What is XPD?

XPD is Australia’s own expedition-length adventure race. 

Teams of four athletes from around the globe trek, mountain bike, and kayak for three to six days in this world renowned expedition. These adventurers race day and night over a 500km course pushing themselves to the ultimate limits of human endurance. All team members complete all sections of the course and they must never be separated by more than 100m.

XPD is scheduled every 1.5-2 years in a new, adventurous and remote Australian destination. Each course is inspired by the local terrain and kept secret until just hours before the start. Teams then receive their maps and race books containing each of the expedition checkpoints they must navigate to on their journey.

In the spirit of a true expedition, teams are ‘unsupported’, forgoing the comfort and assistance of a support crew. They must meticulously plan all their equipment and sustenance before the race. They pre-pack these into a limited quantity of plastic trunks which are moved to various points on the course by the race organisers.

Throughout XPD, teams wear satellite tracking devices and this information is displayed on the extremely popular live website. Photographers, cameramen, and journalists all travel to the event providing world-class coverage of the race.

XPD is a member of the Adventure Racing World Series, an international circuit of premiere adventure races. The Adventure Racing World Championships culminates each year and sees the winning team from series races vying for the World Champion crown.

Download What is XPD? pdf brochure.