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Mountain Designs Geoquest Headed To Crescent Head June 2021

Press Release / 17.05.2021Live TrackingSee All Event Posts Follow Event

Crescent Head, located on the Macleay Valley Coast, has been announced as the official start and finish location for the 2021 edition of the Mountain Designs GeoQuest 48hr Adventure Race. 

Over 500 competitors along with their support crews, family and friends from around the country will attend the Mountain Designs GeoQuest 48hr Adventure Race from 11 to 14th June 2021. 

The race is held annually on the weekend of the Queen’s Birthday in June. The location of the course is moved each year to a different area to pose exciting new challenges for competitors. 

This year’s location of choice, Crescent Head, is a 4.5hr drive from Sydney and located just 45 minutes north of Port Macquarie. 

Located just off the beaten path of the Pacific Highway, Crescent Head is a village characterised by the rich surfing culture that runs deep in its veins. The entire Macleay Valley Coast in which it sits features rugged coastlines, pristine waterways and a stunning hinterland, making it the perfect backdrop for a spectacular 48hr adventure. 

Kempsey Shire Council Mayor, Liz Campbell, said she is thrilled that Crescent Head has been selected as the start and finish location for this event. 

“It’s just wonderful the Macleay Valley Coast has been recognised for the sporting playground it is. With the terrain in this area, the event is sure to be challenging but hopefully the beautiful views from the course will help time pass quickly,” said Cr Campbell. Gayleen Burley, the Manager of Commercial Business is also pleased with the location selected for this year’s event due to the potential boost for the local economy. 

“We love hosting events of this size during winter as they help to stimulate the local economy during what is normally a slower time for local businesses,” said Mrs Burley. 

Mountain Designs GeoQuest involves 48+hrs of non-stop endurance racing in the major sporting disciplines of trekking, mountain biking and kayaking. Mixed gender, 

Male and Female teams of four must navigate their way through an arduous 220+km course that is only revealed to them the evening before the race. 

The Geo-Half adventure race runs simultaneously with the Mountain Designs GeoQuest. The Geo-Half covers only half the distance but teams have the full 48hrs to complete it. The legs will be challenging but with the additional time available to complete the half course, teams have a greater chance to reach the finish line before time is up. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, race entries have been limited. The window for registration closes 6 June 2021. 

Accommodation can be booked through the Macleay Valley Coast website at

For the latest information on the race please visit

The event is made possible thanks to major sponsor, Mountain Designs and additional support this year by Kempsey Shire Council. 

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