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VIBE Short Course Leeuwin Long Course Kids Adventure Wife Carrying Championships

EVENT PROGRAM


Welcome to the Eagle Bay Epic a new a new challenge at Western Australia’s birth place of adventure racing... We are so excited for this new event, held along a simply spectacular race course through Meelup Regional Park and the tranquil waters of Geographe Bay. The water is crystal clear, the coastal bushland is pristine and the tracks and trails you’ll race over absolutely mint - this is truly an adventure racing paradise. We are equally excited by our event hosts with the Eagle Bay Brewery providing the perfect venue for such adventurous exploits. The Brewery crew extend a very warm and equally excited welcome to all event participants and encourage you to make the venue your home over race weekend and invite you to enjoy their wide open spaces, the views over Cape Naturaliste and the prodigious food and beverages available from the kitchen. If this is your first adventure race then we wish you well and reassure you that we ‘have your back’ with a safe and coordinated event environment behind you, and if you’ve joined us at other races in the past then we hope you enjoy the new course and race environment. Thank you for your support, we wish you a great race.

The Rapid Ascent team NOTE: Due to the WA border still being closed the full time Rapid Ascent staff (Sam, John, Annie and Adele - who are based in VIC and the NT) will not be in physical attendance at the event. Instead, we have recruited an incredible team of WA event fanatics to deliver the race on our behalf. Please treat them with respect and added consideration if things get a bit ‘bumpy’. Thank you.

COVID-safe event plan summary: We take the risks of COVID-19 very seriously and require everyone to be aware of and follow these steps. Additional COVID specific steps are in orange text throughout this Event Program document DO NOT ATTEND THE EVENT if you: • display any COVID symptoms or are awaiting the results of a COVID test • have been in contact with a COVID case or suspected COVID case within the last 14 days • have returned from overseas or a designated COVID hotspot within the last 14 days • we ask that anyone attending the event to download and use COVIDsafe app on their mobile phone FOLLOW SOCIAL DISTANCING • all group gatherings are to be no more concentrated that 1 person per 2sq/m. If in doubt then please remain 1.5m apart and follow the social distancing signage and protocols. • we request minimal person-to-person contact at the event – such as high 5’s, hugging and handshakes. We’d prefer elbow bumps only. PERSONAL HYGIENE • use the hand wash / sanitisation stations established at checkpoints, the finish and other areas • respect others and help leave toilets, shared surfaces and common touch points clean. Use the gloves and disinfectant provided to help staff keep things clean and safe • bring more of your own supplies rather than relying on shared items – such water, cups, water bottles…


WELCOME MESSAGE FROM HON PAUL PAPALIA CSC MLA, MINISTER FOR TOURISM AND HON ALANNAH MACTIERNAN MLC, MINISTER FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT The McGowan Government is a proud sponsor of the Eagle Bay Epic through its Regional Events Scheme. The scheme was devised as a way for the Government to support smaller and emerging events in regional Western Australia to boost tourism, increase community vibrancy and participation, and develop regional areas. The Regional Events Scheme also plays an important role in positioning Western Australia as an exciting destination to visit and a great place to live by showcasing and promoting a region’s unique and diverse attractions. Seventy-seven regional events across the State have been funded through the 2020-21 Regional Events Scheme, including the Regional Aboriginal Events Scheme, with a funding pool of $150,000 exclusively allocated to events delivering Aboriginal activities and experiences. This is the biggest number of events ever supported through the scheme and is part of the Government’s response to COVID-19 in helping to rebuild regional economies and communities that have been set back as a result of the pandemic. Tourism is a key part of the Government’s plan to energise the economy, create jobs and develop business opportunities, especially in regional Western Australia. Events play an important role in this plan, with the Government sponsoring a range of sporting, cultural, arts and culinary events across the State, through Tourism Western Australia, to attract visitors, encourage them to stay longer, disperse further and do more while they are here. We hope everyone enjoys this event and takes the time to explore the South West region.

