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The Magic of the PC12 Adventure Race in Colombia

Press Release / 01.06.2024See All Event Posts Follow Event
The PC12 Adventure Race in Colombia
The PC12 Adventure Race in Colombia / © Guillermo Gutierrez

From the sand dunes of Namibia to the rainforest of Colombia, we turn our attention to the PC12 Adventure Race, the AR World Series (ARWS) South American Qualifier.

Race Director Juan Aristizabal Palacio is excited to welcome 17 teams to the Urabá region of Colombia, which lies in the northwest of the country bordering on Panama. The race area is focused around the Gulf of Urabá.

When Juan speaks of PC12 he uses words like magic and magical, secret and special. These words describe the terrain, places that the teams will visit, and interesting elements that have been included in the course to make it more interesting and rewarding, most of which the teams do not yet know about.

The course includes kayaking on the Gulf of Urabá and rivers that empty into it, trekking along the coast and through rainforest, mountain biking through plantations and on tracks, and moving through protected areas where sightings of jaguars are possible. This is a tropical region and it is hot, humid, and rain is to be expected.

“Because is warm and hot, the rain is like balm,” Juan says. “There is lots of mud”.

The majority of the teams come from Colombia and neighbouring Ecuador. Foreign teams include Xpdition Costa Rica, VidaRaid and Bones from Spain and Fenix Multisport from Czech Republic.

VidaRaid is the highest ARWS ranked team (4th), followed closely by Life Adventure from Ecuador (5th) and in good company with Bones from USA (15th). Team PapacaraSaludsa Vitality from Ecuador is ranked 51st but should be a competitive contender for the podium.

The race starts on Sunday, 2 June 2024. The start time and location are still secret but may be revealed at Race Briefing and the Opening Ceremony on Saturday evening. Colombia is at GMT -5.

As the AR World Series South America Qualifier, the winning team will be awarded an entry to the AR World Championship hosted by Huarasinchi Adventure Race in Ecuador in November 2024.

Follow the teams as they explore this region through live online tracking at en.follow.me.cz/tracking-en/PC12/ , and immerse yourself in the magic of PC12 through AR World Series and PC12 social media coverage and photographs by Race Photographer Guillermo Gutierrez.

  • Event: PC12 Adventure Race
  • Race Director: Juan Aristizabal Palacio
  • ARWS South American Qualifier
  • Type of event: Expedition-length, multi-day, adventure race
  • Location: Urabá region of Colombia, South America
  • Time Zone: GMT -5
  • Sunrise: 05h45 Sunset 18h15
  • Weather: Hot (25-33°C, humid (+70%) and rain is to be expected
  • Team format: four-person mixed gender teams
  • Race distance: 450km
  • Sporting disciplines: trekking (22%), mountain biking (43%), kayaking (35%), navigation,
  • Legs: 13 legs
  • Registration & Gear Check: Friday, 31 May 2024
  • Race briefing and Opening Ceremony: Saturday, 1 June 2024 at 17h12 (GMT -5)
  • Race start: Sunday, 2 June 2024 (GMT -5)
  • First team expected: Thursday, 6June 2024 (early in the morning)
  • Last team expected: Saturday, 8 June 2024noon
  • Live GPS tracking: en.follow.me.cz/tracking-en/PC12/
  • Event website: www.pc12ar.com
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/pc12ar
  • Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/pc12adventurerace
  • AR World Series: www.arworldseries.com

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