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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 competitors.

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 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 landscapes.

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 kayaking.

Anaconda can be contacted on 1300 669 137 or by visiting

Released for Anaconda by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (
For further information please call Kim Larochelle or Nicola Rutzou on (02) 9413 4244.

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