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Townsville, QLD

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19th & 20th June 2021

Townsville, QLD

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Dam Trails

ADVENTURETHONReturns

In response to popular demand ADVENTURETHON returns to North Queensland in 2021 with a MULTISPORT extravaganza.

Gear up for a full on, three discipline, adventure-style race to test your stamina, go for broke in a single discipline, or just enjoy a leisurely walk or paddle on the best waters and tracks Townsville has to offer. Not just an event for the elite athletes, Adventurethon also caters to the whole family from juniors to first time adults and those seeking a bit more of a challenge. Paddle, run/walk and ride courses are designed to provide you with the best experiences of the NEW location and to throw in a little fun and adventure along the way. Course planning through our NEW location, the magnificent ROSS DAM is underway to ensure the best experience for all participants.

Come along and enjoy any of these options:

Adventurethon Multisport Races

Ultra, Enduro, Taste, Junior,

or any of these fun off-road adventures:

Trail Running, Trail Walking, Paddle Racing, Cruising Paddle, Mountain Biking.

Friday Evening 18th June, 2021

5:30 pm            Race Pack pick up opens at Ross River Dam HQ

(Pick up race bibs, maps available)

8:00 pm            Race Pack pick up closes

(Race bibs can be picked up prior to each event)

Saturday Morning 19th June, 2021

Event 1 – Trail Run/Walk:  20km Ultra, 10km Enduro, 5km Taste & Junior

6:30 am             Race Pack pick up opens at Ross River Dam Race HQ

7:15 am             20 km Run/Walk Briefing

7:30 am            20 km Run/Walk Start

7:45 am            10 km Run/Walk Briefing

8:00 am           10 km Run/Walk Start

8:05 am           5 km Run/Walk Briefing

8:20 am           5 km Run/Walk Start

Event 2 – Paddle Marathon:  20km Ultra, 10km Enduro

6:30 am            Race Pack pick up opens at Ross River Dam Race HQ

7:15 am             20 km & 10 km Paddle Briefing

7:30 am            20 km & 10 km Paddle Start

11:00 am         RUN & PADDLE  PRESENTATIONS at Ross River Dam Race HQ

Saturday Afternoon 19th June, 2021

Event 3 – Taste & Junior Adventurethon:  Trail run 5 km, Paddle 2 km, MTB 10 km

1:00 pm           Race Pack Pick up opens at Ross River Dam Race HQ

1:45 pm            Race Briefing

2:00 pm           Race Starts

Event 4 –  Paddle only:  5km Taste & Junior

1:00 pm            Race Pack Pick up opens at Ross River Dam Race HQ

2:00 pm           Race Briefing

2:15 pm             Race Starts

Event 5 –  Mountain Bike XC:  10km Taste & Junior

1:00 pm            Race Pack Pick up opens at Ross River Dam Race HQ

2:30 pm            Race Briefing

2:45 pm             Race Starts

4:30 pm            ADVENTURETHON & MTB PRESENTATIONS at Ross River Dam Race HQ

 

Sunday Morning 20th June, 2021

Event 6 – Adventurethon Ultra:  Paddle 12 km, Trail run 14 km, MTB 30 km

6:30 am          ULTRA – Race Pack pick up opens at Ross River Dam Race HQ

7:15 am            ULTRA – Race briefing

7:30 am           ULTRA START

Event 7 – Adventurethon Enduro:  Paddle 6 km, Trail run 8 km, MTB 15 km

6:30 am         Enduro – Race Pack pick up opens at Ross River Dam Race HQ

7:45 am         Enduro – Race briefing

8:00 am        Enduro START

Event 8 – Mountain Bike XC:  30km Ultra, 15 km Enduro

6:30 am            Race Pack pick up opens at Ross River Dam Race HQ

9:15 am            30 km & 15 km – Race briefing

9:30 am             30 km & 15 km START

12:00 pm         ADVENTURETHON & MTB PRESENTATIONS at Ross River Dam Race HQ

Saturday - AdventurethonTrail Run & Walk

Welcome to the Adventurethon Townsville Trail Run and Walk.

