Team Badly Drawn HyenaTeam Badly Drawn Hyena is an expedition racing team headed for Adventure Racing World Champs (ARWC) on Reunion Island in November 2018. Help us to get there by donating towards our campaign while supporting wildlife conservation in Africa.
As a relatively young and unranked team, we want to show the world that you do not need to be a professional athlete to chase your dreams and that all you need is exceptional teamwork, a good plan and the determination to execute it with success. Thus we are calling on all those who believe in us to help us raise the funds required to get ourselves to the start line – we will take it from there and survive the full measure of suffering that the course has to dish out. To see the highlights of our most recent expedition race click here.
In support of Team Sanlam Painted Wolf as our official mentor team for ARWC 2018, we will donate 20% of all funds raised to the Carnivore Conservation Programme run by the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT-CCP). The EWT-CCP has made huge strides in Cheetah and Wild Dog conservation in South Africa and is recognised as a leader in the field of carnivore conservation. Hyena is next on the EWT-CCP’s list of targeted species for increases in resident range.
What does the Adventure Racing World Championships involve?
This event will involve 400km+ of non-stop trekking, mountain biking, rope work, caving, paddling, canyoneering and white water packrafting on the most remote parts of an already wild island navigated only by map and compass. The usual cumulative ascent of about 18 000m will be no match for the extremely steep and varied landscape on Reunion.
Adventure Racing is governed by 4 key rules:
1. The race is completed by 4-person teams, including at least one female. The aim: to cross the finish line as a full team after completing the whole course.
2. Teams compete 24/7 and have to manage their sleep and rest for the duration of the event.
3. The Adventure Racing World Championship 2018 is a journey with a starting point and a finish line. A race-book indicates the order of activities: trekking, mountain biking, raft, canoeing, caving for each leg of the event.
4. Each Adventure Racing WorldChampionship has a common aim: the experience of total immersion and self-sufficiency within nature. No GPS, no phone, no contact with the outside world.