Entry Information

ENTRY FEES 

For the 100km and 50km event at the 2015 Giant Odyssey we have 3 entry levels:

  • Base Entry - event entry and basic features
  • VIP Package - a special package with extra offerings
  • Platinum - the whole shebang for a special event experience
 Event
100km
50km
 Base Entry $125** $99**
 VIP Package $159 $133
 Platinum
$229 $199

  **Late entry fee kicks in 4th March, 2015.

 

100km GIANT ODYSSEY

100KM BASE ENTRY                       from $125

Entry Inclusions:

  • Event entry to the 100km Giant Odyssey
  • Race plate - standard

Base Entry Fee pricing:

  • $125 September 2014 - Wednesday 4th March 8am
  • $139 Wednesday 4th March 8am - Wednesday 18th March 8am
  • $157 Entries received on the day
     

100KM VIP RIDER                              from $159          

Entry Inclusions (total value $247):

  • Event entry to the 100km Giant Odyssey
  • Race plate that denotes your VIP status
  • Event t-shirt (value $30)
  • Giant water bottle (value $10)
  • Shwalbe inner tube (value $12)
  • Bike wash token so your bike is cleaned for you after the race (value $5)
  • Finish line drink voucher for a beer, wine or can of soft drink (value $5)
  • 10% entry discount off The Redback (value $60)

100km VIP Rider option closes at 8:00am on Wednesday 4th March 2015. Base entry will be available until race day.

 

100KM PLATINUM RIDER                     $229

Entry Inclusions (value $282):

  • Event Entry to the 100km Giant Odyssey
  • Event t-shirt - posted out prior to event (value $30)
  • Giant water bottle (value $10)
  • Shwalbe inner tube (value $12)
  • Finish line drink voucher for a beer, wine or can of soft drink (value $5)
  • Race plate denoting platinum status - posted out prior to event ($10 value inc postage)
  • 10minute massage after the race (value $15)
  • Bike wash token so your bike is cleaned for you after the race (value $5)
  • VIP Parking token so you can park super close to the race HQ (priceless!)
  • 10% entry discount off The Redback (value $60)

100km Platinum Rider option closes at 8:00am on Wednesday 4th March 2015. Base entry will be available until race day.

 

 

50km GIANT SHORTY

50KM BASE ENTRY                           from $99

Entry fee inclusions:

  • Event entry to the 50km Giant Shorty
  • Race plate - standard

Entry Fee pricing:

  • $99              September 2014 - Wednesday 4th March 8am
  • $113            Wednesday 4th March 8am - Wednesday 18th March 8am
  • $131            Entries received on the day

 

50KM VIP RIDER                                  $133

Entry Inclusions (value $221):

  • Event entry to the 50km Giant Shorty
  • Race plate that denotes your VIP status
  • Event t-shirt (worth $30)
  • Giant water bottle (value $10)
  • Shwalbe inner tube (value $12)
  • Bike wash token so your bike is cleaned for you after the race (worth $5)
  • Finish line drink voucher for a beer, wine or can of soft drink (worth $5)
  • 10% entry discount off The Redback (worth $60)

50km VIP Rider option closes at 8:00am on Wednesday 4th March 2015. Base entry will be available until race day.

 

50KM PLATINUM RIDER                      $199

Entry Inclusions:

  • Event Entry to the 100km Giant Odyssey
  • Race plate denoting platinum status - posted out prior to event
  • Event t-shirt - posted out prior to event (value $30)
  • Giant water bottle (value $10)
  • Shwalbe inner tube (value $12)
  • Finish line drink voucher for a beer, wine or can of soft drink (value $5)
  • Race plate denoting platinum status - posted out prior to event ($10 value inc postage)
  • 10minute massage after the race (value $15)
  • Bike wash token so your bike is cleaned for you after the race (value $5)
  • VIP Parking token so you can park super close to the race HQ (priceless!)
  • 10% entry discount off The Redback (value $60)

50km Platinum Rider option closes at 8:00am on Wednesday 4th March 2015. Base entry will be available until race day.

