XPD is Australia’s own expedition length adventure race. Teams of four competitors from around the globe trek, mountain bike, and kayak for five to eight days in this world renowned expedition. They will race day and night over a 600km grueling course pushing themselves to the ultimate limits of human endurance. All team members must complete all sections of the course and they never be separated by more than 100m. Entries to this event are in such demand that they sell out within hours of opening.
XPD is a member of the Adventure Racing World Series, an international circuit of premiere adventure races. The Adventure Racing World Championships culminates each year and sees the winning team from series races vying for the World Champion crown
XPD is scheduled 18 monthly in a new, adventurous and remote Australian destination. Each course is inspired by the local terrain and kept secret until 24 hours before the start. Teams then receive their maps and race books containing each of the expedition checkpoints they must navigate to on their journey.
In the spirit of a true expedition teams are ‘unsupported’, forgoing the comfort and assistance of a support crew. They must meticulously plan all their equipment and sustenance before the race. They pre-pack these into a limited quantity of plastic trunks which are moved to various points on the course by the race organisers.
Throughout XPD, teams are provided with YB satellite tracking devices and this information is displayed on the extremely popular live website. This means friends, family and the adventure racing community can follow all the participants, or just an individual team.
For more information please visit the XPD website.