8 gruelling stages to push your limits
The Freycinet Challenge is divided into 8 separate stages, with 4 stages running on each day. Each stage focusses on a particular discipline, either Trail Running, Sea Kayaking, Mountain Biking or a Road Bike Time Trial. This year we're mixing things up - introducing a new Mountain Bike course and shortened courses for Junior athletes.
You can take on the Challenge as part of a team or as a solo competitor, with options to take part in the full 2-day competition, or the 1-day competition. There are four stages on each day of the Challenge.
Day 1: Saturday 8 October
All the 2-day competitors start on the first day at stage 1.
- Stage 1: Trail Run - 16 kms (9 kms for Juniors)
- Stage 2: Sea Kayak - 10 kms (5 kms for Juniors)
- Stage 3: Road Bike - 40 kms
- Stage 4: Mountain Bike - 18 kms
Day 2: Sunday 9 October
All the 1-day competitors start from stage 5 on the second day, joining the participants that have already completed stages 1-4.
- Stage 5: Sea Kayak - 10 kms (5 kms for Juniors)
- Stage 6: Road Bike - 40 kms
- Stage 7: Mountain Bike - 21 kms
- Stage 8: Trail Run - 10 kms
Maps are available for each stage and they can be found by clicking on the links above.
You will be competing in your age category, with separate categories for male and female competitors. The teams competition has categories for all male, all female or a mix of male and female participants.
For the first time in 2022, we've got a Junior teams competition, which has shorter stages for our up-and-coming athletes.
When competing in a team, you can choose if you have 2, 3 or 4 people and you choose who completes which stages. There are separate categories for 2 person teams and 4 person teams. If you have a 3 person team, you will compete in the 4 person team category.