Come and run, or walk, our new trail courses at Ross Dam, an awesome area that has been out of bounds to runners for too long. This is a stand alone event. That means you are able to nominate for this event if you wish and there is no requirement to sign up for any other event over the course of the weekend. Medals will be awarded to all those that complete the course.

Date: Saturday 19th June 2021

Competitor options:

Long ~20 km; Intermediate ~10 km; Short ~5 km

Location:  Ross River Dam Race HQ

Race start: 20 km @ 7:30 am; 10 km @ 8:00 am; 5 km @ 8:20 am

Compulsory race briefing: 20 km @ 6:45 am; 10 km @ 7:45 am; 5 km @ 8:05 am

Distances may vary slightly once course designs are completed

Registrations: Registration is online only. Registrations close 9:00 pm Thursday 17th June or when sold out.

Race Pack Pickup: You can collect your race pack (bibs, etc) on Friday 18th June from Race HQ at Ross Dam between 5:30 pm & 8:00 pm. If you are unable to attend on Friday race packs can be collected prior to your event but this must be at least 30 mins before race start.

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 finishers will receive their medallions at Presentations. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (runners) for each Adventurethon category will be presented and then all finishers will be invited to collect their medallion.

General information:

For many this will be the first opportunity to discover the wonders surrounding Ross Dam, an area that has been closed off. We have been privileged enough to be granted permission to hold our event around the Dam. The more adventurous have the longer distances available to challenge themselves, and most reasonably competent runners/walkersers will be capable of completing the 10 km course.  Whatever distance you choose we guarantee you will have a blast. You won’t get bored as you pass different terrains along the courses and marvel at the views you haven’t been able to appreciate before. Don’t forget to carry your camera!

Mandatory Equipment Competitor Information Book Event Schedule
20 km Trail Run/Walk

Date: Saturday 19th June, 2021

Location:  Ross River Dam Race HQ

Race start: 7:30 am

Compulsory race briefing: 6:45 am

Course description:

The 20 km run will take you on a journey of discovery that showcases all the different ecosystems around the dam. The lack of long, high, hills should mean an enjoyable run or walk for all participants with plenty of photo opportunities for those that way inclined. A mix of access tracks and single trails should provide something for everyone including the speedsters who will no doubt blitz the course.

Downloadable Map View on Google Maps
10 km Trail Run/Walk

Date: Saturday 19th June, 2021

Location:  Ross River Dam, Race HQ

Race start: 8:00 am

Compulsory race briefing: 7:45 am

Course description:

The 10 km run will take you on a journey of discovery that showcases many of the different ecosystems around the dam. The lack of long, high, hills should mean an enjoyable run or walk for all participants with plenty of photo opportunities for those that way inclined. A mix of access tracks and single trails should provide something for everyone including the speedsters who will no doubt blitz this course. Just remember to take note of your surroundings, an area not normally accessible to runners/walkers, and enjoy.

Downloadable Map View on Google Maps
5 km Trail Run/Walk

Date: Saturday 19th June, 2021

Location:  Ross River Dam, Race HQ

Race start: 8:20 am

Compulsory race briefing: 8:05 am

Course description:

The 5 km run will take you on a journey of discovery alongside the dam. The lack of long, high, hills should mean an enjoyable run or walk for all participants with plenty of photo opportunities for those that way inclined. A mix of access tracks and single trails should provide something for everyone including the speedsters who will no doubt blitz this course. Just remember to take note of your surroundings, an area not normally accessible to runners/walkers, and enjoy.

Downloadable Map View on Google Maps
Saturday - Adventurethon PaddleTaste & Junior

Welcome to the Townsville Adventurethon paddle for BEGINNERS and JUNIORS.

This short event provides an opportunity for beginners and juniors to try out a paddle race (awesome location thrown in at no additional cost). If you haven’t paddled before, or are unsure about your ability to tackle something longer such as the paddle marathon distances, this is an ideal time to have a go in a safe and controlled environment with safety boats able to assist if you get into any difficulties.

Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself, you won’t know what great things you are capable of until you try. The flatwater paddle can be attempted in any paddle craft provided it has built in floatation and you are wearing a PFD (part of the mandatory equipment). Hire boats will be available (details to follow soon). PARENTS, this is a fantastic opportunity to get the kids involved in an easy paddle and you can join them if you like. How good is that, alongside your kids for the event.

This is a stand alone event. That means you are able to nominate for this event if you wish and there is no requirement to sign up for any other event over the course of the weekend. Medals will be awarded to all those that complete the course.

Date: Saturday 19th June, 2021

Race details:

Paddle ~5 km

Location:  Ross River Dam Race HQ

Race start: 2:15 pm

Compulsory race briefing: 2:00 pm

Distance may vary slightly once course designs are finalised

Registrations: Registration is online only. Registrations close 9:00 pm Thursday 17th June or when sold out.

Race Pack Pickup: You can collect your race pack (bibs, etc) on Friday 18th June from Race HQ at Ross Dam between 5:30 pm & 8:00 pm. If you are unable to attend on Friday race packs can be collected prior to your event but this must be at least 30 mins before race start.

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:  4:30 pm at race HQ Ross Dam

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

General information:

For many this will be the first opportunity to discover the wonders surrounding Ross Dam and to experience the wonder that is PADDLE racing. For the BEGINNER, this is a great starting point in their career. Adventurethon is a great way to introduce kids and adults to adventure style races. No navigation required other than an ability to follow well marked courses! If you are looking for a new challenge, or just a fun tour around our course we guarantee you will have a blast.

You won’t get bored as you pass different terrains around the course and marvel at the views you haven’t been able to appreciate before. Don’t forget to carry your waterproof camera!

Kayak Transport

The kayak transition area is not accessible by private car. Due to this, we will transport all kayaks and participants into the start/finish area.

Kayaks and paddles can be dropped at the dam Race HQ area Friday 1pm – 8pm or Saturday 6am-1pm. We will then transport kayaks to the quarry area. Please ensure your kayak and paddle is clearly labeled with your race ie. TASTE and name.

We prefer kayaks are dropped on the Friday to allow us maximum time to transport them.

Please ensure you read the relevant section in the Competitor information booklet for more information

Mandatory Equipment Competitor Information Book Event Schedule
Beginner & Junior Paddle

Date: Saturday 19th June, 2021

Location:  Ross River Dam Race HQ

Race start: 2:15 pm

Compulsory race briefing: 2:00 pm

Course description:

What an enjoyable way to get the feel of paddling while having the comfort of water safety personnel to look after you. This is a flat water paddle that shouldn’t prove too difficult for anyone willing to give it a go. A great way to experience Ross River dam and more distant shoreline, and just to paddle on this normally closed water body. This paddle is suitable for all paddle craft with built in floatation. Wearing of PFDs is mandatory during the paddle. Don’t be too shy to get in touch with us if you need a boat, we can help organise boat hire through a couple of sources.

NOTE: This is the 5 km course among the paddle marathon maps which can be downloaded below.

Kayak Transport

The kayak transition area is not accessible by private car. Due to this, we will transport all kayaks and participants into the start/finish area.

Kayaks and paddles can be dropped at the dam Race HQ area Friday 1pm – 8pm or Saturday 6am-1pm. We will then transport kayaks to the quarry area. Please ensure your kayak and paddle is clearly labeled with your race ie. TASTE and name.

We prefer kayaks are dropped on the Friday to allow us maximum time to transport them.

Please ensure you read the relevant section in the Competitor information booklet for more information

Download map View in Google Maps
Saturday - AdventurethonPaddle Marathon

Welcome to the Adventurethon Townsville Paddle Marathon.

This flatwater paddle can be tackled in any paddle craft provided it has built in floatation. This is a stand alone event. That means you are able to nominate for this event if you wish and there is no requirement to sign up for any other event over the course of the weekend. Medals will be awarded to all those that complete the course.

