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Victorian School Adventurethon Championships in Anglesea this December 4th

Victorian School Adventurethon Championships in Anglesea this December 4th

The Victorian Schools Adventurethon Championships will be held On Sunday December 4th in Anglesea on the Surf Coast region of Victoria along the Great Ocean Road. Anglesea is well known for its great beginner friendly options of paddling, biking and hiking and with the history of Schools camps and excursions to the area is well known for being the first adventure playground of many Victorians and will play host to the Victorian Schools Adventurethon Championships for 2016.

juniors-angleseaAs children’s lives are filled with more technology, and in general we are surrounded by more concrete, we are left with kids who are in a Nature deficit. Our aim of the Victorian Schools Adventurethon Championships is to encourage participation in activity outdoors being amongst nature, as well as fostering good team spirit. Introducing students to new challenges will set them up to be more resistant to stress and overwhelm as they become leaders of the next generation.

 The School with the Most People in the Challenge will win:

  •  A NEW SPIRIT CTR kayak and a Paddle thanks to Spirit paddle sports valued at over $1300


  • A Merida bike thanks to Merida and Advanced traders valued at up to $500 RRP

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  • 8 x Learn to Surf Vouchers thanks to Go Ride a Wave in Anglesea

Schools Team Challenge Division

  • 2 people in kayak (1km)
  • 2 people on ride (10km)
  • 2 People on Run (4km)

Can either be as a relay or same 2 people the entire course however both options are competing against each other so unless the kids are the next solo champs the fastest way to complete the course will be tag team relay. There is a great sense of achievement by completing the entire course from paddling the creek to riding the trails and then finishing with the run leg.
The Distances of the event are

  • 1km Kayak Paddle along the protected Anglesea river
  • 10km Mountain Bike ride through the Anglesea trails
  • 4km run through dirt tracks and trails.

Included in the Schools Teams Challenge event are:

  • Event Entry
  • 1 x Double kayak Hire
  • Hire of 2 x Paddles and 2 x Life jackets

The Schools challenge will be for teams of 2- 6 people total and Schools can enter multiple teams into the event.
Age divisions

  • 8-10 years (must be relay)
  • 11-13 years (can be either relay or side by side)
  • 14-17 years (can be either relay or side by side)

Each of the Age Divisions will be sent off in waves according to their age.
Wave times are staggered and to be announced 2 weeks prior to the event.
The winning team will be the school that has the most points
3 points for each team you enter as well as points for placing in each category
1st place = 6 points, 2nd place = 5 points, 3rd place = 4 points

How to Register

Price: (includes 1 x double kayak hire)
Please note:
*TWO people must travel side by side at all times on other legs
*If you are a team of 4 or 6 and wish to kayak all together you will need to hire more kayaks or provide your own. Entry cost covers hire of ONE double kayak only.
Team of 2 people – $120 Register HERE
Team of 4 people – $186 Register HERE
Team of 6 people – $264 Register HERE
*There is also Individual Junior options for those kids that wish to compete for individual glory, the points will still contribute towards the school points.
$49 Entry individual only (You will need to hire or supply your own boat)

BIKE HIRE 2016_gt_avalanche_sport_05  is available on our website thanks to GORATS and is only $30 per bike for the Juniors race BOOK HERE


How to get ready for the Schools challenge

Pre event training is available for Melbourne area with
Peak Adventure www.peakadventure.com.au    (03) 9391 3647  info@peakadventure.com.au
More Info on Peak Adventure Special
Getting Ready for the Challenge for Schools on the Surf Coast  and northern coast of Victoria
“GORATS”  offers paddling clinics and bike hire to schools www.gorats.com.au    0417 576 973   info@gorats.com.au
Go Ride a Wave offers paddling clinics to Schools further north in Victoria’s coast    www.gorideawave.com.au     1300 132 441    info@gorideawave.com.au
Any Questions about the event can be directed to Joel Savage Course Director
info@adventurethon.com.au and Mobile : 0447 496 489

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