Next Event: Saturday 16th July 2022
Wild Horse Mountain, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Rules & Equipment

Note: Each entry is as part of a team of two. No single team entries are available.

Entry Requirements

To participate in the Max Adventure Race Series, all participants must:

  • Be able to swim 100m
  • Be able to ride a bike
  • Be able to read a topographic map (see example here)
  • Have a basic level of fitness and able to cope with the demands of the event
  • Minimise their impact on the environment during the event and respect other users of the land
  • Accept responsibility for themselves and their belongings
  • Be prepared to follow the rules and conditions included in the final instructions


For reasons of fairness, safety and responsibility you are expected to abide by the following rules. Remember, ignorance is no excuse and failure to comply may lead to penalties or disqualification.

Personal Safety

You are expected to look after yourself and your team mate. Use your whistle to attract attention only in an emergency. There will be several first aiders in attendance throughout the event, overseen by an overall appointed medic. There will be marshals out on the course with radios/phones.

Road Safety

Please note you will be riding on public roads open to other traffic. There will be no road closures for the events, so please ensure you obey all road rules.

Overall Rules & Kit List – Common to all legs

Rules & ConditionsTeam Kit (to be carried at all times)
– Show respect for the environment, landowners, local communities and other recreational users– Compass
– It is your responsibility to ensure you are wearing or carrying the appropriate kit for each stage– Means of carrying water (min 2 litres)
– Always take your litter with you– Food
Stick to the tracks, cross country travel is not allowed in the National Park– First aid kit (minimum: 1 crepe bandage, 2 safety pins, wound dressing & 6 adhesive dressings as a minimum)
– Notify the Event Medic of any significant medical history (e.g. asthma, diabetes…)– Survival bag or foil blanket
Hand in your timing stick at the end of the race, or if not continuing– Pea-less whistle (one per person)
– Controls must be collected in order, missed controls will lead to time penalties.– Mobile phone in waterproof bag (for emergency use only) (Telstra GSM or Next G recommended)
Teams members must stay within 100m of each other at all times– Water Proof map case or clear contact (to protect map out on course)
– No outside assistance is allowed during the event– Pencil / highlighter / waterproof pen (for marking maps)
– GPS’s are prohibited
– Cooperate with event officials – kit may be checked at any time
– Weather conditions may affect some stages
– Winners will be determined by the fastest time, plus any penalties
The Event Director’s decision is final

Specific Discipline Rules & Kit List

Kayak RulesKayak Kit (per person unless otherwise stated)
– Competitors must wear their life jacket when on or near the water– Life jacket (provided by the organisers)
– Paddle (provided by the organisers)
– Toyboy II sit-on-top kayak (one per team & provided by organisers)
– Enclosed shoes

Mountain Bike RulesMountain Bike Kit (per person unless otherwise stated)
– Only ride on designated mountain bike fire trails and roads– Mountain bike (brought by participants unless a hire bike is required which can be organised by the participant as per below supplier details)
– Cycle helmet (brought by participants or supplied with hire bike)
– Bike tools / Puncture Kit – at least sufficient to repair punctures (brought by participants)
Please Note: If you would like to use an electronic mountain bike (e-MTB) at the event, you are able to, but your team will be unranked in the results.  You will not place on the podium.

This rules and equipment list, as well as the event location directions will all be available in the Event Program emailed to all participants 1-2 weeks before the race as well as being published as a Latest News article on our website here.

Mountain Bike Hire

NSW events only

Lake Macquarie / Royal National Park / Blue Mountains Events: Send an Email to Mick from or contact him on 0408 690 584 with details of the event you are attending.

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

Enoggera, Brisbane, QLD event only

Send an Email to Riverlife & Walkabout Creek Adventure Centre or contact them on (07) 3517 4954 with details of the event you are attending.

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

 Sunshine Coast, QLD event only

Send us an Email and we will provide our local suppliers details to arrange hire. Bike hire includes helmet.

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

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.