Read on for race details and online entry link: please note the mountain bike and paddle legs have switched order for this year's event.
SWIM - 1km (Gellibrand River)
MOUNTAIN BIKE - 14km
PADDLE - 5.7KM
TRAIL RUN - 7 km
Take it on as a team of 2, 3 or 4 or for bragging rights do the whole enchilada as an individual ! The team category includes the "Corangamite Corporate Cup." It's time to find out who has the healthiest business in the South West?
Please read below for important race day information, costs and accommodation options or if you know it all already!
The Gellibrand River can be an unpredictable beast in its lower reaches, sometimes snaking lazily through the wetland and on occasion lifting bridges and depositing them in nearby paddocks. One thing for certain; you won't be able to see the lane lines on the bottom, so head down in the brown and go, go, go for your team and glory!
This is one of our less hilly legs! Let the river guide you gently through the reeds on the downstream run from Kangaroobie; duck the ducks and continue your adventure through the bends and underneath the Gellibrand River Bridge. Make your turn on the downstream side of the bridge before applying power to the paddle back upstream to the transition area and your screaming fans. Particpants can book kayak, PFD and paddle as part of the online registration process.
Mountain Bike (14km)
Say hello to your quadriceps because there's not much time before the uphill grind. We have gone for a course that favors the climbers but is not too technical for the rail trail and road brigade. Gravel road, farm paddock plenty of views to keep you grinning and a sweet section of downhill single track that returns you to the Old Ocean road. Hope you liked it and still have a little left in the tank because you get to do it all over again on your 2nd lap.
Trail Run (7 km)
Let's face it you won't be looking to thank us for this one. This is Adventure Racing and this very definitely is a trail run. Uphill, down dale through bush, swamp and prickly shrubs leave your bright new runners at home in the closet! This year we have added some adventure elements including a mudpit and obstacles. Get those legs pumping and bring it home to the finish line and a well earned rest.
Registration and Costs
Teams (2,3 or 4 members) $50.00
Kayak Hire (good quality equipment including PFD, Paddle, and ski or kayak @ $30.00
At this price for kayak hire why would you bother lifting the old paddlesteamer on the roof at all?
Get in early field limit cut offs will apply!
For those travelling from outside the region Friday night accommodation is available at Kangaroobie @ $25.00 per person. Please note that accommodation is dormitory style with bunk beds call (03) 5598 8027 to make a booking.
Important Race Day Information:
Equipment Check In from 7.15am
Pre Race briefing 8.45am
Main Event starts at 9.00am
Elite competitors expected to finish around 11.00am
Presentations around 1.00pm
Pre Race Briefing for Parents and participants in the Junior Event 1.15pm
Junior Event start 2.00pm