SUNSHINE COAST

  • CLASSIC, NOVICE & KIDS
  • July 27, 2024
  • WILD HORSE MOUNTAIN, QLD

key details

  • DATE:
  • July 27, 2024
  • location:
  • WILD HORSE MOUNTAIN, SUNSHINE COAST, QLD
  • RACE time:
  • 2 – 6 hours
  • ACTIVITIES:
  • TRAIL RUNNING/hiking, MOUNTAIN BIKING & KAYAKING with navigation
  • TEAM SIZE:
  • Teams of 2
  • COURSE:
  • Classic, Novice & Kids
  • categories:
  • male, female, mixed

the course

The Max Adventure Race Sunshine Coast at Wild Horse Mountain includes Classic, Novice and Kids course options – so bring the whole family for a day of adventure!

The event centre is just off the Bruce Highway, meaning getting to and from the event is a breeze whether you are travelling from Brisbane, the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast. The maze of trails through the pine forest add an extra layer of adventure and the views from Wild Horse Mountain, the most easterly of the Glasshouse Mountains, are stunning. You might event catch a glimpse of the brumbies for which the mountain is named.

The Classic course is the flattest of all the races in the series but the navigation can be tricky with the sheer number of trails through the pine forests, some are very overgrown and easy to miss! Teams will need to be on their toes as they weave back and forth during the mountain bike and trail running legs. The kayaking is on the upper reaches of the Pumistone Passage along Hussey Creek. The Classic Course includes approximately 15-25km of mountain biking, 7-12km of trail running and 2-4km of kayaking and will take most teams 4-6 hours to complete.

If you are new to the sport, or just don’t feel like doing the extra distance that comes with the Classic course, then the Novice course is for you. The Novice course takes in the best aspects of the Classic course but not as many kilometres! Make sure you pay attention during the Novice Tips and Tricks session as the secrets of the course, and how to find all those tricky checkpoints, are revealed. The Novice course will avoid the most overgrown trails that some of the Classic course teams will need to do. The Novice Course consists of approximately 5-15km of mountain biking, 3-5km of trail running and 1-2km of kayaking. Novice teams generally finish in 2-4 hours.

Kids course at Sunshine Coast includes trail running/hiking and mountain biking with easy navigation (no kayaking). Kids will cover approximately 1-2km on foot and 3-5km on bike, with most teams taking 45-90min to finish the course.

The Sunshine Coast location is a popular one for teams across Queensland and one that should be listed in your event calendar in pen, not pencil. We’ve got you covered with kayaks provided for all courses and bike hire available if required.

Race Schedule

The event schedule will be finalised in the official event program released two weeks before race day on this website.

RACE SCHEDULE
TIME
DETAILS
6:30am
Bike drop opens
7:00am
Classic Course registration opens
8:00am
Novice Course registration opens
8:30am
Classic Course race start
8:45am
Kids Course registration opens
9:00am
Novice Course race briefing
9:30am
Novice Course race start
10:30am
Kids Course race start
11:30am
First finishers expected
13:30pm
Presentation & prize giving
15:00pm
Final finishers expected

IMPORTANT DATES

DATES
DATE
DETAILS
18/03/2024
Entries Open
18/03/2024
Early Bird Pricing
25/04/2024
Standard Pricing
27/06/2024
Final Pricing
14/07/2024
Refunds Close
24/07/2024
Online Entries and Transfers Close
27/07/2024
Race Day!

event updates

Sunshine Coast Prices Rising

Sunshine Coast Prices Rising

The Max Adventure Race Series is returning to the Sunshine Coast for more adventure racing action! Trail run, mountain bike and kayak with your best...

read more

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER