Adventure Racing Insurance

Adventure racing is becoming a popular choice for those looking to get away and experience a rush of adrenaline on their holidays.

Adventure racing is defined as a combination of two or more disciplines, including orienteering and navigation, cross-country running, mountain biking, paddling and climbing and related rope skills. An expedition event can span ten days or more, while sprints can be completed in a matter of hours. No doubt this new holiday choice has been helped by the lockdown hit on Amazon Prime – The World’s Toughest Race!

With the sheer mix of sports, some of which are considered to be extreme sports, Adventure Racing is something that we and our underwriters are happy to discuss, but due to range and differences when it comes to this type of challenge we will need a bit more information from you. Please contact us at to see if we can cover you for Adventure Racing!

Some of the cover available to you:

  • 24/7 Emergency Medical Assistance
  • Up to £10 million medical expenses including bringing you home if it is medically necessary or essential
  • Automatic policy extension if you can’t travel home as planned due to reasons covered by the policy which can be found in your policy wording
  • Cancellation cover
  • Missed departure and missed connection cover
  • Worldwide, European and UK cover, provided you do not travel against the FCDO* advice
  • Plus so much more!

Why do I need Travel Insurance that covers Adventure Racing?

As with any holiday, we recommend you take out travel insurance, however, a standard travel insurance policy will not cover the extreme sports that make up an adventure race.  So, if you are planning on taking part in this sport while on holiday, a travel insurance policy to cover adventure racing is a must!

What am I covered for under Adventure Racing Travel Insurance?

If we are able to cover your specific adventure race, you’re covered for all of the standard cover you would expect from a travel insurance policy. For example, missed departure, lost baggage and emergency medical cover. However, you’ll also have cover for the extra risks associated with adventure racing, such as white water canoeing up to grade 5 and mountain biking cross country. If you need any more information on the different levels of cover available, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team as they’ll be happy to help!

Can I get cover for my group under Adventure Racing Travel Insurance?

Many people choose to go on an adventure race holiday with a group of friends, with some choosing to compete in bespoke events created for just them and their travelling party.

Here at DOGTAG, we can insure your whole travelling group**. This way you and your travelling party will all have the correct policy, and the convenience of all being under the same policy for your racing adventures.

Please contact us at to discuss.

*Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

**providing we accept the risk of your specific adventure race