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23rd & 24th MAY 2020

Dwellingup, WA

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ADVENTURETHONDWELLINGUP

The fun, thrills and excitement of Adventurethon Stage Racing is heading back to Dwellingup in 2020. Family fun + excitement + extraordinary locations + adventurous challenges are all on offer to you. Ride, Run (or walk) and paddle your way through some of the best locations in the beautiful Dwellingup region of Western Australia. This event will showcase some of the best and most unique scenery that the region has to offer.

NEWS! TREES ADVENTURE high ropes obstacle is once again part of the Long Course Run!

Start your weekend of fun, thrills and adventure with a paddle down the picturesque Murray River. Follow your paddle with an exhilarating run through the jarrah trees along the Lane Poole Reserve tracks. Look out for the ‘King” jarrah along your way and enjoy the riverside scenery. Be prepared for some challenges along the way to spice up your run. Wake Sunday to some mountain biking fun at the popular Marinnnup Loop. Here you can experience truly unique scenery of the area as you tackle this superb cross country course and its associated trails.

Adventurethon Demolish will be a weekend of spectacular courses and amazing atmosphere. We can’t wait to share it with you.

DWELLINGUP PRICES 2019

Murray River ``Downhill``Paddle

Welcome to the Murray River Downhill paddle – Adventurethon Demolish Dwellingup – Stage 1.

Paddle the picturesque Murray River through Lane Poole Reserve. These downriver courses are very scenic and there may be some exhilarating rapids on the longer courses but don’t let that distract you from reaching the finish line so you can collect a finishers medallion.

If water levels are unsuitable for paddling the proposed course in Lane Poole Reserve we will revert to the Pinjarra/Ravenswood course we used in 2019.

Date: Saturday 23rd May 2020

Competitor options: Ultra (long) 17 km; Enduro (medium) 9 km; Taste/Junior 2 km

Registrations: Registration is online only. Registrations close 9:00 pm Thursday 21st May or when sold out.

Race Pack Pickup: Friday 22th May 6pm – 8pm; Location to be announced soon

You must attend in person to collect your race pack as you will need to sign an indemnity form.  You will also need to nominate an emergency contact person (so make sure you have your phone handy if you’re not great at remembering phone numbers).

If you can’t pick up your pack on the Friday you can pick up from 1hr prior to race briefing.

Presentations: 10:00 am at Baden Powell race HQ

All paddlers 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.

General information:

Beginners and Juniors can choose to challenge themselves at the beginner friendly Taste or Junior distance, not as challenging as the Ultra or Enduro distances but no less fun. More adventurous paddlers looking for a little more might opt to undertake the Enduro event, a longer distance with great scenery along the way. For the real adventurer, and most fun, the Ultra is your option; a journey in life through Lane Poole with plenty of fun.

This course is best suited to plastic craft because there will be rocks, logs and shallow water. A trailing rudder is best for shallow water/obstacles, however all paddle craft, kayak, SUP, Ski, outrigger, K1, are welcome to enter this event as long as they have some buoyancy (EG FOAM or be a sealed unit like a ski) and owners take responsibility for any damage.

For some participants this will be the first of three stages as they attempt to complete the Ultimate Adventurethon Demolish. Others will take a more leisurely approach and perhaps only tackle the paddle stage before heading off to spectate at the other events and get their kicks that way. Whatever approach you take we guarantee you will have a blast.

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Ultra (17 km)

Date: 23rd May

Start Location: Yarragil (The Stringers)

Finish Location: Baden Powell Race HQ

Race start: 7:30 am

Compulsory race briefing: 7:15 am

Course description:

The course is pretty simple, just point the bow downstream and follow behind. Along the way you will pass 2 Adventurethon buoys before reaching a third (turn buoy) adjacent to the finish line. Immerse yourself in the views and wildlife along the banks, smash the rapids, try to avoid the occasional swimmer and enjoy your journey to Baden Powell where you will turn 180ᵒ at the finish buoy and head back upstream to the second buoy (1st one you passed on the way downstream), turn 180ᵒ again for the final downstream run to the finish line. Don’t relax so much that you forget to navigate though because there will be different line options as you head downstream and through shallower sections.

Enduro (9 km)

Date: 23rd May

Start Location:  George Brooks Reserve – video directions to the reserve can be found on our event facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1986728198287464/?active_tab=discussion). Reserve is at the end of Eaglehawk Drive, off Old Mandurah Rd (see map).

Finish Location: Baden Powell Race HQ

Race start: 8:00 am

Compulsory race briefing: 7:45 am

Course description:

From Island Pool the course is pretty simple, just point the bow downstream and follow behind. Along the way you will pass 2 Adventurethon buoys (ignore the first and remember the second), immerse yourself in the views and wildlife along the banks, blast through some rapids, try to avoid the occasional swimmer and enjoy your journey to Baden Powell where you will turn 180ᵒ and head back upstream to the first buoy (the one you had to remember), turn 180ᵒ again for the final downstream run to the finish line.. Don’t relax so much that you forget to finish or you won’t get your finishers medallion at presentations.

