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Maximum Adventure is a leading outdoor event management company hosting a series of large-scale sporting and corporate events across the nation.  An opportunity has become available for an experienced Marketing & Administration Officer to join a dynamic team of event organisers. Read More

Maximum Adventure is a leading outdoor event management company hosting a series of large-scale sporting and corporate events across the nation.  An opportunity has become available for an experienced Marketing & Administration Officer to join a dynamic team of event organisers. Read More

Convict 100
Saturday 24th June, 2017
Appin, NSW
Are you ready to prove you are Tough Enough in 2017? Entries for the 2017 Tough Bloke & Tough Chick Challenge open on Monday at 9am. This ultimate test of toughness will feature all the usual suspects. Read More

Convict 100
Saturday 6th May, 2017
St Albans, NSW
Entries for the iconic Convict 100 event open on Monday the 5th December with special Early Bird pricing for those that enter early. 2017 will be the ‘lucky’ 13th edition of the ‘Century of Dirt’ and it continues to be the one event not to missed on the Australian Mountain Biking calendar. Read More

Paddy Pallin Urban
Saturday 5th November, 2016
Sydney CBD, NSW
The ever popular Paddy Pallin Urban was held on the weekend of the 5th of November in Sydney’s CBD. A great mix of social and racing competitors of all ages gathered near Central train station under sunny skies with a buzz of anticipation. Read More

Paddy Pallin Urban
Saturday 5th November, 2016
Sydney CBD, NSW
Full results and photos are now available from the Paddy Pallin Urban event last Saturday.

See how you did versus the competition and check out all the great photos from our friends at Outer Image via this link HERE Read More

Paddy Pallin Adventure Series
11th February 2017, Lake Macquarie, NSW
28th March 2017, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Adventure Racing action explodes into the New Year with entries for the Lake Macquarie and Sunshine Coast events now open. Now is the time to start setting your goals for 2017 and putting together a plan to achieve them. Read More

Paddy Pallin Adventure Series
Saturday, 12th November, 2016
Lysterfield Lake Park, VIC
There is less than a week to go until the final leg of the Paddy Pallin Adventure Series descends upon Victoria. Lysterfield Lake Park will host the event as hundreds of competitors turn it into an adventure playground. Read More

Jabulani Challenge
Saturday 8th April, 2017
Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NP, NSW
Entries for the Jabulani Challenge 2017 are now open. Set in the beautiful Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park and starting and finishing at historical Bobbin Head this is trail running at it’s best. Read More

Coastal Classic
Saturday 15th October, 2016
Royal National Park, NSW
A bright, sunny and warm spring day greeted competitors at the Coastal Classic for 2016. The track was in pristine condition with consistent windy days in the lead up to the event drying the course out and leaving it firm and fast for runners. Read More

Paddy Pallin Adventure Series
Lysterfield Lake, VIC
Saturday 12th November 2016

The Event Program for the Fifth and final leg of the Paddy Pallin Adventure Series at the Lysterfield Lake is OUT!

It can be downloaded via the link below.

This important document has all the information you need about the race including the event schedule and driving instructions on how to get to the event centre. Read More

It is nearly here! The Paddy Pallin Urban is just around the corner and I am sure you are bursting with questions, like…

How do I get to the event centre? What do I need to bring? What time do we start?

The official Event Program is now available for download via the link below and it has all the answers!

The Event Program contains all the details for race day including registration times, start time, race rules and logistics. Read More

ThermaTech Triple Trail Challenge
Jabulani Challenge, 8th April
Raffertys Coastal Run, 8th July
Coastal Classic, 2nd September
Calling all trail runners after the ultimate challenge for 2017, entries for the ThermaTech Triple Trail Challenge are open!

Once again we are proud to announce that Thermatech will be the naming rights sponsor of the Triple Trail Challenge. Read More

The Jabulani Challenge is back in 2017 with entries now open for this popular event.

Held in the picturesque Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park just on the northern edge of Sydney this event features some of the best trail running in NSW. Runners raved about the beauty of the Gibberagong & Warrimoo trails as they skirted the edge of crystal clear waterways before crossing the finish line at the historic Bobbin Head. Read More

The 2016 Great Adventure Challenge continued on Saturday 8th October in Queensland, with 9 teams racing it out in the beautiful South D’Aguilar National Park.

