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Adventure racing and active lifestyles / Carl, Cater; Tiffany, Low

Annals of Leisure Research, Volume: 21, Issue: 5, Pages: 605 - 611

Swansea University Authors: Carl, Cater, Tiffany, Low

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Adventure racing, the combination of adventure sports in a competitive setting, has increased in popularity as part of growing adventurous leisure participation. This study reports results from a survey of 717 adventure racing participants in Australia examining sporting identity, motivations and co...

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Published in: Annals of Leisure Research
ISSN: 1174-5398 2159-6816
Published: 2018
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa39643
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Abstract: Adventure racing, the combination of adventure sports in a competitive setting, has increased in popularity as part of growing adventurous leisure participation. This study reports results from a survey of 717 adventure racing participants in Australia examining sporting identity, motivations and contributions to physical activity. Participants were motivated to engage in the event by physical, nature and adventure elements, with social factors also being important for teams. Participants are unlikely to identify themselves as adventure racers, rather having a specific sport that they regularly participate in. Whilst adventure racing has limited tourism potential, it offers positive participation aspects to individuals, and a variety of commercial opportunities for sponsors and host destinations.
College: School of Management
Issue: 5
Start Page: 605
End Page: 611