Winter Challenge 2012


Back by popular demand after it’s successful first running in 2011, this eight-hour, non-stop, navigation-based Adventure Race will once again include kayaking, mountain biking, trekking and some adventure activities. 




Two different courses are being prepared to challenge teams of two. There are three categories in each course: female, male and mixed. 

The Pro Course has a time limit of nine hours, with an expected winning time under six hours.

The Lite Course has a time limit of eight hours. with an expected winning time of approximately four hours.



The date for your diaries is Saturday 18 August, 2012, Nagambie. The exact location – to be announced about two weeks prior the start – is about 180km north of Melbourne.


$2000 cash prizes:

$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) 

$950 extra will be distributed by Melbourne Adventure to MA members competing in each category of the Pro Course (only): 1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $50. (Note: Both team members need to have joined MA!)


What's Provided:

Electronic timing,

Basic catering at the finish,

Equipment for adventure task,

Kayaks, PFDs, paddles (Lite course only). Lite 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 $40 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.


Entry Fee:

Pro: $189 per team of two

Lite: $159 per team of two* 

*A $30 per team late fee applies if registration occurs after 5th August

*Refund policy >>>  




  18 August 2012, Nagambie



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