Date: Saturday 19th June 2021

Competitor options:

Long ~20 km; Intermediate ~10 km

Location:  Ross River Dam, Race HQ

Race start: 7:30 am (10 km & 20 km)

Compulsory race briefing: 7:15 am (10 km & 20 km)

Distances may vary slightly once course designs are completed

Registrations: Registration is online only. Registrations close 9:00 pm Thursday 17th June or when sold out.

Race Pack Pickup: You can collect your race pack (bibs, etc) on Friday 18th June from Race HQ at Ross Dam between 5:30 pm & 8:00 pm. If you are unable to attend on Friday race packs can be collected prior to your event but this must be at least 30 mins before race start.

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

General information:

For many this will be the first opportunity to discover the wonders surrounding Ross Dam, an area that has been off limits to paddlers. We have been privileged enough to be granted permission to hold our event on the Dam and open it up for you to visit. The more adventurous have the longer distance available to challenge themselves, and most reasonably competent paddlers will be capable of completing a 10 km flat paddle.  Whatever distance you choose we guarantee you will have a blast. You won’t get bored as you pass different terrains around the course and marvel at the views you haven’t been able to appreciate before. Don’t forget to carry your camera!

Kayak Transport

The kayak transition area is not accessible by private car. Due to this, we will transport all kayaks and participants into the start/finish area.

Kayaks and paddles can be dropped at the dam Race HQ area Friday 1pm – 8pm or Saturday 6am-6:45am. We will then transport kayaks to the quarry area. Please ensure your kayak and paddle is clearly labeled with your race ie. PADDLE only and name.

We prefer kayaks are dropped on the Friday to allow us maximum time to transport them.

Please ensure you read the relevant section in the Competitor information booklet for more information

Mandatory equipment Download Competitor Information Book Event Schedule
10 km & 20 km Paddles

Date: Saturday 19th June, 2021

Location:  Ross River Dam, Race HQ

Race start: 7:30 am

Compulsory race briefing: 7:15 am

Course description:

These are a flat water paddles that shouldn’t prove too difficult for anyone willing to give them a go. A great way to experience Ross River dam and its more distant shoreline, and just to paddle on this normally closed water body. This paddle is suitable for all paddle craft with built in floatation. Wearing of PFDs is mandatory during the paddle. Don’t be too shy to get in touch with us if you need a boat, we can help organise boat hire through a couple of sources.

Download maps View on Google Maps
Sunday - AdventurethonMTBXC

Welcome to the Adventurethon MTB XC.

The first chance in a long time for riders to experience the fantastic XC tracks at Ross Dam. Our course has plenty of sweet single track, some a little challenging and some flowing nicely, and some flat out sections for the speed freaks. This will be a truly enjoyable ride for those not trying to podium, but the course will test out those who expect to be at the front.

Date: Sunday 20th June, 2021

Competitor options:

15 km; 30 km

Location:  Ross River Dam Race HQ

Race start: 9:30 am

Compulsory race briefing: 9:15 am

Registrations: Registration is online only. Registrations close 9:00 pm Thursday 17th June or when sold out.

Race Pack Pickup: You can collect your race pack (bibs, etc) on Friday 18th June from Race HQ at Ross Dam between 5:30 pm & 8:00 pm. If you are unable to attend on Friday race packs can be collected prior to your event but this must be at least 30 mins before race start.

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:  12:00 pm 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:

Explore some fantastic north Queensland scenery as you MTB in an exhilarating journey through forested sections and open areas with expansive views. Finish your adventure with  that awesome feeling of crossing the finish line knowing that you have achieved something special.

Mandatory Equipment Competitor Information Book Event Schedule
MTB XC 15 & 30 km

Date: Sunday 20th June, 2021

Location:  Ross River Dam Race HQ

Race start: 2:45 pm

Compulsory race briefing: 2:30 pm

Course description:

Fun courses that should appeal to those keen for a challenge and more experienced riders. Come and enjoy some of the best XC trails around the region, trails that haven’t been open for a couple of years. Plenty of fast sections if that floats your boat, not too many hills, and some really sweet single track to put a smile on your face. All in all a fantastic way to spend a little time on a Saturday afternoon.

