EQUIPMENT

Mandatory Gear

  • Whistle (per person)
  • Compass (per team)
  • Course Map (per team, provided).
  • Water (minimum 2 litres per person) & and any nutrition you will need.
  • First aid kit (minimum: 1 crepe bandage, 2 safety pins, wound dressing, 6 adhesive dressings and a survival/foil blanket).
  • Mobile phone in waterproof bag (for emergency use only - not to be used for navigation).
  • KAYAKING LEGS ONLY: kayak, personal floatation device (PFD/life jacket) and paddle (all provided), enclosed shoes.
  • MOUNTAIN BIKING LEGS ONLY: mountain bike, approved cycling helmet, bike tools (minimum sufficient to repair a puncture).

 

  • KIDS COURSE MANDATORY GEAR: bike and helmet, enclosed shoes, course map (provided), kayaking equipment (provided). We recommend teams carry 1L of water and a phone in case of emergency.  Other items are optional.

MOUNTAIN BIKES

Any type of mountain bike in good working order will be suitable for Max Adventure Race participants. The mountain biking on course is typically fire trails with some single track, but nothing overly technical. Don’t forget a basic repair kit and make sure you know how to use it!

You can ride an e-bike in a Max Adventure Race Series event, however you must notify the race director and your team will be unranked and ineligible for prizes. Your bike must meet the definition of an e-bike permitted in National parks under the NSW Road Rules / QLD Road Rules.

Mountain Bike Hire NSW

Send an Email to Mick from Sydney Mountain Bike Hire or contact him on 0408 690 584 with details of the event you are attending. Pre-hired bikes will be available to collect at the bike drop location and should be returned to the Event Centre at the conclusion of the event.

Mountain Bike hires are limited. Book early, so you don’t miss out!

Mountain Bike Hire QLD

We are working with a local supplier for mountain Bike hire for these events. Bikes will be available to collect at the bike drop location and should be returned to the Event Centre at the conclusion of the event.

Mountain Bike hires are limited. Book early, so you don’t miss out!

When registering for a Queensland event you can add bike hire to your registration under the merchandise section. You just need to choose the bike size you require for the event and we will ensure that you have this size available for you on the day. All bike hires includes helmet hire.

kayaks

Kayaks (Tomboy II two person sit on top kayaks), paddles, and personal floatation devices (life jackets) are all provided at Max Adventure Race Series events. Participants are not permitted to supply their own kayaks. If you need to carry your kayak to the water please ensure you do not drag it on the ground as this will create holes which will fill with water and slow you down!

transition areas

Transition Areas are where you change from one discipline to another. You might swap from foot to bike or bike to kayak. There will be checkpoints at each Transition Area to record what time you change from one leg to the next.

timing

We use SportIdent electronic timing at Max Adventure Race Series events. Each team will be provided with a timing chip to be secured around one participants wrist. The end of the timing chip must be inserted into the control at the checkpoint. You should hear a beep and/or see a flashing light when the control is “punched”. There is generally no ‘clear’ or start control used at out events, we do this beforehand. Don’t forget to punch controls at the Transistion Areas and also at the Finish line to stop the clock!

Timing chips MUST be returned at the completion of the event.

Kids course races might use SportIdent timing or traditional orange orienteering flags with manual punches. The Race Director will explain which system is in use on the day.

RACE BIBS

A set of over the shoulder netball style race bibs will be provided to each team. You must wear these over the top of your race kit at all times to clearly display your team number.

Race bibs must be returned at the completion of the event.

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