Team GearJunkie / YogaSlackers Racing World Championship In Costa Rica

With a coast to coast route, from the Pacific to the Atlantic, and from border to border (Nicaragua to Panama), the AR World Championship, this week in Costa Rica, promises to be one of the biggest endurance competitions of the year.

Our GearJunkie/YogaSlackers team is currently in the heat of it, a few hours into a race that is expected to last up to eight days.

Volcano climb on the route

Class I through IV rivers, estuaries, canals, jungle, ocean, “several canopy sections,” and hundreds of miles of terrain — including a trek up a volcano and through pre-Colombian ruins — are promised on the route.

Race Map

Follow our team (Jason and Chelsey Magness, Daniel Staudigel, and Erik Sanders) this week as they race through Costa Rica in competition with the best teams in the world.

—Track GearJunkie/YogaSlackers and the other 58 teams on the AR World Championship Leaderboard.

GearJunkie/YogaSlackers team pre-race in Costa Rica

A team takes off from the start of the World Champs yesterday in Costa Rica

Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.