Designed for teams of two, the overall objective of the Max Adventure Race Series is for you and your teammate to have fun, navigate and complete the designated course (both teammates together completing each discipline, not in relay format) in the minimum amount of time possible, by visiting each of the checkpoints in turn by navigating the course by foot, mountain bike and kayak.
The course itself is kept secret until the day of the race, only to be revealed at registration, when you will be issued with your race bag containing a map and course description instructions.
Sometimes the maps will be pre-marked, other times you will need to copy the checkpoints off a master map. The race instructions will tell you in what order to collect the checkpoints and what equipment you can use.
Each course will require some basic navigation skills with a compass (teams to bring their own) and you will need to be able to read a topographic map (see example here).
Tip: It’s worth turning up to the race early to give your team plenty of time to plan your route of choice.
Overview of Course
Just to keep you on your toes, a natural obstacle or two (e.g. mystery discipline, creek crossing, etc.) may be thrown into the mix to add a little extra spice and adventure to the course, so be prepared for the unexpected!
|Classic Course||Novice Course|
|Leg 1: 2km Trail run||Leg 1: 4km MTB|
|Leg 2: 10km MTB||Leg 2: 1km Kayak|
|Leg 3: 3km Kayak||Leg 3: 2km Trail run|
|Leg 4: 5km MTB||Leg 4: 5km MTB|
|Leg 5: 5km Trail run||Leg 5: Finishing with a 2km Trail run|
|Leg 6: Finishing with a 7km MTB|
The Classic Course consists of approximately 15-25km of mountain biking, 5-10km of trail running and 2-4km of kayaking.
The Novice Course consists of approximately 5-15km of mountain biking, 3-5km of trail running and 1-2km of kayaking.
It’s important to note that there will be multiple legs of each discipline, which add up to the distances quoted above. So you may be doing more than one bike, run and kayak leg.
All participants will need to supply their own mountain bike for each event (two per team). Mountain bike hire is available for all events. You can find out more here.
For the kayak legs of the race, these will be completed using a Toyboy Voyager II sit-on-top two person kayak. The kayaks, paddles and personal flotation devices (PFD’s) are supplied to you on the day and are included in your entry fee.
You will need to ensure you carry your own nutrition and hydration (by means of a back pack/hydration pack) as there are no aid stations on course, as well as all other equipment requirements which you can find more information on here.
These are staff/volunteer marshalled areas on course where participants will transition from one leg to another e.g. bike leg to kayak leg. At these transition areas, you must take everything with you on all legs, therefore no boxes/bags of belongings or kit supplies are to be left at these transition areas and therefore any missing gear will be your own personal responsibility.
These transition areas are not aid stations with nutrition/hydration provided. There are no aid stations on course.
All event information including the location address, transportation options to the event, Event Centre facilities such as water, toilets and food/beverage options, race rules & conditions, etc will be emailed to all registered participants approximately 1-2 weeks before the event. This information will also be available on our website as a Latest News article linking to the Event Program document.