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Discussion: Patagonia 2018

in: Adventure Racing; Training & Technique

Apr 9, 2018 8:32 PM # 
Does anybody know of anybody who has entered this race in November 2018? With it being in the same month as ARWC, I was wondering whether numbers would be impacted.
Apr 9, 2018 8:39 PM # 
I can't tell you who, but I do feel like I recall hearing a couple of people say yes...but good question. I wonder too.
Apr 9, 2018 8:42 PM # 
Emily Thorne (TA1 podcast 192) said she'd love to do it but Chris Thorne is racing in Reunion.
Apr 11, 2018 7:55 PM # 
Patagonia is such a small field I doubt Worlds will affect it. NorCal is looking at racing in Patagonia.
Apr 12, 2018 7:46 AM # 
Thanks Randy.
Nov 5, 2018 7:32 PM # 
The team list has been published. Columbia Vidaraid will be represented by different racers at PER and ARWC. Bend Racing/YogaSlackers chose PER.
Nov 16, 2018 3:23 PM # 
Here's the race website.

And their Facebook page.

Sleepmonsters reports have started here.

The preliminary schedule on the website says teams will check in and attend opening ceremonies this Saturday, Nov. 17. After another two days of preparation, the race runs from Tues. Nov. 20 to Thurs. Nov. 29.
Nov 16, 2018 4:57 PM # 
Is anyone doing the double (ARWC and PER)?

No Brits to defend their title?
Nov 17, 2018 5:41 AM # 

"On Sunday November 18th, there will be two captains meetings; this is one notable change from previous editions. At the first meeting at 08:30, held at the Hotel Rey Don Felipe, the team captains will be given the race profile and sections, but no geographical information.

At 20:00 there will be a second meeting, with a second team member allowed, which will serve as the race briefing."

"Although the maps and race sections won’t be revealed until 24 hours prior to the race start, SleepMonsters has the race director’s permission to reveal a little bit of information on what lies ahead.

The first section will be an extremely technical trekking section. Trekking has always been the key to PER and the RD considers the other two disciplines, kayaking and mountain biking, to be merely transitions to the trekking sections. Teams can expect in total, over 200 kilometers of trekking.

As well, SleepMonsters has seen the maps and the sight elicited a sharp intake of breath.

It is safe to say, without revealing too much, that these racers are in for a technical, challenging race. But that’s what they signed up, why so many teams keep coming back and what has created the mystique of the Patagonian Expedition Race. They wouldn’t have it any other way."

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