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13th & 14th April 2019

Murray Bridge, SA

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ADVENTURETHONMURRAY BRIDGE

The fun and excitement of Adventurethon Demolish hits Murray Bridge 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 Murray Bridge region of South Australia. This event will showcase some of the best and most spectacular scenery that the area has to offer.

Start your weekend of fun, thrills and adventure with an exhilarating mountain bike ride among the wild animals that roam round Monarto Zoo. Later the same day spice up your life with a paddle down the scenic Murray River.  No white water (unfortunately for those enthusiasts) but there will be some awesome riverside scenery. Wake Sunday to some extraordinary trail running in the Kinchina Conservation Park and Murray River National Park. Here you can experience the truly beautiful scenery of the area as you tackle this superb cross country course alongside the Murray River.

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

The Murray Bridge Adventurethon Stage race event has been created to form 3 stand alone individual races at 3 stunning locations, with times that can be tallied together in a stage race format at the end to find an overall champion. However, it can also can be raced as a team, in pairs, or simply just attempt your favourite leg. The multiple locations allows you to see more amazing places, get your breath and re-energise between events and deliver your personal best for all disciplines.

Mountain BikeMonarto Zoo

Welcome to the MTB @ Monarto Zoo – Adventurethon Demolish Murray Bridge – Stage 1.

Set around the Zoo’s tracks and dirt access roads, this course will allow you to be among first people to share a Mountain Bike ride with various wild animals in the largest open range Zoo in Australia (& one of the largest in the World outside Africa).

If you have been looking to put in some good personal performances maybe we can motivate you by getting you to ride in the enclosure with the lions… JUST JOKING, we aren’t riding through the lion enclosures but you will be riding in close proximity to some pretty awesome animals, as well as some of the friendlier ones.  Monarto Zoo is one of the largest open-range zoos in the world spanning more than 1,500 hectares and home to more than 500 animals and 50 species of exotic and native mammals, birds and reptiles.

Monarto Zoo is also has a breeding program for the Southern White Rhino, a species facing extinction in their native South Africa. The Zoo’s White Rhinos are part an “insurance” group of rhinos that scientists hope will keep the species going with the hope of repopulating their native lands on day. $10 from every adult MTB Entry and $5 from every Children’s entry will be returned to Monarto Zoo to assist in continuing their crucial wildlife conservation programs.

Once the ride is done, you are encouraged to take in more of the scenery with your friends and family by choosing an optional add on experience like the Lions 360 exhibition which may just give you that adrenaline rush we alluded to earlier. There are other optional Experiences on offer after the ride that fundraise for the Zoo. Participants wishing to explore the Zoo further at the conclusion of  the ride will need to purchase an admission ticket to the Zoo, this will enable you to utilise the facilities including the fully guided Zu-loop shuttles, walking tracks and Keeper Talks.  Tickets can be pre-purchased on the following link  CLICK HERE

This ride is all about the wildlife and the famous landmark that is the Monarto Zoo. The landscape and vegetation is modelled on the African Savannah in sections and will be a good mix between knowing you are in the Zoo but then also feeling like you are being transported to Africa in sections.

Date: Saturday 13th April

Competitor options:

  • Ultra (long) 40 km
  • Enduro (medium) 20 km
  • Taste/Junior 10 km

Registrations: Registration is online only. Registrations close 9:00 pm Thursday 5th April or when sold out.

Race Pack Pickup: Friday 12th April- Murray Bridge parklands adjacent to the Murray Bridge Community Club

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).

Presentations: 9:00 am at race HQ

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:

Beginners and Juniors can choose to challenge themselves at the beginner friendly Taste or Junior distance, not as challenging as the Ultra or Enduro rides but no less fun. More adventurous riders looking for a little more adventure might opt to undertake the Enduro event, a longer and more difficult distance with more obstacles to negotiate. For the real adventurer, and most fun, the Ultra is your option.

For some participants this will be part of of three stages as they attempt to complete the Ultimate Adventurethon Demolish. Others will take a more leisurely approach and perhaps only tackle one 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.

