​2018 Freycinet Challenge multi-sport championship details announced

Wheels in motion: Freycinet Challenge committee members Rowena Fry, Ben Mather, Mark Padgett and Louise Padgett are planning for another bumper event.
Wheels in motion: Freycinet Challenge committee members Rowena Fry, Ben Mather, Mark Padgett and Louise Padgett are planning for another bumper event.

​Freycinet Challenge organisers are tackling the traditional Tasmanian trait of last minute entries.

To buck the trend, they are offering big prizes ahead of this year’s event which again doubles as the Australian Multisport Championship.

The earlier competitors enter, the more draws they enter with the chance to win such prizes as a weekend package at MONA.

Event committee member Mark Padgett said organisers received positive feedback from last year’s course changes and are keen to increase participation by providing categories for all ages and abilities.

“We are aiming to attract another high-end field of individuals, but the majority of our entries are just regular people who like to keep fit and enjoy the outdoors,” he said.

“You can challenge your friends to form a team and motivate you to train and keep fit this winter. Then enjoy a weekend with them in October competing together in a great Tassie location.”

Challenge stats 

  • WHAT: Freycinet Challenge
  • WHEN: October 6-7
  • WHERE: Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay
  • PROGRAM: Day 1: 16km trail run, 10km kayak, 40km cycle, 20km MTB; Day 2: 10km kayak, 40km cycle, 20km MTB, 9.5km trail run
  • DETAILS: www.freycinetchallenge.com.au