Short Course

Adventure Trophy is a race created by adventure racers, so we tried to designed the course to be both: demanding for the stronger teams, but also to be attainable for a little slower and less experienced teams. We would like to show you the beauty and diversity of the Malopolska Province.

The main rule of the race is that Teams must ​go through all Stages (in the specific order) and visit all transitions areas (TA). To be classified teams don’t have to collect all control points (CPs) they must visit at least one (CP) on every Stage. Of course at first we will classify teams by numbers of CPs later by the time. The teams who skip a CP or CPs, will be ranked behind the teams who manage to complete whole course even if they reach the finish line earlier.

There will be also several cut offs along the course, that will allow teams to control their pace from very beginning of the race. To confirm visiting the CP we will use SI cards (provided by organizer), all member must punch the CP!

The total distance of Short Course of Advenutre Trophy 2018 is 200km.
The winning time is estimated about 24-26h. The limit for the Short Course is 36h. 

Maps will be distributed at briefing few hours before the start. In the race teams will use topographic updated maps, in scale 1: 50 000 and orienteering maps in scales 1:5000 and 1:10 000

Adventure Trophy 2018 Short Course Disciplines:

Mountain biking (total distance about 130km)

There will be 2 MTB Stages during the race. Teams must be prepared for a whole range of roads surface such as: long steep uphills and fast and technical downhills on the single tracks or forest gravel roads. There will be also few asphalt sections, however we will avoid the main roads (mostly they will be forbidden). 

Trekking (total distance about 45 km)

There will be 2 Trekking Stages. The first one will be short trekking just after the start (about 10km), but the second one will be very demanding, will require careful navigation (mostly in the night), and the teams will not finish them quickly. They will pass through difficult and diverse terrain, mostly forest hills and meadows,

Orienteering runs (total distance 15km)

There will be several orienteering runs during the race. There will be city orienteering (sprint orienteering maps) and of course there will be also classic orienteering runs in the forest. Teams for these sections will receive separate maps in scales from 1:5000 to 1:10 000.

Kayak (total distance about 10km)

There will be one Kayak Stage in the second part of the race. Teams will have to paddle upstream and back on the river (to hit some of CPs, they will have to leave their kayaks and go through short sections in the field).


During the race, there will be several Fix Rope Tasks, which will consist of passing the rope bridge, climbing and descending, teams don’t need their equipment for these tasks (provided by organizer)

Swimming (total distance 0,2 km)

Teams will have to cross the lake. There will be lifeguards assist, but all competitors must swim. Using of lifejackets will be obligatory.

RACE CONCEPT short.pdf
schemat AT.pdf