(Posted - 12 Oct 2012)
This year, the wave of adventure seekers will swell in numbers with the introduction of the Anaconda Mini, an entry level version of the premier race designed to entice those new to adventure racing (or those who just haven’t trained quite enough) to join the action.
Of course, the full length race is still on offer for those hardened athletes, weekend warriors and others happy to tackle the 50km main event and, for adventure racers of the future, there is the Junior Survivor for a bit of obstacle course fun.
The field of adventure for the long course event includes the famous pier to pub swim course, an awesome ocean paddle across Loutit Bay and beyond, some sand dashes, rock scrambles and fern fringed single trail on the run leg and rollercoaster fun on the hinterland mountain bike trails behind Lorne.
For the support crews of families and friends, there's plenty of local attractions plus an adventure expo with sponsors stands, market stalls, food, event bar, kids entertainment, live music and plenty more all on the scenic foreshore.
The three events happening over the course of the weekend are:
Anaconda Adventure Race – the premier event for the more experienced (or the more determined!) adventure racer that includes a 50km course, including ocean swimming and kayaking, mountain biking and trail running open to relay teams and individuals.
Check out the course HERE.
The Anaconda Mini – a new ‘half distance’ event designed for beginners and intermediate racers who cover an approx. 29.2km course. Also open to relay teams and individuals.
Check out the Mini course HERE
The Anaconda Junior Survivor – a super fun adventure challenge event designed and run especially for children aged between 5 and 13 years of age that gives them their own dose of off-road fun. Check the course out HERE
So lock Saturday December 8th and Sunday December 9th in the diary now, get the family out training, pack the car and book your accommodation because the Anaconda Adventure Race weekend is always a huge weekend down in Lorne!
ENTRIES ARE OPEN! www.anacondaadventurerace.com