Want to win some Dirty Dollars… some Ice cold Dirty Dollars?
Thanks once again to the generosity of like-minded, fun-loving Aussie sponsors, the 2016 ‘Suck it up Buttercup’ Assault Obstacle Challenge at Bago Vineyards will open a dedicated race wave for the serious obstacle race competitor, and the enthusiasts who want to challenge them.
We would like to welcome aboard the team at Parmalat Australia and 'Ice Break Coffee'...they’re heading off to Bago Vineyards with us for 'Suck It Up Buttercup' on May 20th 2017. Grab a Free 500ml Ice Break Coffee as you cross the Finish Line, and get your much needed energy levels back, fast!
Race for your share of the $1000 prize pool in the 'Ice Break Dirty Dollars' start wave at 8.45 a.m… $400 each for the first Male and Female across the line, and $100 each for second.
16km and 80+ Obstacles and Challenges... you'll need a protein hit after that!! This wave has limited numbers, so REGISTER NOW!
So what's involved?
The 2016 'Ice Break Dirty Dollars' wave will feature 2 consecutive laps of the entire course! That's right... 16km and 80+ Obstacles, Action Stations, and Challenges… as fast as you can if you want to win the moolah!!
There will be strict rules and conditions, and there will be officials on course to ensure all participants comply. Non-compliance will result in disqualification from this wave!
So if you are really serious about mud obstacle racing, or you think you've got what it takes to take on other hungry racers, set your alarm, or it will be over before it even began!
With 8km and over 40 challenging obstacles, mud pits and action stations to push you to your limits, set amidst a towering eucalypt forest, which opens out to rolling countryside and acres of grape vines, both the location and course will literally take your breath away and push you to your limits!
You will wriggle, climb, crawl, get wet and run over, and of course muddy, amongst some of the best obstacles you’ve ever seen, like…
… and don’t be surprised if you see the now infamous water cannon again!
First starting wave will be 8:45am sharp for the competitive people who take their obstacles seriously. There will be a strict number of participants per wave to maintain consistent breathing space between the packs. There will be a separate child and youth wave at 11:30 and 11:15 respectively.
- 1 x Finishers Medal - Wristband/Race Bib
- 3 x Water Stations
- First Aid Personnel
- Unlimited laps of the course, if you can handle it!
- More obstacles than you can handle!
- A Top day out - Shirts will be available for purchase
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 Suck it up Buttercup 'CONTACT US' Page, and we will be endeavour to provide you with an answer within 24 hours.
What can I expect?
If you think mud, hills, rough and rocky terrain, choppy waters, things to climb, things to squeeze through, things to crawl under, and other things to slide down and… oh, did we mention mud? You’ll be laughing and having a blast of a time! 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?
A good level of basic fitness will help. If you can walk at least 8km, climb over and under some obstacles, this will get you around the course. With the exception of the Elite Obstacle Racers, who are racing for a cash prize, you won't be penalised if you skip an obstacle and if you can't manage it, don't worry! You’re here to have a muddy awesome experience – do it at your own pace! What should I wear?
Enclosed shoes MUST be worn at all times – running shoes are ideal – spikes and bare feet are NOT PERMITTED.
If the event has a theme, we encourage you to dress up!
As you will be going through a lot of mud, we recommend that you wear somewhat ‘disposable’ shoes and clothing, as they are going to get trashed! Is the course marked?
Yes, each station is numbered, and there will be printed directions on course. Your friendly volunteers will also be there to point you in the right direction. Am I covered by insurance for participating in this event?
All Centaur Outdoor Events are covered by a Public Liability Insurance policy, specifically for each 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. 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 will I need to bring?
- Photo ID
- Printed copy of your registration
- Proof of receipt if you purchase a T-Shirt
- A dry change of clothing and footwear
- Shower items, such as a towel and toiletries etc.
- A cap or hat could be a good idea How do I register a team?
Elect a Team Leader, who will follow the links in Register Now and fill in the details of the Team Name and all team members’ individual details. 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!
You will get a Centaur Medallion on completion of the course! 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? Parking will cost $5 per vehicle, and is payable by CASH ONLY on entry to the venue – please have the correct amount ready so as not to cause undue delays to the traffic coming in behind you. Volunteers will direct all vehicles to the parking area. Once your car is parked you will be given a sticker to place on your front windscreen to identify you have paid. Vehicles leaving the venue must not exceed 10km as there will be people still competing, be patient please! Is there accommodation available?
There is no accommodation available at the Bago Vineyards, however, you might like to stay at either Port Macquarie or Wauchope and make a weekend of it! Are there any showers after the event?
You bet! We wouldn’t let you go home looking like that! We will have a wash-down area waiting just for you. Is there somewhere I can put my belongings?
There will be no bag drop at this venue – your vehicle will be very close to the course, so we recommend that you keep most of your belongings locked in your vehicle.
We will, however, have an envelope drop area. You will be able to seal your Drivers Licence and car keys in an envelope, and provide a password to enable you to collect it at the end of the day. All care will be taken, but no responsibility will be accepted for lost personal items. Is there mobile phone reception?
There sure will! But we don’t recommend taking your phone on course unless you carry it in a zip lok bag… again, all care will be taken, but no responsibility will be accepted for lost personal items. Will the event still go ahead if it’s raining?
Are you kidding? The wetter the better! Mud… glorious mud!
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?
Bago Vineyards will have tea and coffee, as well as ice-blocks for sale, and they will also be bringing in a mobile food van. It is always a good idea to bring along your own snacks and supplies, though. PLEASE NOTE that Bago Vineyards does not have EFTPOS facilities – CASH ONLY please. Are there an ATM machines?