HON PAUL PAPALIA CSC MLA MINISTER FOR TOURISM

HON ALANNAH MACTIERNAN MLC MINISTER FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

TIME SCHEDULE Friday 6th November

4:00pm – 7:00pm Competitor registration open for all adult events - Eagle Bay Brewery 7:00pm Competitor briefing for VIBE short course

Saturday 7th November

7:00am onward Dunsborough transition area open for equipment drop off for the VIBE Short Course (only) 8:00am – 10:00am VIBE Short Course (only) registration - Eagle Bay Brewery 10:30am RACE START - VIBE Short Course - Eagle Bay Brewery 11:00am – 6:00pm Competitor registration open for the Leeuwin Long Course 1:00pm – 3:30pm Competitor registration open for the Kids Adventure 3.45pm RACE START - Kid’s Adventure wave starts - Eagle Bay Brewery 4:30pm Dunsborough transition area open for equipment drop off for the Leeuwin Long Course 5:00pm WA Wife Carrying Championships - Eagle Bay Brewery 5:30pm Welcome to Country, VIBE Short Course presentations and Leeuwin Long Course competitor briefing

Sunday 8th November 6:00am - 7:30am 6:00am 8:00am 4:00pm

Competitor Registration open for the Leeuwin Long Course - Eagle Bay Brewery Dunsborough transition area open for gear drop off RACE START - Leeuwin Long Course – Eagle Bay Brewery Presentations for the Leeuwin Long Course


The City of Busselton are proud

sponsors of Eagle Bay Epic Adventure Race!

Nestled in the tranquil waters of Geographe Bay, Busselton and Dunsborough offer amazing coastal views and just down the road, Yallingup boasts internationally acclaimed surf breaks. Amidst the region’s world class wineries, there is also plenty of micro-breweries and gourmet produce on offer. It’s fantastic to see so many competitiors here after what was a rocky start to the year. We’re committed to supporting healthy lifestyles and hosting high profile sporting events - it’s an important part of our cultural identity. The City is proud of its natural environment and we are sure you will all appreciate the magnificant scenery as you swim, run and cycle your way through the spectactular landscapes.

It truely is where adventure meets nature.

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REGISTRATION

NOTE: We will not be taking new entries, adding team members or making changes at race registration on paper. Any last minute changes should be e-mailed to info@rapidascent.com.au or call 03 5261 5511 and will be charged a $10 admin fee. Please ensure your changes have been sent through by Thursday 5 November (or as soon as possible). All competitors must collect their registration kit prior to race start. Competitors do not necessarily need to collect their own registration kit in person - friends, team mates and family members can collect your items on your behalf.

VIBE Mini Race:

4:00pm – 7:00pm Friday 6th November 8:00am – 10:00am Saturday 7th November

Leeuwin Long Course:

4:00pm – 7:00pm Friday 6th November 11:00am – 6:00pm Saturday 7th November 6:00am – 7:30am Sunday 8th November

Kids Adventure:

1:00pm – 3:30pm Saturday 7th November We encourage only one person to queue for race registration, to queue up 1.5m apart and respect social distancing. There will be no paper forms or shared pens, online changes and late entries to be done on your own mobile device. Cashless transactions preferred.

COMPETITOR BRIEFINGS VIBE Short Course (ONLY) - 7:00pm Friday 6th November at Eagle Bay Brewery Leeuwin Long Course (ONLY) - 5:30pm Saturday 7th November at Eagle Bay Brewery The competitor briefings will be broadcast live on our WA Adventure Facebopok page and we encourage many people to watch online rather than in person to minimise group gatherings

ADVENTURE EXPO & KIDS ACTIVITIES

There will be plenty going on before, during and after racing at the Adventure Expo at the Eagle Bay Brewery so come along and make yourself comfortable whilst enjoying the views to Geographe Bay from the restaurant.

Adventure Expo

Sponsors’ stands and information tents will be set up as part of the Adventure Expo so make sure you swing past to visit (and thank) each of our sponsors.

Live music and kids’ entertainment

There will be live music on the stage each day and jumping castle and climbing wall set up for kids to enjoy.

Food and beverages

The Eagle Bay Brewery will have a broad range of tasty food, beverages (coffee!), beers and wines available all weekend and invite everyone to make the venue your own and enjoy the extensive grass, views and open space around the restaurant.

Rural Fitness massage

Rural Fitness will be set up at the Eagle Bay Brewery on Friday 4:00pm – 7:00pm and Saturday 12:00pm – 5:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm. Pricing: $20 for 15mins. They also provide professional strapping services with $20 per application. Contact Paula to make a booking or for further details: 0427 553 533, email - ruralfitness@westnet.com.au

Bike Mechanic

There will NOT be a bike mechanic at the Eagle Bay Brewery but the ‘Bike Shed’ will be open all weekend and we encourage you to visit Graham at 10 Clark Street, Dunsborough for any bike repairs needed (he’s very supportive of the event). Contact via ph: 9759 1495 or facebook ‘Bike Shed Dunsborough’.

