Raid in France 2015

  • September 08, 2015

Raid in France has become one of the leading adventure races in the French outdoor realm. The concept is simple: 4 racers completely immersed in the wilderness on a non-stop adventure. The route remains secret until the race starts, and itineraries are uncovered in real time by the participants during the race. The stages can include mountain biking, trekking, white waters (canoe, kayak), canyoning, caving, stand up paddle boarding, mountain, ropes (absailing, vertical jumar climb, monkey bridge etc), horse riding and orienteering. That's enough to keep any adventurer happy!

Having participated in the world’s biggest races, the organisers of Raid In France can bare witness to the diversity that the French territory can provide. It is seen as a perfect setting for adventures since it is as exotic as South America, Africa or Oceania.

The key values of this adventure race are team spirit, since adventure racing is above all a team sport. The teams will be made up of four runners, including at least one woman, with the ethos of getting the whole team to the finish line together. The course also promotes solidarity amongst the participants with each helping their teammates organise their belongings, eat or get geared up.

This type of contest has always been a platform for participants to discover and excel personal limits and Raid in France is no different. Most motivated teams surpass their need for light and sleep to further their progression along the course and all who finish have pushed themselves to the limit and beyond.

All teams will be supplied with a YB tracker which will collect and transmit data every fifteen minutes. The data collected, including speed, direction and gps co-ordinates, is sent through the Iridium satellite network almost instantaneously. It then arrives at YB Tracking HQ servers where it is visualised onto the race player. This makes it easy for any family, friends and supporters to keep up to date with the teams progress throughout the race. Our devices also have safety messaging included for this race meaning any accidents can be reported and dealt with quickly, so there is no need for families to worry about their loved ones.

For more information please visit Raid In France website.

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