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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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1 week ago

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Rapid Ascent Ultra Running EventsWe genuinely love what we do here at Rapid Ascent – conducting races that put smiles (and grimaces) on people’s faces in some beautiful parts of the country. Sure, we feel a little unlucky right now because one of our favorite events - the Surf Coast Century - would have been this weekend if it were not for everyone’s least favorite virus…

…but we are currently working with the authorities on plans for the Surf Coast Century to proceed within the restrictions and with a limited field on the 5th and 6th of December. Our dream is to enable runners to do what they love before the year is out. We’ll keep working, so keep smiling, stay positive and stay tuned for more details once confirmed.

www.SurfCoastCentury.com.au
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I think the century spirit will be alive on the trails tomorrow 🙌🏽. 🤞🏽 for a December start. 🤗

3 weeks ago

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Here is our COVID policy for our Victorian events - being Surf Coast Century (currently planned for 5 December), Otway Odyssey (planned for 20-21 Feb) other events in 2021.

All interstate events are proceeding as planned: Margaret River Ultra Marathon on 17 October, Eagle Bay Epic on 7-8 November and others in 2021.

Train safely and follow the rules for your local jurisdiction.Surf Coast Century and COVID-19 – our 9/9/20 response:

We are acutely aware of the Victorian Government’s ‘Roadmap for reopening’ and its potential impact on the Surf Coast Century (and our events industry as a whole). But rather than reacting with a hastily prepared plan, we are processing the news, asking questions and considering our options before announcing any changes.

Our approach has always been to pursue every opportunity for our events to go ahead - so your training can be rewarded and dreams realised if at all possible. To simply cancel, postpone or rearrange now without pausing to gather thoughts would be disrespectful for the effort we’ve all put in – the event is still 3 months away and things are continually evolving.

[We recently read great article on the Growth Equation website called, “A simple formula for responding not reacting” and we are trying to put their ideas into practice, such as - to pause and process rather than panicking and proceeding. Well worth reading here: thegrowtheq.com/a-simple-formula-for-responding-not-reacting/ ]

So please give us some time to pursue options all the while taking confidence from our comprehensive refund policy. We thank you for your support.
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Here is our COVID policy for our Victorian events - being Surf Coast Century (currently planned for 5 December), Otway Odyssey (planned for 20-21 Feb) other events in 2021.

All interstate events are proceeding as planned: Margaret River Ultra Marathon on 17 October, Eagle Bay Epic on 7-8 November and others in 2021.

Train safely and follow the rules for your local jurisdiction.

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Fingers crossed for you. I hope we can come and cheer lots of people on at the Finnish line!

Holding the event is one issue, training in lockdown in Melbourne is the other. Sitting this one out. 😞

🤞🤞 keep up the great work guys and hopefully we'll be racing again soon!

We all have our fingers and toes crossed that the race can miraculously proceed, although we understand if that is not possible. Take care ❤️

Loc Le 🤞

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Looking forward to the original format ,I’m sure many familiar faces will return to the start line

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1 month ago

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Rapid Ascent Ultra Running EventsInspiring Competitor Profile!

This week in our series of Margaret River Ultra Marathon competitor profiles, we're sharing a truly inspirational story from Sheree. Sheree, thank you so much for sharing your story and congratulations on your amazing turn-around. Can't wait to see you cross that finish line at the Cheeky Monkey Brewery. Here's Sheree's story...

𝑇𝑤𝑜 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎 ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑓 𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑘𝑠 𝑎𝑔𝑜 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑝𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑜𝑛. 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑗𝑎𝑖𝑙 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡𝑤𝑜 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎 ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑓 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠.

𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑎 𝑏𝑎𝑑 𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑝 𝑎𝑡 𝑎 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑚𝑒 𝑜𝑛 𝑎 𝑝𝑎𝑡ℎ 𝑜𝑓 𝑑𝑟𝑢𝑔 𝑢𝑠𝑒. 𝐼 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔 ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑏𝑒𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑡𝑜𝑜 𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑑𝑎𝑦. 𝐼 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑑𝑟𝑢𝑔𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑢𝑝 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑦𝑙𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑙𝑎𝑠𝑡 10 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠. 𝐼 𝑤𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑝𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑜𝑛, 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑐𝑎𝑚𝑒 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑑𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑤𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑎 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑡ℎ𝑠 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑓𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑎𝑚𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑦𝑙𝑒. 𝑊ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝐼 𝑟𝑒𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑝𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑜𝑛, 𝐼 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑚𝑒, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝐼 𝑑𝑖𝑑𝑛’𝑡 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝑡𝑜 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑒 𝑖𝑡.

𝐼 ℎ𝑎𝑑 𝑚𝑎𝑑𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑔𝑜 𝑡𝑜 𝑊𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑜𝑜 𝑅𝑒ℎ𝑎𝑏𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑃𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑜𝑛. 𝐼𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑑𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝐼 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑚𝑎𝑑𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑖𝑝𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝑎 5𝑘𝑚 𝑃𝑎𝑟𝑘 𝑅𝑢𝑛 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑆𝑎𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑑𝑎𝑦. 𝑊ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝐼 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑟𝑢𝑛𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑚𝑦 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑠 36 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑡𝑒𝑠. 𝐼 𝑝𝑢𝑠ℎ𝑒𝑑 𝑚𝑦𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑑𝑎𝑦, 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑚𝑦𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓 𝑔𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑏𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑏𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑟. 𝐷𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝐻𝑒𝑟𝑑 (𝑆𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑅𝑒𝑐 𝑂𝑓𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑒𝑟) 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑟𝑒𝑑 𝑚𝑒 𝑠𝑜 𝑚𝑢𝑐ℎ. 𝐻𝑒 𝑡𝑎𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑚𝑒 𝑠𝑜 𝑚𝑢𝑐ℎ 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑟𝑢𝑛𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑜𝑙𝑑 𝑚𝑒 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑢𝑝𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑔𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑡 𝑅𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑈𝑙𝑡𝑟𝑎 𝑅𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑛 - 𝐼 𝑘𝑛𝑒𝑤 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑔𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑑𝑜 𝑖𝑡! 𝐼 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑖𝑡 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑔𝑜𝑡 𝑚𝑦 5𝑘𝑚 𝑟𝑢𝑛 𝑑𝑜𝑤𝑛 𝑡𝑜 23𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑠 24 𝑠𝑒𝑐𝑠. 𝐼 𝑟𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑛 𝑜𝑣𝑎𝑙 𝑖𝑛 𝑝𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑢𝑛 𝑓𝑜𝑟 ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑒𝑑 𝑟𝑢𝑛𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑑𝑎𝑦 𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑚𝑦 𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒. 𝑙 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑠𝑜 𝑞𝑢𝑖𝑡 𝑠𝑚𝑜𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑓𝑜𝑟 5 𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑡ℎ𝑠 𝑛𝑜𝑤!

𝑅𝑢𝑛𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑒𝑠 𝑚𝑒 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒.

𝐼𝑡 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑠𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑑 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐼 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 𝑠𝑜 ℎ𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑑.
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