Spills, Thrills, Mayhem: Watch Weeklong ‘Raid in France’ Adventure Race in 18 Minutes

Check out a convincing win in one of adventure racing’s longest-running — and most unpredictable — events.

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You’ve probably heard of adventure racing, but have you ever really seen it? Not only is the “Raid in France” one of the sport’s most well-established races, but it’s also a qualifier for the AR World Series.

This year’s race set off on June 22, spanned 400 km from Bourg Saint Maurice to Aix-les-Bains, demanded 16,000 feet of elevation gain, and involved whitewater rafting, mountain biking, orienteering, the highest peak in the Alps, and “the most-visited natural site in the world” (according to race organizers).

Enjoy all the highlights!

Run time: 18 minutes

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Adam Ruggiero

Adam Ruggiero is the editor-in-chief of GearJunkie and a fan of virtually all sports and activities. From biking, running, and (not enough) surfing, to ball sports, camping, and cattle farming — if it's outside, it's worth doing. Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: unique beer, dogs, stories. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.