Starting bright and early with an incredible view at Jolly’s Lookout, teams from BDO, Foxtel, Tatts Group, Data #3, Blue Sky, Hayman Homes, Oracle Business Accountants and PwC participated in a fun team challenge where they had to flip a tarpaulin without anyone getting off the tarp!  This quick and easy challenge set the tone for the rest of the day – fun, fast and fearless!

Once the tarp was flipped, the first of the Challengers raced off down the hill on the first running leg. Read More

With the Coastal Classic fast approaching the official Event Program has been released. The Event Program contains answers to all your questions about the big day. What time does it start? How do I get to the start line? What is available at the Aid Stations? All these questions plus many more are all answered!

So make use of the extra time you have available now your tapering has started and have a good read. Read More

A record field descended on Euroka Clearing in the Lower Blue Mountains on Saturday. With both Classic and Novice courses on offer there was something for everyone.

Both courses kicked off with a mini rogaine around Euroka Clearing. Classic teams then rode up Bennett Ridge to the start of the Oaks single track. Read More

Paddy Pallin Urban Series
Sydney CBD, NSW
Saturday 5th November
There is just over a month to go until the Paddy Pallin Urban Series where teams of two will spend a day in Sydney CBD solving clues and completing challenges at a host of iconic Sydney locations!

Based on the popular TV show ‘The Amazing Race’ teams will need to locate and complete 15+ checkpoints all around the city. Read More

Looking for a unique way to see the city of Sydney? Looking for a day out where the whole family participates and joins in on the fun? Then look no further…on Saturday 5th November the Paddy Pallin Urban is returning to the heart of Sydney for another year of bewildering clues which will have you exploring around the city completing a variety of fun activities. Read More

The Paddy Pallin Adventure Series returns to the Lower Blue Mountains on the 24th of September for the 4th leg of the series. Based from Euroka Clearing near Glenbrook, this event will take in the best trails, tracks and stunning views this area has to offer. Read More

Paddy Pallin Adventure Series
Lower Blue Mountains, NSW
Saturday 24th September 2016

The Event Program for the Fourth leg of the Paddy Pallin Adventure Series at the Lower Blue Mountains is OUT!

It can be downloaded via the link below.

This important document has all the information you need about the race including the event schedule and driving instructions on how to get to the event centre. Read More

We are pleased to announce the rescheduled date for the Coastal Classic is Saturday 15th October 2016.

Thank you for your patience while we consulted with relevant authorities and stakeholders to confirm the new date.
What Happens Next?
If you can race on the 15th October, your entry will simply be transferred to the new date. Read More

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the Coastal Classic, scheduled for the 3rd September 2016, has been postponed this coming weekend. This decision has not been taken lightly. However due to the forecast for heavy rain this week and into the weekend it is necessary for participant safety and to protect the delicate track. Read More

With the Coastal Classic fast approaching the official Event Program has been released. The Event Program contains answers to all your questions about the big day. What time does it start? How do I get to the start line? What is available at the Aid Stations? All these questions plus many more are all answered!

So make use of the extra time you have available now your tapering has started and have a good read. Read More

Lysterfield Lake, Victoria
Saturday, 12th November 2016
Scenic, exciting and suitable for anyone and everyone with a real sense of adventure, the Paddy Pallin Adventure Series is designed to offer the perfect introduction to the exhilarating sport of adventure racing. Read More

The first Great Adventure Challenge for 2016 kicked off July 30 in Mundaring, WA when 14 teams toughed it out in the Perth Hills in support of the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Navigation skills were tested throughout the 70km course as participants raced through some of the region’s most popular attractions, including the historic Mundaring Weir, Lake Leschenaultia and the John Forrest National Park. Read More

A beautiful winters day lay in wait for over 700 trail runners at Raffertys Coastal Run hosted at Raffertys Resort on Saturday. Perfect running conditions saw runners setting new course records across all three distances (35km,22km & 11km).

