Anaconda Adventure Race - RACE CATEGORIES
The details on this website were updated on 23 November 2012 and are the final details for the 2012 event. The 2012 Anaconda Adventure Race at Lorne event program containing all the details on this website plus additional diagrams, maps and sponsor offers can be downloaded from here. (Either left click the link to download or right click and ‘save link as’ to your desktop. 22meg)
The following categories will be contested at each round of the Anaconda Adventure Race National Series:
Solo competitors who complete the entire course themselves
- Junior (under 18yrs) Male / Female
- Prime (18 – 39yrs) Male / Female
- Veteran (40 – 49yrs) Male / Female
- Vintage (50 – 59yrs) Male / female
- Masters (60+ yrs) Male / Female – new category for 2012, AAR only – not Mini
A team of 2 competitors who complete the whole course together, remaining within 50m of each other the whole time
- Pairs category (no age or gender division)
Relay Teams of 2
A relay team of two competitors who divide the course between them, either doing 2 legs each or 1 and 3 legs each
- Open team of 2 (both competitors aged under 40yrs) any gender
- Veteran team of 2 (both competitors aged 40yrs and over) any gender
Relay Teams of 3 or 4
A relay team with either 3 or 4 competitors who divide the course between them (either doing 1 leg each if a team of 4 or one person doing 2 legs and the others one leg each if a team of 3)
- Junior Team (all competitors aged under 18yrs) any gender
- Male Team
- Female Team
- Mixed Team
- Veteran Team (all competitors aged 40+yrs) any gender
Age categories are according to your age on race day. All competitors in an age group team must be in the required age bracket.
Prize money distribution for 2012 Anaconda Adventure Race at Lorne:
All individuals are eligible, irrespective of their age category (i.e. Juniors, Prime, Veteran and Vintage are all eligible to win the cash).
** Consistent with international ironman rules, 3rd place-getters MUST finish within 10% of the 2nd place-getter’s time to be eligible for prize money.
In addition to these cash prizes for individuals, if you manage to clock the fastest split (excluding the final beach run) you also score another $100 cash plus sponsors prizes!
- Fastest Swim Male $100 cash
- Fastest Swim Female $100 cash
- Fastest Paddle Male $100 cash
- Fastest Paddle Female $100 cash
- Fastest Run Male $100 cash
- Fastest Run Female $100 cash
- Fastest MTB Male $100 cash
- Fastest MTB Female $100 cash
Pairs are also eligible to win fastest split prizes with the exception of the paddling leg.
As well as these great cash prizes, every podium finisher in every category (including all team categories) will also receive a custom Anaconda Adventure Race medal and prize pack. (Unless also a winner of a cash prize eg. if a Veteran comes 2nd overall and wins $1,500 cash, they do not also win the prize pack for being first veteran.)
Note – if you are a winner but cannot collect your prizes please make arrangements for someone to collect your trophy and prizes for you.
Random Prize Draws
In addition, some awesome random draws will be made on the day, with participants and spectators eligible. There will also be a swag of goodies up for grabs for all participants.
Anaconda Adventure Race National Series – series winner
The winning individual male and female of the 2012 Anaconda Adventure Race National Series will win $1,000 cash in addition to whatever prize money they have won from separate events in the series.
The male and female winner of the 2012 Anaconda Adventure Race National Series will be determined on a points basis as follows:
- The athlete must have competed in all 3 races in the series.
- The athlete with the highest points after all 3 races will be the winner.
- Points will be allocated on a per event basis according to the athlete’s position in the overall standings as an individual male / female as follows:
- 1st = 10 points
- 2nd = 8 points
- 3rd = 7 points
- 4th = 6 points
- 5th = 5 points
- 6th = 4 points
- 7th = 3 points
- 8th = 2 points
- 9th = 1 point
- 10th and onwards = 0 points
- If points are tied between 2 or more competitors at the end of the last event in the series, the winner will be determined by a count back and the athlete with the most number of race victories being the winner, and then moving to the most number of 2nd place positions… and so forth if needed.