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Raid Lowlands


 a few spots left! 

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When: 20th - 22nd of September 2024

Where: Valkenburg, The Netherlands (start & finish location)

Team category: (mixed) teams of 4, over 18 years of age

Disciplines: trekking, mountain biking, kayaking, navigation, orienteering and ...

Course open: To be announced

Distance: ± 200km

Altimeters: To be announced 

Entree fee: € 850,- for a team

Equipment provided by organisation: mandatory equipment list

Race maps: To be announced

Note: The European Championship is fully packed and we have only a few spots left. Don't hesitate, join the adventure now!



"We craft an ARWS-worthy race for you, pushing you to your physical and mental limits — that's our promise! Are you ready to join the adventure?"







Raid Lowlands is a 200 kilometer adventure race and proud member of the ARWS European Series. The ARWS European Circuit is a collection of the best mid-distance adventure races in the European region. In 2024 Raid Lowlands will host the Adventure Race European Championship. Raid Lowlands offers your team an unforgettable physical and mental challenge. Your team will be tested to the limit on foot, mountain bike and kayak in the most beautiful surroundings of the Lowlands. Finishing is an enormous achievement for you and your team! Teams are allowed a maximum of 36 hours to complete the course, after 36 hours the race will be terminated. 

Certainly the fastest teams will finish the adventure race a lot faster, depending on the race you should think of 20 to 24 hours. The majority of teams will take approximately 28 to 36 hours to complete the adventure race. It is possible to shorten the race, so every team is able to make it to the finish line within 36 hours, this we call: short course

During the race there are stages of different distances and of course different disciplines are raced. In addition to the usual adventure race disciplines, the race is complemented by special stages. The race program and logistic diagram will not be announced until shortly before the start.

Roughly you can assume the following distances per discipline:

  • 100% navigation

  • 55% mountain biking

  • 30% trekking

  • 10% paddling

  • 5% special stages






Enrollment open: 2nd of January 2024

Enrollment closed: 30th of June 2024

Enrollment fees: € 850,- for a team

Race classes:

  • ARWS European Series (mixed team of 4, over 18 years of age)

  • Challenger Series (team of 4 of any formation, over 18 years of age)

Don't have a team yet? No problem, send us an email with your details and we'll put you on the list to team up with other Adventure racers! 


Mountain bike rental It is possible to rent a mountain bike from the Shimano Experience Center for Raid Lowlands. High quality mountain bikes, well equipped, fully and hard-tail, with pedals to suit your needs. 

Provided by the organisation:

  • 4 race bibs (one per racer)

  • Kayaks, peddles and life vests

  • Roadbook and set of orienteering maps

  • 1 GPS tracker

  • Live tracking of every team during the race

  • Transportation of racing equipments during the race

Price giving: The winning team* will receive a free ticket to the Adventure Racing World Championship.

*The winning team is the first team within the ARWS European Series (mixed team)


How incredibly cool that you are considering signing up for the Adventure Racing European Championship Raid Lowlands. We promise you, it's going to be the adventure of a lifetime!

When you register for Raid Lowlands you also agree to the Raid Lowlands 'Rules of Competition' and the Raid Lowlands 'Disclaimer'. After filling in your details at our website you will have to complete your registration by filling in your teammates details and by paying the enrollment fee to the bank account of Adventure Race Sport Holland within 10 days (which will both be send to your e-mailaddress). 


Start & Finish location

Shimano Experience Center, De Leeuwhof 2, 6301KZ Valkenburg, The Netherlands

Time & Schedule

To be announced

Accommodations (all teams) and pick up (International teams only)

To be announced

In the event of cancellation

  • In the event of cancellation of the race by the organisation up to 10 weeks before the race, the full entry fee will be refunded.

  • In the event of cancellation of the race by the organisation within 10 weeks before the race, the organisation will consider the exact costs incurred and the amount of refund. The starting point will be the full refund of the participants. 

  • In the event that a team is unable to participate after registration, the registration can be transferred once to a new team. The organisation of Raid Lowlands must always be informed of this. 

  • In the event that a team is unable to participate after registration and within 10 weeks before the start, no refund is possible.

Registrer now!

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