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5 UK adventure races for triathletes to enter in 2014

Hit the adventure trail to mix up your triathlon training and learn some new multisport skills

Questars Adventure Races

Adventure racing is one of the world’s fastest-growing sports, requiring strength, skill and stamina.

If you’re getting a bit bored with triathlon training and fancy learning some new multisport skills then check out these five UK races…

Trailplus Adventure Challenge Series

Trailplus Adventure Challenge Series

Date: various

Format: 10km trail run, 20km MTB, 1km kayak, plus some obstacle-course challenges in the finishing straight

Teams of 3

Location: across the UK

Cost: £145 per team of three

Website: www.trailplus.com

Open 5 Adventure Series

Open 5 Adventure Series

Date: various

Format: orienteering with run and MTB elements, in pairs, over a self-navigated course, collecting points within a 5hr time limit

Location: various, mostly north of England and Scotland

Cost: £28 per person, per event. Discounts for entering multiple events

Website: www.openadventure.com

Questars Adventure Races

Questars Adventure Races

Format: one or two-day events for teams of 1-4. Courses include self-navigation, MTBing, running and optional kayaking

Locations: various across the south of the UK

Dates: various

Cost: £36-£89 per person depending on the format

Website: www.questars.co.uk

Rat Race Scotland Coast to Coast

Rat Race Scotland Coast to Coast

Date: 13-14 September 2014

Format: One or two-day events in pairs or solo. 105 miles across Scotland by foot, bike (road and off-road) with small kayak sections

Location: Scotland

Cost: £175-£275 depending on course and time of booking

Website: www.scotlandcoasttocoast.com

Itera Expedition Race Wales

Itera Expedition Race Wales

Date:9-16 August 2014

Format: 600km, 4-person mixed teams. Other details to be confirmed

Location: Wales

Cost: to be confirmed

Website: www.itera.co.uk

Will you be taking part in an adventure race this year? Which one have you picked and why? Let us know in the comments below!

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