Eagle Bay Epic

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  • Paddling
  • Open Water Swimming

Get Ready for One Epic Adventure Race at Eagle Bay

Press Release / 24.05.2023See All Event Posts Follow Event
Racing the Eagle Bay Epic
Racing the Eagle Bay Epic / © Rapid Ascent

Get ready for the ultimate adventure race experience as Rapid Ascent proudly opens entries to the 2023 Eagle Bay Epic Adventure Race.

With a recharged format, this is set to be one epic adventure race on one epic day, on Saturday 4 November, 2023.

The event features a new mid-length adventure race that traverses through Western Australia’s favourite adventure playground in and around Eagle Bay, Dunsborough, Meelup Regional Park and Geographe Bay.

The new format will push participants to their limits and showcase the breathtaking beauty and spectacular natural wilderness synonymous with the south-west.

With a fusion of multisport disciplines this is the ultimate off-road adventure challenging including a 9km trail run, 1.5km ocean swim, 7.5km paddle, 18km mountain bike and 300m team run to the finish line.

“The race offers a unique opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to test their skills and team camaraderie across a diverse environment, whilst experiencing the thrill that adventure racing gives you!” explained Event Director John Jacoby.

Individual competitors and relay teams are invited to join the adventure and embark on an unforgettable journey through the stunning landscapes of Eagle Bay. Whether you’re an experienced athlete seeking a personal challenge, or a team looking to bond and conquer obstacles together, the Eagle Bay Epic is the ultimate test of strength, endurance and team work.

One of Australia’s best off-road athletes and the 2022 course winner Ben Allen says, “Being from the east coast, I feel honored to come over west to ride the trails and swim in their ocean. It’s a formidable course through one of nature’s wonderlands - it really is a mighty accomplishment for any athlete to tick this one off!”

The Kids Adventure Challenge is also back on the schedule with a fun 4km obstacle and running course for kids aged up to 13 years. The course includes obstacles such as spiders webs, hay-bale jumping, hurdles, crawling and slippery dip. The first 300 kids to enter will receive a free gift.

Based at the Eagle Bay Brewing Co, it is once again expected that close to 5,000 competitors and supporters will attend the event, from adventure racing stalwarts and previous participants, to local community members, families, first-timers, and hundreds of local primary school kids.

“The Eagle Bay Epic gives you a spectacular course from the Brewery to Dunsborough and back again… then finish things off with a beer and a bite from the bar and you have the perfect adventure event,” said Jacoby.

Rapid Ascent’s Race Directors Jacoby and Sam Maffett, who as experienced athletes themselves, are committed to the design and delivery of races by competitors, for competitors.

“We can’t wait to host another sensational event and see adventure racing once again soar to great heights for our competitors and supporters this November!” said Jacoby.

Entries are open online with further event information found at www.eaglebayepic.com.au.

Interested participants are encouraged to register early to secure their spot in this exhilarating race.

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