This is the toughest Adventure Junkie’s events, and involves a non-stop navigation-based adventure race with plenty of mental and physical challenges for ultimate adventure racers.
What: Comprising kayaking, mountain biking, trekking and adventure tasks, this race has something for everyone. In 2012, X-Marathon will be held in the Victorian High Country - expect to visit the best bits the areas have to offer with steep climbs & breathtaking descents.
X-Marathon has been designed to provide options for experienced and novice athletes, with three course options:
Pro Course: 24-hour time limit. This is a serious challenge for experienced athletes, with a winning time of 15 hours expected
Adventure Course: 12-hour time limit with a winning time of 7 hours.
Lite Course: 4-hour time limit with a winning time of 2 hours
This is an event for teams of two (three categories: male, female, mixed). Both members of the team have to stay together throughout the course (this is not relay).
The date for your diaries is Saturday 15-16 December 2012,
The exact location – to be announced about two weeks prior the start – is about 180km north of Melbourne.
$1050 prize money for the Pro Course up for grabs*.
*($200 first place in category, $100 second, plus $150 overall winners bonus. Category prizes paid only if there are three or more teams in category)
Basic catering at the finish,
Equipment for adventure task,
Kayaks, PFDs, paddles (Lite and Adventure courses only). Lite and Adventure course can use their own kayaks. For Pro course kayaks are not provided by default, but pair of Finn Endorfinns could be provided with extra $50 fee. More advanced kayaks could be rented at Peakadventure here >>>
Excellent maps, new location, demanding course and heaps of fun!
There are three categories: Male teams, Female teams and Mixed teams of two.
Pro: $249 per team of two
Adventure: $189 per team of two
Lite: $149 per team of two*
*A $30 per team late fee applies if registration occurs after 1st December 2012
*Refund policy >>>
Do not miss this great event – it is the perfect way to finish your adventure racing year!
15-16 December, Lake Eildon
How it was in 2011: