Bush'n Bay Adventure Race Series 2017 offers three different race types with four courses, at two breathtaking locations.
Whether you are tackling the Enduro, Classic, or a Trail & Beach Run, Bush'n Bay Adventure Race Series 2017
has something for everyone!
The courses may consist of 20-30km of mountain biking, 5-10km of
trail and/or beach running and 2-5km of kayaking.
There may be multiple legs of each discipline, which add up to the distances quoted.
Entry includes: - Challenge participation
- Hot Showers
- Swimming pool
- Multiple BBQ areas
- Race bib
- Survival nibbles
- Water station
- First aid support
- Volunteer support
- A professionally run event
- A fantastic day out!
Below are some of the most common questions we have been asked, and will assist you to fully understand the event, its requirements and location.
This page will be updated as other questions come through which we may not have considered.
If you still have a question which has not been clarified here, please visit the Bush'n Bay Adventure Race Series 2017
'CONTACT US' Page, and we will be endeavor to provide you with an answer within 24 hours.
What can I expect?
If you think hills, rough and rocky terrain, choppy waters, laughing and having a blast of a time you won’t be far off! There will be multiple stages involving Mountain Biking, Trail & Beach Running, Swimming and Kayaking.
Do I have to sign a waiver?
All participants must read and sign the Waiver form online (when registering for the event on "Register Now") and bring it with them on the day of the event – NO WAIVER, NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS!
There will also be blank waivers available on the day.
Can I get a refund if I decide I don't want to do it, or I can't make it?
Please make sure prior to registering that you can totally commit to participating!
There will be NO refunds, but we can transfer you to another event on a future date.
By registering for this event you accept that the organisers reserve the right to cancel or postpone (if possible) the event at their discretion due to, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, terrorism, acts of God, insufficient participants, safety issues or any other reason the organisers deem reasonable. If the event needs to be rescheduled, registrations will be honoured for the next event.
Do I need to be fit for this event? Bush'n Bay Adventure Race Series 2017 are challenging, and participants must have physically prepared themselves for each event. A moderate to fit level of fitness is expected.
The Enduro Race is best suited to the more experienced participants who want to challenge themselves, and may have taken part in other events of similar distance and type. This course is longer (40-50km, approx. 2.5 - 4.5hrs to complete), and typically has more stages than the Classic Race.
The Classic Race is designed with the "weekend-warrior" and first-timer to Adventure Racing in mind, but should not be underestimated - these courses are still challenging (24km, approx. 1.5 - 2.5hrs to complete).
Centaur Outdoor Events is a proud partner of Circuits4life, who have been helping participants prepare for all of all our events, ensuring participants are up to the task when the time has come! Why not sign up for a Circuits4life membership, and get yourself fit for the event! Go to www.circuits4life.com.au
What should I wear?
Enclosed shoes MUST be worn at all times. Some parts of the course are on rough and rugged terrain. We recommend you bring a change of clothes, because you may get wet and muddy.
It would be a good idea to wear a hat or a cap for the Trail & Beach Run, swim and kayak stages.
Is the course marked?
Yes, the tracks and trails are easy to follow, and there will be arrows, signs and tape to keep you on the right course.
Am I covered by insurance for participating in this event?
- We recommend that you have a Personal Accident Insurance policy in place prior to the event, as Public Liability Insurance does not cover personal illness or accidents.
- Your Public Liability Insurance is included when you register with the event.
Are there any safety officers on the course?
Yes, sure are! We will have medical support staff all with first aid qualifications, plus a tonne of happy and enthusiastic volunteers!
What happens if a participant gets injured?
If you or another participant get seriously injured and require medical attention, please stay calm and wait until a Volunteer or Safety Officer arrives to assist you.
What equipment will I need?
- Photo ID
- Printed copy of your registration
- A non-motorised Mountain Bike
- Australian Standard approved bike helmet (compulsory)
- It is highly recommended to get your tyres slimed or better still 'Stan’s No Tubes'
- A puncture repair kit
- A non-motorised Kayak (You must bring or hire your own Kayak, we will post details on where to hire your Kayaks soon!)
- Life Jacket/PFD (compulsory)
- Eye protection
- Suitable footwear and clothing for each stage of the challenge
- Adequate WATER/HYDRATION - a minimum of 2 litres of water or other appropriate hydration fluid must be carried by participants, plus adequate snacks and energy food
- A cap or hat
- A dry change of clothing and footwear
- Shower items, such as a towel and toiletries etc.
How do I register a team?
One of you will follow the links in the payment portal and fill in the details of the Team Name and both team members’ individual details. Each Team will be allocated a challenge day Team number.
Are there any prizes awarded?
This event is a challenge not a race. All participants are winners here!
You may want to challenge fellow workmates, a certain individual or team for bragging rights, but that’s up to you!
Can people come and support me?
Yes, of course! Encourage all friends, relatives and co-workers to come along on the day and cheer you over the line.
There will be plenty of places around the course to watch, and some ‘funtastic’ activities for everyone to get involved.
Where can I park my vehicle?
For participants not staying at North Beach Holiday Park, parking is available on Beach Parade, just outside North Beach Holiday Park.
For participants not staying at the Lake Glenbawn Holiday Park, parking is available at the Transition Area (first left turn after you enter through the boom gate).
Is there accommodation available?
Most definitely. There are great facilities and camping areas, with a selection of cabins, bungalows, villas, and powered sites and bush camping.
Please contact Lake Glenbawn Holiday Park direct to book your accommodation on 02 6543 7193 – your host is Shane.
Additional accommodation is also available at the Lake Glenbawn Holiday Cottages – call your hosts Wayne & Dianne on 02 6543 7752.
Please contact North Beach Holiday Park direct to book your accommodation on 02 6655 4250 – your hosts are Jack & Peg.
Are there any showers after the event?
You bet! Both North Beach Holiday Park and Lake Glenbawn Holiday Park have a hot shower area waiting just for you.
Is there somewhere I can put my belongings?
Spare gear (towel, change of clothes, drink bottle, your race day snacks etc) can be left at the Transition Area.
Volunteers and race officials will be present, however, whilst all care will be taken, no responsibility will be accepted by event organisers and volunteers for lost personal items.
Is there mobile phone reception?
There is some mobile reception all over the course.
Will the event still go ahead if it’s raining?
Yes! Think of how much more of a challenge it will be!
If the weather conditions get so bad that the participants, volunteers, spectators or anybody else involved on the day may be at risk, then the event will be cancelled. See event policy for details.
Is there food and drinks to purchase?
There is a kiosk at both holiday parks for light refreshments, but we would advise that you bring some supplies with you!