race rules

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 sample 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 below and included in the final instructions.

race Rules

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 from the event. 

  • Show respect for the environment, landowners, local communities and other recreational users. Any participants found to be littering will be disqualified.
  • Checkpoints must be collected in order, missed controls will lead to time penalties.
  • The use of GPS’s are prohibited, watches may be used on ‘Adventure Racing’ mode (if available) and must not be used for navigation.
  • Team members must stay within 100m of each other at all times.
  • Stick to the tracks, cross country travel is not allowed in the National Park.
  • Notify the Event Medic of any significant medical history (e.g. asthma, diabetes.)
  • No outside assistance is allowed at any stage of the event.
  • Winners will be determined by the fastest time plus any penalties and the Event Director’s decision is final.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are wearing or carrying the appropriate gear for each stage of the race, mandatory gear may be checked at any time.
  • KAYAK LEGS ONLY: participants must wear a life jacket (provided) and enclosed shoes when on or near the water.
  • MOUNTAIN BIKING LEGS ONLY: only ride on designated mountain bike trails and roads.

PLEASE NOTE: If you intend to ride an e-bike in the Max Adventure Race your bike must meet the definition of an e-bike permitted in National Parks under the NSW Road Rules / QLD Road Rules. You must also let us know that you will be riding an e-bike as you will be recorded as ‘unranked’ and will be ineligible for category prizes.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: If you intend to ride an e-bike in the Max Adventure Race your bike must meet the definition of an e-bike permitted in National Parks under the NSW Road Rules / QLD Road Rules. You must also let us know that you will be riding an e-bike as you will be recorded as ‘unranked’ and will be ineligible for category prizes.

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.

Safety

You are expected to look after yourself and your teammate. Use your whistle to attract attention if needed in an emergency. There will be professional first aid teams in attendance, supported by the event operations team. Staff, course marshals and radio operators will be out on the course to assist you in an emergency. Please phone the emergency contact number listed on your course map if you need assistance.

Please note you will be riding on public roads open to other traffic. There will be no road closures for the event, participants must obey all road rules.

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