Taste & Junior (2 km)

Date: 23rd May

Start Location:  Baden Powell Race HQ

Finish Location: Baden Powell Race HQ

Race start: 9:00 am

Compulsory race briefing: 8:45 am

Course description:

A real fun, beginner friendly, spectator friendly option. Paddle out in the quiet waters of the Murray River to reach your turn buoy (1 km) then return to the finish line. Along the way immerse yourself in the views and enjoy your journey. Challenge your friends to have a go and take time out to give them a good splashing along the way!

King Jarrah AdventureTrail Run

Welcome to the King Jarrah Adventure Run – Adventurethon Demolish Dwellingup – Stage 2.

Lane Poole Reserve provides a perfect setting for your adventure trail run with the 250 year old king jarrah right beside the circular trail which also follows the scenic Murray River.

Date: Saturday 23rd May 2020

Competitor options: Ultra (long) 23 km (or 18 km); Enduro (medium) 14 km; Taste/Junior 7 km

Registrations: Registration is online only. Registrations close 9:00 pm Thursday 21st May or when sold out.

Race Pack Pickup: Friday 22nd May 6pm – 8pm; Location to be announced soon

You must attend in person to collect your race pack as you will need to sign an indemnity form.  You will also need to nominate an emergency contact person (so make sure you have your phone handy if you’re not great at remembering phone numbers).

If you can’t pick up your pack on the Friday you can pick up from 1hr prior to race briefing.

Presentations: 6:00 pm – Trees Adventure Park at Lane Poole Race HQ

All runners 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.

General information:

Adventurethon Demolish brings together a range of run distances to suit everyone from first timer to seasoned veteran. Beginners and Juniors can choose to challenge themselves at the shorter and less technical Taste or Junior distance. More adventurous runners looking for a little more adventure might opt to undertake the Enduro event, a longer and more difficult course. For the real adventurer, and greatest fun, the Ultra is your option.

For some participants this will be the first of three stages as they attempt to complete the Ultimate Adventurethon Demolish. Others will take a more leisurely approach and perhaps only tackle the run stage before heading off to spectate at the other events and get their kicks that way. Whatever approach you take we guarantee you will have a blast. You won’t get bored as you traverse different terrains on these courses.

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Ultra (18 or 23 km)

Date: 23rd May

Location:  Trees Adventure Park

Race start: 2:30 pm

Compulsory race briefing: 2:15 pm

Course description:

The Ultra course winds its way around the old logging tracks of Lane Poole Reserve to take you past the best scenery in the reserve. This course is technical in places but also has sections of fire road.  The course takes you on a tour around King Jarrah walking trail so you won’t miss any interesting sights including ‘King Jarrah’. The race starts and finishes at the Trees Adventure Park so be prepared for a mystery challenge before you complete the run, just to keep things interesting and to raise your adrenalin levels.

We have earmarked two courses for the Ultra run, one 23 km and one 18 km. Final decisions about course choice will be made shortly before the event to ensure the safety of all competitors on race day. Sorry people, looks like you will have to train for 23 km but on the bright side you should be able to smash 18 km after that training!! The most likely option is 23 km and the race will only be shortened if competitor safety becomes an issue on the longer course.

Enduro (13 km)

Date: 23rd May

Location:  Trees Adventure Park

Race start: 3:00 pm

Compulsory race briefing: 2:45 pm

Course description:

The Enduro course takes you along parts of the Lane Poole and King Jarrah walking tracks, but unlike the Ultra it does not include the complete loop. This course uses old logging tracks to link the two major tracks. Scenery along these tracks is spectacular and this course is technical in places but also has sections of fire road.  The race starts and finishes at the Trees Adventure Park so be prepared for a mystery challenge before you complete the run, just to keep things interesting.

Taste & Junior (6.5 km)

Date: 23rd May

Location:  Trees Adventure Park

Race start: 4:00 pm

Compulsory race briefing: 3:45 pm

Course description:

The Taste/Junior course provides everyone with an exciting but easy option. This course on easy trails allows you to take in the experience of the location without needing to put your life on hold to train. This course uses old logging tracks to provide wonderful scenery. The race starts and finishes at the Trees Adventure Park so be prepared for a mystery challenge before you complete the run, just to keep things interesting.

Marrinup MTBXC

Welcome to the Marrinup MTB XC  – Adventurethon Demolish Dwellingup – Stage 3.

Race hard, or cruise, the sweet Marrinup Loop, or add extra trails to make the experience more of a challenge. Use this event to explore the varieties of terrain and vegetation that this region is famous for, you won’t be disappointed.

Date: Sunday 24th May 2020

Competitor options: Ultra (long) 50 km; Enduro (medium) 27 km; Taste/Junior 10 km

Registrations: Registration is online only. Registrations close 9:00 pm Thursday 23rd May or when sold out.