Congratulations to all the winners and podium place getters who enjoyed some terrific prizes from event sponsors Raffertys Resort, ThermaTech and Tailwind. Read More

The Event Program is available for download via the link below. This important document contains lots of information so we recommend taking a few minutes to have a good read. Chances are that if you have a question it is answered in the Event Program. Read More

With entries for Raffertys Coastal Run closing next Wednesday now is the time to enter and make sure don’t miss out on one of the best trail running events in the country. With a course designed by the same crew behind the popular Coastal Classic and Jabulani Challenge this is a trail running event guaranteed to deliver. Read More

Are you ready to take on the most adventurous course in the Paddy Pallin Adventure Series? If so you better hurry as the last event in the series in NSW this year is selling fast.

Based from Euroka Clearing near Glenbrook, home to a multitude of kangaroos and other native wildlife, this event will take in the best trails, tracks and stunning views this World Heritage Listed area has to offer. Read More

A cold June day did not stop the crowds of Tough Blokes, Tough Chicks and, brand new for this year, Tough Kids conquering the Tough Bloke Challenge course and proving that they were TOUGH ENOUGH!

With 29 obstacles to conquer this year the event was harder than ever with some new challenging obstacles becoming instant favourites! All the Tough Blokes and Tough Chicks were challenged by the high walls, rope swings, mud baths and chilly water obstacles. Read More

Important Information!!!
Due to recent storm damage Wilton Rd is currently closed for all traffic between Wilton and Appin. If you are travelling up from the Southern Highlands or Canberra tomorrow you will need to allow extra travel time. Alternative routes including using Picton Rd, Princes Hwy and Appin Rd or via the Hume Hwy, Narellan Rd then Appin Rd. Read More

Wait…what? We can run for free? We get all the mud, all the obstacles, all the fun for nothing!!! Where do I sign up!?!

The organising team are still in need of some volunteers for the Tough Bloke Challenge. Volunteers will be assisting at all the obstacles and at the Event Centre helping with a variety of tasks. Read More

How do I get to the event centre? What do I need to bring? Are there showers available after the event?

All these questions plus many more are answered in the Tough Bloke Challenge – Event Program available now

All participants should have a good read and understand everything contained in this important document, chances are if you have a question it is answered in the event program. Read More

Entries are now open for the 2016 edition of the Paddy Pallin Urban!

Featuring teams of two working together to tackle fun and exciting challenges at checkpoints located all around the scenic centre of Sydney. That’s if teams can even work out where to go as the locations of the checkpoints are only revealed after the teams solve some cryptic clues! It really is a one day version of The Amazing Race!!!

Teams can travel via public transport or they can traverse the city on foot, the choice is up to you. Read More

The biggest event of the year saw competitors battling it out across the Royal National Park. With both Classic and Novice courses on offer over the weekend there was something for everyone.

Classic teams rode from the top of the Honeymoon track at Audley to Heathcote where they swapped there bikes for runners and embarked on the challenging Karloo track. Read More

Paddy Pallin Adventure Series
Royal National Park, NSW
Saturday and Sunday 21st and 22nd May 2016

The Event Program for the third leg of the Paddy Pallin Adventure Series at the Royal National Park is OUT!

It can be downloaded via the link below. Read More

You do not want to miss this Adventure Race at one of Australia’s top locations in the Royal National Park. Experience the beauty of the worlds second oldest National Park as you ride sweet single track, paddle along serene water ways and admire the views from the running trails. Read More

The second edition of Raffertys Coastal Run is shaping up to be another gem on the trail running calendar. If you are like us and prefer your trail running with a good dose of pristine nature then you better sign up for the Raffertys Coastal Run. We only know of one other event that matches this one for sheer beauty, the Coastal Classic and it has sold out!

There are three course distances to choose from – 10km, 22km and 35k to accommodate runners of all abilities. Read More

The iconic Convict 100 has been and gone for another year with over 900 riders tackling the sandstone ridge lines, kayak bridge and the stones and rock ledges of tracks originally carved out of the Australian bush by convicts many years ago.

A few showers early in the day did nothing to dampen spirits but simply keep the dust away. Read More

While online registrations might have shut, it is not to late to experience the iconic Convict 100 event this year.

