race rules

race rules

For reasons of fairness, safety and overall 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.


  • Each team consists of eight members. For teams competing in the MIXED category your on-course team must be a mix of genders at all times.
  • At any one time there will be four team members on the course whilst the remaining four will act as “support crew”.
  • Assistance is only allowed at designated transition areas by support crews.
  • Support crews must drive safely and follow road rules at all times, taking particular care when driving on the race route.


  • On-course team members must each carry a minimum of 500ml of water at all times.
  • On-course team members must wear their team race bib, swapping at transition areas where required.
  • On-Course team members must stay within 100m of each other at all times.
  • Stay on formed trails, tracks or roads where they exist. Rogaining or orienteering legs may require some off-track navigation – this will be explained in the course description.
  • The use of smart watch or GPS for navigation is prohibited. Watches with ‘Adventure Racing’ mode can be used, or devices can be sealed in packs.
  • All participants must show respect for the environment, landowners, local communities and other recreational users.
  • All rubbish must be taken with you.
  • Cooperate with event officials – mandatory kit may be checked at any time.
  • Winners will be determined by the fastest time plus any penalties – the Event Director’s decision is final!


Kayak Leg

  • All kayak equipment (sit-on-top kayak, paddles, personal flotation device) is provided by the organiser.
  • Personal Floatation Devices (life jackets) must be worn at all times when on or near the water
  • Participants must wear enclosed shoes while kayaking.

Mountain Bike Leg

  • Mountain bikes, helmets and bike repair kits must be provided by participants.
  • Participants must ensure that their mountain bike and helmet are all in working order, and that their helmet meets Australian Standards.
  • Participants must carry a bike repair kit and tools capable of repairing a puncture while on course.


You are expected to look after yourself and your teammates.

If you or one of your teammates needs assistance please phone the emergency number on your race map. There will be medical teams on-course at various locations, and marshals on-course with radios and phones to help communicate in an emergency. We will organise for help to come to you. If you become separated from your teammates use your whistle to attract attention.


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