Races

RAIDERS OF THE LAST ARC

In 2020, we are offering the following races;

24 Hour

  • Premier Challenge- with kayaking 

16 Hour 

  • Schools Challenge
  • Open Challenge – with kayaking
  • Open Challenge – with alternate water activity

8 Hour

  • Cure Kids Challenge
  • Schools Challenge
  • Open Challenge

Each of the above races can be completed with or without a support crew.

This will likely be our last crusade, but we do intend to hand over the ARC mantel to some caring hands and hope that the event will run for another twenty years. So please do come and join us and help us celebrate this special milestone.  

24 Hour Premier Challenge - With Kayaking

The 24 Hour Premier Challenge is for teams of 4 or 2 of any mix.

Core stages will include Kayaking, Trekking and Mountain Biking and there will be up to two stages in each discipline.

Each stage will be a rogaine in its own right and will have its own cut off- time. 

Checkpoints will be allocated points of between 1 and 10 and there will be a total of 240 points available for the race. There will be heavy point penalties for missing the cut off times on each stage.

There will be a small points handicap for the type of kayaks used. This will be notified closer to the event.

The race will start at 7.00am on Saturday morning and finish at 7.00am on Sunday morning. 

Team categories are as follows;

Teams of 4

  • Premier – Mixed team of 4
  • Womens Fours
  • Mens Fours

Teams of 2

  • Mixed Pairs
  • Womens Pairs
  • Mens Pairs

Competitors must be 18 years old or older.

The price of entry is $350 per person for a team of 4 and $375 per person for a team of 2. There are early bird reductions available

No support crews are required or allowed for the 24 hour event.

16 Hour Challenge

There are 3 events within the 16-hour challenge as follows:

  • Schools Challenge
  • Open Challenge – with kayaking
  • Open Challenge – with alternate water activity

16 Hour - Schools Challenge

This is for school teams of 4. All team members must attend the same school and be 16 years of age or older.

Core stages will include Trekking and Mountain Biking and there will be up to two stages in each discipline. There will also be a water activity.

Each stage will be a rogaine in its own right and will have its own cut off- time. 

Checkpoints will be allocated points of between 1 and 10 and there will be a total of 160 points available for the race. There will be heavy point penalties for missing the cut off times on each stage.

There will be a small points handicap for the type of kayaks used. This will be notified closer to the event.

The race will start at 9.00am on Saturday morning and finish at 1.00am on Sunday morning. 

The price of entry is $150 per person with early entry reductions available

16 Hour - Open Challenge with Kayaking

Teams of 4 or 2 persons are allowed.

Core stages will include Kayaking, Trekking and Mountain Biking and there will be up to two stages in each discipline.

Each stage will be a rogaine in its own right and will have its own cut off- time. 

Checkpoints will be allocated points of between 1 and 10 and there will be a total of 160 points available for the race. There will be heavy point penalties for missing the cut off times on each stage. 

There will be a small points handicap for the type of kayaks used. This will be notified closer to the event.

The race will start at 7.00am on Saturday morning and finish at 23.00am on Saturday evening. 

Team categories are as follows;

Teams of 4

  • Premier – Mixed team of 4
  • Womens Fours
  • Mens Fours

Teams of 2

  • Mixed Pairs
  • Womens Pairs
  • Mens Pairs

Competitors must be 18 years old or older.

The price of entry is $300 per person for a team of 4 and $325 per person for a team of 2. There are early bird reductions available.

16 Hour - Open Challenge with alternative water challenge

Teams of 4, 3 or 2 persons are allowed.

Core stages will include Trekking and Mountain Biking and there will be up to two stages in each discipline. There will also be a section with a water activity.

Each stage will be a rogaine in its own right and will have its own cut off- time. 

Checkpoints will be allocated points of between 1 and 10 and there will be a total of 160 points available for the race. There will be heavy point penalties for missing the cut off times on each stage.

There will be a small points handicap for the type of kayaks used. This will be notified closer to the event.

The race will start at 8.00am on Saturday morning and finish at 24.00am on Saturday evening. 

Team categories are as follows;

Teams of 4 or 3

  • Premier – Mixed team
  • Womens 
  • Mens 

Teams of 2

  • Mixed Pairs
  • Womens Pairs
  • Mens Pairs

Competitors must be 18 years old or older.

The price of entry is $300 per person for a team of 4 and $325 per person for a team of 2.

There are early bird reductions available.

No support crews are required for any of the 16-hour events but are allowed.

8 Hour Challenge

There are 3 events within the 8-hour challenge as follows:

  • Cure Kids Challenge 
  • Schools Challenge
  • Open Challenge

8 Hour - Cure Kids Challenge

This is a challenge for teams would like to raise monies for the Cure Kids Charity.  

There are two levels:

The Corporate Challenge 

This is open for mixed teams of 4 with at least 3 of the team working for the same organisation.  Each team is given a minimum target of $5,000 to raise for the Cure Kids Charity.

There are two key prizes for this category;

  • The team with the highest score in the event will win the Cure Kids Challenge Trophy
  • The team that raises the highest level of sponsorship will win a special prize

The Social Challenge

This is open for teams of 2, 3 or 4 persons of any mix. Each team is given a minimum target of $2,000 to raise for the Cure Kids Category.

There are two key prizes in this category;

  • The team with the highest score in the event will win the Cure Kids Social Trophy
  • The team that raises the highest level of sponsorship will win a special prize

The Race

Activities include mountain biking, trekking, mine exploration, water activities, navigation and special mystery activities. 

Competitors race together as a team and all team members must finish the event. 

Teams are allowed a support crew or may opt to race unsupported. 

The price of entry is set at $250 per person early entry reductions available.

The race will start at 10.0am on Saturday morning and finish at 6.00pm.

No support crews are required for any of the 8-hour events but are allowed.

Prize Giving for the 8 Hour Cure Kids Challenges will be at 7.30pm on Saturday evening.

8 Hour - Schools Challenge

This is for School teams of 2,3 or 4 people. All team members must attend the same school and be 14 years of age or older.

Core stages will include Trekking and Mountain Biking and there will be up to two stages in each discipline. There will also be a water activity.

Each stage will be a rogaine in its own right and will have its own cut off- time. 

Checkpoints will be allocated points of between 1 and 10 and there will be a total of 80 points available for the race. There will be heavy point penalties for missing the cut off times on each stage. 

The race will start at 10.00am on Saturday morning and finish at 6.00pm on Saturday evening.

The price of entry is $110 per person with early entry reductions available.

Competitors must be 14 years of age or older.

8 Hour - Open Challenge

This is for teams of 2, 3 or 4 people. 

Core stages will include Trekking and Mountain Biking and there will be up to two stages in each discipline. There will also be a water activity.

Each stage will be a rogaine in its own right and will have its own cut off- time. 

Checkpoints will be allocated points of between 1 and 10 and there will be a total of 80 points available for the race. There will be heavy point penalties for missing the cut off times on each stage.

The race will start at 10.00am on Saturday morning and finish at 6.00pm on Saturday evening.

Team Categories are as follows:

Teams of 4 or 3

  • Premier – Mixed team
  • Womens 
  • Mens 

Teams of 2

  • Mixed Pairs
  • Womens Pairs
  • Mens Pairs

The price of entry is $220 per person with early entry reductions available.

No support crews are required for any of the 8-hour events but are allowed.

Prize Giving for the 8 Hour Challenges will be at 7.30pm on Saturday evening.