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Race Categories

Something for everyone

The Freycinet Challenge has many different competition categories. Our aim is to accommodate athletes with varying skills and abilities. Whether you're a serious pro, a weekend warrior, or just in it for the fun, there's a race category just for you.

You will be assigned to a category based on your age, so you'll be racing against athletes just like you. All you need to do is decide if you want to do the 1-day race or the 2-day race and then decide if you want to race solo, or race in a team.

Solo Categories

Open Female (18-39 years)
Open Male (18-39 years)

Veteran Female (40-54 years)
Veteran Male (40-54 years)

Masters Female (55+ years)
Masters Male (55+ years)

The solo competitors racing in the 2-day event will also be competing in the following top-level categories. The winners will become the "Australian Multi-sport Champion" for this year.

Fastest Female (18+ years)
Fastest Male (18+ years)

2 Person Team Categories

2 Person Juniors Female (14-17 years)
2 Person Juniors Male (14-17 years)
2 Person Juniors Mixed (14-17 years)

2 Person Open Female (18+ years)
2 Person Open Male (18+ years)
2 Person Open Mixed (18+ years)

2 Person Veterans Female (40+ years)
2 Person Veterans Male (40+ years)
2 Person Veterans Mixed (40+ years)

4 Person Team Categories

4 Person Juniors Female (14-17 years)
4 Person Juniors Male (14-17 years)
4 Person Juniors Mixed (14-17 years)

4 Person Open Female (18+ years)
4 Person Open Male (18+ years)
4 Person Open Mixed (18+ years)

4 Person Veterans Female (40+ years)
4 Person Veterans Male (40+ years)
4 Person Veterans Mixed (40+ years)

All team members must meet the age criteria to be eligible for the team's category.

For example, if ALL the team members are 40 years old or more, then your team will be in the Veterans category. Otherwise, your team will be competing in the Open category.

Another example is that if ALL your team members are 14-17 years old, your team will be in the Junior category. Otherwise, your team will be competing in the Open category.

To be eligible for a place (1st, 2nd or 3rd) in a mixed category, the team must have an equal number of males and females and each gender must complete an equal number of stages. If placings aren’t your thing, then you can configure your mixed team as you choose.

Single Stage Races

There is a category for the fastest female and the fastest male on every stage of the Challenge. Stages 1-8 will be timed separately and all athletes in every race will be taking part. 

Fastest Female Trail Run (Stage 1 & Stage 8)
Fastest Male Trail Run (Stage 1 & Stage 8)

Fastest Female Sea Kayak (Stage 2 & Stage 5)
Fastest Male Sea Kayak (Stage 2 & Stage 5)

Fastest Female Road Bike (Stage 3 & Stage 6)
Fastest Male Road Bike (Stage 3 & Stage 6)

Fastest Female Mountain Bike (Stage 4 & Stage 7)
Fastest Male Mountain Bike (Stage 4 & Stage 7)

There aren't any age categories in the Single Stage Races. These are fun and free-for-all competitions to see who is the fastest athlete on each course!

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