Monarto Zoo is home to many of Africa’s most impressive animals and also one of Australia’s largest lion prides and giraffe herds. The zoo is located 60 minutes (70 kilometres) from South Australia’s capital city Adelaide and is the gateway to the picturesque Murraylands region. Monarto Zoo opened in 1983 as a breeding and pasture area. Since officially opening to the public in October 1993, Monarto Zoo is now home to more than 500 animals roaming in vistas as far as the eye can see. It’s an escape from the city that immerses visitors in a natural safari-style setting. Over the years Monarto has celebrated outstanding breeding success and our captivating, quirky and unique animals have captured the hearts of our visitors.

Monarto Zoo is owned and operated by a conservation charity, Zoos SA.

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Ultra (40 km)

Date: Saturday April 13th

Start Location:  Monarto Zoo (follow signs to parking and start areas)

Race start: 6:00 am

Compulsory race briefing: 5:45 am

Course description:

You will be starting in the dark – bonus, you will see the animals at their most active as they start their day – downside you will need to bring lights. The Ultra course will take you through two exhilarating but short loops that explore different parts of the mountain bike course in the Monarto Zoo, just in case you miss something the first time around, we will send you back round again for a second look! There will be 500 Animals and over 50 species on your ride, we will keep you away from the lions and keep you closer with the more friendly species. The trails are a mix of fast easy sections overlooking animal enclosures and paddocks interspersed with more technical winding challenges to keep you alert. Definitely not a race to miss so get in early to make sure you get a place as this wildlife experience is set to sell out fast.

Course will be fast and furious in sections so focus on some higher Wattage efforts in training…just imagine you are being chased by something at the zoo!

Courses will incorporate a range of service tracks and access roads/tracks within the zoo. Final course details will not be settled until the week prior to the event. This is because weather conditions and animal welfare considerations need to be addressed as late as possible. Needless to say we will provide you with a fascinating, exciting, and truly unique experience.

Enduro (20 km)

Date: Saturday 13th April

Start Location:  Monarto Zoo

Race start: 6:00 am

Compulsory race briefing: 5:45 am

Course description:

You will be starting in the dark – bonus, you will see the animals at their most active as they start their day – downside you will need to bring lights. The Enduro course will take you through the Monarto Zoo over half the distance of the Ultra to help you go harder or manage your energy. There will be 500 Animals and over 50 species on your ride, we will keep you away from the lions and keep you closer with the more friendly species. The trails are a mix of fast easy sections overlooking animal enclosures and paddocks interspersed with more technical winding challenges to keep you alert. Not a race to miss so get in early to make sure you get a place as this wildlife MTB experience is set to sell out fast.

Course will be fast and furious in sections so focus on some higher Wattage efforts in training…just imagine you are being chased by something at the zoo!

Courses will incorporate a range of service tracks and access roads/tracks within the zoo. Final course details will not be settled until the week prior to the event. This is because weather conditions and animal welfare considerations need to be addressed as late as possible. Needless to say we will provide you with a fascinating, exciting, and truly unique experience.

Taste & Junior (10 km)

Date: Saturday 13th April

Start Location:  Monarto Zoo

Race start: 6:00 am

Compulsory race briefing: 5:45 am

Course description:

You will be starting in the dark – bonus, you will see the animals at their most active as they start their day – downside you will need to bring lights. The Taste/Junior course will take you through some really interesting sections of Monarto Zoo which houses 500 Animals and over 50 species. We will keep you out of the lion enclosure and keep you closer with the more friendly species. The trails are a mix of fast easy sections overlooking animal enclosures and paddocks interspersed with simple technical sections to keep you alert. Not a race to miss so get in early to make sure you get a place as this wildlife MTB experience is set to sell out fast.

Courses will incorporate a range of service tracks and access roads/tracks within the zoo. Final course details will not be settled until the week prior to the event. This is because weather conditions and animal welfare considerations need to be addressed as late as possible. Needless to say we will provide you with a fascinating, exciting, and truly unique experience.

Murray River FlowPaddle

Welcome to the Murray River Flow paddle – Adventurethon Demolish Murray Bridge – Stage 2.

