race-categories

Race Categories

Short Course (time range 3-6hrs)
An introduction to Adventure Racing., something all women can achieve.

  • Super easy map reading Navigation
  • Short beginner kayak (craft/paddles an life vests are all provided)
  • Novice Non-technical Mountain Biking
  • Easy on & off-trail Trekking (running or walking)
  • Fun Mystery Activity – it wouldn’t be an adventure racing without one!

3-4hr Predicted winning team’s time.

We expect the slowest teams will finish within twice the time of the winning teams time.

Loose approximate distances (depends on the teams route choice): Up to 3k Paddle, 10-15k Mtb, 6-10km Trekking

Note: We prefer not to focus on distances because they vary so much with route choice and speed over different terrain/water can vary so much, they can be misleading.

Medium Course (time range 6-12hrs)
For those who already have some fitness behind them and want to step-it up a notch. This course takes the adventure to the next level and provides something to sink your teeth into.

  • Basic Navigation – Simple map reading with some compass knowledge advantageous… unless you trust the team you are following!
  • Average Kayaking skills & fitness (craft/paddles an life vests are all provided)
  • Confident in the water – just in case… you never know!
  • Intermediate Mountain biking with the odd tricky bit thrown in for good measure – walking with your bike over or around these bits is fine.
  • Moderate on & off-trail Trekking – expect to get your feet wet and muddy!
  • Fun Mystery Activities – it wouldn’t be an adventure racing without a few!

6-7hr Predicted winning team’s time.

We expect the slowest teams will finish within twice the time of the winning teams time.

Loose distances: Up to 4k Paddle, 15-25km Mtb, 12-16km Trekking  

Note: We prefer not to focus on distances because they vary so much with route choice and speed over different terrain/water can vary so much, they can be misleading.

Long Course (time range 9-18hrs)
An epic adventure! Expect the unexpected, some hard core/gnarly bits, but it’s by no means a mission impossible! You don’t need to be an elite athlete but you do need to be prepared to be out there for the best part of the day – but that’s the fun of it right?

  • A little more challenging Navigation – good map reading with compass knowledge necessary… as teams can get well spread out at night!
  • Good kayaking skills & fitness (craft/paddles an life vests are all provided)
  • Competent swimming ability for Coasteering – you will be getting wet!
  • Adept at Mountain biking and up for anything! Hike-a-bike – no problem.
  • Strong on & off-trail Trekking – positively adventurous… no walk in the park!
  • Fun Mystery Activities – it wouldn’t be an adventure racing without a few!

9-10hr Predicted winning team’s time.

We expect the slowest teams will finish within twice the time of the winning teams time.

Loose distances: Up to 5k Kayak, 25-40k Mtb, 18-22km Trekking  

Note: We prefer not to focus on distances because they vary so much with route choice and speed over different terrain/water can vary so much, they can be misleading.