CX7 Adventure Race
What is Adventure Racing?
Adventure racing is a multi-disciplinary sport where teams of two or more negotiate an unknown course using their
navigation skills while embracing the fun and thrilling challenges they encounter along the way. It is the ultimate
‘brain and body’ sport that has various types of duration, disciplines and participants.
What is the difference between CX7 to other adventure races?
The CX7 Champion pushes the boundaries of traditional adventure racing by introducing 7 themed adventures each
promoting multi-disciplinary activities aimed to test your skill, fitness and endurance levels all while having the
experience of a lifetime. Our courses are designed in such a way to keep the participants strategically thinking while
introducing surprise elements along the way.
What are the 7 adventures?
Earth, Motion, Water, Strength, Courage, Mental and Endurance. Each of the adventures have one or more challenges
associated with them.
What does CX7 mean?
‘C’ is for ‘Challenge’. ‘X’ is for ‘eXperience’ and ‘7’ represents the 7 adventures under our brand and concept.
Challenge and eXperience the 7 Adventures to become a CX7 Champion.
When does registration open?
On July 15th.
Is the registration fee per person or per team?
It is per team of 2 people.
How do I choose the correct course for my team?
When choosing a course, you should consider the physical abilities of the weakest team member.
The green course is for participants who have little or no racing experience. It is a great way to learn about adventure
racing and spend your day actively. Everybody can finish this course.
The black course is for very active people, professional athletes or those who compete in sport events regularly.
It is possible that not everybody will be able to fully complete this course, but fear not, you will still be ranked.
Can I change the course level after registration?
Yes, if it is done 7 days before race day.
If my teammate falls sick or is unable to participate, can we replace him/her?
Yes you can, if it is done before registration closes. If you make changes to the team composition,
do not forget to check if the group category may have changed as well. Changes need to be made by emailing
CX7 Champion support HERE
How do I pay the event fee?
Once registration opens, there will be multiple options for you to pay for the course, which will be outlined then.
When does registration close?
Registration will close once we reach 250 teams and/or before midnight on October 16th. Please don’t leave
it until the last minute to complete registration as we have no way to guarantee your place in the course once we
reach 250 teams.
Anyone wishing to register after the the date above, please email us for approval
Is the registration fee refundable?
Yes, once you have made a refund request no later than 7 days before the race day, we will issue you a full refund
minus administration costs.
How much does the race cost?
The cost of each team (2 people) is outlined below.
||THB 10,000 (5,000 each)
||THB 12,000 (6,000 each)
||THB 14,000 (7,000 each)
Event fees must be paid in full upon registration and money received within the cut off periods above.
Prices include Government Tax.
What does the fee include?
The fee includes full entry and participation in the CX7 Adventure Race in Koh Samui on October 24th for 2 people
along with other benefits outlined below.
Welcome cocktail and finger food on the evening of Friday 23rd.
All race equipment except mountain bike and helmet
All safety equipment
BBQ buffet after the race
Awards ceremony with fantastic prizes
Celebration fire show
Moonlight beach party
CX7 Champion goodie bag
CX7 Champion medal
CX7 Champion t-shirt
Do you have discounted corporate packages?
If your company wishes to send multiple teams to the event, then we are more than happy to discuss special discounts
based on multiple teams.
What constitutes the racer's packet?
Race bibs (for bikes and for racers to be pinned to your chest), digital bracelet and a CX7 Champion t-shirt.
When you pick up your racer’s packet, you will also receive race instructions (mandatory) and will have to provide your
signed participant’s agreement form.
Personal IDs will be required to be shown by both participants at the time of the race packet pickup.
What is the participant agreement form?
You will not be able to compete in the CX7 Adventure Race without completing a signed participant agreement form.
The agreement form outlines that you knowingly partake in the event and fully understand all risks associated with
your participation and that CX7 Champion cannot accept responsibility in the event of an accident.
It also includes waivers to allow CX7 Champion and associated partners permission to any images of you captured at the
race event, still or video, to be used for marketing purposes in print and online media and outlets.
It also provides conditions for liability in case of damaged equipment during the event.