Water point

Water will be available at the finish line and transition area but competitors are required to bring their own cups / water bottles. Due to COVID health restrictions fruit will not be provided at the finish line in 2020.


Eagle bay Brewery welcome

Eagle Bay Brewing Co is excited to be hosting the inaugural Eagle Bay Epic and look forward to welcoming you to our family run brewery, where we are ready to serve up tasty food, super fresh beer and a warm welcome. We will be open Friday and Saturday evening until 8pm for dinner and for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. We will be taking orders for food and drinks at order points, rather than our normal ‘table service’ model to be able to accommodate you all. Breakie will include a bacon roll, sweet treats, fresh juices and coffee for the early risers. For lunch and dinner we’ll be offering salads, wraps and healthy kids snacks plus a selection of hot dishes including beef burgers, pulled pork buns and ‘race friendly’ dishes for dinner and, our great selection of beers and wines of course! Opening schedule:

Friday: Lunch and Dinner 11.00am to 8.00pm (last orders 7.30pm) Saturday: Breakfast from 7.00am to 11.00 am / Lunch and Dinner 11.00pm to 8.00pm (last orders 7.30pm) Sunday: Breakfast from 6.00am to 11.00am / Lunch and Dinner 11.00pm to 8.00pm (last orders 7.30pm)

SOCIAL MEDIA AND LIVE RESULTS Live event updates on Facebook and Instagram #EagleBayEpic

We will be sharing live event updates over the whole weekend on the WA Adventure facebook page and on social media using #EagleBayEpic. Please share your own stories using #EagleBayEpic as well!

Live timing splits and athlete tracking www.EagleBayEpic.com.au

Live splits from each transition area can be seen live on the website during the race so you can see current race standings and track a live leader board. Links will be posted on the event website as part of our live coverage

TRAFFIC & PARKING NOTES Eagle Bay Brewery

There is plenty of parking at Eagle Bay Brewery. Please follow the signs and directions of marshals to park on the grass paddock on the right as you drive in.

Dunsborough transition area parking

Parking in the vicinity of the Dunsborough TAs at Vincent St are very tight and are limited to the side streets surrounding the area. Note the following: • Vincent St itself will be closed to cars (other than local residents) • We will establish a one way loop (going anticlockwise) on Beach Rd, North St and Gibney St that is to be used for short term parking only, exclusively for the drop off of kayaks and gear. Cars may only park on this loop for a maximum of 15mins whilst dropping equipment off on Saturday and Sunday morning. • Spectator and teams cars must park on other streets during the event and must walk to the TA. This may mean walking up to 1km to get to the TA. • We encourage teams and supports crews to remove kayaks and bikes immediately after usage rather than returning to the area after the race. • For competitors in Sunday’s Leeuwin Long Course - we recommend dropping off your kayak and other equipment on Saturday (after 4:00pm) so it is one less thing to do on Sunday morning. • Be aware that parking and traffic will be busy in this area, especially on Saturday morning between 8:00am and 2:00pm. Allow extra time when transiting between the Brewery and the TA. • Please respect locals and don’t block them in!!


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VIBE SHORT COURSE - course description LE MANS RACE START, 10:30AM SATURDAY 7TH NOVEMBER:

The race starts with a ‘Le Mans’ style start. This will involve all bikes being laid on the ground, and all riders lined up for a mass start and then completing a short ~300m run to their bikes. Collect your bike, push it to the ‘mount bike’ here sign and start riding.

