Alpine Quest Falls Creek Joins the Australian A1 Series and Opens Registrations

The recently announced Alpine Quest Adventure Race has whipped up a large amount of interest and we are excited to announce that the event which will take place on Australia Day weekend 2019 around the Victorian all season resort of Falls Creek will be the first race of the 2019 Australian A1 Series. 

Registration is open from 1st of June and a Super Early bird price is available for the first 3 days. You need to secure your spot with the deposit and pay the remaining cost during the year.

Race director Paul Gruber :”I jumped at the opportunity to work with Serge and Maria as they always put on such amazing events. I’m looking forward to learning a lot from them but also keen to help create a tough, but really rewarding alpine experience. It’s an amazing environment up there and will provide many great route options. It’s an exciting time for Aussie adventure racing and I’m really encouraged that I can be a part of helping the sport grow”.   

Todd Vickery A1 CEO “The location for the Alpine Quest is simply spectacular, so I’m very excited to have this event kick off the 2019 Australian Series.  With Paul’s local knowledge and passion for adventure racing, combined with Serge and Maria’s proven track record, this will be an epic Australia Day long weekend”

Course director Serge Kurov: “I was always excited about Falls Creek, it is such an awesome adventure spot, one of a kind. I’m looking forward spending more time up there this year to enjoy wilderness and get the course refined!” 

This event offers a unique opportunity to explore the Australian Alps in a fully supported format. All logistics and kayaks are arranged by the race organisers and no support crew is required. 

In addition to standard adventure racing disciplines the event features white water kayaking, challenging navigation with some secret activities planned in spectacular mountainous terrain.

The event is open for teams of four with Premier Mixed division and Female and Male categories. Two courses are prepared: Expedition and Explore. 

Expedition course- approximately 150 km within 36 hours timeframe plus prologue stage (3-6 hours). The lead time expected to be around 18 hours.

Explore course- 2 days of racing with first day the same as Expedition prologue and second day approximately 50 km within 10 hour timeframe for those teams whose overnight preferences are Falls Creek hotels rather than Alpine National park. 

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