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Saturday - AdventurethonMTB XC Beginner & Junior

Welcome to the Townsville Adventurethon MTB Ride for BEGINNERS and JUNIORS.

This short event provides an opportunity for beginners and juniors to try out a MTB race (awesome location thrown in at no additional cost). If you haven’t raced before, or are unsure about your ability to tackle something longer, this is an ideal time to have a go without raising too much sweat.

Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself, you won’t know what great things you are capable of until you try. This MTB course can be attempted by anyone that has a MTB in good working order. PARENTS, this is a fantastic opportunity to get the kids involved in an easy MTB Ride and you can join them if you like. How good is that, alongside your kids for the event.

This is a stand alone event. That means you are able to nominate for this event if you wish and there is no requirement to sign up for any other event over the course of the weekend. Medals will be awarded to all those that complete the course.

Date: Saturday 19th June, 2021

Race Details:

Distance 10 km

Location:  Ross River Dam Race HQ

Race start: 2:45 pm

Compulsory race briefing: 2:30 pm

Registrations: Registration is online only. Registrations close 9:00 pm Thursday 17th June or when sold out.

Race Pack Pickup: You can collect your race pack (bibs, etc) on Friday 18th June from Race HQ at Ross Dam between 5:30 pm & 8:00 pm. If you are unable to attend on Friday race packs can be collected prior to your event but this must be at least 30 mins before race start.

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:  4:30 pm 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 on this shorter and less technical course. There are easy sections and some slightly more technical bits, but nothing to challenge an experienced rider that competes regularly.  This course provides a taste of bigger things without delivering the technical aspects. The relatively easy course means ypu can go hard if you like, or take a more leisurely approach and enjoy the scenery. Whatever approach you take we guarantee you will have a blast. You won’t get bored as you traverse different terrains and obstacles on this course.

Mandatory Equipment Competitor Information Book Event Schedule
MTB XC Beginners & Juniors

Date: Saturday 19th June, 2021

Location:  Ross River Dam Race HQ

Race start: 2:45 pm

Compulsory race briefing: 2:30 pm

Course description:

A fun course that should appeal to the first timer and the more experienced juniors. Plenty of fast sections if that floats your boat, not too many hills, and some really sweet single track to put a smile on your face. All in all a fantastic way to spend a little time on a Saturday afternoon.

Download maps View in Google Maps
Saturday - AdventurethonTaste & Junior

Welcome to the Townsville Taste & Junior Adventurethon.

This awesome event challenges you to transition from an off road run, into a flat water paddle, and finally through a mountain bike course to reach your finish line. Just think what an amazing achievement that would be.

The run can be attempted in any sensible running shoes, the flatwater paddle in any paddle craft provided it has built in floatation and you are wearing a PFD, and you will need a sound, fully functioning mountain bike for the ride.

This is a stand alone event. That means you are able to nominate for this event if you wish and there is no requirement to sign up for any other event over the course of the weekend. Medals will be awarded to all those that complete the course.

Date: Saturday 19th June 2021

Race details:

Off road run ~5 km; paddle ~2 km; MTB ride ~10 km

Location:  Ross River Dam Race HQ

Race start: 2:00 pm

Compulsory race briefing: 1:45 pm

Distances may vary slightly once course designs are finalised

Registrations: Registration is online only. Registrations close 9:00 pm Thursday 17th June or when sold out.

Race Pack Pickup: You can collect your race pack (bibs, etc) on Friday 18th June from Race HQ at Ross Dam between 5:30 pm & 8:00 pm. If you are unable to attend on Friday race packs can be collected prior to your event but this must be at least 30 mins before race start.

