Victorian Schools Challenge
Is your school the most adventurous in Victoria?
The Victorian Schools Adventurethon Championships will be held On Sunday December 6th 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 School camps and excursions to the area is well known for being the first adventure playground of many Victorians.
As 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. Not only that, but it can affect their ability to socialise during those formative, relationship building years.
The 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.
Teams can either be as a relay or the 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.
How to Register:
*TWO people must travel side by side at all times.
*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
Price: (includes 1 x double kayak hire)
Find out more information HERE