Well, that was FUN!
The Royal National Park came alive this past Saturday as over 250 participants took to the trails and waterways pushing their physical limits and embracing the spirit of adventure. We want to congratulate every participant for taking on the challenge and joining us #livinglifetothemax.
A misty morning greeted teams as they descended into Audley for the early registration and race bag pick-up. The buzz of excitement and anticipation was thick as teams collected their maps and went off in pairs to make a game plan for the day ahead.
The courses were challenging for both Novice and Classic teams with long run and bike legs and some tricky hidden bonus checkpoints for a tempting 25-minute time credit. Returning Classic course teams were kept on their toes by some trails that the event hadn’t explored for many years. All teams did well navigating their way through the extensive trail network. We love hearing the trail stories at the end of the day. Trail tail of the day goes to the Classic team whose suffered an early bike malfunction but didn’t let that stop them, completing the rest of the bike leg, and subsequent bike leg, on foot! No broken bike was going to stop them!
There were an impressive amount of parent/kid teams who took on the Max Adventure Race challenge – honing their abilities in communication, patience, resilience, and competitiveness. The triumphant delight on their faces upon crossing the finish line speaks volumes about the shared experience.
The day was captured by the team at Outer Image Collective, all images are now live on their site. You can access your collection of images by race number. Results are also available online. Don’t forget to tag us @maxadventureau on socials as you relive the moments and share them with your friends and family.
Thank you for being a part of the Royal National Park Max Adventure Race 2023. We cannot wait to welcome you back for future adventures! Speaking of, entries are now open for the next NSW leg of the Max Adventure Race series so why not sign up now to join us on the 16th September in the lower Blue Mountains!