Formed in March 2014, the team of adventurists has made it their goal to raising awareness and funds to help protect the South African Painted Wolf. The team recently participated in the Expedition Africa, and managed to out-perform all 30 other African teams.
Find out why Sanlam became a sponsor
Get to know all the team members
8 to 18 November – Shoalhaven, Australia
See the team in action at recent events
Adventure Racing is an adrenaline-pumping sport where four-person teams go head to head in a human-powered race through exotic wilderness areas. The course is defined by a series of checkpoints which must be reached in a particular order, and typically takes about 4 to 6 days to complete. Navigation and strategy play a big role, and personal drive and determination are key factors in the success of a team.
Endurance athletes and Sanlam Wealthsmiths™ have a lot in common. Both are meticulous planners with a natural instinct to chase incremental improvements, and both know the value of a sound strategy and the importance of staying on course. They face decisions with conviction, and they know when to be bold and when to be cautious. This is why Sanlam has chosen to sponsor Team Painted Wolf in the Adventure Racing World Championships 2016.
The 2016 Adventure Racing World Championship took place in Shoalhaven, Australia from 8 to 18 November, and is said to be the biggest expedition adventure race in the history of the event. 99 teams from over 20 different countries participated in an event that's described as 'a straight out linear race, no mandatory stops, no dark zones, no optional controls - pure adventure racing at its best!"
Team Sanlam Painted Wolf has participated in numerous Adventure Racing events over the years – browse through the gallery to see them in action.