Can I get an invoice?
Yes, please email us and we will send you one.
Can I transfer my ticket if I decide I cannot attend?
Yes you can. Registration can be transferred once all details concerning the new participants are submitted at
the latest 7 days before race day.
Can I run the course on my own?
No. All participants must be in teams of 2. If you cannot find anyone to race with but would really like to take part
then please email us your details and we will endeavor to find you a suitable partner before the event.
Where should I stay?
There are many accommodation options you can take advantage of in South West Koh Samui close to the race location
. CX7 Champion is currently compiling a list of recommended properties offering discounted
packages to race participants, which will be published shortly after registration opens.
Where should I be to start the race?
At the CX7 Champion event centre which will be advised at a later date. The race takes off from the start corridor and is possible only after the start signal.
When should I arrive to the event center?
We recommend one hour or earlier before the starting time.
What happens if I arrive late?
If you arrive after the race has started, you can still participant but you will lose time. Participants cannot start the
course 30 mins after it has begun.
Can I see the course before the event?
No. Course details are only released on the morning of the race. All details of the course including the race map and its
7 adventures are kept secret by the organisers until then.
When will I get the racer’s packet?
Racer packets are handed out in the evening before the start or early in the morning of the race day. Please note that
we guarantee proper handout of the race packets only on October 23rd and for those who cannot pick them up until the
race day, please note that there may be time delays due to other participants trying to do the same.
We assume no responsibilities if your start is delayed because you choose to pick up the race packet on the race day.
Please note that you will get race bibs (for bikes and for racers to be pinned on the chest), digital bracelet and CX7
Only racers with properly attached bib numbers, digital bracelets and helmets are allowed into the start corridor.
Do I have to wear the CX7 Champion t-shirt?
We recommend you wear the CX7 Champion t-shirt but you are free to wear whatever sports apparel you wish. However, personal
bib numbers must be worn on the outer garment all the time.
Will there be drinking water provided during the race?
Yes, we will have water stations at allocated areas on the course and is provided free of charge. Water checkpoints will
be marked on the course.
What about personal equipment, where should I leave it?
At the event center there will be a fenced, racers-only area with security personnel supervising it. Only racers with
bib-numbers will be allowed inside.
What happens if I injure myself?
We will have a fully manned health station with qualified nurses ready to respond to any incidents or injuries that may
occur on the day. You or your team partner will need to alert our staff at the nearest checkpoint that will respond
Every participant will also be required to have our emergency number stored on their phone so they can contact the
medical team directly with their location if needed.
Can I just arrive on the race day, Saturday Oct 24th and not on the Friday before?
It is highly recommended that all participants arrive at the event centre on Friday oct 23rd where a full
briefing of the race day will be outlined including a question and answer session and distribution of the race packets. Check-in will also happen on Friday evening.
We do understand however that not all participants will be in a situation to arrive on the Friday evening and therefore
check in is also possible on the morning of the race for a limited time period. Please arrive as early as possible to get
checked in on time.
How do you determine each team’s achievements?
The race is scored using a point system based on the adventures completed, associated activities and time achieved.
Do I need to complete all the 7 course adventures?
The course is designed in such a way that all adventures should be completed. If for whatever reason you do not complete
an adventure or associated discipline, then you will not score the relevant points, which will affect your overall result.
Do racers need special equipment for any of the activities?
No special equipment is needed, as we will provide everything required. Racers, however, are allowed to bring their
bikes (mountain bikes suggested) and must have their own helmets.
Can one team use more than one rope for their rope challenge (traversing, rappelling, etc.)?
No, only one rope per team will be used.
Do I need to have special skills to complete any of the disciplines?
Green course racers do not need to have any special skills but black course participants must know how to put on a harness,
rappel with a figure "eight" and traverse in order to complete some of the rope activities.
If those skills are not familiar, we will provide you the basic instructions and the course personnel to show you how to
do it on the spot. However, proficient skills will make you move faster through the course.
Can I bring my own mountain bike?
Yes, you can but please inform us beforehand when completing registration. You will get special instructions on bike
placement on the race day.
