Race categories

Short course (time range 3 – 9hrs)
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)
  • A confident swimmer – just in case… you never know!
  • 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 take three times the time of the winning team’s time. Loose approximate distances (depends on the teams route choice): Up to 2k paddle, 10 -15k mountain bike, 5 -10km trek.

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)
  • A confident swimmer – 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 take two-three times the time of the winning team’s time. Loose distances: Up to 3k paddle, 15-25km mountain bike, 10-15km trek.

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 hardcore/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 having fun for the best part of the day.

  • A little more challenging navigation – good map reading with compass knowledge necessary… as teams can get spread out at night!
  • Good kayaking skills & fitness (craft/paddles an life vests are all provided)
  • A competent swimmer 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 take two times the time of the winning team’s time. Loose distances: Up to 4k Kayak, 25-30k Mtb, 15-20km 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.