13KM MOUNTAIN BIKE

Once under way on your bike, riders head to the fence line and ride downhill on the Eagle Bay Brewery property, crossing over Eagle Bay Road and then tackle a long climb up Sheens Rd before turning left onto Cape Naturaliste Rd. Cape Naturaliste Rd is open to all traffic so riders must remain on the left hand side for the 750m you are on the asphalt and then turn left to enter the single track in Meelup Regional Park at the 6km mark. Follow the marked single track through a selection of the Brown Street and the Dunsborough Country Club trails, ultimately exiting the bush onto Hurford St. Follow Bay View Cres and the sealed foreshore footpath through to the TA at Vincent St. Riders must: • Carry a first aid kit whilst on the bike comprising no less than 2 x crepe bandages, 6 x wound closure strips, 1 x triangular bandage, 2 x non-stick wound dressing pads and a pair of surgical gloves • Wear a certified bike helmet to AUS/NZ/US standard for the duration of the leg • WATCH FOR CARS on Cape Naturaliste Rd and all other roads and streets - normal road rules apply at all times. • WATCH FOR WALKERS and other trail users after Hurford Rd - we have shared access to the trails MTB to Swim transition (T1) • Team riders rack their bikes within the designated ‘Teams Equipment’ area first and meet your team swimmer in the designated team swimmer enclosure at the far end of the TA compound • Solo athletes rack their bike next to where they left their swim equipment and transition equipment here

1.2KM OCEAN SWIM

Swimmers exit the TA and run along the sandy beach to the point and enter the water between the two feather flags. Once through the flags, swimmers must remain in the water for the duration of the leg, swimming to the first buoy just off the point and turn left to swim parallel to the shore, outside the swimming enclosure. Turn right around the next 2 buoys near the boat ramp and then swim back towards the point, turning right around the outermost buoy to return to the beach between the two feather flags. Exit the water and run back along the beach to the paddle transition on the sand. Swimmers must: • Wear the designated swim BLUE caps • Remain in the water and cannot run along the beach at any point until they have returned back through the feather flags • Arrange for your support crew or team mates to collect your swim gear after you have left. Do not just leave your wetsuit on the sand. Swim to Paddle transition 2 (T2) • Team paddlers must stay in the fenced off transition area next to their boat - do not crowd around the timing gate. • Boats must be placed in the designated area according to your race number as indicated by the TA signs.

5KM OCEAN PADDLE

Once started, paddlers head out to sea and must turn left around the first buoy located approximately 500m off-shore. Keeping well clear of any swimmers on your left, paddle ~2km along the coast, past the boatramp to a turn around buoy located just south of Castle Rock. U-turn to the right around the buoy and paddle back along the coast, turning right around the off-shore buoy and returning to shore exactly where you started. Boats must be placed back on the beach where they started. Once landed, paddlers run south on the beach to exit the TA and meet with their team runner. Paddlers must: • Wear a type 2 or 3 PFD at all times • Be aware of the buoys and the course as described – it is up to you to make sure you know where to go Paddlers are advised to be aware of the odd rock outcrop in the bay, immediately in front of the kayak TA. Paddle to run transition 3 (T3) • Paddlers must store your boat in the designated area according to your race number as indicated by the TA signs before AND after your paddle.


• Carry a current, orange smoke flare attached to their body at all times during the paddle leg. • Individuals must set up your paddle gear and run gear next to your boat - not in the bike TA • Team runners must wait at the southern end of the fenced kayak TA and exchange bib and timing chip away from boats NOTE: Some changes may be made to the course pending weather conditions on the day

7.9KM BROOKS TRAIL RUN

Team runners meet their paddler at the southern end of the fenced off TA and set off around the back of the kayak TA fencing along the beach. Runners continue along the sandy and rocky foreshore, past the boatramp and further along the coast to Curtis Bay at the 1.8km pt where a big arrow will direct you to turn left off the beach and then right along the coastal footpath. Continue along the coastal footpath to Meelup Beach and then turn left away from the coast, going under the road and along the double track to Sheens Rd. Follow the marked course as it climbs steeply through bushland, ultimately crossing Eagle Bay Rd and into the final transition on the Eagle Bay Brewery property. Runners must: • Carry a first aid kit comprising no less than 2 x crepe bandages, 6 x wound closure strips, 1 x triangular bandage, 2 x non-stick wound dressing pads and a pair of surgical gloves • WATCH FOR CARS on any street or dirt road sections - normal road rules apply at all times Run to Finish Sprint transition 4 (T4) • Team mates wait in the fenced off transition area for their team runner. All team mates do not have to do the team run . • Solo runners continue through the transition to the finish

250M FINISH SPRINT

All team mates are encouraged to join their runner for a final 250m finish sprint from the TA to the finish line in front of the Eagle Bay Brewery venue. Solo runners can do this solo or with their support crews! NOTE: Due to the time pressures of getting from the Dunsborough transitions to Eagle Bay Brewery whilst the team runner is running, it is not mandatory that all team mates do the finish sprint together. (We much prefer that you stay safe and don’t rush in the car rather than run together).