Why do I need to rent a mountain bike but not other course equipment?
Mountain bikes are very specific to your frame and come in different sizes and technical capabilities. For this reason,
if you require a bike and you are not bringing your own, then they need to be ordered in advance of the event.
Can we use our own kayak?
Unfortunately not. All racers will be equipped with kayaks.
Do I need to wear a lifejacket for water activities and where do I get it?
Yes. All water-themed adventures require participants to wear a life jacket at all times. Lifejackets will be provided by
CX7 Champion staff.
Will I need to carry a kayak or something else to swim on?
You might need to, but not much. Normally it will just be to and from the water body. Black course participants may need
to carry it for longer distances.
Will I need to swim? What should I do if I do not know how to swim?
Black course racers will have to swim. For green course participants that are unwilling or unable will be able to go by
foot around water bodies (which may be a longer distance than swimming) or be able to skip the discipline with the penalty
of not receiving the points for it.
Swimming sections will be optional or not present in courses other than black and/or will often be below the waistline.
What do we do if one of our team members cannot complete a challenge but the other can?
Points are only awarded to teams, once it has been successfully completed by both participants and both participants must
complete the course together.
How will the swimming be conducted? With clothes and equipment?
Swimming will be done according to the racer's choice. Racers willing to maneuver through the section the fastest will
swim with all the equipment. Others might wish to go by foot around the water body. If the checkpoint is on an island,
gear may be left on the shore. We recommend having a waterproof bag for your equipment. You will be given a lifejacket
for the swimming sections.
What do I need to have during the race?
Mandatory equipment is listed in the RULEBOOK. Racers without mandatory equipment may be disqualified or not allowed to compete.
Will I be able to leave my bike safely on the course?
Bikes will be in the racer-only access area, which will be guarded by security.
At the event center, can I leave my bike with the support team?
No, during the race you must leave your bike in the race-only access area.
Do I need to wear a safety helmet and if so, when?
Helmets are mandatory during the entire course and must be worn at all times.
How many maps will be given per team?
We will provide each team with one waterproof and tearproof map.
What do I do if I lose my map during the race?
If you lose your map during the race, please notify CX7 Champion personnel located at the checkpoints and they will
arrange for a replacement. However, that may take some time but the wait time will not be subtracted from your result.
Do I need to have a waterproof bag for my equipment?
While it is not necessary, we do recommend it. Participants will use waterproof and tear proof maps and the digital
bracelets will also be waterproof.
Because most participants will carry their personal phone with them, a waterproof bag is necessary and can be bought
in any sports store.
Should I have a compass?
Compasses are not mandatory but recommended.
What is Sport Ident (SI)?
Sport Ident cards allow us to ensure that the racers have collected checkpoints in the right order and to measure the time
it took them to do so. Only one team member will need to wear the SI bracelet and competing is not possible without it.
Can I use my own Sport Ident card?
No, you must use the cards provided by the organizer.
Can I bring my GoPro camera?
Sure, any camera you wish to bring is fine. Make sure you waterproof it if planning to take it on the water disciplines.
What clothing should I wear?
Wear comfortable runners and preferably light sports clothing. Because the race is run in two stages, one in the
morning and one in the afternoon, it is recommended you bring two tops and two shorts/pants with you. We also
advise gaiters or long pants for the jungle trek portion of the course.
For which reasons can a team be disqualified?
Breaking the course rules
Causing threats or harm to another participant
Not using mandatory equipment. E.g. safety helmet
Not following instructions of race staff and volunteers
Conflict or abusive arguments with race referees
Abusive behavior to other participants
Cheating on the course. Using personal maps, navigation aids, outside help, etc.
Intentionally obstructing or damaging course equipment
Not wearing a race bib
Who is responsible for deciding if a team should be disqualified?
The CX7 Champion race director will be solely responsible for making this decision.
Do I get a refund if I have been disqualified?
No refund will issued, if the event organisers under the course rules have disqualified you.
What if I don’t break the rules but my team partner does?
You are responsible as a team for both your achievements and actions. Course rules apply to you as a team and not
individually and will be awarded and penalised accordingly.
