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Competitors ready for fun-filled X-Adventure weekend in Dunsborough

Thursday, April 19, 2018

This weekend, over 1,200 competitors and hundreds more spectators will make the journey down south for the 2018 X-Adventure Dunsborough off-road triathlon and new Aquathlon-X through paradise.

The new World Championships qualifier status and WA State Championships titles for the X-Adventure Long Course are added recognition to this popular event.

X-Adventure Dunsborough

Returning for its sixth year in 2018, this adventure weekend includes long and short course races, two kids’ events plus the all-new Aquathlon-X, a swim-run for individuals and teams, also a world qualifier.

There are stacked fields in all races this weekend with over 1,200 athletes already entered, and even more on-the-day entrants expected.

X-Adventure Dunsborough is the ultimate mix of triathlon and adventure racing; featuring ocean swimming, trail running and mountain bike riding, with the courses passing through the pristine coastal wilderness of beautiful Geographe Bay and Meelup Regional Park.

EVENT DETAILS
When: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April, 2018
Where: Dunsborough, WA (based at the Dunsborough Country Club)
Who: Individuals and relay teams are welcome, from 4 years of age and up.
What: Individuals and relay teams will be battling it out in 5 different events:

• Long Course X-Adventure*^: 1500m ocean swim / 12km coast trail run / 20km mountain bike
• Short Course X-Adventure: 700m ocean swim / 6.2km coast trail run / 11km mountain bike
• Kids X-Adventure: 200m swim / 2.5km trail run / 4km mountain bike
• Groms X-Adventure: 800m trail run / 1200m mountain bike (no swim)
• Aquathlon-X*: 1000m ocean swim / 5km coastal trail run

* ITU Cross Triathlon/Aquathlon World Championships qualifying event
^Triathlon WA State Championships

ENTRIES:
Available on the day at race registration (online entries are now closed).

KEY TIMES:
Saturday 21 April

• 10:30am: RACE START - X-Adventure Short Course race – deep water swim start from the Old Dunsborough boat ramp, near Dunsborough Country Club
• 11:50am: First finishers expected
• 2:40pm: RACE STARTS - Kids X-Adventure race – on beach at the end of Highview Rd
• 3:15pm: First kids finishers expected
• 4:45pm: RACE STARTS - Groms X-Adventure on 18th fairway of the Country Club
• 5:30pm Presentations: Short course, Kids and Groms at Event Expo at Dunsborough Country Club


Sunday 22 April
• 8:00am: RACE START – X-Adventure Long Course race - Old Dunsborough Boat Ramp, at the end of Finlayson St.
• 10:20am: First Long Course finishers expected
• 10:30am: RACE START - Aquathlon-X - Old Dunsborough Boat Ramp, at the end of Finlayson St
• 11:05: First Aquathlon finishers expected
• 12:30pm PRESENTATIONS: Long Course and Aquathlon X-Adventure at Event Expo at Dunsborough Country Club

EVENT PROGRAM:
Available HERE

EVENT WEBSITE:
www.Xadventure.com.au 

LIVE RESULTS:
Event results will be available HERE, via the event website www.Xadventure.com.au

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Media Information

Media passes are available to accredited journalists and photographers and entitle you to be positioned in a cordoned-off area immediately behind the finish line.

To apply for a media pass on race weekend or to simply enquire about access to editorial and photos, please contact Rapid Ascent on 03 5261 5511.

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