The latest Press Releases for the 2016 Patagonian Expedition Race
PUNTA ARENAS, CHILE (March 3, 2016) — At 8:00AM, February 16th, 18 teams lined up at Faro Dungenes– the east entrance of the Strait of Magellan, a passage that connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans –for the start of the 2016 Patagonian Expedition Race (PER). Eight days later, only four teams would cross the finish line. Confirming its reputation as one of the world’s toughest adventure races, PER 2016 featured long treks through virgin peat bog, dense forests and steppes, kayak sections along the shores of glacier outfalls, and a 272 kilometer bike ride into heavy, Patagonian winds.
The return of PER after a 2 year hiatus saw the homecoming of three veteran teams: YogaSlackers and East Wind, who began competing in 2010, and GODZone Adventure, who began in 2009. All three of these teams…..READ MORE
PUNTA ARENAS, CHILE (February 12, 2016) — On February 16th, 72 athletes will endure the ultimate test of mind, body, and spirit in the 11th summer edition of Patagonian Expedition Race (PER). In what was deemed by the BBC “The World’s Last Wild Race,” teams will traverse untamed, remote, and varied lands, with route details only being released twenty-four hours prior to commencement of the race.
With the return of PER comes the return of fierce competition among its legacy teams: British/US team GODZone Adventure, Japanese team East Wind, and US/Canadian team YogaSlackers. Challenged by a strong field of new contestants, these PER veterans will fight, once again,…..READ MORE
PUNTA ARENAS, CHILE (November 17, 2015) — After a hiatus marking the end of a 10-year competition cycle (2004 – 2013), the Patagonian Expedition Race is making a comeback in February 2016. In this 12th edition of what the BBC deemed “The World’s Last Wild Race,” 21 international teams of four will trek, kayak and mountain bike across hundreds of kilometers of previously unexplored territory. With a simple map and compass, racers will navigate through one of the most iconic places on this planet.
In the past, racers have found themselves traversing the Southern Continental Ice Field, the Strait of Magellan, Torres del Paine, Tierra del Fuego and the Beagle Channel. This February, participants should expect to see dramatic landscapes, from…..READ MORE