For those that missed out on entering online you can still Enter on the Day. Simply come along to registration on either Friday night or Saturday morning and we will be able to get you in. Read More

Coastal Classic – Saturday 3rd September 2016
A rush of entries into the Coastal Classic has resulted in the event selling out. Congratulations to all those that have an entry.

If you missed the boat and didn’t get an entry, you might still be able to sneak your way into the event. Read More

The Official Event Program for the Convict 100 has now been released. Containing all the information you need to know about the event this is a must read for all riders and is available HERE.

Entries are still open and will be open online up to next Wednesday so keep harassing that reluctant mate we all have to get him or her onto the start line at St Albans. Read More

Get your fingers ready, make sure the internet connection is strong and the alarm is set!

Coastal Classic entries for 2016 open Monday the 18th of April at 9am. With the event having sold out quickly last year the anticipation is it will sell out even quicker this year. Read More

Back in its 9th year the Great Adventure Challenge is setting out to break more records and we need your help!

A corporate team-based adventure race, the Great Adventure Challenge’s inspiration and purpose is to make a real difference by brightening the lives of seriously ill children in Australia. Read More

 

Think you know the Convict 100? Did you do the event a few years ago and think, been there, done that, no need to go back? If so then you have no idea what you are missing out on!

With the changes that were implemented in 2015 the course now rides completing differently. Read More

There are so many things that go into a great obstacle course event. Exciting obstacles, walls to climb, mud pits to crawl through, ropes to swing on. Preferably set in a nice bushland setting close to home. The Tough Bloke Challenge, which is on Saturday 25th June, gives you all of those things, over 25 obstacles and based at Appin which is only a stone’s throw from the heart of Sydney. Read More

The 2016 Jabulani Challenge was an epic trail running event, in perfect conditions nearly 800 runners tackled the 12km, 22km & 45km courses.

Runners raved about the beauty of the Gibberagong and Warrimoo trails and the picturesque finishing area at Bobbin Head. Read More

A last minute rush of entries has resulted in the Jabulani Challenge 2016 selling out for the second year in a row!

Congratulations to all those that secured a spot to tackle the 12km, 22km or full 45km course this Saturday.

If you did miss out there is a silver lining. Read More

The Paddy Pallin Adventure Series is a race comprised of four core disciplines; mountain biking, running/trekking, flat water kayaking (boats provided), and navigation across a variety of different and challenging terrains.

The next event is on Saturday 21st May & Sunday 22nd May. Read More

The Jabulani Challenge 2016 is under two weeks away.

The Event Program is available for download HERE. This important document contains lots of information so we recommend taking a few minutes to have a good read. Chances are that if you have a question it is answered in the Event Program. Read More

The results are out for the second event of the Paddy Pallin Adventure Series 2016 held at the Sunshine Coast this weekend. Racing was fun, fast and furious with the fastest time coming in at just under 1.5 hours. Click HERE to see your racing results and photos! Read More

It’s Almost Race Day
Paddy Pallin Adventure Series
Sunshine Coast, QLD
Saturday 19th March, 2016
More than 200 adventurers are expected to take part in this year’s Paddy Pallin Adventure Series Sunshine Coast event at Wild Horse Mountain.

Are you ready for this action-packed adventure?

Make sure you download a copy of the event program prior to the event as it contains all the information you need to arrive at the event ready to race!

Remember the exact course is not revealed until the day. Read More

If trail running is your passion and you are looking for a family friendly event offering trails with beautiful coastal views and a variety of terrain, you’ve come to the right place. From the team who brings you the illustrious Coastal Classic comes another iconic trail running event, set along the spectacular Lake Macquarie. Read More

Short, fast and fun was the theme for the first of 2016’s Paddy Pallin Adventure Series. And the results prove it!  With awesome weather and calm conditions the classic competitors took advantage of bonus check points and the mystery challenge – taking on Shark Hole. Read More

Tough Bloke Challenge
Saturday 25th June 2016
Appin, NSW
You know what we love about Obstacle Racing? I’ll give you a hint, the answer is in the name! Obstacles!

