Embark on an Unforgettable Adventure: X-Marathon Adventure Race Comes to Lake Macquarie with Three Exciting Courses

The adventure of a lifetime, the beauty of coastal landscapes, and the spirit of diversity come together as the X-Marathon Adventure Race finds its new home in the heart of Lake Macquarie, New South Wales. Under the stewardship of passionate race directors Serge and Maria, this year's event promises an unparalleled experience for adventure enthusiasts of all levels.


Three Courses, One Unforgettable Experience


X-Marathon Adventure Race invites participants to choose their adventure with three unique courses tailored to different levels of fitness and experience:

Full 24-Hour Course:

A true test of endurance, this course challenges participants to navigate the stunning Lake Macquarie region over a 24-hour period. From mountain biking through picturesque trails to orienteering in diverse terrains, this course is designed for the seasoned adventurer seeking the ultimate challenge.

Half 12-Hour Course:

Ideal for those seeking a balance between adventure and enjoyment, the Half 12-Hour Course offers an exhilarating experience without the intensity of the full 24-hour challenge. Participants will explore the beauty of Lake Macquarie with a mix of trail running, biking, and orienteering.

Mini 4-Hour Course:

Perfect for beginners and those looking for a taste of adventure racing, the Mini 4-Hour Course is a condensed yet action-packed experience. Teams will embark on a journey through carefully curated trails, making this the perfect entry point for those new to the world of adventure racing.

Inaugural Australian Adventure Racing Conference

As part of this year's event, X-Marathon Adventure Race proudly introduces the first Australian Adventure Racing Conference. Adventure racing enthusiasts, professionals, and curious minds alike are invited to gather for a day of insightful discussions, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities. The conference aims to foster knowledge-sharing, celebrate achievements in the adventure racing community, and explore the future of this dynamic sport in Australia.

An Adventure for Everyone, A Celebration of Diversity

What sets X-Marathon Adventure Race apart is its commitment to celebrating diversity and making adventure racing accessible to all. Serge and Maria, with their family of two kids, infuse a personal touch into the event, creating an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere.

The introduction of optional checkpoints in rogaining stages is a game-changer, allowing teams to tailor their experience based on their fitness level and experience. Fast and strong teams can take on all checkpoints, while less experienced or less fit teams have the flexibility to skip checkpoints, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the adventure of adventure racing.

Scenic Beauty and Family Connection

Lake Macquarie serves as the stunning backdrop for this year's adventure race. Nestled in a coastal area with picturesque mountain bike trails and orienteering maps, the location offers a diverse and breathtaking playground for participants.

Serge's regular scouting trips, using the adventure race as an excuse to escape family routine, ensure that the course is nothing short of spectacular. The family's personal connection to the area adds an authentic touch, turning the event into a celebration of not just adventure but also family and community.

Exciting Social Opportunities

Beyond the exhilarating race courses and the Australian Adventure Racing Conference, X-Marathon Adventure Race promises a vibrant social experience for participants and spectators alike. The event brings together a wide audience, from seasoned adventure racers to families looking for a weekend of excitement.

Enjoy live entertainment, food stalls, and interactive exhibits. Connect with fellow adventure enthusiasts, share stories, and immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of the adventure racing community. X-Marathon Adventure Race isn't just an event; it's a celebration of life, diversity, and the boundless spirit of exploration.

Easy Access via Newcastle Airport or Sydney Airport

Lake Macquarie is conveniently located near Newcastle Airport and Sydney Airport, ensuring easy access for participants travelling from various locations. 

Join the Adventure!

Whether you're a seasoned adventurer seeking the ultimate challenge, a family looking for a weekend of excitement, or a curious mind eager to explore the world of adventure racing, X-Marathon Adventure Race welcomes you with open arms.

Registration is now open for all three courses. Secure your spot and embark on an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Lake Macquarie. For conference registrations and additional information, visit xmarathon.com.au

About X-Marathon Adventure Race

X-Marathon Adventure Race is an annual adventure racing event founded in 2011 and is now proudly located in Lake Macquarie, New South Wales. Under the direction of passionate race directors Serge and Maria, the event has evolved into a celebration of diversity, inclusivity, and the adventure of a lifetime. With three distinct courses, an Australian Adventure Racing Conference, and exciting social opportunities, the X-Marathon Adventure Race offers a unique experience for participants and spectators alike.