Adventure Cup racing season is shaped for the 2019-2020

After successful introduction of the Series in 2018-2019 we’re thrilled to launch the 2019-2020 season and announce the Victorian schedule for the upcoming season. 

The old and new events will be parts of the Series and once again the female and male winners will be announced at the prize-giving ceremony of the final event of the Series. 

The ranking is based on sum of points obtained at each race of the Series. All participants - relay, AR Duo and solo racers receive score at each race they finish.

The exciting start of the season will be at the Upper Murray Challenge 5thof October in the Kosciousko foothills. This is one of the Australian oldest and so far, the toughest multi-sport events and an unforgettable journey from Khancoban to Corryong through the border of VIC and NSW. The whole course is epic, each leg is a challenge itself so reaching the finish line of  this race will seriously uplift your self-esteem. The major feature of the course is a thrilling 26 km downriver paddle along the Snowy plain and Murray rivers. The 23,5 km run is another highlight with stunning snowy mountain tops on the backgrounds and a lot of climbing too. The 28 km mountain bike course is not less challenging and includes single tracks and another solid block of climbing. The standard registration to this event is available till 21st of Sep >>

The next race of the Series is East Gippsland Adventure Challenge to be held in Lakes Entrance 30thof November 2019. The race course starts with relatively technical for multisport mountain bike leg which features the best of Colquhoun mtb park, followed by 16 km run back to the town and spectacular 12 km paddle around Rygbys island via entrance to the ocean. The race HQ is a center of Lakes Entrance is a popular touristic destination and the multisport event is a part of the whole weekend of racing along with navigationally based O-Duathlon and Kids Adventure challenge- a lot of action is guaranteed. The course is designed by Tim Boote, the local adventure hero and elite athlete. The race is reasonably accessible for all athletes -from beginners to elites who find the course is fast and exciting, especially mentioning the mountain bike section.

robbie savage at upper murray challenge 2018

Baw Baw Extreme to be run 17-19th April 2020 will be the grand final of the Series and it’s Championships with double score awarded! This is a brand new, highly ambitious event with HQ in Baw Baw Alpine Resort, located just 2 hours of Melbourne. The race course is not fully confirmed yet, but it will definitely include Thompson downriver paddle, trail run along Alpine walking track and mountain bike along the mountainous terrain of Baw Baw national park. We have considered the glory of Upper Murray Challenge to be the toughest course is to be taken over by Baw Baw, but it’s only a guess for now.

The whole race course will be full of highlights but the Thompson river gorge is required to be mentioned as the most special and definitely challenging sections of the race. The last leg of the race – trail run to the Baw Baw village will be another feature of the race. We can’t wait to introduce the event in full but for now lock the dates and keep up with your training, you will need a lot of it for conquering Baw Baw Extreme. 

We have got your spring, and autumn racing sorted so get excited, stay tuned for the updates, check out Luke Haines training plan for the Upper Murray Challenge, book your entry to the Upper Murray if you haven’t done it yet and see if you can get higher in your ranking in 2019-2020 than in the previous year.

bern dornom at east gippsland challenge