Walls, tunnels, nets, mud pits, monkey bars! We love them all (some less than others of course) but all obstacles are there to be embraced and conquered. Read More

13th & 14th February 2016
Cams Wharf, NSW
The first event in the 2016 Paddy Pallin Series kicks off in less than 2 weeks. The course is shaping up to be the best yet. With a great mix of running, kayaking, mountain biking and some awesome Coasteering. Read More

Convict 100
Saturday 30th April 2016
St Albans, NSW
With just 3 months to go before the Convict 100, now is the time to start hitting the local trails and putting some k’s into the legs before it is all too late. If you are lining up for your umpteenth crack at the full 100km, preparing to smash out the 68km course with gusto or feeling the butterflies in the stomach as you face your first Convict 100 with a 44km entry now is when you need to put in the hard yards. Read More

The event program for the Paddy Pallin Adventure Race in Cams Wharf is now available!

Saturday’s event program can be down loaded – HERE

Sunday’s event program can be down loaded – HERE

This important document has all the information you need about the race including the event schedule and driving instructions on how to get there. Read More

Places are filling fast for the Jabulani Challenge, an event that really is trail running at it’s best. Taking in the highlights of the Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park with the Start and Finish line at the beautiful and historic Bobbin Head, this is an event not to be missed. Read More

Part-time role (10-20hrs per week) hours negotiable
Location: Blacktown, NSW and Work from home

Maximum Adventure is a leading outdoor event management company hosting a series of large-scale sporting and corporate events across the nation. An opportunity has become available for an experienced Marketing & Administration Assistant to join a dynamic team of event organisers. Read More

We are very excited to announce that we have introduced a new Novice course at each of our events for the Paddy Pallin Series in 2016.

Designed for beginners or those teams just wanting a shorter race, it is half the distance of the Classic course. Read More

Tough Bloke Challenge
Saturday 25th June 2016
As 2015 draws to a close, it is about time you asked yourself… Are you Tough Enough?

You like going to the gym? You consider yourself pretty fit? Looking for a new challenge to focus on over the festive season to stop you going back for that third helping of Christmas Pudding? Sounds like you are ready to accept the challenge and sign up for the Tough Bloke Challenge!

Held just South of Sydney and featuring over 25 hair-raising, military style obstacles this event is not for the faint of heart. Read More

Adventure Racing Clinic
Narrabeen Lake, NSW
Saturday 30th January 2016
Not sure if you are ready for your first adventure race? Were you geographically embarrassed at your last race or did you just follow the crowd? Looking for some easy tips to improve your mountain biking or kayaking skills?

The Adventure Racing Clinic is a great introduction to the sport of adventure racing including practical advice on individual preparation, gear requirements and nutrition. Read More

Great Adventure Challenge 2016
What an amazing year 2015 was. We kicked off with a fantastic event in WA in July, followed by awesome events in QLD and NSW then ended the year on a fabulous high in VIC. We have been blown away by the dedication and enthusiasm of you all this year and back at GAC HQ we are still riding the waves of the high we felt post these events this year!

This year’s events raised just shy of half a million dollars for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Read More

Convict 100
Saturday 30th April
The Convict 100 is an ‘institution’ in Australian mountain biking! As one of the first marathon events established in Australia, it consistently inspires all entrants to push their personal boundaries. The 2016 event will be the 12th installment of the “Century of Dirt” and with 100km, 68km & 44km courses available there is a distance to suit riders of all skill & fitness levels. Read More

Paddy Pallin Urban
Saturday 7th November 2015
Sydney CBD, NSW
The ever popular Paddy Pallin Urban ‘Amazing Race’ was held on Saturday 7th November in Sydney’s CBD. A great mix of social and racing competitors of all ages gathered near Central train station under slightly overcast skies with a buzz of anticipation. Read More

Thermatech Triple Trail Challenge
Jabulani Challenge, 9th April
Rafferty’s Coastal Run, 16th July
Coastal Classic, 3rd September
After offering trail runners the ultimate goal to strive for in 2015 the Triple Trail Challenge is back in 2016!

