Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Race with me in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge is an exotic 6-day, 400km staged adventure race hosted by Abu Dhabi, the largest of the seven emirates. The most exciting news is that will be represented by a team selected through an application process. Yes, three South Africans will be chosen to join me for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, where the entry fee and flights have been generously provided by the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA).

ADTA's Awards programme aims to encourage and develop the sport of adventure racing by helping teams to pursue their racing careers internationally; thus this incredible opportunity to compete in the Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge. There's only one entry exclusion; team members may not have competed in an overseas adventure race before.

I have posted an APPLICATION FORM on Complete the form and return to me by Monday, 21 July 2008.

Visit the Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge website at

This adventure would not be possible without the generosity and consideration of Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge and Saga Events. Our South African team will proudly participate in this exciting event. Thank you.


kungfujedi said...

Wow! Wish I lived in South Africa so I could apply! :) What a great way to put a team together and go to the race, which received very high marks from teams in 2007. Should be fun and good luck! :)

adventurelisa said...

*grin* A number of South Africans are wishing they hadn't raced overseas so they could have had a shot at this race...
Yes Kraig, selecting a mix-match team is very exciting. We've got so many talented people here that I'm sure deciding on the final three is going to be tough.

Anonymous said...

Would love to apply, and although I can run, kayak and mountain bike....I have never done an adventure race :(
And if you ever want to get a fabulous canine running mate...consider getting a Weimaraner - lovely dogs.
O yes....what is a compass?

adventurelisa said...

Thanks for the endorsement on Weimaraners. I've always liked them and when I'm ready to commit to a dog they're one breed I'll definitely look at. Long legs, short hair and slinky bodies.
Applications don't have to have done an adventure race but some kind of distance/endurance experience in any of the single disciplines helps. Lisa

Anonymous said...

That is good applicaiton is definitely on its way.

Unknown said...

Hey Lisa,
I often pop in to have a look at your blog ... always nice to see whats happening back home in the AR community, & it always makes for some interesting reading!I haven't popped in for a few weeks, so you can imagine my surprise when I came across this blog!!! I am now living & working in Abu Dhabi, in fact where I live out in the Empty Quarter in the desert was one of the transitions for last years race! It will be great to see a team from SA racing here. Drop me a mail if there's anything you need to know! Mark Joyce