The Adventure Racing World Series is coming to Switzerland for the most beautiful adventure race in the world. The first edition of The APEX Race, (Alpine Expedition Race) will take place in the heart of the Swiss Alps between May 24-29th 2011. Host venue is the beautiful city of Interlaken, also known as the ‘Adventure Capital of Europe’, situated right between the spectacular Lakes of Brienz and Thun, at the foot of the legendary trio of alpine peaks, the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau.
The APEX Race will challenge the world’s top endurance athletes and international adventure racing teams with a four-day, non-stop expedition race through the most scenic terrain in the world. To overcome this tremendous challenge, these passionate super athletes will have to show great determination and team-spirit, as they push the limits of human endurance.
The four person teams will navigate their way, (unassisted by GPS) by day and by night, through picturesque summer-green valleys as well as snow-covered peaks. Running, trekking, biking, climbing and paddling through the extreme Bernese Oberland, where the terrain can be a mans best friend or his worst enemy. The Apex Race is the longest non-stop endurance event in Switzerland. In addition, the course will also include a number of adventurous challenges supplied by the top adventure experience provider, Outdoor Interlaken.
“Our experienced team of organisers are increadably excited about the opportunity to showcase the distinct culture and natural beauty of Switzerland, through a World Series adventure racing event”, says race director Staffan Källbäck.
“Together with our great destination supporters, we are extremely proud to welcome all teams, spectators and media to The Apex Race Switzerland, the most beautiful adventure race in the world!”
For further information, please see www.theApexRace.com
The APEX Race facts:
Host Venue: Interlaken, Switzerland
Dates: May 24-29th 2011
Type: 4 day non-stop adventure race
Series: Adventure Racing World Series
Disciplines: Trailrunning, trekking,
paddling (lake and river), mountainbike,
navigation and various adventure activities.
Competitors: Co-ed teams of four
Elevation gain: 10’000 meters
Registration opens: January 10th 2011
Organisers: NHB Sports and Untamed Adventure