Changes keep courses exciting

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
Competitors take on the gruelling trail run around Eagle Bay and Geographe Bay
Camera IconCompetitors take on the gruelling trail run around Eagle Bay and Geographe Bay Credit: Supplied

Eagle Bay, Dunsborough, Meelup Regional Park and Geographe Bay will be the scene for the Eagle Bay Epic Adventure Race on November 7-8.

The restructured challenge is an evolution of the previous Anaconda/Augusta Adventure Fest which was regarded as the “world’s biggest adventure race” for many years.

Rapid Ascent race director John Jacoby said the evolution of the Eagle Bay Epic Adventure Race was designed to keep the courses and event layout new and exciting for participants.

“Each course takes in the best of the best natural wilderness of Meelup and the South West and we can’t wait to see some exciting racing take place,” he said.

The event follows a similar format to the Augusta event, including three different adventure races that showcase the rugged and pristine coastline.

The Leeuwin Long Coursewill challenge the finest athletes with a non-stop course over four disciplines including 23km mountain bike, 2km ocean swim, 13.5km paddle, and 12.5km trail run.

The Naturaliste Short Courseoffers a stepping stone into the sport of adventure racing and is best suited to new off-road converts, social teams and younger participants, with a 13km mountain bike, 1.2km ocean swim, 5km paddle and 7.9km trail run.

Both courses can be entered as individuals or as relay-teams of two to four participants who might do one leg each.

Carrying the legacy of the popular junior survivor challenge, the Kids Adventure challenge offers children aged up to 13 years the chance to be part of the adventure weekend with a 4km running and obstacle course.

Each event will start and finish at the Eagle Bay Brewing Co with presentations held in a social setting for competitors and families.

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