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The 2024 Questars Adventure Race Series will soon be here!

Press Release / 29.01.2024See All Event Posts Follow Event
Racing in the South Downs with Questars
Racing in the South Downs with Questars / © Rob Howard

The Questars Adventure Race Series comprises four one-day events and one two-day race and starts in the South Downs in March (not too far away now), culminating in the Cotswolds in September.

This series is not just about testing your physical limits, but also about strategy and embracing the unexpected challenges that adventure racing throws your way.

The events involve trail running, mountain biking and kayaking in some of the most spectacular locations in England. Questars Adventure Races provide a friendly atmosphere and challenge everyone from complete beginners to experienced adventure racers alike.

Bike hire is available so all that is needed to participate is a pair of running shoes and a sense of adventure!

The Questars Adventure Race Series has been the mainstay of the UK Adventure Race scene since 2001 and the format has been designed to be as flexible and inclusive as possible, to enable people to participate irrespective of ability or experience.

You can take part on your own or as part of a team of up to four people and the following event options are available:

Trio Masters (Run, Bike & Kayak) a 6-hour Adventure Race

Trio Novice (Run, Bike & Kayak) a 5-hour Adventure Race

Duo (Run & Bike) a 5-hour Adventure Race

Run-only a 2-hour Trail Run Orienteering Event

Bike-only a 2-hour Mountain Bike Orienteering Event

For all events, you will use a map and a compass to navigate to as many checkpoints as you can during the time limit.

Checkpoints are worth a different number of points and the category winners are decided by whoever is able to collect the most points. This is not necessarily the fastest person or the person who covers the most distance, it is often decided by the perfect mix of brains and brawn!

What sets these races apart is the absence of minimum distances. You have full control over how far you run, bike and kayak within the time limit, allowing for a strategic approach that suits your strengths and objectives.

The Questars 2024 series kicks off in the South Downs on Saturday 23 March before visiting the New Forest (Saturday 27 April), the Peak District (Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June), the Mendips (Saturday 6 July) and the Cotswolds (Saturday 14 September).

In each location, you will discover unique trails, hidden gems, and lots of adventure!

Further details of the events and format are available via

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