 

15km PIONEER

15km PIONEER                                       $22

Entry Inclusions:

  • Event entry to the 15km event
  • Race Plate - standard

For 2015, we have the option for an adult to enter with up to 3 children to save time on registering. $22 per person.

Note: Entries will be $28 per person on the day.

Entries close

Online entries for the 2015 Giant Odyssey close 8am on Wednesday 18th March 2015

* A parent or guardian must submit an acceptance prior to Junior entry being accepted. The Parent Acceptance form can be printed here.

 

FIELD LIMIT

There is a strict field limit of 2050 entries, comprising a maximum of 1,000 entries for the Giant Odyssey 100km, 800 entries for the Giant Shorty 50km and 250 entries for the 15km Giant Pioneer. 

 

FREE ENTRY AT PARTNERED EVENTS

The Giant Odyssey has partnered with several MTB marathons around Australia and is happy to provide a free entry to the male and female race winners of the following recommended races:


Camelbak Highland Fling – Bundanoon, NSW – 8-9 November, 2014

Celebrating its 10th year in 2014 the Highland Fling is an all-time classic MTB marathon that races through a fast and fun course in the NSW highlands.

 

Forrest Festival - Forrest, VIC - 29-30 November, 2014
This is a popular 2 day MTB stage race that includes a rewarding 50km race on Sunday that includes many of the same trails as the Giant Odyssey. Recommended racing!

 

AMB 100 -  Canberra, ACT - 8 February, 2015.
Featuring one of the longest circuits possible within the renowned Stromlo Forest Park this is an epic event for riders with an addiction to single track.

 

 

MERCHANDISE

EVENT T-SHIRT

All competitors who select the 100km / 50km VIP or Platinum package receive an event t-shirt included in the entry fee.

Event t-shirt sare available to pre purchase - click here to purchase. We will not be accepting orders after 12 noon Friday 27th February.

We will have limited stock available to purchase on the day.

 

EVENT JERSEY

Our friend at Kauri Sports are giving competitors the opportunity to purchase the 2015 Giant Odyssye race kit. Click here fur further details. We will not be accepting orders after 12 noon Friday 20th February 2015. Please e-mail Matt at Kauri Sports for all enquiries - matt@kaurisports.com.au

 

HANDCYCLES

After the terrific success of the initiative in 2014 we will again be welcoming off-road handcycles to also participate in the Giant Pioneer allowing cyclists who have suffered some loss of function in their lower limbs due to disability or impairment to be involved in a major MTB race.

Handcyclists should enter the 15km event as per all other cyclist and select 'handcycle entrant' on the second page.

You are welcome to bring a riding companion to assist you around the course (who does not have to pay an entry fee). Please email us if you have any additional questions info@rapidascent.com.au
 


CYCLECOVER PERSONAL ACCIDENT INSURANCE

Giant Odyssey Insurance - $15 per competitor

Rapid Ascent has negotiated a specific and customised personal accident insurance policy for participants in all our events, including the 2015 Giant Odyssey. Competitors may sign on for this policy when entering the 2015 Giant Odyssey via the online entry system for a premium of $15 each.

Please note, Cyclecover insurance only covers Australian residents. International competitors will not be covered by the personal accident insurance policy.

We encourage anyone signing on for this policy to read the full product disclosure document along with terms and conditions that can be found here. [For interest sake, details of Mountain Bike Australia’s (MTBA) insurance policy for MTBA members competing in MTBA events can be found here.]

Rapid Ascent supports and appreciates the work of MTBA and encourages all cyclists to join their local Mountain Bike Club, to join MTBA and help grow the sport of mountain biking we all love and enjoy. We now have independent personal accident insurance cover (rather than through MTBA). We have done this in the best interests of our competitors in an attempt to source the best insurance coverage for a reasonable price, to keep entry fees down and because we run more than just mountain biking events and needed a policy to cover our other events as well.

If you have already completed your entry, please e-mail info@rapidascent.com.au to add this prior to the event.


GIANT ODYSSEY ELITE ATHLETE POLICY

Should the 2015 Giant Odyssey sell out (as all other Odysseys have), Rapid Ascent will follow the procedures listed below when dealing with elite athletes who do not have an entry in before the field sold out..

