2020 European Champs Offers 50% Early Bird Entry To Year End
Next year’s European Adventure Racing Championships will be hosted by the Yeti Adventure Challenge Silkeborg in Denmark and until December 31st the race has a very attractive early bird offer on the table. It’s not the usual 10% or 20% reduction but a full 50% off.
What’s more it is half price on a relatively modest entry fee so for the next week a team can enter the European Championships for 597,5 €, which is hard to beat for entry to a full scale expedition race!
The published distance is approximately 575km with a duration of 60 to 80 hours on the ‘Masters Course’ at YACS. The event has been organised for many years as an adventure racing festival with two one-day courses taking place in and around Silkeborg (Fighter and Challenge) and the winners of the long ‘Masters’ course are timed to arrive at the end of the days racing in the town.
It’s a successful format organised by sponsors and an orienteering club from Silkeborg, with the support of the municipality and the Danish Adventure Racing Union. As a result the race has strong support and local involvement, and it brings together local and novice racers as part of an event which also includes some of the world’s top expedition racers.
As the European Championship the race will attract teams from around Europe, and it’s not only affordable but accessible. For the increasing number of teams preferring to drive to events it is possible to drive from all around Northern Europe and Scandinavia, and across the bridge from Sweden. Flight access is via the Billund airport, which is only a short drive to Silkeborg and is well served by many budget airlines.
YACS 2020 will be the 12th AR European Championships and the first major international adventure race in Denmark. The ARES championship always attracts a strong standard of competition and top teams from France, the UK, Spain, Russia and the Ukraine have taken the title in the past. Another attraction for the elite teams will be the prize money on offer, though that is still given as ‘TBA – but it will be big!!! (For the past couple of the years the race has offered the highest prize pot in Europe at 10,000 Euro.)
Not that is all about prize money – for many teams it will be the chance to race an expedition course and an international championship race in a year where there are limited other opportunities to do so in Europe. Race dates are September 2-6th.
For more information on the Yeti Adventure Challenge Silkeborg and to get an early entry in see; https://yacs.dk/