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13th & 14th March 2021

Dwellingup, WA

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ADVENTURETHONDWELLINGUP

The fun, thrills and excitement of Adventurethon Stage Racing is heading back to Dwellingup in 2021. 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 challenge is part of all 3 Run courses this year!

More news – The mountain bike stage will be on the awesome, brand new, Murray Valley Trails.

Start your weekend of fun, thrills and adventure with a fantastic ride around the sweet single tracks of the new Murray Valley trail network. The spectacular scenery continues as you follow the ride  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 gentle (if Saturday has left you all worked over) flat water paddling down the picturesque Murray River. The paddle is suitable for all levels of paddling skill so what a great way to round off your weekend of adventure.

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

Apart from the racing there are some awesome things to see and do around Mandurah. Check out these links if the racing is not sufficient to attract you to come (General tourist information and Some of the great attractions around Mandurah)

Thank you to the Following Councils/ Tourism Bodies for Supporting Adventurethon

 

 

 

 

Visit Mandurah | Things to do in Mandurah – Relaxed by Nature

Murray News and Events | Shire of Murray

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EVENT SCHEDULE 2021
Murray Valley MTBXC

Welcome to the Murray Valley MTB XC  – Adventurethon Dwellingup – Stage 1.

Race hard, or cruise, the sweet trails of the Murray Valley. Lots of downhill fun on single tracks and a choice of distances to choose from. Be brave and step up to a longer event which will add in even more awesome 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: Saturday 13th March 2021

Competitor options: Ultra (long) 34 km; Enduro (medium) 17 km; Taste/Junior 7 km

Registrations: Registration is online only. Registrations close 9:00 pm Thursday 11th March or when sold out.

Race Pack Pickup: Friday 12th March 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: 11:30 am at Race HQ – at the Murray Valley Trails

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 Murray Valley trails provide 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  just head east out from Dwellingup along Pinjarra-Williams Rd to the Nanga Rd turn-off and look for Del Park Rd on your left. Follow Del Park Rd for about 2 km and we will be waiting there for you. Keep your eyes open for the Adventurethon signs.

For some participants this will be the first of three stages as they attempt to complete the Ultimate  by DEMOLISHING all three Adventurethon Stages. 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 (34 km)

Date: Saturday 13th March

Location:  Murray Valley Race HQ

Race start: 7:30 am

Compulsory race briefing: 7:15 am

Parking: You will need to purchase a $15 day pass to park at the trails. Alternatively, for locals, you can purchase a yearly pass for $25. THESE FEES ARE NOT COVERED IN YOUR EVENT REGISTRATION COSTS. You can purchase your pass online from the DBCA online shop – Park Pass Online Shop; from a DBCA office or a retailer – Park Pass Outlets; If an RAC member (WA members only), purchase an annual park pass through their members benefits page with a 50% discount – RAC Member Benefits

Course description:

Ultra riders complete two (2) laps of both the red and blue loops shown on course maps. You start on the red loop in a clockwise direction, circulate back through the start/finish area and head clockwise around the blue loop, then repeat a second time.

The Ultra course circulates through the Murray Valley single tracks and Munda Biddi Track to provide a truly sweet course with some technical and some flowing excitement before returning past Race HQ.

Enduro (17 km)

Date: Saturday 13th March

Location:  Murray Valley Race HQ

Race start: 8:00 am

Compulsory race briefing: 7:45 am

Parking: You will need to purchase a $15 day pass to park at the trails. Alternatively, for locals, you can purchase a yearly pass for $25. THESE FEES ARE NOT COVERED IN YOUR EVENT REGISTRATION COSTS. You can purchase your pass online from the DBCA online shop – Park Pass Online Shop; from a DBCA office or a retailer – Park Pass Outlets; If an RAC member (WA members only), purchase an annual park pass through their members benefits page with a 50% discount – RAC Member Benefits

Course description:

Enduro riders complete one (1) laps of both the red and blue loops shown on course maps. You start on the red loop in a clockwise direction, circulate back through the start/finish area and head clockwise around the blue loop.

The Enduro course circulates through the Murray Valley single tracks and Munda Biddi Track to provide a truly sweet course with some technical and some flowing excitement before returning past Race HQ.

Taste & Junior (7 km)

Date: Saturday 13th March

Location:  Murray Valley Race HQ

Race start: 8:30 am

Compulsory race briefing: 8:15 am

Parking: You will need to purchase a $15 day pass to park at the trails. Alternatively, for locals, you can purchase a yearly pass for $25. THESE FEES ARE NOT COVERED IN YOUR EVENT REGISTRATION COSTS. You can purchase your pass online from the DBCA online shop – Park Pass Online Shop; from a DBCA office or a retailer – Park Pass Outlets; If an RAC member (WA members only), purchase an annual park pass through their members benefits page with a 50% discount – RAC Member Benefits

Course description:

The Taste/Junior course circulates through the Murray Valley single tracks and Munda Biddi Track to provide a truly sweet course with s flowing excitement before returning to Race HQ.

This course lacks the technical challenges of the longer options so is an ideal first-timers and junior course with a variety of scenery and some minor obstacles to 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.

King Jarrah AdventureTrail Run

Welcome to the King Jarrah Adventure Run – Adventurethon 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.