Elite males
20 spots in the field will be reserved for elite male riders and will be allocated as follows:

  • Any rider who has finished in the top 10 in the Giant Odyssey in any previous year
  • Any rider who has finished in the top 10 in the Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro in any previous year
  • Any rider who finished in the top 20 in the elite men at the latest Australian Cross Country National Championships

Spots will be held until 6th March and if all 20 spots are not taken by this time, they will be allocated to riders on the waiting list.


Elite females
10 spots in the field will be reserved for elite female riders and will be allocated as follows:

  • Any rider who has finished in the top 10 in the Giant Odyssey in any previous year
  • Any rider who has finished in the top 10 in the Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro in any previous year
  • Any rider who finishes in the top 10 in the elite female at the latest Australian Cross Country National Championships

Spots will be held until 6th March and if all 10 spots are not taken by this time, they will be allocated to riders on the waiting list.

Why do we have an elite athlete policy?

Rapid Ascent considers that it is good to have the nation’s best riders competing in this race as it builds the event's prestige and level of competition, attracting greater interest from sponsors, from other riders and from the media, all of which we consider to be good for the sport of mountain biking - full stop. Rapid Ascent reserves the right to accept entries if appropriate.


Giant Odyssey Refund Policy:

If a competitor voluntarily withdraws from the event and notifies Rapid Ascent prior to 8am on Saturday 28th February 2015, the race entrants have the choice of receiving either a credit or refund:

Refund - Refund can be offered less an administration fee of 20% of the entry fee paid with a minimum of $10 and maximum $40

Credit - Credit towards a subsequent event less an administration fee of 15%

This must be communicated via email to claire@rapidascent.com.au

  • If a competitor voluntarily withdraws from the Giant Odyssey and notifies Rapid Ascent after 8am on Saturday 28th February 2015: No cash refund or entry credit will be given in any circumstances. 
  • Payment for online entries is via Credit Card transaction via our secure, 128-bit encrypted credit card payment gateway. Should you require alternative payment options please contact Rapid Ascent
  • Juniors must be under the age of 18 on race day
  • An entrant may transfer their entry to another rider for a $15 transfer fee by 9am Tuesday 3rd March 2015 (but the earlier the better). No transfers will be accepted after this time. 
  • Providing there are spaces available, a rider may transfer from a longer race (eg 100km) to a shorter event (eg 50km) up to 12 hours before the event. In this case the transfer fee will not be charged. No refund of the difference between the 100km and 50km entry fees will be given.Providing there are spaces available, a rider may transfer from a shorter race (eg 50km) to a longer race (eg 100km) up to 12 hours before the event for the costs of the increase in entry fee only – no admin fee will be charged.

If the event is deemed unsafe or unable to be held on the proposed date due to extreme climatic conditions, the following steps shall be followed:

  • Rapid Ascent will endeavour to reschedule the event to, ideally, the following day or another date with all entries carrying over to the new date
  • If you are unable to attend the newly proposed date no refunds will be made
  • If the event cannot be rescheduled for any reason Rapid Ascent will endeavour to refund a component of your entry fee after all event costs have been taken into consideration OR offer all participants an entry credit (of a value to be determined by Rapid Ascent) to a future Rapid Ascent event

Note:

  • Part of our Parks Victoria Event Permit states that if the fire danger on the event day is rated as Code Red Catastrophic in the South West fire region (Victorian CFA Fire Danger Ratings) then the event must be postponed. A fire rating of “extreme” on event day in the South West fire region may also cause the event to be postponed, following discussions with CFA, DEPI and Parks Victoria.
  • In all other circumstances it should be assumed that the event is still going ahead UNLESS otherwise stated
  • Rapid Ascent reserves the right to alter or amend the originally proposed course from that which was published on the event website for any reason
  • Advice of any event postponement or change will be made on the front page of the event website at www.GiantOdyssey.com as early as possible before the event, and will be posted to the official race notice board at the registration marquee
      

 

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