TRANSITION AREA PLAN FOR SHORT AND LONG COURSES


Short Course

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WISE WINERY

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Legend

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MTB 13.0KM OCEAN SWIM 1.2KM

BIRD ROCK DUNSBOROUGH COUNTRY CLUB

PADDLE 5KM TRAIL RUN 7.9KM TEAM RUN 300M T1, T2, T3 TRANSITION AREA

START/FINISH AT EAGLE BAY BREWERY TRANSITION AREA

DUNSBOROUGH

DUNN B AY


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leeuwin long COURSE - course description LE MANS RACE START, 8:00AM SUNDAY 8TH NOVEMBER:

The race starts with a ‘Le Mans’ style start. This will involve all bikes being laid on the ground, and all riders lined up for a mass start and then completing a short ~300m run to their bikes. Collect your bike, push it to the ‘mount bike’ here sign and start riding.

23KM MOUNTAIN BIKE

Once under way on your bike, riders head to the fence line and ride downhill on the Eagle Bay Brewery property, continuing onto Depuch Close and through some back streets and laneways in the Eagle Bay Village - take care when riding on streets as all roads remain open to public cars. Riders recommence on the dirt at the northern end of Sheens Rd for a long climb, descent and a second long climb before turning left onto Cape Naturaliste Rd. Cape Naturaliste Rd is open to all traffic so riders must also remain on the left hand side for the 750m you are on the asphalt and then turn left to enter the single track in Meelup Regional Park at the 8.2km mark. Follow the marked single track through large sections of the Brown Street and the Dunsborough Country Club trails, ultimatelty exiting the bush onto Hurford St. Follow Bay View Cres and the sealed foreshore footpath through to the TA at Vincent St. Riders must: • Carry a first aid kit whilst on the bike comprising no less than 2 x crepe bandages, 6 x wound closure strips, 1 x triangular bandage, 2 x non-stick wound dressing pads and a pair of surgical gloves • Wear a certified bike helmet to AUS/NZ/US standard for the duration of the leg • WATCH FOR CARS in the Eagle Bay Village, on Cape Naturalist Rd and all other roads and streets - normal road rules apply at all times. MTB to Swim transition (T1) • Team riders rack their bikes within the designated ‘Teams Equipment’ area first and meet your team swimmer in the designated area • Solo athletes rack their bike next to where they left their swim equipment and transition equipment here

2KM OCEAN SWIM

Swimmers exit the TA and run along the sandy beach to the point and enter the water between the two feather flags. Once through the flags, swimmers must remain in the water for the duration of the leg, swimming to the first buoy just off the point and turn left to swim parallel to the shore, outside the swimming enclosure. Continue swimming past the boat ramp and turn right around the two 2 large buoys in Curtis Bay and then swim back past the boat ramp towards the point, turning right around the outermost buoy to return to the beach between the two feather flags. Exit the water and run back along the beach to the paddle transition on the sand. Swimmers must: • Wear the designated swim BLUE caps • Remain in the water and cannot run along the beach at any point until they have returned back through the feather flags • Arrange for your support crew or team mates to collect your swim gear after you have left. Do not just leave your wetsuit on the sand. Swim to Paddle transition 2 (T2) • Team paddlers must stay in the fenced off transition area next to their boat - do not crowd around the timing gate. • Boats must be placed in the designated area according to your race number as indicated by the TA signs.

13.5KM OCEAN PADDLE

Once started, paddlers head out to sea and must turn left around the first buoy located approximately 500m off-shore. Keeping well clear of any swimmers on your left paddle along the coast for 6.5km, past Castle Rock, past Meelup Beach all the way to the southern end of the Eagle Bay Beach. Paddlers must turn around the buoy then come ashore at Eagle Bay Beach and carry your boats around a feather flag on the sand which acts as a U-turn spot (getting your number recorded in the process). Once around the feather flag paddlers then re-enter the water to retrace your steps, going around the buoy just offshore from the feather flag and then paddle back along the coast towards Dunsborough. Paddlers must complete a right hand turn around the second off-shore buoy and return to shore in the TA exactly where you started. Once landed, paddlers exit the TA and meet with their team runner at the southern end of the enclosure.


