Welcome to Marysville 2 Melbourne



15 Nov 2013: After three successful years, the Marysville 2 Melbourne Multisport Challenge will regretfully be postponed in 2014 due to event scheduling; however we will advise a tentative date in Spring 2014 for the 2015 event!

We’d like to thank the participants, supporters and volunteers for making each year so far a truly unique and inspiring event, and we hope to see you at another Rapid Ascent event again in 2014.

We recommend you consider the new Falls Creek Mountain Raid - another team-based adventure sports event (15-16 Feb), or the Lorne Adventure Fest (7-8 Dec) or the Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro (19-23 May).


Thank you to all competitors for helping make the 2013 Marysville 2 Melbourne Multisport Challenge a successful day! We hope you enjoyed your journey! Congratulations to all finishers (and their support crews!)

Check out these fantastic Video Highlights with thanks to The Tribe! 



When Early 2015
Where From Marysville to Melbourne at Yarra's Edge
What A multisport journey from country to city - involving 2 road rides, 2 trail runs and 2 river paddle legs
Entries 2014 Event postponed until 2015


Are you ready for a multisport journey like no other? Ready for a multisport mission that takes you from the wilds of Victoria's regional mountain heartland, and races its way into the vibrant heart of Melbourne's metropolis to finish 155km later on the banks of the Yarra River?

Welcome to the Marysville to Melbourne Multisport Challenge, combining trail running, road cycling and flat water paddling into one epic event that will challenge amateurs and experts in equal measure from start to finish.

Start in the main street of Marysville with the following:

  • 19km run
  • 50km Black Spur road ride
  • 41km St Andrews road ride
  • 14km Yarra trail run
  • 15km Fitness Paddlers Australia River Paddle
  • 16km Yarras Edge River Paddle

…through to the finish at Yarra's Edge at Docklands

The course is open to all levels of athletic ability and may be completed as an individual doing all legs or as a relay team of 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 people.

Tackle this lung-busting one day event and you will run through the beautiful Yarra Ranges with its towering tree ferns, cycle through Kinglake and surrounding towns on spectacular roads providing awe inspiring views to the city and then paddle on the serene Yarra River right into Docklands, finishing against a stunning city skyrise backdrop. This is a race that provides physical challenge and personal reward as a classic crusade for teams and individuals. We welcome you to take up the challenge.



Get acquainted with some of the terrain you'll travel through (and get some race tips) by watching the first in a series of three 'Insider' course preview videos. This one's about the trail run, the ride and paddle videos are on the Course Description page.

Latest News


Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Come and raid the mountain this summer at Falls Creek’s magnificent adventure playground with the inaugural Falls Creek Mountain Raid on 15 and 16 February, 2014.


Friday, June 28, 2013
The Australasian Multisport Championships will be held in Australia on 6-7 December 2014 in Lorne, Victoria after three years in New Zealand as part of the ThermaTech 3D Rotorua Multisport Festival. Held in conjunction with the renowned Lorne Adventure Fest run by Rapid Ascent, race directors John Jacoby and Sam Maffett are excited about the opportunity to host the Championships on behalf of Multisport Adventure Racing NZ for the first time in Australia.

Pretto and Dornom reign supreme at the 2013 Marysville to Melbourne.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

James Pretto and Elizabeth Dorman paddled to victory on the 155km course from the mountain township of Marysville into Melbourne’s Yarra’s Edge at the Docklands in one of the most challenging point-to-point endurance races in Australia.

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