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25th & 26th MAY 2019

Dwellingup, WA

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ADVENTURETHONDWELLINGUP

The fun and excitement of Adventurethon Stage Racing is heading to Dwellingup in 2019. 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 added to end of 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.

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Murray River ``Downhill``Paddle

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

Paddle the picturesque Murray River from your starting point to our finish line in Ravenswood. These downriver courses are very scenic but don’t let that distract you from reaching the finish line so you can collect a finishers medallion.

Important announcement:

Due to low water levels in the upper Murray River and a poor long range weather forecast we have made the decision to shift the paddle stage to our alternative course on the lower Murray River. 

Date: Saturday 25th May 2019

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

Race distances will be a little longer for the Ultra and Enduro distances at 17 and 9 km respectively and the Taste/Junior course stays at 2 km. The paddle stage now becomes a flat water paddle so becomes available to almost all paddle craft from the fastest carbon skis to the kids plastic playthings provided they have built in floatation. A bus will be organised to get competitors to their start lines from race HQ (finish for all distances). Competitors need to get their own craft to start lines and allow enough time to return to race HQ before the bus leaves (remember the bus needs to get competitors to their starts well before race briefing). Briefing and start times remain as per the original schedule.

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

Race Pack Pickup: Friday 24th May 6pm – 8pm; Dwellingup Hotel (crn Marrinup & Newton Streets) – Head for the Dinning 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: 10:00 am at Ravenswood 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 from Pinjarra to Ravenswood with plenty of fun.

All paddle craft, kayak, SUP, Ski, outrigger, K1, carbon or plastic, etc., are suitable for 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 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: 25th May

Start Location:  Pinjarra – Henry St boat ramp

Finish Location: Ravenswood Race HQ

Race start: 7:30 am

Compulsory race briefing: 7:15 am

Course description:

From Pinjarra the course is pretty simple, just point the bow downstream and follow behind. Along the way immerse yourself in the views and wildlife along the banks, try to avoid the occasional swimmer and enjoy your journey to Ravenswood. 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: 25th 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: Ravenswood Race HQ

Race start: 8:00 am

Compulsory race briefing: 7:45 am

Course description:

From George Brooks Reserve the course is pretty simple, just point the bow downstream and follow behind. Along the way immerse yourself in the views and wildlife along the banks, try to avoid the occasional swimmer and enjoy your journey to Baden Powell water spout. 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: 25th May

Start Location:  Ravenswood Race HQ

Finish Location: Ravenswood 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 25th May 2019

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 23rd May or when sold out.

Race Pack Pickup: Friday 24th 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: 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: 25th 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: 25th 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: 25th 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 26th May 2019

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 24th 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: 26th 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: 26th 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: 26th 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 (25th May)

Stage 2: King Jarrah Adventure Trail Run Saturday afternoon(25th May)

Stage 3: Marrinup MTB XC Sunday morning (26th 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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