Adventure Racing Resources
Technical Reports
Report Title
"Mandatory Equipment": Women in Adventure Racing
Kay, J. & LaBerge, S. (2004)
Kay and Laberge explore the use of the term "Women as Mandatory Equipment" in the sport of adventure racing.
2018 Physical Activity Participation Report
US Physical Activity Council
The overall objective of the report is to establish levels of activity and identify trends in sports, fitness and recreation participation in the United States. The authors conducted 30,999 online interviews with individuals and households seeking to generalize the activities for populations 6 and older.
A qualitative examination of risk among elite adventure racers
Schneider, T., Butryn, T., Furst, D. & Masucci (2016)
Examines the social and psychological phenomena risk in adventure racing.
AR: The Experiences of Participants in the Everglades Challenge
Duncan Simpson
Given the possible psychological benefits of AR participation, this investigation was undertaken to obtain additional insight into these competitors’ experience of participating in the Everglades Challenge.
Adventure Racing CORE: A Nontraditional Approach to the Physical Education Lesson
Dejager, Dan
The author seeks to adapt the fundamentals of adventure racing to a physical education curriculum.
wix:document://v1/17f87d_18430b73c077497c889276e0602da93c.pdf/Adventure Racing CORE A Nontraditional Approach to the Physical Education Lesson - ProQuest.pdf
Adventure Racing and Organizational Behavior
Kenworthy-U'Ren & Erickson, A. (2009)
Authors use Eco Challenge race videos as a teaching tool for facilitating theory-based discussion and application in organizational behavior courses
Adventure Racing: Roles and protocols for the sports chiropractor
Kohler, M.
Describes and discusses health care needs within the sport of adventure racing, specifically related to the parameters for healers at such events and to help further inform medical personnel at such events.
Benefits of the Patagonian Expedition Race Participants
Mazza, L. (2012)
The master thesis investigates and identifies the attributes gained by adventure racers participating in the Patagonian Expedition Race, an expedition which took place in the Chilean peninsula.
Brain resilience: Shedding light into the black box of adventure processes
Allan, J., McKenna, J., Hind, K.
Paper investigates the brain's innate capability to adapt its structure and function in response to outdoor adventure environmental conditions.
Catching Up on Lost Sleep
Elizabeth Weise
Effects of sleep deprivation on human body and mind
Chronotype variation drives night-time sentinel-like behavior in hunter-gatherers
Samson, Crittendon, Mabulla, Mabulla, & Nunn
Authors review the sleep habits of hunter-gatherers in Tanzania where hunters perform imulti-day expeditions in harsh environments. The authors investigate sentinel-like behavior in male and female groups.
Dissecting the Adventure Racer's Brain
Heather Arnold
5 things that adventure racer's think about while racing
Mapping the Field of "AR": Adventure racing and Bourdieu's Concept of Field
Kay, J. & Laberge, S. (2012)
Drawing on Bourdieu's concept of field, Kay and Laberge investigate the struggles between racers and race organizers face in defining the authenticity and legitimacy of the sport. The study consist of 37 semi-structured interviews with participants. The event under evaluation is Eco-Challenge Argentina 1999
Miles to Go Before I Sleep
Tim Zimmerman
Dr. Claudio Stampi teaches endurance sailors how to perform better on minimal sleep. The secret, he says, is learning how to power-nap.
Mood, illness, and injury responses and recovery with adventure racing
Anglem, N, Lucas, S., Rose, e. & Cotter, J.
The study examines mood changes along with symptoms of illness and injury during and in the weeks following an international-level adventure race
wix:document://v1/17f87d_5c48215d19204348a95f3f1681c642d6.pdf/Mood,illnessandinjuryresponseand recoverywithadventureracing.pdf
Performance Implications of leader briefings and team interactions training for team adaptations to novel environments
Marks, Zachary & Mathieu
AR teams operate within novel environments. The authors explore the use of leader briefings and mental modeling to improve performance during conditions of uncertainty.
Physiology of AR– with Emphasis on Circulatory Response and Cardiac Fatigue
C. Mikael Mattsson
The overall aims of this thesis were to elucidate the circulatory responses to ultra-endurance exercise (Adventure Racing), and furthermore, to contribute to the clarification of the so called “exercise-induced cardiac fatigue” in relation to said exercise.
Pre-race Health Status and Medical Events During the 2005 World Adventure Racing Championships
Newsham-West, Marley, Schneiders, Gray
The authors present understanding contributing factors to injury and illness during adventure racing will aid implementation of race medical coverage, preventative strategies, and increase participation and performance.
Psychosocial Benefits from Expedition AR
Reidar J. Mykletun
The purpose of this paper is to identify psychosocial benefits that the race participants gained from participating in an adventure race (AR). The sample studied were participants of the Patagonian Expedition Race (PER), a multi-day AR that takes place in Chilean Patagonia.
Sleep is your Super Power!
Matt Walker
A TED talk on the effects of sleep deprivation on the human body and mind.
Team Effectiveness in Adventure Racing
Wilson, D.G, 2006
The study suggests the concept of team role congruence is a powerful predictor of team effectiveness
wix:document://v1/17f87d_ae30b0c1fec445799c6508ab3b77d88b.pdf/team effectiveness.pdf
The 'New' Corporate Habitus in Adventure Racing
Kay, J. & Laberge, S. (2002)
The article explores the over-representation of management-level corporate participants in Discovery Channel Eco-Challenge.
The Role of Collective Efficacy in Adventure Racing Teams
Edmonds, W.A, Tenenbaum, G., Kamata, A. (2009)
The authors examine the relationship between collective efficacy and performance in a single competition of adventure racing
wix:document://v1/17f87d_1b5fce09f48d4ed5b659f1f1ac3d18df.pdf/Collective efficacyadventure racing.pdf