We have events for all types of fitness levels & ages!

Townsville, QLD


24th SEPTEMBER 2022

Charters Towers – Enticer


Welcome to the Outback Enticer.

This is a perfect way to introduce yourself to Adventure racing. No tricky technical sections, short distances so you don’t need to train hard to prepare, just a fun event for the whole family. A great opportunity to participate alongside your kids in an awesome outback location. If they are too quick for you why not create a team among your mates to take on the kids, or compete as a family team. Don’t forget to include Mum!


Adventurethon Outback Enticer will provide you with lots of fun and laughter so be prepared. Whether you participate as part of a team or bite the bullet and go it alone we guarantee you will have a blast. You won’t get bored as you traverse different terrains on these courses.

Almost any paddle craft: kayak, ski, outrigger, SUP, K1, etc., with any rudder type is ok. Drag out any old boat for this one… it will survive this beginner-friendly paddle.

All races will be in the Big Bend area adjacent to race HQ. The boat drop off and transition area will be by the river, adjacent to race HQ. You can drop boats off during the morning of the event and transition will open at 12:00 midday (just make sure you check in at HQ first and in plenty of time to get set up). As the track in to Race HQ could be problematic for some vehicles we will have a boat trailer near the parking area so you can tie your boats on and have them delivered to the start. No boats will be accepted for the trailer after 12:00 midday on race day.


Paddle 2 km; Run 5 km; Ride 5 km

The Enticer starts with a short upstream paddle to a buoy where you turn downstream and head past the start and main spectator area to a second turning buoy and return upstream to the finish and transition to run. Note: wearing of an approved PFD or Lifejacket is mandatory.

Run along the edges of the Big bend “island” switching between access tracks, the river’s edge & rocks and finishing with a scramble over the spectacular basalt rocks at echo hole. From there it is a hop, skip and jump back to transition to collect your bike.

Ride from transition along fairly wide tracks for a lap around the Big Bend island and back to the finish line. Tracks are easy grade and mostly flat with small up and down hill sections and wonderful views of the mighty Burdekin River. Note: wearing of an approved cycle helmet is mandatory.


Mandatory equipment is required, must be worn or carried (as appropriate) for each leg of this event. Download the mandatory equipment list HERE. Failure to carry appropriate mandatory equipment will result in disqualification and removal from the course.

No Boat, No Worries:

Joel Savage from Adventurethon, has various single kayaks/skis that are suitable for the event. Racing ski’s, PRS, Paddle Crazy and other styles a good mix of speed on the flats and durability in the rapids. Fitted with Trailing rudders!

Cost to Hire $60 each, you can come down and paddle them as much as you like on Saturday, the day before the race, to get ready, properly fitted and comfortable.

life jackets and paddles are available on request.

Book 0447496489 or email info@adventurethon.com.au (limited stock)

Kayak Hire “”Stable and Sturdy” –  Hans Preuss (Riversea Kayaking Townsville) has a Fleet of FINN Affinity kayaks which are stable and adjustable to a wide variety of paddlers from short people to taller and heavier paddlers. They are stable from the get go and ideal for on the flats and durability in the rapids for those happier to sacrifice a little bit of speed for comfort…ideal for a first time paddler or someone who hasn’t done a lot.

Fitted with Trailing rudders and include life jacket and paddle to use.

Cost to Hire $50 each, Fitting can be the morning of event

Hans: text 0402 394 268 or email hans1.preuss@gmail.com  (limited kayaks in stock)


Start location is at Race HQ. Transition is adjacent to the start location on the river bank. The run takes you on a loop back to transition (run to bike changeover). The bike leg takes you on a circuit that returns to Race HQ and the finish.

Date: Saturday 24th September 2022

Location: Big Bend, Charters Towers

Registrations: Registration is online only. Registrations close 9:00 pm Thursday 22nd September or when sold out.

Race Pack Pickup: Saturday at Big Bend Race HQ 2:00 pm or no later than 15 minutes prior to race briefing.

You must attend in person to collect your race pack as you will need to sign an indemnity form.  Please ensure you have allowed sufficient time to deliver your boat/bike/equipment to start/transition area adjacent to the start line, returned your car to the parking area, and walk back to the start ( about 300 m).

Presentations: Saturday after final finisher at Race HQ

All participants will receive their medallions at Presentations. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each category will be presented and all finishers will be invited to collect a finishers medallion.

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