Nearly Time For 48 Hours on the Wildside of AR
The WildsideAR Geoquest Special Edition course has been set and it captures the true heart of adventure taking teams to some of the most beautiful places in the Manning Valley as well as some hidden gems in the Great Lakes.
Based out of Diamond Beach on the June long weekend teams of 4 or 2 will have up to 48hrs to navigate through spaces rarely visited and overcome challenges traversing demanding landscapes, moving from checkpoint to checkpoint by foot, mountain bike and kayak.
With 45 teams from across the country coming the weekend will be the biggest adventure race seen in Australia this year. It is also the third in the A1 Australian Adventure Racing Series and has teams from Queensland, Victoria, ACT and New South Wales on their way to the region. With the National Title up for grabs the best adventure racers in the country will be tackling the terrain, all vying for points.
The race is collaboration between Richard Old of Fully Rad Adventures and Chris Dixon from WildnCo. Both experienced racers and event managers the racing promises to be epic.
“We really love the outdoors, adventure racing and are passionate about getting people outside” Race Director, Richard Old, “For this race we have taken all that we love about the sport and created a course that offers real adventure as well as promotes the Manning Valley and Great Lakes”
Over the weekend teams will use map, compass together with their own wits and skills to navigate their way over an unmarked route by mountain biking, paddling, trekking, orienteering, trail running, and of course a few surprises through the areas spectacular forests, beaches, mountains, lakes and rivers. They will have to problem solve, route find and persevere over a wild course managing their resources.
“This race will have everything - challenging trek routes, tough mountain biking, navigation that will make teams stop and think and scenic paddle legs. The course is rich in history and we are designing a race that will give teams a real adventure experience as well as getting to know the area. In fact even we have discovered new places to explore while creating the course”
Race HQ Serenity Beach Resort will be a hive of activity as teams start from Sunday morning.
The event is still looking for volunteers and accepting late entries so if you are looking for an incredible experience and unforgettable adventure this is the event for you.
Teams on the Finish Line On Day 6
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