South American World Cup to Showcase Adventure Racing Culture in Brazil

Haka Expedition Pays Tribute to the Maori/NZ Haka Origins of the Sport

World Obstacle proudly announces the South American World Cup, set to take place at the end of April, as the second World Cup of the year. Following the African World Cup last month, this event will showcase Brazil’s thriving adventure racing culture.

Hosted by Haka Expedition, the race will unfold in a stunning region located at the intersection of Rio, São Paulo, and Minas Gerais, and will cover nine municipalities. The course traverses a diverse range of terrains, from lush forests to rugged mountains, offering athletes a thrilling and unforgettable experience.

Athletes will face a challenging expedition comprising 184km of mountain biking, 69km of trekking, 47km of kayaking, and a 98m rappel. These demanding distances, combined with the unpredictable weather conditions and diverse landscapes, will test the participants’ physical and mental endurance, teamwork, and problem-solving skills.

In tribute to the sport’s origins, race director Leo named the event “Haka” to honor the Maori/NZ Haka, a traditional ancestral war cry, dance, or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand. This acknowledgment of the roots of obstacle sports highlights the global nature of the sport and its connection to various cultures.

The Prize: The South American A1 Expedition World Cup stands out as a highlight of the Brazilian Adventure 1 Series. The winning team will secure a coveted spot at GODZone in 2024, giving them a chance to represent their continent at the prestigious international competition.

World Obstacle invites athletes and fans to join in celebrating the spirit of obstacle sports across continents at this thrilling event. To register for the South American World Cup and embark on an unforgettable adventure, visit


About World Obstacle: World Obstacle is the international governing body for obstacle sports, uniting a global community of athletes and enthusiasts committed to promoting the sport’s growth and development.



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