The Murray River provides a perfect location to ease yourself into a weekend of high adrenalin fun. Paddle your way downriver as you explore this local gem which will deposit you at a welcoming finish line. BUT before you officially finish you must get to the top of the Murray Bridge and abseil from this Iconic landmark into the water below. “SPLASH”

Date: Saturday 13th April 2019

Competitor options: Ultra (long) 20 km; Enduro (medium) 8 km; Taste/Junior 2 km

Registrations: Registration is online only. Registrations close 9:00 pm 5th April or when sold out.

Race Pack Pickup: Friday 29th March; Murray Bridge parklands adjacent to the Murray Bridge Community Club

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).

Presentations: 5:00 pm at race HQ or other

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:

Adventurethon Demolish brings together a range of paddle 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 paddlers 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 with an Abseil from the Iconic and original Murray Bridge to finish!

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Ultra (20 km)

Date: Saturday 13th April

Start Location: Woodlane Reserve, Murray Bridge

Finish Location: Park at Sturt reserve (centre of town under the bridge), Murray Bridge

Race start: 1:30 pm

Compulsory race briefing: 1:15 pm

Course description:

The Ultra course takes you on a scenic journey Down the Murray River, past some gorgeous hills and eventually paddling under the Original Murray Bridge. You should be able to paddle this course in any paddle craft (surf skis, TK1, K1, outrigger, Sup)

For the real adventurer, and greatest fun, the Ultra is your option with a surprise challenge before you finish (pending permit approvals).

Enduro (8 km)

Date: Saturday April 13th

Location: Park at Sturt reserve (centre of town under the bridge), Murray Bridge

Race start: 2:30 pm

Compulsory race briefing: 2:15 pm

Course description:

On this Enduro course you will make your way upstream to the picturesque turn marker however you will not want to stop there because the finish line is back where you came from! Hopefully the return ‘downhill’ journey back into town will be just as interesting and enjoyable as the first half. You should be able to paddle this course in any paddle craft

Taste & Junior (2 km)

Date: Saturday 13th April

Location: Park at Sturt reserve (centre of town under the bridge), Murray Bridge

Race start: 3:00 pm

Compulsory race briefing: 2:45 pm

Course description:

The Taste/Junior course is ideal for beginners and those with little paddling experience. It is also a great opportunity for parents to get out and have fun with their kids on a very ‘parent’ friendly (hint, hint) course. A short paddle upstream will bring you to a big yellow buoy around which you turn and return downstream to the finish. Too easy! You should be able to paddle this course in any paddle craft. (expect it to take between 15-30 mins depending on your kayaks speed and style)

Murray RiverRun

STAGE 3 – Murray River Run

Welcome to the Murray River Adventure Run – Adventurethon Demolish Murray Bridge – Stage 3.

Race hard, or cruise, the shorter trails, the decision is yours. The trails through Kinchina Conservation Park and the Murray River NP will have you wishing you could keep going but we have a really supportive and excitable finish line crew and lots of spectators waiting for you. How much you challenge your self is up to you, but it is a great opportunity to find out what you’re really made of. Go on, be brave and test your limits. Use this event to explore the varieties of terrain, vegetation and views that this region is famous for, you won’t be disappointed.

Date: Sunday 14th April 2019

Competitor options: Ultra 21 km; Enduro 12.5 km; Taste/Junior 5.5 km

Registrations: Registration is online only. Registrations close 9:00 pm 5th April or when sold out.

Race Pack Pickup: Friday 12th April; Murray Bridge

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).

Presentations: 11:00 am at 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:

The trails in Kinchina Conservation Park and the Murray River NP create an awesome course for beginners and juniors with lots of fun without the technical challenges of the longer courses. More adventurous runners looking for a little more challenge 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.

