ARS 2018

14th – 17th June 2018
Ajdovščina, Slovenia (How to get there?)

Maps: Geographical maps in scale 1:25 000 or 1:50 000 (2 sets per team)
Official languages: Slovenian and English
Application period: from 20/1/2017 to 31/5/2018.
Disciplines: trekking, mountain bike, paddling, city orienteering, caving, climbing, abseil

2 days (30 hrs) 3 days (50 hrs)
200 km 350 km
2 racers 4 racers
at least 1 female
no support crew no support crew
350 € 700 €


bike 155 km 220 km
trekking 43 km 65 km
paddling 11 km 28 km
special orientation 5 km 10 km
caving 1 km 1 km
total approx. 215 km 325 km

Schemas of the course


Registration fee includes accommodation, lunch, dinner, kayak rentals, t-shirts, team dresses, geographical maps (2 sets per team), transport during the event and instructions.

Registrations are scheduled to open in January.
Registration fees are 350 € for rovers and 700 € for explorers.
There is a 10% surcharge for payments after April 1st.
Full refunds will be available for cancellations until May 15th and 50% refunds until June 1st.

Pay the starting fee by 31/5/2018 to the following account:
Društvo tabornikov Rod Jezerski zmaj Velenje
Šaleška cesta 3, 3320 Velenje
IBAN: SI56 6100 0001 1447 511
VAT: 66843464

Upon arrival, you will be asked to produce the following documents:

  • Valid ID that includes a picture (+ photocopy)
  • Health insurance certificate (+ photocopy)
  • Adventure race Statement [pdf]
  • Certificate from a mountaineering society or an alpine section about the knowledge of abseiling and rope ascending [pdf]
  • Statemen for using BlackBlox GPS devices [pdf]
  • photocopy of payment confirmation

Every team must also present their SportIdent chips. Chips will be available for hire for a deposit of 25 € per chip. The team will need 4 chips (1 per team member).


Teams can register at the site on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning. The team will be registered when it hands out all required documents for all team members.

Camping in the camp Ajdovščina is included in the price. The camping grounds are available from Wednesday to Monday. You need to bring all the necessary camping equipment! The camp reception is open from 8.00 to 20.00 (it is not possible to access the camping grounds during nighttime!).

This is a sample schedule, it is subject to change!

08.00 – the camp opens (no access during nighttime)
10.00 – 13.00 – Registration of teams
12.00 – 14.30 – Lunch at Hotel Gold Club
15.00 – Opening ceremony, route presentation
17.00 – Race prologue
20.00 – Team leaders’ briefing
21.00 – Deadline for equipment check in

07.30 – maps are handed out
08.30 – team assembly at the starting area
09.00 – Start of first team

18.00 – Rovers finish

12.00 – Explorers finish
12.00 – 14.00 – lunch (barbecue)
14.00 – Results and closing ceremony