Welcome to the Adventurethon Webpage, we are excited to bring you this NEW & energizing format of adventurous multi-sport with some of the most challenging and scenic courses in Australia.
We believe in providing an environment where anyone can challenge their comfort zone; being a short taste of a new sport or a multi hour endurance test of skill, attitude and focus. Everyone can complete an event, the hardest part is deciding to give it a shot.
"No matter what experience or skill you have, there will be something to challenge and excite you!"
Catering for the First Time Adventurer or the Hardcore Seasoned Athlete?
Adventurethon’s weekend festivals offer five events to accommodate and challenge all fitness and skill levels. Each event is off-road and adventurous by nature, ensuring a challenging and memorable experience which will be remembered well beyond the finish line, regardless of length or difficulty. Events can also be tackled individually or as a team.
Who can do Adventurethon? You don’t have to be super fit to try the Adventurethon. In fact most of the challenge is making the decision to give it a go. Many people cannot comprehend stringing a series of sports together but it’s all in the ability to focus on one thing at a time.
Even a few weeks of general fitness training can help get into condition for such a challenge, those new to paddling will be wise to prioritise this part of their prep as it is more technique based than fitness alone.
What training is involved? For those that wish to make improvements on their Adventurethon time from year to year, a combination of general fitness training and sport specific training can be used to make these improvements.
Training tips for new trainees to tackle:
- The weakest area first (e.g. Paddling, Bike etc) In both strength and endurance
- Ensuring there is a mix of fitness sessions to avoid overuse of a certain muscle group (e.g. too much running and injury to the lower limb)
- Ensuring there are elements of increased tempo to build speed when the skill has been learned.
- Plan blocks of training in either 4 or 6 week blocks and ensure there are built in rest days in each week!
- Get a more experienced paddler to help you with your technique
- Get someone to take video of you paddling to analyse your technique