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 (21 km)

Date: 14th April

Location:  Kinchina Conservation Park, just off Maurice Rd at Trail head

Race start: 8:00 am

Compulsory race briefing: 7:55 am

Course description:

This one starts in Kinchina C.P. and is a one way ticket to the finish line. A stunning run through Kinchina’s Southern Conservation Park Trails and hops onto the Lavender/Federation Trail for a fast flat finish along the river.
Car pooling from Sturt Reserve to start line a short 10 minute drive away. Register your interest for a bus from the start line with info@mmievents.com.au

Enduro (12.5 km)

Date: 14th April

Location:  Kinchina Conservation Park, just off Maurice Rd at Trail head

Race start: 8:00 am

Compulsory race briefing: 7:55 am

Course description:

 

This one starts in Kinchina C.P. and is a one way ticket to the finish line. A stunning run through Kinchina’s Southern Conservation Park Trails and hops onto the Lavender/Federation Trail for a fast flat finish along the river.
Car pooling from Sturt Reserve to start line a short 10 minute drive away. Register your interest for a bus from the start line with info@mmievents.com.au

Taste & Junior (5.5 km)

Taste/Junior Info – Distances 5.5 km, Course description, Links to maps, Links to required gear, Times etc

Date: 14th April

Location:  Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge

Race start: 9:00 am

Compulsory race briefing: 8:50 am

Course description:

Run under the oldest and first bridge to span the Mighty Murray River. This fun run takes runners around the Rocky Gully wetlands loop teaming with local birdlife and pelicans. Get dressed up in your favourite costume, have some fun and kids participate for free with a participating Guardian and supervision.

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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 v3.

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Format

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

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: Mountain bike @ Monarto Zoo Saturday morning (13th April)

Stage 2: Murray River Flow Saturday afternoon (13th April)

Stage 3: Murray River Adventure Run Sunday morning (14th April)

location

All races will be in the region around Murray Bridge over the weekend of 13th & 14th April 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 Murray Bridge Adventurethon Demolish Event

Adventurethon Demolish is based in the centre of Murray Bridge, South Australia. Murray Bridge is located some 70 km from Adelaide.

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Equipment checklist

Please be sure to read the entire checklist below as there are mandatory items on the checklist which you will need to make sure you have before race day.

Let us know if you have any questions. (the full checklist for those doing all three disciplines, however, if you are doing one stage only (or two) please go through each discipline to ensure you have what you need).

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Start location & transitions

Stage 1:  – Starts

Stage 2:  – Starts

Stage 3:  – Starts 

Accommodation

We like to ensure our competitors always have a comfortable and relaxing Accomodation option to settle into & at the same time have a fun trip for your entire group.Be sure to give some of our Accom recommendations a go and tell them we sent you.

Friday

Pre race safety briefing and rego pick up are held on Friday Night

this gives you the opportunity to preview any last minute course/ safety changes as well as ask some questions to the Adventurethon team.

Saturday

Saturday activities and places to meet up for a feed and a drink

Sunday

Sunday Description

Logistics from accom

Pre-book Copmanhurst
Car hire & Transport

Buses

Athletes competing in the Ultra/long paddle transport is on offer. Athlete are to drop off Kayaks at starting line and drive to the finish line. Here a bus (MUST BOOK) will pick athletes up and drop back to starting line therefore cars are parked at the final destination.

There are 2 time slots available, TBA am (Ultra/long), TBA am (Ultra/long). You will need to book and preference will be given to those without a support crew. Use the link below to book a seat on the bus here.

Book your seat
Transporting equipment

You will need to provide your own equipment for each stage of the race. If you need to HIRE bikes and/or kayaks check out the info. The best way to transport between these stages is with a vehicle.

Activities

Lets face it we all want to cram as much fun stuff into one trip especially when these trips tend to be family together time, catch ups with friends or romantic getaways for the active.

So having a few activities you must have a go at in the area seems like a good idea of which you can pick and choose  you want to add to an already awesome weekend or extended break.

*Lion Experience or a full visit to the Monarto Zoo

*Steam Boat/ House Boat on the Murray River

More to follow

Bike & Kayak Hire
Kayak Hire

For INDIVIDUAL kayak Hire options. Select your kayak, then choose whether to add a paddle and/or pfd.

There are also DOUBLE KAYAK options available

Book them HERE.

 

If you don’t see what you are after in this list, please email Joel at info@adventurethon.com.au along with your particular kayak requirements so we can begin to facilitate this for you.

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