Categories and Prizes

  

Otway Odyssey & Great Otway Gravel Grind Prizes and Awards

The Otway Odyssey is one of the premier MTB marathons in Australia and always attracts the best riders from across Australia who come to chase the title and the prize money $$$ listed below.

MTB (100km Otway Odyssey only)

  • $2,000 cash for 1st Male and Female
  • $1,000 cash for 2nd Male and Female
  • $500 cash for 3rd Male and Female
  • $100 cash to the fastest male and female over a specific timed climb (King & Queen of the Mountain) and timed descent (open to 50km and 100km riders).

GOGG (97km Big Ring race only)

  • $1,000 cash for 1st Male and Female
  • $500 cash for 2nd Male and Female
  • $250 cash for 3rd Male and Female

**Less international transfer fees

King / Queen of the Otways

100km MTB and 97km GOGG together. The King / Queen of the Otways will be awarded to the overall male / female who has the fastest combined time for the 100km Otway Odyssey on Saturday and the 97km GOGG Big Ring race on Sunday. If times are tied it will be awarded to the fastest rider in the MTB Odyssey.  Results will be published for all competitors who tackle both long course events – dare your mates to join you!

Pictured: Peta Mullens and Tasman Nankervis - 2017 inaugural winners.

 

MTB: Otway Odyssey Timed Descent

The Timed Descent is open to riders in the 100km, 50km and 30km events and will be held down the renowned ‘Red Carpet Track’. The descent flows over 4.5km of track that drops approximately 250m from top to bottom. The fastest male and female will receive $100 cash. The current record is held by Shaun Lewis (2014) in an incredible 10:27min – see if you can beat that boys! Or take on Peta Mullens’ (2012) 12:46min for the ladies record.

MTB: 100km Otway Odyssey King and Queen of the Mountain

The King and Queen of the Mountain climb is limited to riders in the 100km Giant Odyssey and is located at the top of Haydens Spur Track at the intersection with Thompsons Track at the 26km point, elevation 558m above sea level. The fastest male and female will receive $100 cash.

 

 

Entry Categories

The following categories will be acknowledged as part of the 2019 Otway Odyssey and Great Otway Gravel Grind:

MTB Otway Odyssey 100km:

  • Junior (Under 18) - male & female
  • Prime (18-39) - male & female
  • Veteran (40-49) - male & female
  • Vintage (50-59) - male & female
  • Masters (60+) - male & female
  • Single Speed
  • E-Bike (pedal assisted) *

MTB Shorty 50km:

  • Junior (Under 18) - male & female
  • Prime (18-39) - male & female
  • Veteran (40-49) - male & female
  • Vintage (50-59) - male & female
  • Masters (60+) - male & female
  • Single Speed
  • E-Bike (pedal assisted) *

MTB Rookie 30km (male competitors):

  • Junior Under 16 yrs - male 
  • Junior (16-17) - male 
  • Prime (18-39) - male 
  • Veteran (40 - 49) - male 
  • Vintage (50-59) - male 
  • Masters (60+) - male 
  • E-Bike (pedal assisted) *

MTB Rookie 30km (female competitors):

  • Overall

MTB Pioneer 10km:

An award will be presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd male/female in the U16 category only.

MTB Pioneer 10km - Handcycles:

An award will be presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd over the line. Non gender/age specific. 

GOGG big ring 97km:

  • Junior (Under 18) - male & female
  • Prime (18-39) - male & female
  • Veteran (40-49) - male & female
  • Vintage (50-59) - male & female
  • Masters (60+) - male & female
  • E-Bike (pedal assisted) *

GOGG small ring 49km:

  • Junior (Under 18) - male & female
  • Prime (18-39) - male & female
  • Veteran (40-49) - male & female
  • Vintage (50-59) - male & female
  • Masters (60+) - male & female
  • E-Bike (pedal assisted) *

 * Pedal assisted e-bikes may be used provided they do not have a power output greater than 250watts or a powered speed faster than 25km/hr. E-bikes will have their own category and will not be eligible for age group or overall prizes or prize money.

 

NOTES:

If you are not able to collect your prize at the event presentations, you are required to email Rapid Ascent before Friday 2nd March 2018 to claim your prize. Prizes will be forfeited after this date.

*Age categories will be determined by your age on Saturday 23 February, 2019.

 

Elite Women's Exclusive Start Time

In order to stamp out pacing by male riders and create a fair race between all elite women, we will be starting the Elite Women in the 100km Otway Odyssey 30 minutes ahead of the main field.

This start is ONLY FOR WOMEN WANTING TO BE IN CONTENTION FOR OVERALL PRIZE MONEY in the OPEN women category. Riders hoping to win either the Queen of the Mountain Climb and/or the Timed Descent must also start in this elite women’s start.

If you are a female rider in the 100km event who is not of an elite level and is not in the hunt for prize money or hoping to win the Queen of the Mountain Climb, then you must start with the main field - otherwise you will block the way and cause congestion for the elite males on the single track when they catch you.

If a female rider starts in the main field and finishes in a time that gives them a place and thus prize money, this prize money will not be awarded as prize money and recognition will only be awarded to those that started in the women’s Elite only start.

Competitors wishing to particpate in the earlier start must notify Rapid Ascent at registration.

 

 

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