East Gippsland Adventure Challenge - Orienteering

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Date: 3 December 2017
Location: Lakes Entrance , VIC
Distance/s: 4km run - 20km mtb- 4 km run
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East Gippsland Adventure Challenge - OrienteeringO-Duathlon race is an exciting combination of mountain bike orienteering and foot orienteering.

Colquhoun State forest mountain bike park will host the race and offers dedicated mountain bike trails along with hidden walking paths and 4WD trails.

The course consists of three legs and it usually takes between 2.5 and 3.5 hours, depending on your level; incredibly, if you want to win you’ll need to finish in around 1hr and 40 mins!

The course is kept secret until the day of the race, where you’ll only receive the map of the first run leg at the starting line. Specially prepared colour maps will be used with all checkpoints pre-marked but you’ll only receive the next leg map as you pass through the transition area so you’re going to be planning your route as you go. The navigation is quite straight forward and anyone capable of using a map to get to the event is more than able to complete this race without getting lost! If you have not competed in navigation sports before, we suggest you get your water and food ready to race for 3 hours.

There are three legs: A 4km run, followed by a 20km ride and finally another 4km run. During the first and third running legs you can pick up the checkpoints marked on your map in any order, while you’ll need to complete the checkpoints in the biking leg in order.

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