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:  4:30 pm at race HQ Ross Dam

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

General information:

For many this will be the first opportunity to discover the wonders surrounding Ross Dam and to experience the wonder that is MULTISPORT racing. For the BEGINNER, the Taste or Junior Adventurethon is a great way to test out off road multisport adventure style races. No navigation required other than an ability to follow well marked courses! If you are looking for a new challenge, or just a fun tour around our courses we guarantee you will have a blast.

PARENTS, this is a brilliant way to get your kids involved in fun outdoor activities, and to participate alongside your kids, and you won’t get bored as you pass different terrains around the course and marvel at the views you haven’t been able to appreciate before. Don’t forget to carry your camera!

Kayak Transport

The kayak transition area is not accessible by private car. Due to this, we will transport all kayaks into the kayak area.

Kayaks and paddles can be dropped at the dam Race HQ area Friday 1pm – 8pm or Saturday 6am-1pm. We will then transport kayaks to the quarry area. Please ensure your kayak and paddle is clearly labeled with your race ie. TASTE and name.

We prefer kayaks are dropped on the Friday to allow us maximum time to transport them.

Please ensure you read the relevant section in the Competitor information booklet for more information

Mandatory Equipment Competitor Information Book Event Schedule
Taste & Junior Adventurethon

Date: Saturday 19th June, 2021

Location:  Ross River Dam Race HQ

Race start: 2:00 pm

Compulsory race briefing: 1:45 pm

Course description:

This course has been designed to provide all participants with an off road adventure without the technical difficulties of the longer events. Ideal for first time adventure seekers and their kids. Run and ride courses will take you through a series of access and single tracks which should not prove too difficult for those with some experience, or those who are prepared to give it a go. Great fun faster sections and yes, a couple of hills to bring you back to earth. Between run and ride you will get a new perspective on Ross Dam as you paddle a short circuit on this wonderful waterway. What more could you want to tempt you to give it a go!

Download maps View in Google Maps
Sunday - AdventurethonEnduro

Welcome to the Adventurethon Enduro event.

This multisport event is designed to test you out without reaching the desperation of the Ultra distances. There is not a lot of elevation on course but there are plenty of  slower technical  sections interspersed with some fast run and ride bits. On this course you will get a great taste of the technical problems the Ultra competitors have to face but you will be finished in far less time than those nutters. Whether you are looking to be near the top, or just challenging yourself to step up to something outside your comfort zone, our Enduro course will provide a lot of fun and possibly a little pain (but good pain) before you revel in that awesome finish line feeling.

Date: Sunday 20th June, 2021

Race Details:

Paddle 6 km; Run 8 km; MTB 15 km

Location:  Ross River Dam Race HQ

Race start: 8:00 am

Compulsory race briefing: 7:45 am

Registrations: Registration is online only. Registrations close 9:00 pm Thursday 17th June or when sold out.

Race Pack Pickup: You can collect your race pack (bibs, etc) on Friday 18th June from Race HQ at Ross Dam between 5:30 pm & 8:00 pm. If you are unable to attend on Friday race packs can be collected prior to your event but this must be at least 30 mins before race start.

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).

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:  12:00 pm at race HQ

All competitors 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:

Explore some fantastic north Queensland scenery as you paddle, run and MTB on an exhilarating journey through forested sections and open areas with expansive views. Finish your adventure with  that awesome feeling of crossing the finish line knowing that you have achieved something special.

Kayak Transport

The kayak transition area is not accessible by private car. Due to this, we will transport all kayaks  into the kayak area.

Kayaks and paddles, PFDs and TA2 gear can be dropped at the dam Race HQ area Friday 1pm – 8pm, Saturday 6am-8pm or Sunday 5:30am-6:40am. We will then transport kayaks to the quarry area. Please ensure your all of your equipment is clearly labeled with your race ie. ULTRA or ENDURO ADVENTURETHON and name.

