"Southern Winter Chills swing migration of athletes North to Townsville !"
Since the Adventurethon was first launched in North Queensland 5 years ago, Townsville has been seen as a Hub for adventure seekers. Townsville is now known as the Ocean paddling Capital of North Queensland.
The Adventurethon in Townsville will see some of Australia’s best Multisport and adventure athletes come together for some serious competition, however the age group athletes the event was initially created for are a major focus for the weekend.
This Townsville Adventurethon Course is very scenic and Iconic with a paddle to and from TropicalMagnetic Island, Mountain Biking over the New under the Radar MTB Tracks and through the Town Common wetlands and trail Running the Summit of Mt Marlow and overlooking Magnetic Island, Townsville and the Palm Islands in North Queensland.
The Major Draw card for Adventurethon Townsville is the timing of the event with June 21 being the Winter solstice or “shortest day” many of the southern areas of Australia and NZ will be very cold and in the depths of Winter, However Townsville North Queensland has perfect weather with the standard dry season day reaching no more than 27 Degrees Celcius PERFECT!!!
The amount of Infrastructure and expertise that the Townsville Rockwheelers track building team have brought to Townsville has meant the massive growth of mountain biking in the region, with a boom evident since the “Under the Radar” Mountain Bike track was introduced at Cape Pallarenda National Park.
More athletes are taking up the sport each year and there is a large amount of regular social activity out on the trails. “We have had National interest for the last couple of years in the Townsville based event, especially the colder Southern areas of Australia.” Says Event director Joel Savage. “It’s great to have some competitors from NZ and Africa contacting us for information and help to ensure they are ready for their debut to the North Queensland region..We have mostly been fielding questions about helping secure boat hire for the event which we can sort for travelling athletes easily with some notice.”
Entrants at this year’s Adventurethon National Challenge Townsville which takes place 21st / 22nd June 2014 at Pallarenda beach In Townsville will be battling it out for Free Entry into the World Multisport Championships in New Zealand at the “Speights Coast to Coast”
The First Australian Solo male and First Australian Female who cross the Ultra finish line will be battling for the Free spots to represent Australia at the World Champs event
About The Coast To Coast The Speight’s Coast to Coast traverses the South Island of New Zealand from Kumara Beach on the Tasman Sea to Sumner Beach on the Pacific Ocean. Over either two days competitors cycle 140 kms (three stages of 55km, 15 km and 70 km), run 36 km (including a 33 km mountain stage that crosses the Southern Alps) and kayak 67kms of the grade two Waimakariri River through the Grand Canyon of New Zealand, the Waimakariri Gorge.
This initiative adds to the team of Australians that recently qualified to Represent Australia at the Magnetic Island Adventurethon (March this year) for the Columbia Triple Challenge in South Africa
Registrations are still open for a few weeks however places within the Cape Pallarenda National Park are limited so it will be first in Best dressed to get the last of those spots. This event Sold out last year and will do so again.
Registrations and info are at the following link:
For More Details regarding Adventurethon Townsville please contact Joel Savage
Mob: 0447 496 489