Paddlers are advised to be aware of the odd rock outcrop in the bay, immediately in front of the kayak TA. Paddlers must: • Wear a type 2 or 3 PFD at all times • Carry a current, orange smoke flare attached to their body at all times during the paddle leg. • Be aware of the buoys and the course as described – it is up to you to make sure you know where to go Some changes may be made to the course pending weather conditions on the day. Paddle to run transition 3 (T3) • Paddlers must store your boat in the designated area according to your race number as indicated by the TA signs before AND after your paddle. • Individuals must set up your paddle gear and run gear next to your boat - not in the bike TA • Team runners must wait at the southern end of the kayak TA to exchange bib and timing chip away from boats

12.5KM BROOKS TRAIL RUN

Team runners meet their paddler at the southern end of the fenced off TA and set off around the back of the kayak TA fencing along the beach. Runners continue along the sandy and rocky foreshore, past the boatramp and further along the coast to Hurford St where you turn left to climb away from the coast on the foreshore trail. Runners return to the coastline at Curtis Bay and continue along the rocky foreshore, completing a short water jump and 50m swim at Castle Rock and continue along the sand to Castle Rock Beach. At Castle Rock Beach runners leave the foreshore and continue along the coastal trail, past Past Meelup Beach, past Gannet Rock and then cross the road at Point Picquet. Continue along the winding single track to the edge of the Eagle Bay Village, crossing over Eagle Bay Road to complete a short loop within the Eagle Bay Brewery land to arrive into the final transition. Runners must: • Carry a first aid kit comprising no less than 2 x crepe bandages, 6 x wound closure strips, 1 x triangular bandage, 2 x non-stick wound dressing pads and a pair of surgical gloves • Wash your footwear at each of the Phytophthora shoe wash stations you pass • WATCH FOR CARS on all street or dirt road sections - normal road rules apply at all times Run to Finish Sprint transition 4 (T4) • Team mates wait in the fenced off transition area for their team runner. All team mates do not have to do the team run. • Solo runners continue through the transition to the finish

250M FINISH SPRINT

All team mates are encouraged to join their runner for a final 250m finish sprint from the TA to the finish line in front of the Eagle Bay Brewery venue. Solo runners can do this solo or with their support crews! NOTE: Due to the time pressures of getting from the Dunsborough transitions to Eagle Bay Brewery whilst the team runner is running, it is not mandatory that all team mates do the finish sprint together. (We much prefer that you stay safe and don’t rush in the car rather than run together).


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Support Crews Transition areas and support crews:

Support crews are not mandatory. They can make logistics a bit easier but they will have virtually no impact on your overall placing if you are organised before the event. The following guidelines are in place for all transition areas • No external support may be provided to competitors inside the fenced off TA enclosure (or out on the course). Support crews can only enter a TA to drop off equipment for their competitor but must leave the TA immediately after doing so. The only exception is that competitors can receive assistance to pull down race bibs (especially over PFDs) from other competitors or from spectators who are located outside the TA fence. • Only the team mate in the immediate next leg is permitted to wait inside the TA – other team mates and support crews must wait outside the fenced off enclosure. • Bikes can only be collected upon presentation of the bike collection token attached to the MTB number plate • Boats / kayaks can only be collected upon presentation of the kayak collection token attached to the Kayak Sticker. As always, please practice social distancing and try to minimise contact with others to stop the spread of COVID-19.

