Welcome to Rapid Ascent

Regarded as Australia’s leading Adventure Sports Event Management company, Rapid Ascent organises off-road, adventure and niche sports events across Australia ranging from mass participation adventure races (the world’s largest!) to boutique mountain bike festivals.

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48 minutes ago
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It’s great to be back at Alice Springs getting prepared for a couple of big events over the next 2 weeks…

It's been 3 years since we rode these trails with #theredback so we had to try and remember our way around!

We did a bit of shopping for #runlarapinta supplies. (This is less than half of the coke!)

And our ‘office’ is taking shape… Racing starts tomorrow.
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Looks like some great times ahead. Enjoy

Can’t wait! Just hoping Qantas manages to get our bikes there!!! 😍🙏

6 days ago
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There is nothing like a night race… (and there is nothing quite like the desert after dark). This time in 1 week we’ll be running through sunset into darkness during stage 1 of our Run Larapinta Stage Race AND this time in 2 weeks (+1 day) we’ll be racing MTB bikes along the flowing trails around Alice Springs under the light of a million stars as well. We can’t wait!

#runlarapinta #theredback

Photo credit: The Matt Image
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Love a night run 🥰

Mark Falkingham this looks like a good bit of fun.

Yew!!

2 weeks ago
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It was SO GOOD to welcome our trail running community to our hometown of Anglesea for race 3 of the Trail Running Series today. With a healthy mix of beach, bush and trail, the courses provided plenty of variety and lived up to their reputation as some of the favourites of the Series.

Whilst it wasn’t quite ‘summer at the beach’ kind of temperatures, it was a very pleasant winter’s day with light offshore breezes and patchy sunshine that allowed the coastline to sparkle. Starting on the beach, runners followed the Surf Coast Walk and headed for the hills with 4km, 8km, 14km and 22km options showcasing the region with a few coastal views thrown in for good measure.

Centred in the town’s riverbank parkland runners finished with a cheer as they embraced the live music, free 0% beer, food, camaraderie and the race atmosphere that makes these events so popular. All around a good day was had by all!

Photo credits to Photos4Sale

Race #4 of the Series heads to Plenty Gorge on 4th September where we’ll do it all again – we can’t wait. www.trailrunningseries.com.au
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2 weeks ago
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42 seconds to make you say “I’ve got to do that...!”

Race the Redback for 4 days of single rack bliss in the centre of Australia.

Easy race logistics, stay in the one hotel, no car or support needed. Sunshine guaranteed.

Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st August.

www.theredback.com.au
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2 weeks ago
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Keith Fagg OAM former City of Greater Geelong Mayor wrote this insightful and humorous article for the Geelong Advertiser about his recent experience at a Rapid Ascent event.

The course, designed by Rapid Ascent founder, John Jacoby sure threw some challenges Keith's way, but with good humour he finished with a smile on his face.

While on course Keith was tempted to take the easier option and run the 14km course, but decided to stick to his plan of tackling the 18km course, and was all the better for it!

Keith may have been cursing John and the team along the way, but words from Robert Frost's poem came to his mind "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference".

It was great to have you on course Keith and we hope to see out on another John Jacoby course, when you are ready!
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Keith Fagg OAM former City of Greater Geelong  Mayor wrote this insightful and humorous article for the Geelong Advertiser about his recent experience at a Rapid Ascent event.

The course, designed by Rapid Ascent founder, John Jacoby sure threw some challenges Keiths way, but with good humour he finished with a smile on his face.

While on course Keith was tempted to take the easier option and run the 14km course, but decided to stick to his plan of tackling the 18km course, and was all the better for it!

Keith may have been cursing John and the team along the way, but words from Robert Frosts poem came to his mind Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.

It was great to have you on course Keith and we hope to see out on another John Jacoby course, when you are ready!Image attachment

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For bloke with bad knees you sure do walk fast. Well done Keith

What a lovely article, thanks for sharing

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