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What is adventure? (ad-ven-ture)
- exciting experience: an exciting or extraordinary event or series of events
- bold undertaking: an undertaking involving uncertainty and risk
- involvement in bold undertakings: the participation or willingness to participate in things that involve uncertainty and risky
Enough of the dictionary definitions what about ‘real’ adventure?
The Wildside Adventure Race will provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience to those intrepid souls who have the true spirit of adventure in their hearts, who in another time would have been explorers and who long to undertake a special journey that will leave them changed forever. Interested? Are you looking for more adventure in your life? Do you have it within yourself? From short and hard 12hrs through to 5 day expeditions teams undertake a true adventure over some of the most beautiful, epic and challenging terrain we can find.
Racers use map, compass together with their own wits and skills to navigate their way over an unmarked route by mountain biking, paddling, trekking, orienteering, trail running, and maybe a few other surprises through the majestic and historic landscapes. There is nothing comfortable about this race – it is adventure. Teams will have to problem solve, route find and persevere over a wild course that will reset boundaries and provide a life changing experience!
So what are you waiting for? Seriously! Stop making excuses and get your entry in. You don't need your team completely sorted right now. Make a commitment to getting more adventure in your life.
WildsideAR is about the journey - discovering that adventure is everywhere. It is about challenging competitors, taking them to new places and out of their comfort zone. Wildside is also about showcasing a region - providing an opportunity to connect people with places and communities.
As the name suggests Wildside will take racers to the wild sides of places. Teams will navigate through spaces and places rarely visited. They will encounter challenges as they traverse demanding landscapes in all weather conditions, day and night. This is expedition racing - teams need to be self-sufficient. They will pack supply tubs which will be moved around the course and carry equipment, food and first aid supplies with them. The planning and strategy that goes along with this style of racing is a skill within itself.
The course makes the race. Wildside is about discovery and will capture the unique sites within a region but from a completely different perspective. Competitors will move through the course by navigating to checkpoints on foot, mountain bike and kayak. They can expect to be pushed to the limit. The course and CP placement will be designed with options. For places a team will have to complete all legs and secure all CP’s however slower teams may elect to skip legs and/or drop particular CP’s in the interests of finishing the race within time cut offs. This will keep the race ‘moving’ and teams closer together. Time cut offs will be enforced in the interests of safety. We will be fine tuning the course and format constantly to make sure that this is the best race experience you can have, so the details will be as perfect as we can make them!
October Long Weekend
This weekend has become the new adventure racing pilgrimage, a chance to catch up with old friends and test yourself, a chance for newbies to explore their adventurous side and a chance for the top Australian AR teams to meet and determine who is the best. Fully Rad love this weekend and the Wildside Adventure Race. Each race has course options and different team sizes. Wildside is the perfect race for newbies and the old guard offering an exciting mix of landscapes and challenging disciplines incorporating all the beauty and brutal nature of the regions we find.