Adventure race back in running

Catherine MasseyBusselton Dunsborough Times
Repeat participant Cameron Murray and Sonia Kay look forward to a bigger and better X-Adventure in April next year.
Camera IconRepeat participant Cameron Murray and Sonia Kay look forward to a bigger and better X-Adventure in April next year. Credit: Supplied

Australia’s biggest off-road triathlon, X-Adventure Dunsborough, is back in the game, with the event set to go full speed ahead in April.

Following the cancellation of this year’s event, 2021 will see the return of the mix of triathlon and adventure racing when athletes tackle an exhilarating Capes ocean swim, trail run and mountain bike ride.

Rapid Ascent general manager Sam Maffett said the cancellation of this year’s event was devastating.

“We could not be happier to see events going ahead in Western Australia and we can’t wait to deliver an even bigger and better X-Adventure in April,” Mr Maffett said.

The X-Adventure long course boasts 33.5km of action with a 1500m ocean swim, 12km trail run, and 20km mountain bike ride. Held over two days, the course usually attracts 1500 athletes, from corporate relay teams to elite athletes, and many more spectators.

“We genuinely love what we do here at Rapid Ascent — conducting events that put smiles on people’s faces in some beautiful parts of the country,” Mr Maffett said.

Renowned triathlete and multiple X-Adventure competitor Simon Billeau praised the course.

“It’s a great race in such a stunning location like Dunsborough,” Billeau said.

“We are very lucky to have this race here.”

The premier long course race will be included in the 2021 Triathlon WA State Championships.

Entries are now open for the event on April 10 and 11, with details at XAdventure.com.au.

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