ITERA-lite adventure race now also has the option to pay in 3 instalments at 0% interest with PayPal Pay in 3.  So enter now and split the payment into easier chunks.

ITERA-lite will be a member race of the Adventure Racing World Series (ARWS) Europe.

ITER – Latin for “journey”.. and the “A” stood for little more than the ADVENTURE (where on that journey the outcomes are uncertain)

view the teams coming from 13 countries

26th – 29th JULY 2024


2-3 days of non-stop multisport adventure in Dolgellau in North Wales.

ITERA-lite is designed to be a do-able stepping stone to expedition length events for new adventure racers, a training opportunity for established teams, and of course, a great race and adventure in its own right!

Expect around 300km of non-stop multisport action with stages comprising trekking, mountain-biking, kayaking, navigation and special stages – we aim to take you to some hidden gems.

We are anticipating the winning time to be around 48hours and all teams to be complete within c. 60 hours. With shortcuts available for the novice or slower teams we hope everyone will enjoy the drama and excitement to be found in in expedition adventure racing.

Good navigation is essential for the race, and you will be provided with detailed maps to follow. Attitude is everything, so be prepared for the unexpected. This is an adventure – bring some self-reliance!.

Entries will be accepted from teams of 4 people (competitive teams will need to have at least one female and one male member) and Pairs. Every member of every team must have an appropriate level of experience or qualification in a kayak, and be comfortable with long journeys in F3/F4 type conditions and easy moving water in a river context. We reserve the right to conduct a basic skills test.

Pair Teams 2024

Entries from across 9 countries.

Quad Teams 2024

Entries from across 8 countries.

Who we are

  • Gary Davies – Course Designer. Serial Racer with over 20 AR Series and Championship races under his belt. Gary also has experience in planning fell races and Mountain Bike Orienteering events in Wales.
  • Adam Rose – Course Designer. Racing since 2009. MTBO and event planner. Owner of ARonAR YouTube channel.
  • Paul McGreal – Race Director: MD of Durty Events and long-established adventure sport organiser. Paul was the Race Director of ITERA 2019 & 2022, ITERA-lite 2023. Experienced racer (ITERA 2012, 2014, Hebridean Challenge).
  • Durty Events – established in 2012 and based in Scotland. Durty is behind events such as The Heb – Race on the Edge, Craggy Island Triathlon, and also has a role at Celtman Extreme Scottish Triathlon and Keswick Mountain Festival.

We are planning for the 4-5 day version of ITERA to return in 2025

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