14th April 2018 Anglesea – Vic

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2nd June 2018 Kalbarri

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14th July 2018 Townsville

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How do I know which event to choose?

Adventurethon is dedicated to delivering the best possible experience for each participant at our events so we suggest you choose the event that suits you best to make sure you see it the way we see it and not just look at someone’s back the whole way through the event.

First thing you will need to do is choose a location. There are several to choose from and each have different benefits and attractions. Next you will need to choose which events and distances you want to do. Try to choose something that still challenges yourself, but suits your level of enjoyment / level of crazy (see guide below).

Distances of events on offer from toughest to easiest as well as an idea of who it may suit:

Ultra Adventurethon- (Paddle Bike Run) (the BIG one)

  • Paddle – generally a longer or more prone to the elements paddle, to get the best wave/downwind action
  • Mountain Bike – often tougher mountain bike track where we try to include singletrack with more technical options
  • Run – longer run usually incorporating Trail, rocks and/or beach 

Who would like the Ultra Adventurethon event? if you train a fair bit (or are going to start doing so), people call you crazy, you love technical options on the mountain bike where you can get them. You love it when the sea gets a bit bumpy and mostly want to go paddling then, you love to run and enjoy a challenge… did i also mention you have to be a bit of a nutter?

Dirty Duathlon - (Run Bike Run) (the one without the paddle)

  • Run 1 – generally a shorter run, including rock, trails and/or beach
  • Mountain Bike – often tougher mountain bike where we try to include singletrack with more technical options
  • Longer Run – including rock hopping, trails and/or beach run

Who would like the Dirty Duathlon event? You are a bit crazy like the Ultras description above BUT you don’t really paddle, Most people are just discovering the Sport of Adventurethon or been prioritising their running and biking. A lot of triathletes , Runners and Mountain bikers quickly adapt to the Dirty duathlon, get hooked and take up paddling so they can do the Ultra…Or if you hate all things water, then this might be the one for you!

Enduro Adventurethon- (Paddle Bike Run) (NOT the big one)

  • Paddle – shorter paddle than the Ultra (usually 7 -9 km) where dependent on conditions and location, we can opt for a protected paddle in the ocean or river)
  • Mountain bike – usually a slightly shorter or less technical bike section than Ultra and Duathlon, but still with some toughness, mostly singletrack.
  • Run – distance about the same as the paddle – includes trail, beach and/or rock hopping

Who would like the Enduro Adventurethon event? You want the full paddle bike run experience but maybe cant put the hours into training…the event feels more like a sprint to those that have experience in longer distance events which can be fun BUT for a first timer it give the perfect balance of pleasure and pain, really achievable by many people willing to give it a go and push themselves.

 A lot of triathletes , Runners and Mountain bikers quickly adapt to the Enduro Adventurethon , get hooked and take up more skills and distances in training so they can do the Ultra…We also have many seasoned long course competitors swing back to the Enduro when life gets busy, work is hectic, kids need running after lots and in general training time is hard to find.

Taste of Adventurethon- (the little one)

  • Paddle 1 km (protected paddle)
  • Mountain Bike 10km (less technical and less physical option than the larger events)
  • Trail & beach run approx 4km

Who would like the Taste of Adventurethon event? You probably haven’t done anything off road before or may have done a tiny bit, the paddle is short enough that you probably don’t need more than a 60 minute training session with a paddle instructor or a mate to get through it. Its the perfect testing of the sport for anyone never done a large race before.(if you can make it through  gym class or Bootcamp you will make it through the taste of Adventurethon)

Junior Adventurethon-

  • Paddle 1 km (protected paddle)
  • Mountain Bike 10km (less technical and less physical option than the larger events)
  • Trail & beach run approx 4km

Who would like the Junior Adventurethon event? The Junior race is made pretty tough for the little kids , its a big challenge for them to complete it all solo so if they haven’t got out and done a bit of training prior we suggest you get them to team up rather than do it all solo. That said we have seen heaps of kids do really well if they get out and about with their parents in the lead up, kids who already include swimming and paddle boards like nippers tend to really excel in the paddle leg.(parents can jump into the taste to run along side them if you want)

 

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