RACE RULES Course marking

• The course for the MTB and Run legs (both for the Short and Long Courses) will be marked with pink surveyor’s tape and red arrows. Red and white barrier tape will be used to block off any tracks you should not take. • You can still get lost if you don’t pay attention. Keep your eye out for trail markers at all times. The event may be competed by relay teams with up to 4 members doing one leg each or individuals doing the entire race: • Teams: must transfer the numbered lycra race bib and electronic timing chip from one team mate to the next. These are your ‘relay batons’ and are provided at registration. • Individuals: must wear the numbered lycra race bib and electronic timing chip for the duration of the race. The following rules apply to the Short and Long Course races: • Prior to being accepted into the event: • (all participants) must read and sign the Participant Indemnity (if you entered online you have already ticked off the indemnity form) • (Juniors only - i.e. under 18 on race day) • have their parent or guardian advise the organisers, Rapid Ascent, of their intention to enter • parent or guardian must read and sign an authorisation and indemnity • (paddlers only) must be competent in: • paddling craft in ocean conditions and entry and exit through surf • recognising areas of danger in the ocean such as reefs and rips • ability to self rescue in the event of capsize • (swimmers & paddlers) must be able to swim 1km unassisted in open water • Participants must wear the numbered race bibs provided by race organisers on the outside of their clothing at all times whilst racing. • Competitors must use the same bike frame and wheels for the entire bike leg and may only receive assistance from other competitors to repair their own bike. • Competitors must use the same boat for the entire paddle leg and may only receive assistance from other competitors to repair their own boat. • No riding is permitted in the transition areas and helmets must be fastened before exiting the TA. • Any competitor who withdraws from the race MUST notify an official. This is an essential requirement to avoid unnecessary searches being conducted and emergency services being engaged. • It is compulsory that basic First Aid Kits are carried by all competitors doing the run and MTB legs. First Aid Kits must consist of at least 2 x stretch bandages, 6 x wound closure strips, 2 x non-adhesive wound dressings, 1 x triangular bandage and 1 pair of surgical gloves. The penalty for not carrying a First Aid Kit is 30 minutes. • All competitors must carry the listed compulsory equipment for each leg. Failure to carry any listed item will result in a 30 minute penalty per item found to be missing. • Failure to abide by rules may result in time penalty or disqualification. • All teams are permitted to lodge protests against results or decisions enforced during the event. A judging panel of three Rapid Ascent Directors will adjudicate on all protests and other contentious matters, and their decision will be final. • Rapid Ascent has sole discretion to alter or amend the race rules in order to increase the safety of participants or for any other reason deemed appropriate


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# ITU WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFYING EVENT ^ WA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

family! Fun for the whole

The ultimate mix of triathlon and adventure racing. Open to individuals and relay teams. LONG COURSE X-ADVENTURE #^

1,500m ocean swim 12km coast & trail run 20km mountain bike

SHORT COURSE X-ADVENTURE

KIDS X-ADVENTURE

200m swim 2.5km coast & trail run 4km mountain bike

700m ocean swim 6km coast & trail run 11km mountain bike

AQUATHLON-X

GROMS X-ADVENTURE

1,000m ocean swim 5km trail run

800m trail run 1200m bike ride

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Cut Off Times

Cut-off times will be strictly enforced.

Leeuwin Long Course (race start 8:00am Sunday)

• End Mountain Bike by 10:15am (2 hours 15min for the MTB leg) • End Ocean Swim by 11:25am (70min for the swim leg) • End Ocean Paddle by 1:25pm (2 hours for the paddle leg, ie. 5 hours 25 minutes after Race start at 8:00am)

VIBE Short Course (race start 10:30am Saturday)

• End Mountain Bike by 11:45am (75mins for MTB leg) • End Ocean Swim by 12:40pm (55mins for ocean leg) • End Ocean Paddle by 1:50pm (70mins for paddle leg, ie. 3 hours 20minutes after Race start at 10:30am)

Kids Adventure

Also taking place on race weekend will be an event for our junior competitors called the Kids Adventure. This is an adventure event is designed specifically for primary school aged kids, enabling them to be part of all the action by leading them on an off-road course filled with obstacles and fun challenges in a bush and beach environment. The event will start and finish in front of the Eagle Bay Brewery restaurant and feature a 3.5km course intersperced with 1015 obstacles that is exclusively on the Eagle Bay Brewery property and does not involve any road crossings. All adventurers must complete registration in the Adventure Expo between 1:00pm and 3:30pm on Saturday where you will receive your event t-shirt (first 400 only) and number plate.

Start process:

All wave starts commence on the grass in front of the Brewery restaurant as listed below: • • • • • • •

11,12 & 13yrs boys start at 3:45pm 11,12 & 13yrs girls start at 3:47pm 9 & 10yrs boys start at 3:49pm 9 & 10yrs girls start at 3:51pm 7 & 8yrs boys start at 3:53pm 7 & 8yrs girls start at 3:55pm under 7yrs boys and girls start at 3:57pm


21-24 april 2021 and

26-29 August august 2021 ALICE SPRINGS / NT

4 DAYS 4 STAGES

A spectacular trail running experience in Australia’s Red Centre › Easy race logistics › 2 course length options: • Malbunka › 20-45km stages • Namatjira › 11-30km stages › Forge unforgettable friendships

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WIFE* CARRYING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Rapid Ascent will be hosting WA’s first Wife* Carrying Championships as a super-fun event for everyone on Saturday afternoon at the Eagle Bay Brewing Co.

