Dear race organizers and/or AR national representatives!
You know our ARES race series very well, i hope. We are here to do our best in developing AR sport in Europe. If you wish more info, you can check our website www.areuroseries.com.
Now, we want to move our attention on new project and focus on better international cooperation in Europe. Some of you allready heard about this idea, some meaby not. There were in the Europe more activities in the past, which aimed to this goal. With this letter I would like to introduce you project „Adventure Racing European Association“ and invite you in this project.
The goal of this project is to establish new Organization „Adventure Racing European Association“ (AREA). The reasons for establish AREA are in general these:
- Races and organizers/national associations can be part of European federation to benefit of a European structuring, financial resources, funding; we have to set our Statutes... (AREA Council should be established (President, Vice-presidents, Members of Council))
- We need to set up basic set of rules, we have to build decription of disciplines, race classess, we have to describe race events selection process in ARES... (Sport commission should be established (Chairman, members))
- We need to coordinate our work, because it´s necessary to develop our sport together, it will help us to be more visible and understandable for public and media and that way we can gain more attention and possible sponsors (Communication office should be established)
Of corse, these are only first steps and another issues will come to discussion soon. I expect at least 3-5 people in every area should be selected at the start, or every participated country should have their respresentative.
It´s important to know, that the participation is free of charge at the startof this project. You don´t have to pay anythink. Just your activity, readiness to cooperate and enthusiasm are expected. Every country should have „National representative of AREA“ in close future, if you decide to cooperate (and it does no matter, if you are „just“ an race organizer, or if you are an deputy of a real AR national assotiation). Possible costs, which are expected at the start, will be reduced to minimum (web site, headquarters office etc.) and will be covered by Czech resources (party public/party privat).
Dear colleagues, we expect your feedback till the June of 15. If you have some national association or another not formal group, you can discuss till that time. But if your answare will be positive, we need to know at least one name (person), who will be your national representative in AREA. Next, till the end of June, we will make selection and establish our council and another commisions.
Do not hesitate to contact me for your questions and/or ideas.
Marek Navratil, ARES coordinator, email: