This new exciting course is set for fresh adventure racers looking for a challenging, but achievable for less experienced teams, event in the unique Alpine environment, within a 6 hr timeframe.
The overall distance of the course is approximately:
- Trekking 5 km
- MTB 18 km
- Kayaking 7 km
The cut-off time is 6 hours and the winning time is expected to be 3 hours.
This is a team event and the course is open to Female, Mixed, Male and Family (one participant is aged 12-16 year old), teams of two. Both team members need to stay together for the entire duration of the course.
Start and finish will be at the same spot - Falls Creek Alpine Resort, and all kayaking equipment will be supplied.
The course is determined by control points and participants will receive maps of the course at registration. You will have about 2 hours prior to the start time, to plan the route between checkpoints.
The course is a ‘clover leaf’ format, where different sections of the route might start at the same spot, but you may need to drop some of the gear at another Transition area, located within a short driving distance from the HQ.
While the exact route is kept secret until registration, the course matrix will be published one week prior to the race day, to allow you to plan your nutrition and gear.
Even though the course is aimed at the ‘newbies’ in the sport, it will still be a grueling experience and not to be underestimated! Make sure you are properly prepared, racing in higher altitudes is very demanding and alpine weather changes very quickly.