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Freycinet Challenge

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.

Mix Team Eligibility

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

Fastest Athletes

There is also a category for the fastest female athlete and the fastest male athlete in each discipline of the Challenge.

Fastest Female Trail Run
Fastest Male Trail Run

Fastest Female Sea Kayak
Fastest Male Sea Kayak

Fastest Female Road Bike
Fastest Male Road Bike

Fastest Female Mountain Bike
Fastest Male Mountain Bike

To be eligible for the Fastest Athletes competition, athletes must complete the same discipline on both days of the 2-day race. The results from both days will be merged to determine the fastest overall time in each discipline.

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