor is guided by the Olympic Charter Rule 41. In addition to the Bye-Law to Rule 41, an Athlete must be:

  1. a citizen of the country of the National Federation (“Country”) based on local law, or;
  2. have at least one parent, natural or adoptive, be a citizen of the Country, or;
  3. married to a citizen of the Country, or;
  4. a resident of the Country for 3 years, or;
  5. a permanent legal resident of the Country, or;
  6. a resident of the Country regardless of length of time if due to political, ethical, or humanitarian reasons outside of their control of the athlete, provided they have not competed for another Country within 12 months of the competition.

Additional criteria may be imposed by national federations and/or their national sports authority to compete as a member of a national team.

National laws of the host country may require additional criteria to be met. Example could include minimum age, or a medical certificate provided by a recognized national medical authority.


Qualification for the A1 World Cup Final is through allocation of qualifying slots for teams at A1 World Cup and A1 Series events.

Most A1 Series event offers a minimum of three qualifying slots for eligible teams, with the winning team winning a free entry. A1 World Cup events offer a minimum of two qualifying slot for eligible teams.

World Obstacle policies prohibit discrimination of any kind and require events to comply with the principles of Human dignity; Nondiscrimination, for whatever reason, race, gender, gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, philosophical and political opinions, marital status or any other; Nonviolence, including abstaining from any kind of pressure and harassment, whether physical, mental, professional, or sexual; Friendship, mutual aid, and fair play; and Integrity.

National laws, culture, practices, and social norms may conflict with World Obstacle policies, and in this event, the World Obstacle Diversity Committee, Legal Committee and Ethics Committee may provide guidance.

Adventure Racing Technical Committee

The Adventure Racing Technical Committee is open to any person of interest with the knowledge, education, experience, and passion to benefit the sport of adventure racing. Technical committee members must act without bias or influence from commercial interests or their proxies, and must uphold the FISO Code of Ethics.


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