Please note: for safety reasons we will be using the alternative shorter Ultra run course. There has been enough rain to make it dangerous for our course markers to cross the river and a strong possibility river levels may still be raised on race weekend. Therefore we are taking the safe option for you guys by using our alternative Ultra course. This change does not affect the Enduro or Taste/Junior courses, they remain as originally published.

 

 

 

 

Date: Saturday 13th March 2021

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

Registrations: Registration is online only. Registrations close 9:00 pm Thursday 11th March or when sold out.

Race Pack Pickup: Friday 12th March 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 Saturday from 12:30 pm prior to race briefing.

Presentations: 5:30 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 Stage Racing 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 added thrills, all run courses include a high ropes challenge this year. Challenges will have a cut-off time of 5:05 pm however so don’t get too lazy out there on course. We also strongly recommend you carry a head torch in case you fail to return before dark. Timing will be very tight for some participants; walkers on the Ultra course may miss the high ropes cut.

For some participants this will be the first of three stages as they attempt to complete the Ultimate  by DEMOLISHING all three Adventurethon Stages.

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: Saturday 13th March

Location:  Trees Adventure Park

Race start: 2:00 pm

Compulsory race briefing: 1:30 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.

Please note: there is a cut-off time for commencing the high ropes course. Participants will not be able to do the high ropes challenge if they arrive back to the start after 5:05 pm.

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: Saturday 13th March

Location:  Trees Adventure Park

Race start: 2:05 pm

Compulsory race briefing: 1:30 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: 13th March

Location:  Trees Adventure Park

Race start: 3:00 pm

Compulsory race briefing: 2:30 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.

Murray River ``Downhill``Paddle

Welcome to the Murray River Downhill paddle – Adventurethon Dwellingup – Stage 3.

Paddle the picturesque Murray River along our gorgeous Pinjarra/Ravenswood course; the same one we used in 2019.

Date: Sunday 14th March 2021

Competitor options: Ultra (long) 17 km; Enduro (medium) 9 km; Taste/Junior 2 km (We will supply a bus to get Ultra and Enduro competitors from finish line back to start before race start times. Competitors need to drop their boats at the start then drive to finish to catch the bus). Seats on the bus must be booked HERE.

Registrations: Registration is online only. Registrations close 9:00 pm Thursday 11th March or when sold out.

Race Pack Pickup: Friday 12th March 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: 11:00 am at Ravenswood pub, across the river from 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 down the wonderful Murray River.

These courses are suitable for all paddle craft from plastic kayak to SUP, Ski, outrigger, K1. All are welcome to enter this event as long as they have some buoyancy (EG FOAM or be a sealed unit like a ski).

For some participants this will be the first of three stages as they attempt to complete the Ultimate  by DEMOLISHING all three Adventurethon Stages. Others will take a more leisurely approach and perhaps only tackle the paddle stage before getting into the post-event festivities. Whatever approach you take we guarantee you will have a blast.

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Ultra (17 km)

Date: Sunday 14th March

Start Location: Pinjarra (Henry St boat ramp)

Finish Location: Race HQ Ravenswood Hotel

Bus: Bus leaves Race HQ opposite Ravenswood Hotel at 6:45 am sharp to drop paddlers to start. Paddlers should drop boats at start line before driving to finish to catch bus. Bus must be booked HERE to ensure you get a seat.

Race start: 8:00 am

Compulsory race briefing: 7:45 am

Course description:

The course is pretty simple, just point the bow downstream and follow behind. Along the way you will pass plenty of sweet bankside scenery as you move towards the finish line at Ravenswood Hotel. Immerse yourself in the views and wildlife along the banks and enjoy your journey. Don’t relax so much that you forget to navigate though because there may be different line options as you head downstream through shallower sections.

Enduro (9 km)

Date: Sunday 14th March

Start Location:  George Brooks Reserve .

Finish Location: Race HQ, Ravenswood Hotel

Bus: Bus leaves Race HQ opposite Ravenswood Hotel at 7:15 am sharp to drop paddlers to start. Paddlers should drop boats at start line before driving to finish to catch bus. Bus must be booked HERE to ensure you get a seat.

Race start: 8:30 am

Compulsory race briefing:8:15 am

Course description:

From George Brooks Reserve the course is pretty simple, just point the bow downstream and follow behind. Along the way you will immerse yourself in the views and wildlife along the banks,  and enjoy your journey to the finish line in Ravenswood. Don’t let yourself become so relaxed that you forget to finish or you won’t get your finishers medallion at presentations.

Taste & Junior (2 km)

Date: Sunday 14th March

Start Location:  Ravenswood Rd boat ramp

Finish Location: Race HQ, Ravenswood

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!

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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 2021 Schedule 2021
Format

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

The beauty of the STAGE RACE 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 DEMOLITION.

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 Valley MTB XC Saturday  morning (13th March)

Stage 2: King Jarrah Adventure Trail Run Saturday afternoon (13th March)

Stage 3: Murray River Downhill Paddle Sunday morning (14th March)

location

All races will be in the Dwellingup region over the weekend of 13th & 14th March 2021. 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. All the directions you need as well as a host of visitor information is included on THIS link and there are so many attractions that we have to add a seperate link to show you!

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