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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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6 days ago
Rapid Ascent

10 x 100km Surf Coast Century for Michael Severin in 2022! First tackling the event in 2013, Michael will line up for his 10th solo race in a row on 17th September having finished 9 consecutive 100km races over the last 9 years.

He’s told us that the greatest thing about the event is the people he has met along the way, and exploring his own mental state.

“The greatest thing about the Century is the exploration of your own limits; to find out how far you can go and how much body and mind can achieve. If you are in the right mental state, then everything is possible!”

“Equally fulfilling is the quality of connections you can make with fellow runners - some might only last for a few hours on race day, and others can persist for many years”

When asked why he keeps coming back to run 100km, Severin said it’s not just the diverse course in its’ spectacular environment, but more so the memories and lifelong friends he has made.

“In the later stages of the race, you become vulnerable, stripped down to your core and when you encounter the right person, you can easily engage in deep, meaningful conversations while you struggle together towards the finish.”

Michael moved to Highton in Geelong from the UK in 2012 and is often found training through the Anglesea heathland and Ironbark Basin; as well as along the Barwon River in Geelong.

He said it’s been a long journey over the years from when he first signed up to run in 2013, clocking a time of 15 hours, 28 minutes and 39 seconds.

“My 10th ‘anniversary’ will hold special memories as it has been a long journey. I’m grateful that I’m still healthy and fit enough to compete in the event; and if the conditions are good, I’d like to aim for a sub 14-hour finish that has eluded me so far.”

We congratulate Michael on his accomplishments and commitment to the event - we can't wait to support you once again on 17th September 2022. Full story here: bit.ly/3yfiR1z
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1 week ago
Rapid Ascent

If you're not riding gravel then you're missing a great part of what cycling has to offer.

Here's a great article on the evolution of Gravel Riding in Australia with explanation of where it came from and why it is here to stay.

www.cyclingnews.com/features/hitting-the-sweet-spot-of-gravel-race-growth-in-australia/
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If youre not riding gravel then youre missing a great part of what cycling has to offer. 

Heres a great article on the evolution of Gravel Riding in Australia with explanation of where it came from and why it is here to stay. 

https://www.cyclingnews.com/features/hitting-the-sweet-spot-of-gravel-race-growth-in-australia/
2 weeks ago
Rapid Ascent

It’s 3 months today until we start the 11th edition of the Surf Coast Century…

Oooh yeah - it gets us excited (and nervous!) looking at each of these start pictures over the years. What do you feel when standing on the start line?

Will we be seeing you on 17th September 2022?

www.surfcoastcentury.com.au
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2 weeks ago
Rapid Ascent

DId you know you can choose to raise funds for our official event charity - Bethany Group - Community Support and Kindergarten Services, you can do this as entering as a corporate team and raising $1000 or fundraising as a solo runner.Bethany is excited to have partnered with Rapid Ascent Ultra Running Events for the Surf Coast Century ultra marathon event. As the official charity partner, we're aiming to raise vital funds to end family violence.

Almost 1 in 4 women have experienced intimate partner violence since the age of 15.

Bethany offers women and children the opportunity to talk to someone about their experience of family violence. Listening without judgement and with respect, we aim to work with women in ways that improve their safety and security.

Run 25, 50 or 100kms along Victoria's magnificent Surf Coast tracks to raise funds for Bethany's family violence program.

To sign up or to find out more, visit bit.ly/3H6pDJC
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DId you know you can choose to raise funds for our official event charity - Bethany Group - Community Support and Kindergarten Services, you can do this as entering as a corporate team and raising $1000 or fundraising as a solo runner.

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Men too. When you make exceptions and excuses you just help the problem

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