Q. Can a team in which all 4 components are men be entered?
A. YES, but they would not participate in the official category of the race. They would be in an unofficial, men-only category.
Q. And could a team in which all 4 components are female be entered?
A. YES, but they would not participate in the official category of the race. They would be in an unofficial category, women only.
Q. Will teams of pairs be able to register?
Q. Do you plan to create a list of runners that teams that are missing a component can go to?
A. YES.In this link you can do it
We have also opened a forum on facebook on the site Raid Gallaecia Discussion Group, where teams can interact with each other to search for components.
Q. What day is the first team the race ?
A. It is expected that the first team will take approximately 90 hours, as the departure is on Sunday, October 3 at 12:00 in the morning, the first team will arrive on Thursday, October 7 at around 10:00 a.m.
Q. How much time do I have to complete the race?
A. 168 hours
Q. Is there a short race?
A. NO, the teams must complete the same route. The race is designed for all teams to complete the course. In case of skipping a PC, the team will be able to continue in the race, but in the classification it will be reflected that from that PC it will continue in a separate classification.
For the teams that do not make all the PCs, there will not be a classification by points or with PC evaluation, but from the first PC that they leave, it will be understood that they have given up the general route, so they will always be defeated by a team that gives up later, even if it takes more time to reach the finish line.
There will be several time cuts in some transitions. These cuts will be wide and are calculated for twice the time of the best estimated time. In case of not arriving on time in these cuts, the teams could continue in the race, but they will enter another classification from that cut and will be transported to another transition or race place so that they can continue. This transportation will be done when the organization considers it appropriate or has the means to do so.
Q. Will the temperature be cold?
October is one of the most unpredictable months of the year in Galicia. In theory one of the most temperate. We have had months of October with high temperatures of 17-25 degrees and others, like 2020, with temperatures in race zones between 9 and 19 degrees. It is very difficult to have temperatures below 10 degrees, and it is also very difficult to have temperatures above 22-23 degrees. But 10 degrees with rain, it will be a cold enough wind chill to have to go warm. We can expect anything in Galicia in October, within an order. It may or may not rain, there may be a low-temperate or warm temperature.
Q. Is it possible to buy a Bike Box for the event?
Q. Can cardboard boxes be used as a Bike Box?
A. NO. The boxes must comply with the measures stipulated for the ARWS (140 x80 x30) and must be made of waterproof material since some of the transitions may be exposed to the elements.
Q. What is the maximum weight of the bike box to be transported by the organization during the race?
Q. What is the maximum weight of the kayak bag?
A. There is no weight limit, but it must only contain the paddles of the 4 components of the team, life jackets, glow sticks, whistle.
Q. Is it possible for the organization to provide me with a life jacket for the tests that require it?
Q. Is it possible for the organization to provide paddles for the rowing sections?
Q. Is it mandatory to use the trolleys in the portages that may exist in the kayak section?
A. YES. The use of trolleys is necessary because there are quite long kayak portages. 2 trolleys per team. In portages, athletes could be injured by carrying the entire weight of the kayaks and material during these sections.
Q. Is it possible for the organization to provide flares to the runners, since they cannot be transported on the plane?
R. principle this time, the use of flares will not be necessary as mandatory material. If in the end we considered this material as mandatory, they would be sold by the organization to the participants.
Q. Is the use of leggings mandatory?
A. YES. In those sections that the Raid Book so indicates.
Q. And can they be replaced by long and thick socks up to the knee?
Q. Do I have to wear an additional inner layer of clothing if I am already wearing an inner layer during the race?
Q. Does a cycling jersey and arm sleeves or cycling shorts and leg warmers count as an inner layer of clothing?
Q. Can another member of the team carry my backpack?
A. YES. But each competitor must always carry his race bib and a whistle.
Q. Will there be a packraft in the race?
Q. Can I put food in the bike box or kayak bag?
There will be $50,000 in prizes distributed as follows:
Winning Team: $25,000
There will be more prizes coming from sponsors
Q. How can I register as a volunteer for the Adventure Racing World Championship?
A. You can sign up as a volunteer at this link
In this form, all the necessary data will be collected and information will be provided on everything that is offered to anyone who wants to be part of the ARWC2021.