How are the results calculated?
Team results are calculated from the electronic marks in the Sport Ident (SI) cards. First, checkpoints that were
collected in sequence are calculated. Next, the time taken to collect those checkpoints is recorded. Additional
penalties are calculated, such as subtraction of one checkpoint for each minute or fraction of it past the official
finish time. Data in the SI card is uncontestable. Special software calculates results automatically.
If the first three checkpoints were collected in order but the fourth was skipped, then even if the rest of the course
was completed in sequence, and the finish was reached before official closure, the result will be 3 points and time
recorded at the finish. In other words, once a checkpoint is missed, the rest of the checkpoints do not add points to
Both members of the team must checkin at each checkpoint. If one member has a lesser amount of check-ins, the team result
is calculated from that team member’s card.
If you skip the first checkpoint, the results will be 0 (even if you complete the entire course afterwards).
Are men, women and mixed group results calculated separately?
Yes, they are calculated separately in each course.
My team has completed the entire course but results show fewer points than we collected – why is that?
This may occur due to one of the following.
The team was late to the finish. One checkpoint is subtracted from the team’s result for every minute or fraction of
it past the official finish time.
One or both teammates forgot to check in at the checkpoint(s). The result stops being calculated from the missing
checkpoint. At the finish you will get a printout of the results and be able to see which checkpoint(s) were skipped.
Checkpoints are collected in incorrect order. That can also be seen in the printout of the results.
Are their prizes given to the winners?
Yes. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places of each group and course. Details will be outlined at a later date.
My family is coming to the event but will not partake. Can they join us for the BBQ buffet and party afterwards?
Yes they can. There will be specially discounted prices available to participant’s friends and family that attend the
event to offer support.
Our first race...
We are excited to announce our first event, the CX7 Adventure Race, which will take in a beautiful setting in Thailand in early 2016. From it’s international success in Europe, this incredible event is the ultimate mind and body sport that is run in teams of 2 or more.
Each team will set out on the course to tackle the various challenges they encounter along the way. The course is designed to embrace the perfect combination of fun, fitness and adventure leaving you with an amazing lifetime experience!
The concept is simple, you must navigate through the terrain using a map which outlines where the various challenges are located. The course is unmarked so it is up to you and your team partner to figure out the best route in getting to each checkpoint in the quickest amount of time to complete the disciplines under the CX7 themes.
Your time and distance will be recorded using a special digital bracelet, which you will swipe, at each successive checkpoint once you successfully completed the challenge. Your achievements will be recorded and presented to you at the end of the race. The race is designed to challenge you both mentally and physically through the medium of fun and adventure.
7 adventures have been created under the themes of Earth, Motion, Water, Strength, Courage, Mental and Endurance each with
multi-disciplinary activities to challenge you as you battle it out with fellow competitors to the finish line.
Some of the activities are outlined below:
Earth : Trail Running, Jogging, Hiking
Motion : Cycling
Water : Kayaking, Paddling, Swimming, Snorkelling
Strength : Climbing, Rope Activities
Courage : Vertical Jump, Mystery Box, Zip Line
Mental : Puzzles, Mind Games, Surprise Course Elements
Endurance : Plank, Skipping
* The activities above may not necessarily all be included in the event. They act only as an example of the race disciplines.
Each course is unique and only on the race day will the full details be released. The very nature of adventure racing is
discovery and exploration so the course is designed in such a way that each team will charter their own route against the clock.
The race is run in teams of 2 people and is the ultimate mind and body challenge. Different teams can navigate the course
together so it gives the opportunity to run the course with larger groups. Primary categories are split between Men,
Women and Mixed.
For people wishing to run the CX7 Adventure Race but do not have a team partner, then CX7 Champion will assist as best we can
to match you up with a suitable team partner to run the race together.
We have exciting awards and fantastic prizes to give out under the team categories outlined above which include cash prizes,
luxury hotel get-aways, yearly gym memberships and many more to be disclosed later.
Our courses are designed very carefully, adhering to the most stringent of healthy and safety standards for each participant’s well being.