ITERA Expedition Race Wales 2014
Race background - Friends Tom Gibbs and James Thurlow concocted this idea back in 2011 - Tom is arguably one of the most experienced Adventure Racers in the world, including AR World Champion in 2009 - and James has organised over 100 Adventure Sports events in the UK over the past 7 years with Open Adventure. The idea of showing off the country at its finest is what motivated them to create ITERA.
ITER - Latin for "journey".. and the "A" stood for little more than the ADVENTURE (where on that journey the outcomes are uncertain).
The teams will be racing the length of Wales over five days in August 2014 . The race will finish in Cardiff - and the start - you will have to wait till August in 2014 to find that out..
With a distance of over 600km for the full event it will be a big challenge to all the top teams, but one that should be achievable for ALL. With shortcuts available (approx. 300km) for the novice or slower teams we hope everyone will enjoy the drama and excitement to be found in Wales.
Good navigation is essential for the race, and you will be provided with detailed maps to follow. The race will include fell running, mountain biking, kayaking, orienteering and a few surprises taking you to those hidden gems. Attitude is everything, so be prepared for the unexpected.
Race Facts - 600km of PURE Adventure
|Date||August 9th – 16th August 2014|
|Who||4 person mixed teams (no support crew required) single sex teams can enter however they will be classed as non-competitive|
until - 30th March £2,400 per team
Boats are included
Refunds see Terms and conditions
|Race time||4-5 days|
|Total race distance||600 km (short course approx. 300km)|
|Prizes||Various Prizes from Open Adventure and other associated sponsors and friends.|
|Weather||It is the Summer Holidays, so should be sunny but you'll need to check out the forecast nearer the time.|
|Meeting Point||Cardiff, Wales|