Competitor Briefing



2014 Event Schedule

Saturday December 6th, 2014

6:00am – 8:00am Lorne Mini (only) registration, Adventure Expo on the Lorne Foreshore
7:00am Lorne MINI Competitor Briefing - Adventure Expo
8:00am Lorne Mini starts - ONE MASS START
11:30pm – 5:30pm Adventure Expo open - Lorne Foreshore
12.30pm – 3:00pm Lorne Junior Survivor registration in the Adventure Expo on the Lorne Foreshore
1:00pm Lorne Mini winner expected to cross the line
3.30pm Lorne Junior Survivor starts in the Adventure Expo on the Lorne Foreshore
4:30pm Lorne Mini and Lorne Junior Survivor presentations in the Adventure Expo
6:00pm Lorne Adventure Race competitor briefing – Adventure Expo

Sunday December 7th, 2014

8:00am Lorne Adventure Race START
10:30am - 5:00pm Adventure Expo officially open – Adventure Expo on the Lorne Foreshore
12:00pm – 4:00pm Children’s activities at the Adventure Expo
12:00pm First Lorne Adventure Race competitor expected to cross the finish line
4:00pm Presentations and Random prize give-aways at Adventure Expo


Lorne Mini - Race Start Lorne Beach

  • 11:00am Individual Males, Male Teams and MixedTeams
  • 11:05am Individual Female and Female Only Teams

We have chosen to provide a female only start to reduce congestion on the swim and provide a less intimidating start for newcomers to the event.


Lorne Mini - Race Registration

Every participant in any race must come to the Event Registration Desk in the Adventure Expo on the Lorne Foreshore before your race to collect your registration pack. Times are listed in the event schedule above and summarised below:

Lorne Mini

  • Saturday December 6th: 8:00am – 10:00am

Lorne Junior Survivor

  • Saturday December 6th: 12.00pm – 3:00pm

Lorne Adventure Fest

  • Saturday December 6th: 11:30am – 5:30pm
  • Sunday December 7th: 6:00am – 7:00am (late registration: by prior arrangement only)

Registration packs for team mates WILL NOT be provided to team captains, ALL TEAM MEMBERS MUST COLLECT YOUR PACK PERSONALLY and also sign the race indemnity form. For teams, some items in your registration pack will differ from your team-mates.


Lorne Mini - Competitor briefing

Lorne Mini - 10:30am, Saturday 6th December, Adventure Expo on the Lorne Foreshore
It is highly recommended that all competitors (teams and individuals) attend the competitor briefing where we will explain the course and any last minute information.


Adventure fiesta and celebrity races

Food Fiesta:
As part of our 10 year celebrations we will be hosting a massive food fiesta in the Adventure Expo on the foreshore with a wide range of food stalls and munchies available for everyone. The event bar will also be in full swing and it will be a merry time for everyone.

Celebrity Races: Saturday 6:00pm - 8:00pm
We are also bringing back winners from all previous years of the Lorne Adventure Race and will be pitching them head to head in a range of fun, spectator friendly races to see who has held their form! We’ll see them doing egg and spoon races, beach flags, 3 legged races, potato sack events and other fun stuff that should provide a laugh and giggle for all involved. NOT TO BE MISSED! 

Social media: Live event updates on Twitter #LorneAdventureFest
We will be tweeting live event updates over the whole weekend so make sure you’re following Rapid Ascent at and you’ll receive a steady stream of results, photos and news snippets from around the course as it happens under the tag #LorneAdventureFest. (It's a great way for family and friends to follow you along your journey, so don't forget to tell them to follow to receive all the updates)


Adventure Expo


Be sure to visit the Adventure Expo, with something for everyone this is the perfect place for family and friends to relax (try to) and kick start what is sure to be a weekend packed full of fantastic adventures.

Adventure Expo exhibitors

Something for everyone! Sponsors’ stands and information tents will be set up as part of the Adventure Expo including Surf Coast Shire, Peak Adventure, Endura, Otway Fly, Camelbak, Active Feet amongst a few others!

Kids’ entertainment

We have plenty of kids’ entertainment to tire out even the most active kids (aside from the Lorne Junior Survivor taking place on Saturday afternoon – further details here). There will be a jumping castle, face painters, arts and crafts and other games all within the Adventure Expo. Right next to the start / finish area is an extensive playground and skate park and of course the beach, or for a small fee, kids can have fun on the trampolines or play mini golf at the foreshore activity centre

Food, beverages

There will be a range of tasty food and beverages available within the Adventure Expo: Coffee Vendor will also be serving up homeade cakes/slices, homemade soups, Egg & Bacon rolls, Schnitzel & Parma Rolls, fresh rolls and fruit salad; Lions Club BBQ; Snow Cones; French Crepes!

We will also be conducting a massive Food Fiesta on the Saturday night as a celebration of the 10 year anniversary of the event with an even bigger range of food stands and options for everyone. See below for more.

MC and Live Race Updates

Our race MC Jacqui Dunlop and special guests will be calling the race and providing plenty of live updates, information and interviews over race weekend from the Adventure Expo during Saturday and Sunday.
Race Administration

If you need any information on the event or have any issues then come and find us in the Race Administration marquee in the Lorne Foreshore


Adventure Events for the whole family

Also taking place on race weekend will be the awesome Lorne Junior Survivor Challenge for kids.

The incredibly popular Lorne Junior Survivor will also be under way on Saturday afternoon as a fun, off road running and obstacle event for kids aged up to 13yrs. Filling to capacity with 650 kids each year this long anticipated event is full of laughs as kids get their chance for a dose of adventure fun. Visit the Junior Survivor webpage here for more information

Lorne Mini - support crew

Support crews are not mandatory. They can make logistics a bit easier but they will have virtually no impact on your overall placing if you are organised before the event. For those competing in teams, your team mates can also be your support crew as they will be going to all of the transition areas anyway (we would hope!).

General points:

  • All teams will receive 2 green wrist bands for your support crew as part of your registration pack. Please ensure that support crew members wear these wrist bands as without them you will not be permitted inside the transition areas or be able to service your athletes.
  • Support crews may NOT help competitors at any point outside the designated transition areas listed below. This extends to the team run, where support crew are NOT allowed to run with competitors.
  • We recommend that support crews and teams mates go around all the transition areas before the race starts to drop off equipment and clothing– especially for individuals. This will make race time far less stressful than rushing to get to each transition area during the race.

One support crew person per entry is allowed to directly assist competitors at the following points only:

  • In each of the designated transition areas – this is to help your competitor get changed, find their equipment or launch their boat (for example). Please bear in mind that there will be numerous other people in the transition areas as well and we ask you not to obstruct
  • No other assistance can be provided at any other locations along the course