The Adventure Racing (AR) World Series unites in competition the world's best endurance athletes at premiere Qualifier events around the globe. Each international Qualifier event in the AR World Series sets a unique course to test mixed teams of four for up to ten days of non-stop racing in the disciplines of trekking, mountain biking, kayaking, navigation and more. These races culminate in the Adventure Racing World Championship. More information about Huairasinchi's race history here.



Dates: 8 - 13 June, 2019


  • The exact starting location will be reveled 1 day before the race start; international teams should travel to the Quito International Airport (UIO)

Route and race details:

  • The route will be announced 1 day before the race in the technical briefing.
  • The adventure race will include high altitude sections around 4000 masl as well as parts in lower and warmer climates. All athletes should have solid knowledge of: orienteering and land navigation, trekking, mountain biking, flat water paddling and white water paddling up to class 3 rapids, and fixed ropes courses. Specifically with regards to the ropes sections, all racers should know how to ascend, cross Tyrolean traverses, use vía ferratas, rappel using a figure 8 or an ATC, pulleys, and a basic understanding of climbing knots.
  • We recommend an acclimatization of at least 3 days for people who do not live at altitude. If you need information about tours please contact us for recommendations.
  • See the mandatory race rules and gear lists here. We will use the latest ARWS rules and gear. Huairasinchi also has included additional items including, most importantly:
    • Up-to-date first aid certs for at least 2 members of each team (must be shown in registration)
    • Current medical insurance with coverage in Ecuador for every team member (if you do not have one, you can contract one for the race duration during registration)

Logistics: Unsupported race. See bin and box allowances over here.








June 7

Transfer in

From Proyecto Aventura´s Office 12h30

1st hotel night for international teams

Hotel Zaracay – Santo Domingo


June 8

8h30 – 15h00 Teams registration

Hotel Zaracay – Santo Domingo

16h00 – 16h30 boxes delivery

18h00 Opening ceremony and briefing

2nd hotel night for international teams


June 9

2h00 Pick up start transfer

Hotel Zaracay – Santo Domingo

6h00 – Lock down and maps deliver

To be revealed

7h30 Start


June 10

Race day 2



June 11

Race day 3



June 12

Race day 4 – expedition teams’ arrival

To be revealed

18h00 Awards ceremony

To be revealed

Boxes pick-up

To be revealed

3rd hotel night for international teams

Hotel Zaracay – Santo Domingo


June 13

Transfer out from the hotel to Quito

Arrival to Tumbaco, Proyecto Aventura´s office 12h30



  • Orienteering
  • Trekking
  • Mountain biking
  • Paddling
  • Ropes


Categories: Teams are composed of 4 members

  • ARWS Expedition - 4 team members with at least 1 female participant and 2 participants with the same nationality

International Teams

  • Welcome to Huairasinchi and Ecuador! We are here to help you so if you need any extra information please feel free to contact us at We speak Spanish, English, and French.
  • We recommend an acclimatization of at least 3 days for people who do not live at altitude. If you need information about tours please contact us for recommendations. We can recommend guided tours with adventure racers who have raced Huairasinchi before to have a catered experience in your race preparation.
  • International teams will receive 3 nights of hotel accomdations included in their registration fee. These will be only for the nights of June 7, 8 and 12.
  • We will also provide an airport transfer for you and your things from the Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO) or Guayaquil Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) only for the days of June 7 and 13. The transfer will be to the official race hotel. If needed based on the race route, we will also provide transfers to and from the race start and finish line.
  • To use any of these services you must send us your complete team’s flight itineraries by May 15 to 
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