MEDIA RELEASE 04 October
Get your entries in for a good dose of adventure in the Anaconda Adventure Race
Athletes, adventure-seekers and corporate teams are invited to come and compete
in the Anaconda Adventure Race to be held in Lorne on Sunday, 9 December.
The Anaconda Adventure Race in Lorne, now in its third year, attracted close to
1,000 individual and team competitors in 2005 and 2006. This year's course has
been modified to provide exciting new challenges for first-time and repeat
The 50 km race includes ocean swimming (1.9 km), ocean kayaking (13 km), coastal
and trail running (11.2 km), mountain biking (20 km) and a beach run (2.8 km).
The race is accessible to beginners, with a relay teams category where
participants can join up with friends and colleagues to do just one leg each.
Two free course familiarisation days will be held on Saturday, 27 October and
Saturday, 18 November.
Participants can find out more about the race and register by visiting
www.anacondaadventurerace.com/lorne. Entries close on Friday, 23 November.
The Anaconda Adventure Race Lorne, considered by Tourism Victoria as a new
landmark event on the Victorian sporting calendar, is particularly appreciated
by competitors for the diversity of its terrain and the region's beautiful
The winner of the 2006 race was Ferntree Gully resident Jarad Kohlar, who beat
2007 winner of the Gold Coast race, New Zealander Richard Ussher as well as
former surf ironman Guy Andrews.
Outdoor adventure retailer Anaconda is the principal sponsor of the race series
which is run by Rapid Ascent headed up by former world champion kayaker John
Jacoby who has competed in many adventure races around the world.
The Lorne race is the final leg of the Anaconda Adventure Race National Series
which includes races on the Gold Coast (QLD), in Forster (NSW) and Geographe Bay
(WA). The Lorne race is also the Australian Championships and will see those at
the front end of the field competing for the $30,000 pool of cash and prizes.
Adventure racing is a relatively new sport that attracts 'every day' people and
elite athletes from around the globe. Adventure racing, which has sometimes been
called off-road triathlon, has emerged as the big brother to marathons, road
races and triathlons and has seen a significant increase in popularity all
around the world in the past 10 years.
The Anaconda Adventure Races have their own unique characteristics to suit their
terrain but all include a combination of running, cycling, swimming and
Anaconda can be contacted on 1300 669 137 or by visiting
Released for Anaconda by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (www.drpr.com.au)
For further information please call Kim Larochelle or Nicola Rutzou on (02) 9413