Mandatory Equipment Competitor Information Book Event Schedule
Taste & Junior

Date: Sunday 20th June, 2021

Location:  Ross River Dam Race HQ

Race start: 8:00 am

Compulsory race briefing: 7:45 am

Course description:

This course has been designed to provide all participants with an off road adventure. Ideal for first time off road multisport contenders who have a modicum of fitness, or for those returning to the off road multisport scene after a break. Run and ride courses will take you through a series of access and single tracks which should not prove too difficult for those with some experience and those who are prepared to give it a go, but be aware there will be some small technical sections. Great fun faster sections and yes, a couple of hills to bring you back to earth. Between your run and ride you will get a new perspective on Ross Dam as you paddle a short circuit on this wonderful waterway. What more could you want to tempt you to give it a go! For some a challenge, yes, but you will be up to it if you are willing to try.

Download maps View in Google Maps
Sunday - AdventurethonUltra

Welcome to the Adventurethon Ultra event.

This multisport event is designed to test you out. There is not a lot of elevation on course but there are plenty of  slower technical  sections interspersed with some fast run and ride bits. Whether you are looking to be near the top, or just challenging yourself to something outside your comfort zone, our Ultra course will provide a lot of fun and possibly a little pain (but good pain) before you revel in that awesome finish line feeling.

Date: Sunday 20th June, 2021

Race Details:

Paddle 12 km; Run 14 km; MTB 30 km

Location:  Ross River Dam Race HQ

Race start: 7:30 am

Compulsory race briefing: 7:15 am

Registrations: Registration is online only. Registrations close 9:00 pm Thursday 17th June or when sold out.

Race Pack Pickup: You can collect your race pack (bibs, etc) on Friday 18th June from Race HQ at Ross Dam between 5:30 pm & 8:00 pm. If you are unable to attend on Friday race packs can be collected prior to your event but this must be at least 30 mins before race start.

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:  12:00 pm at Race HQ

All competitors 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:

Explore some fantastic north Queensland scenery as you paddle, trail run and MTB an exhilarating journey through forested sections and open areas with expansive views. Finish your adventure with  that awesome feeling of crossing the finish line knowing that you have achieved something special.

Kayak Transport

The kayak transition area is not accessible by private car. Due to this, we will transport all kayaks  into the kayak area.

Kayaks and paddles, PFDs and TA2 gear can be dropped at the dam Race HQ area Friday 1pm – 8pm, Saturday 6am-8pm or Sunday 5:30am-6:40am. We will then transport kayaks to the quarry area. Please ensure your all of your equipment is clearly labeled with your race ie. ULTRA or ENDURO ADVENTURETHON and name.

Mandatory Equipment Competitor Information Book Event Schedule
Ultra

Date: Sunday 20th June, 2021

Location:  Ross River Dam Race HQ

Race start: 7:30 am

Compulsory race briefing: 7:15 am

Course description:

This course has been designed to provide all participants with an off road challenge. Ideal for fit first time off road multisport contenders, those stepping up from the Enduro distances, and for those animals returning to the longer off road multisport scene after a break. Run and ride courses will take you through a series of access and single tracks which should not prove too difficult for those with some experience and those who are prepared to give it a go, but be aware there will be some small technical sections. Great fun faster sections and yes, a couple of hills to bring you back to earth. Along with your run and ride you will get a new perspective on Ross Dam as you paddle a circuit on this wonderful waterway. What more could you want to tempt you to give it a go! For some a challenge, yes, but you will be up to it if you are willing to try.

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Format

There is a choice of distances to suit all comers, from the very beginners to elite athletes, so there is ample opportunity choose distances to suit your abilities and perhaps challenge yourself. Like a conventional triathlon, participants move directly from one discipline, through a transition zone and on to the next discipline until they have completed all three. First across the finish line to complete all three components (paddle, ride, run) wins the overall event, but being Adventurethon, we also recognise and reward age group winners as well as all those that complete the event. That’s right all finishers are awarded with a finishers medal.

If not competing why not head out and spectate so you get an appreciation of what is involved in adventure sports, but be careful, you might just get enthused and ‘wish you had been brave’ and had a go.

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North Queensland is the location of this Adventurethon event. The precise location will be announced shortly

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