AFTERMOVIE RAID LOWLANDS 2023
In 2014, Team XPD Holland embarked on an epic Adventure Racing journey. Once a mere step outside our comfort zone, it has now become an all-consuming passion! The flame was ignited after our unforgettable debut in the 'XPD Australia' Expedition race of 2015, and since then, the adventure racing virus has gripped us tight. Captivated by the raw suffering, unwavering perseverance, unbreakable teamwork and the unparalleled euphoria this incredible sport offers.
Now, with Raid Lowlands, we aim to share our passion, creating a challenging course that appeals to experienced racers worldwide, while also introducing newcomers to the sport and inspiring youth recruitment. Join us on this extraordinary adventure where limits are shattered, boundaries are transcended, and the adventure racing virus takes hold, redefining what is possible.
Together, let's embrace the thrill of Raid Lowlands and unite as adventurers, pushing our limits and unleashing our collective potential.
RAID LOWLANDS 2024
Raid Lowlands has firmly secured its spot on the Adventure Race World Series (ARWS) calendar, delivering two thrilling and triumphant events in Southern Limburg (NLD) and the Ardennes (BEL). With action-packed editions and participants from over 15 countries, Valkenburg, The Netherlands, became the heart of European adventure racing for two unforgettable weekends in May, for two consecutive years. As the largest Adventure Race event in Europe in terms of participant numbers, Raid Lowlands attracts adventurers from far and wide, making it an unrivaled experience in the continent.
In 2024, Raid Lowlands will again be part of the ARWS European Series, this time closing the competition as:
Adventure Racing European Championship
Adventures in May 2024
As you have been used to for the past 2 years, Raid Lowlands takes place in the first half of May. Because we are hosting the ARWS European Championship in 2024, we are moving to the back of the race calendar and the main event will take place on the third weekend of September.
But don't be sad, in the first half of May, as you may expect from us, Raid Lowlands will organize the ideal preparation for the European Championships: the RL60! May 2024 will feature as well the brand NEW RL15 for the very young ones!
European Championship Adventure Racing
Raid Lowlands welcomes adventure racers of all levels, from seasoned pros to eager newcomers and everyone in between. Even though we're gearing up to host the European Championship next year, we're reserving spots for open entries from teams, eliminating the need for qualification. Brace yourself for an exhilarating race, just like the ones we've delivered in the past two years, with the added excitement of unexpected twists and turns!