When / where:

• 5:00pm on Saturday 7 November 2020 at the Eagle Bay Brewing Co • The course is set on the grass right in front of the Eagle Bay Brewery and event centre to the cheers and well wishes of the crowd

Racing format:

• 4 heats of 4 couples racing head to head (max 16 couples). • The winner of each heat goes through to the final • The course will be approximately 400m long and consist of some hay bale hurdles to go over, some low bars to go under and a slip’n’slide plastic sheet.

Rules and guidelines

• Both members of a pair must be over 17yrs age (sorry - no kids). • The two people in a pairing do not need to be married or related to each other at all, although it would help if they were friends. • The person to be carried must weigh a minimum of 49kgs. If they weigh less than 49kgs they will be burdened with a rucksack containing additional weight to bring the total load to be carried up to 49 kg. • Teams may not advance on the course without carrying the carried, and will be disqualified if they do not carry the carried the entire length of the course. • The carried person must wear a helmet (bike helmet sufficient). • The only additional equipment allowed is a belt worn by the carrier - optional. • Anyone taking things too seriously will not be able to participate. We have no chauvinistic intentions – far from it – we aim to conduct a fun, inclusive and entertaining afternoon event that is designed to provide some simple fun to round out an Epic day.


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WANT MORE ACTION? Then check out these other Rapid Ascent races taking place all around the country in 2021.

Surf Coast Century presented by MINI

Anglesea, VIC. 5 December, 2020. www.SurfcoastCentury.com.au A spectacular 100km trail run along Victoria’s surf coast and wildflower hinterland with the promise that no two steps will be the same. Do it either as an individual and click over the whole 100km solo or join up with some friends in a relay team of up to 4 and run 25km each.

Otway Odyssey and Great Otway Gravel Grind presented by Focus

Forrest, VIC. 20-21 February, 2021. www.OtwayOdyssey.com.au The Otway Odyssey is the most respected MTB marathon in Australia, comprising 100km, 50km 30km and 10km courses through the spectacular Otway Ranges on some of the best single tracks in Australia. Sunday includes Great Otway Gravel Grind for roadies and CX riders with 97km or 49km gravel grinds on the A-Grade roads through the region’s magnificent tall timber forests.

X-Adventure Dunsborough

Dunsborough WA. 10-11 April, 2021. www.xadventure.com.au An off road triathlon event through the stunning scenery around Dunsborough in South West WA. With long course and short course options, duathlon, plus a kids triathlon, this is the biggest off-road triathlon in Australia held in adventure paradise.

Margaret River Ultra Marathon

Margaret River WA. 1 May, 2021. www.MRultramarathon.com.au Providing a spectacular 80km journey for solo runners and relay teams (with up to 5 runners), the Margaret River Ultra Marathon provides runners with an incredible race in Western Australia’s Cape to Cape coastline.

The Trail Running Series presented by MINI

Five wilderness locations within 1 hour’s drive of Melbourne, . www.TrailRunningSeries.com.au Trail running races for everyone... The Trail Running Series includes 5 different race venues all within one hour’s drive of Melbourne with short (~6km) / medium (~12km) / and long (~17km) course runs through spectacular wilderness. Make sure you are part of this revolutionary series in 2018.

Run Larapinta

Alice Springs, NT. 21-24 April AND 26-29 August, 2021 www.RunLarapinta.com.au A four day, four stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the iconic Larapinta Trail in Central Australia. Race either the Malbunka with 20km - 45km stages or the Namatjira with 10km - 30km stages for an incredible event experience.

The Redback

Alice Springs, NT. 20 - 23 August, 2021 www.TheRedback.com.au An awe inspiring mountain bike stage race in the majestic MacDonnell Ranges of Alice Springs. With 6 racing stages over 4 days varying from a 45 second hill sprint to a 45km epic, this is MTB nirvana with plenty of flowing single track, incredible scenery and friendly camaraderie.

Good luck on race day and we hope to see you at another Rapid Ascent event soon.

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