13th October 2018 Mackay – 3 events – 3 locations


1st December 2018 Demolish – Clarence Valley, NSW



Check this page regularly for up to date Logistics Information

Please be aware that the information below relates to 2017 Clarence Valley, check back regularly to see the updates. Also note that 2018 has changed the sequence of event to make the event run more smoothly. 

Information Booklet

For all the information you need on the event weekend download the competitor information booklet below

Competitor Information Booklet – Adventurethon Demolish Clarence Valley 2017


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

The beauty of the DEMOLISH format is the opportunity to choose JUST 1 discipline. So if you are an avid Mountain biker and can’t paddle, or find it hard to get a team – this is perfect for you.

The Forest Flow Mountain Bike Leg is Saturday morning

The Gorge Adventure Run is Saturday afternoon

The Clarence River Rush Paddle is Sunday morning

You can choose to do JUST 1 Stage (or 2 stages) or complete the ULTIMATE DEMOLISH (which is all 3 stages). It really is up to YOU, and your preferences. There are also multiple distances for each stage available.


location with numbersAll races will be in the Clarence Valley region over the weekend of 25 & 26 November. There is enough time between races that if you wish to do all 3 (Ultimate Demolish) then that option is there.


How to get to Grafton & the Clarence Valley event

Grafton is located 300km south of Brisbane, 90km from Coffs Harbour and 600km north of Sydney


Camping is available over the weekend, which is particularly good if you want to be involved (or watch) all events. Saturday night camping at The Gorge will include campfire, music, food and results update…as well as the chance to chill out and enjoy the stunning Gorge area.

(More info on camping can be found  HERE)


Map Forest flow MTB – Ultra/Enduro

Map Forest Flow MTB Junior/Taste

Maps The Gorge Adventure Run

Maps Clarence River Rush Paddle

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).

  Adventurethon Demolish – Clarence Valley – Equpiment List 2017

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 HERE. The best way to transport between these stages is with a vehicle.

Car Hire

If you need to Hire a car we suggest you consider clearance when driving on dirt roads, as well as having to potentially crossing a puddle or 2.

The dirt road to The Gorge requires a little bit of clearance. We took a few vehicles out on our reccy trips and although a VW golf made it all the way to the campsites, it’s hardly the best choice if you have access to a slightly beefier vehicle with more clearance for dirt roads and puddles / should there be rain leading into the event. Sometimes with rain there is a small river crossing which requires a bit of clearance any standard 4wd will easily get through…some sedans also.


Athletes competing in the Ultra/long and Enduro/Medium Clarence River Rush 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 3 time slots available, 9 am (Ultra/long), 9:30 am (Ultra/long) and 10 am (Enduro/medium). You will need to book and preference will be given to those without a support crew. To book a spot on the bus send an email. In this email include your name, distance and preferred time slot.

Start Location & Transitions

Stage 1: Mountain Bike Leg – Starts 8:30 am & finishes at Bom Bom Forest Mountain Bike Park, Grafton

90min Drive to Stage 2

Stage 2: Adventure Run Leg – Starts 3pm & finishes at The Gorge, Heifer Station, Clarence Valley

Overnight Camping at The Gorge

45min Drive from Camp site and Stage 2

Stage 3: Paddle Leg – Starts at Lilydale Bridge, Winegrove Road & Finishes at Copmanhurst (45min drive from Stage 2)

Presentations at Copmanhurst. Camping Available


Course Outline – How the Weekend will work

location with numbersIf you are doing ALL THREE STAGES this will be how it flows.

If you are only doing 1 or 2 of the stages, use this as a guide for planning.

There is plenty of time between stages to get to the next location and set up etc.

Each location will have a HQ area for you to collect race bibs, etc.



Friday 24th November

Rego pack collection (Forest Flow), Carb Up Dinner & Briefing 

friday campingWhere: Hotel Motel 5, 189 Armidale Road, Grafton.


5:30pm Registration Pick up (Forest Flow/Mtb race bib collection. Competitors for other events welcome to sign indemnity forms at this time)

5:30 pm Carb Up Dinner (available for all competitors and families) *exact details to come

6pm Guest Speakers – details to come

7pm Logistics Briefing (for competitors doing all of the disciplines)

CAMPING: Tonight’s camping includes two location options

Location #1: Hotel Motel 5, 189 Armidale Road, Grafton

Location #2: Bom Bom Mtb Park, cnr Boundary Road and No 10 Fire Road.

Saturday 25th November

Stage 1 Forest Flow Mountain Bike:

Briefing 8 am at Race HQ/Start line

Start at 8:30 am @ Bom Bom Mountain Bike Park, cnr Boundary Road and No 10 Fire Road.

Please arrive early enough to get yourself set up, collect race bibs (if not collected Friday night) and sign in.

Travel to next stage – Run:  1hr 30min

Travel to Gorge Rd via Gwidyr Highway, Rogan Bridge Road, heading toward Copmanhurst, then aim to get to Winegrove Rd and then cross the bridge to Gorge Rd.

Along the Gorge Rd there is 27km dirt road leading to a dead end, which is the Gorge campground (private property). It is possible to get along it with a 2wd but easier with a car that has higher clearance than a VW golf. Once at The Gorge, the campsites can be driven to, with some sites closer to the river harder to access than those further away from the river. Camping will include – Music, BYO drinks, Food for purchase or BYO food and Results update

run start finish mapStage 2 The Gorge Adventure Run:

Briefing 2:30pm at Race HQ/Start line

Starting at 3pm at The Gorge

Please arrive early enough to set up, collect race bibs, sign indemnity forms (if not signed Friday night) and sign in.

This run also finishes at the Gorge and is the location for the camping spot for Saturday night. Please make sure you have PRE-BOOKED your camping spot here.

Saturday Night Fire place and Music

The Gorge campsite

Camping will include – Music, BYO drinks, Food for purchase or BYO food and Results update. Cost is $22 per vehicle. Camping sites are limited and must be booked

See Camping for more information


Sunday 26th November

paddle start finish mapTravel to next stage Paddle:  45min (18km) Remember to allow yourself enough time to pack up and travel to start location for paddle.


Stage 3 Clarence River Rush Paddle:

Briefing 9:30am at Race HQ/Start line

Starting at 10:30am at Lilydale Bridge

Please arrive early enough to set up, collect race bibs, sign indemnity forms (if not signed Friday night) and sign in.

Travel back along the Gorge Dirt road down to the river crossing at Lilydale Bridge- this can be your campsite on Saturday night (if you didn’t want to camp at the Gorge for some reason). The paddle start is 4km upstream along the Gorge road again. Look out for the kayak signs on your way to the Gorge or on your way back in.

Sunday Afternoon presentations and music

3pm Sunday Rest Point Family Hotel, 59 Grafton St, Copmanhurst – Great Beers and food available

Camping at the Finish Area of the paddle at Sunday Camping mapCopmanhurst is available for $8 per person and is on the edge of the river (only a few hundred meters from the local pub where presentations will take place). You can set up your tent before or after presentations and then it’s a quick walk or bike ride back to the campsite to cap off a great weekend of getting outdoors with your mates.

Showers are available to anyone who is staying at the campsite and pays the $8 camping fee HERE.

Please note: details are subject to change to suit safety, track conditions and overall fun. Please use as a guide only and ensure you are at the briefing before the event.