The Alpine Quest Adventure Race is a navigation-based team event to be held on Australia Day weekend around Falls Creek Resort.
The course is determined by control points and consists of kayaking, mountain biking, trekking legs with some additional challenges. Teams of four will navigate their way between checkpoints over an unmarked wilderness course using only a map and compass.
The race is very tough, and it is the ultimate challenge for your body and your mind. No sport demands more concentration, physical effort and teamwork and challenges your mental toughness than adventure racing. But major accomplishments can only start with a decision to try!
As a team you will have to decide where to stop and sleep or eat - the race clock is always ticking and never stops. Another important decision to make is what to pack (or not to pack) in your backpacks - the only access to additional gear will be in Transition areas between legs where your bikes and equipment will be transported by race organisers.
To accrue points for the A1 series, teams must compete in the premier 36hr (150km) race.
A tough race to start the season, but it will no doubt remove the cobwebs and shape the leader board for what promises to be an exciting year.....