Race Pack Pickup:Friday 22nd May 6pm – 8pm; Dwellingup Hotel (crn Marrinup & Newton Streets) – Head for the Dining Room

You must attend in person to collect your race pack as you will need to sign an indemnity form.  You will also need to nominate an emergency contact person (so make sure you have your phone handy if you’re not great at remembering phone numbers).

If you can’t pick up your pack on the Friday you can pick up from 1hr prior to race briefing.

Presentations: 12:00 noon at Marrinup Loop race HQ – at the Marrinup Loop Camping Area

All riders 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.

General information:

The Marrinup Loop provides creates an awesome course for beginners and juniors with lots of fun without the technical challenges of the longer courses. More adventurous riders looking for a little more adventure might opt to undertake the Enduro event, a longer distance with more technical sections to negotiate but this course should be achievable for beginners that are really up for a challenge. For the real adventurer, and most fun, the Ultra is your option; a long cross country course with lots of fun sections interspersed with some technical challenges.

To get to race HQ we will mark the access road (Bandicoot Rd) with red and white tape. To get there just head out from Dwellingup along Dell Park Rd to the Bandicoot Rd turn-off and follow the tape (see map). There is a short video on the event facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1986728198287464/?active_tab=discussion) to assist with navigation if you are not familiar with the area.

For some participants this will be the third of three stages as they attempt to complete the Ultimate Adventurethon Demolish. Others will take a more leisurely approach and perhaps only tackle this stage. Whatever approach you take we guarantee you will have a blast. You won’t get bored as you traverse different terrains on these courses.

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Ultra (50 km)

Date: 24th May

Location:  Marrinup Loop race HQ (Marrinup Loop Camping Area)

Race start: 7:30 am

Compulsory race briefing: 7:15 am

Course description:

The Ultra course starts at race HQ and circulates out through sections of the Marinnup Loop before diverging to head towards the Turners Hill mountain bike trails. This section forms a second loop utilising a variety of tracks before returning to the finish at race HQ. This course has some technical sections to challenge riders and a variety of scenery keep the ride interesting as you clock up the kilometres.

Enduro (27 km)

Date: 24th May

Location:  Marrinup Loop race HQ (Marrinup Loop Camping Area)

Race start: 8:20 am

Compulsory race briefing: 8:05 am

Course description:

The Enduro course starts at race HQ and circulates out through sections of the Marinnup Loop before diverging to in the direction of Turners Hill to incorporate some additional trails and challenges. The additional section forms a loop around a variety of tracks to return the riders to finish line at race HQ. This course has some technical sections to challenge riders and a variety of scenery keep the ride interesting as you clock up the kilometres.

Taste & Junior (10 km)

Date: 24th May

Location:  Marrinup Loop race HQ (Marrinup Loop Camping Area)

Race start: 10:00 am

Compulsory race briefing: 9:45 am

Course description:

The Taste/Junior course starts at race HQ and circulates around the beginner/family friendly Marinnup Loop. This course lacks the technical challenges of the longer options so is an ideal first-timers and junior course with a variety of scenery keep the ride interesting as you circulate back to the finish line. Whether you go ‘flat out’ or make this a leisurely ride to enjoy the location, we are sure you will have great fun on this course. A great course for a family challenge or to ‘take on’ your friends in good spirited rivalry.

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Information Booklet

For all the information you need on the event weekend download the competitor information booklet below. This book is an evolving entity so may be subject to changes. Please remember to get updated versions as they appear. The current version is v4.

Competitor Information Book Schedule 2019
Format

Adventurethon Demolish has 3 different stages for you to choose from, RUN; RIDE; PADDLE.

The beauty of the DEMOLISH format is the opportunity to PICK AND CHOOSE events that appeal to you; for example, if you are an avid Mountain biker and can’t paddle, or find it hard to get a team together, you can just compete in the ride stage or add on the run stage to your schedule. Those that really want to challenge themselves are able to attempt all three stages to complete the ULTIMATE DEMOLISH.

Within each stage there are a choice of distances to suit all comers, from the very beginners to elite athletes, so there is ample opportunity to mix and match stages and distances to suit your abilities and perhaps challenge yourself.

Event stage times are designed to allow plenty of time for competitors and spectators to travel safely between stage locations so why not have a go at something new as well as take on disciplines you enjoy. If not competing in a stage why not head out and spectate so you get an appreciation of what is involved in other sports, but be careful, you might just get enthused and ‘wish you had been brave’.

Stage 1: Murray River Downhill Paddle Saturday  morning (223rd May)

Stage 2: King Jarrah Adventure Trail Run Saturday afternoon(23rd May)

Stage 3: Marrinup MTB XC Sunday morning (24th May)

location

All races will be in the Dwellingup region over the weekend of 25th & 26th May 2019. We have allowed sufficient time between races to allow you to easily transfer between race locations if you wish to compete in all 3 stages (Ultimate Demolish) or to spectate and see what great fun the competitors are having in the other disciplines.

 

How to get to the Dwellingup Adventurethon Demolish Event

Dwellingup is located some 105 km south of Perth and 108 km north of Bunbury.

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