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MAHE First University to associate with Adventure Racing & collaborate with NthAdventure

Updated: Jan 4, 2023

India kick starts the ARWS Asia Regional series for the year 2023 with, “Namma Adventure Race 2.0” hosted by NthAdventure.

This event is exclusive in many fronts, as the organization has tied up with one of the top universities in India “Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)” who become the FIRST university in India to be part of “World’s Toughest Team Sport”. Also, this race is hosted in UDUPI the beautiful Coastal Town of Karnataka for the second edition and Race Directors have set an entirely new course of 120KM which will include Kayaking, Trail Running, Hiking, MTB, Orienteering and surprise local elements.

Race Director Ajita Madan with MAHE Team

MAHE Pro Chancellor Dr. HS Bhallal says “We are happy to be associated with a sport which aligns with the values of MAHE. By supporting such sports, we encourage our students to explore, learn and push their limits to learn life skills through Adventure Sports. Since inception of MAHE, our students have proved to be excel in various fields and this could also be something they may aspire. We never know, MAHE may also have future AR World Champions. This is the time to showcase the other side of our students”

MAHE Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. (Dr.) M. D. Venkatesh who was the first person to say yes to MAHE Adventure Race said, “Sports is always an essential part of education and MAHE is focused to create various avenues. Looking at Adventure Racing format, it reminds us of various challenges professionally and personally we tackle in day-to-day life. We welcome Adventure Racing to MAHE and wish every student to experience this sport. And as Pro Chancellor mentioned, we might soon see our students evolving as champions in every field of sports.”

There are 2 categories, “Namma Adventure Race 2.0” which is part of prestigious Adventure Racing World Series – Asia Region open to all Asian countries will be a 120KM (24-Hour) team of 4. For all the beginners “MAHE Adventure Race” a 30KM format team of 2 categories aiming at introducing the race format.

Race Directors Ajita Madan and Sayeesha Kirani Says, “We are super proud to be associated with India’s top university MAHE. To grow the sport in the country and identify the young talent for international racing platforms we need the support from institutions like MAHE. Udupi which is known for its rich history, hospitality, vast culture, cuisines, and amazing yet versatile landscapes is perfectly suited for adventure racing, a team sport which is beyond just endurance. We are thankful to District Administration and all the Departments to welcome Adventure Racing again and extending their support. We are happy to host India’s top Adventure Racing Teams, welcoming new teams and may be some international competition. We can’t wait to showcase the beauty of this sport to MAHE students, our national and international teams on the second edition of Namma AR.”

Mark your calendar 9th, 10th & 11th December 2022, support and follow growing AR community in India here @nthadventure @arwsasia

About NthAdventure:

NthAdventure is a Bangalore-based Adventure and Outdoor sports company and is the only licensed organization in India to host Adventure Racing from Adventure Racing World Series - Australia. NthAdventure has been hosting AR since 2017 and its prime focus is to grow and build Adventure Racing and Orienteering community in India.

For more information about NthAdventure and to find out about Adventure Racing, please visit

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