This year we are proud to announce that Thermatech will be the naming rights sponsor of the Triple Trail Challenge. Read More

Paddy Pallin Adventure Series
13th & 14th February 2016, Lake Macquarie, NSW
20th March 2016, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Adventure Racing action explodes into the New Year with entries for the Lake Macquarie and Sunshine Coast events now open. Now is the time to start setting your goals for 2016 and putting together a plan to achieve them. Read More

A hot day in October greeted Great Adventure Challenge participants as they raced from the quiet Gold Coast hinterland to the iconic golden beach. Starting with a single lap of the Gold Coast Velodrome in Nerang, teams then completed a collective 48km bike ride through the Nerang bushland. Read More

Jabulani Challenge
Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, NSW
Saturday 9th April 2016
Calling all trail runners, the Jabulani Challenge is back in 2016 with entries now open!

Held in the picturesque Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park just on the northern edge of Sydney this event features some of the best trail running in NSW. Read More

Paddy Pallin Urban Series
Sydney CBD, NSW
Saturday 7th November
There is just over a month to go until the Paddy Pallin Urban Series where teams of two will spend a day in Sydney CBD solving clues and completing challenges at a host of iconic Sydney locations!

Based on the popular TV show ‘The Amazing Race’ teams will need to locate and complete 15+ checkpoints all around the city. Read More

Still trying to decide which category to enter within the new format? We’ve broken down the categories for you!

Social: With 4 hours to collect as many points as possible, the social category is for those teams that are not wanting to race for line honours and would like to spend the day traipsing through the CBD. Read More

The 6th edition of the Coastal Classic was held on Saturday in absolutely stunning conditions with runners reporting slower times simply because they kept stopping to soak in the views and the sunshine. Held over a deceptively tough 29km course from Otford to Bundeena through the Royal National Park the event is not for the faint hearted. Read More

With the Coastal Classic fast approaching the event program has been released. The event program contains answers to all your questions about the big day.

So make use of the extra time you have available now your tapering has started and have a good read. Read More

Once again St Albans has put on a cracker of a day for the 11th running of the iconic Convict 100 Mountain Bike race. This year featured a host of changes with the 100km course being ran in ‘reverse’ and brand new 68km and 44km courses that included everyone’s favourite, the infamous kayak bridge. Read More

If you are participating in the Convict 100 on the 8th August, all your race day questions will be answered by the official event program, now available for download. Grab your copy before to plan your attack on St Albans.

Convict 100 Event Program 2015
Rider List – Click Here
Entries Close Thursday 6th August

If you are still looking for an entry, please note online entries will close on Thursday before the race. Read More

Did you get dressed up for the Tough Bloke Challenge this year?

If you did then congratulations are in order for making the course even Tougher!

For those Tough Enough to tackle the course all dressed up we have some prizes for you.

If you see yourself in one of the photos above simply email us at [email protected] Read More

What time does registration open? How do I get to Raffertys Resort? What food will be available at the aid stations?

All your race day questions will be answered by the official event program, now available for download. The program also contains a mud map of Raffertys Resort outlining the event centre and parking areas, where registration is located and food options. Read More

Online entries for the Tough Bloke Challenge will be closing at Midnight on June 24th. Save yourself up to $30 by registering now online.

Don’t miss out on 25+ obstacles over 8km taking place in Appin next weekend.

 

Should you miss out online entries will be available on the day the changes/information area at registration. Read More

Are you ready to take on the most adventurous course in the Paddy Pallin Adventure Series?

Traditionally held in August we are spicing things up this year and it will now take place in the warmer month of October on Saturday, 17th near Glenbrook.

Secure your place in the final event in NSW for 2015 and register today. Read More

How do I get to the event centre? What do I need to bring? Are there showers available after the event?

All these questions plus many more are answered in the Tough Bloke Challenge – Event Program available HERE

All participants should have a good read, chances are if you have a question it is answered in the event program. Read More

It is almost here, the Tough Bloke Challenge 2015 is at the end of the month. A few shorts weeks before you will be asked “Are you Tough Enough?”

So that’s the question! Have you trained? Are you ready mentally? Have you got your costume? Have you even signed up yet?

If you haven’t signed up yet then stop being a fool and enter! Hurry as the event is less than 4 weeks away and spots are filling up fast so this means the price is also going up. Read More

The wet course didn’t dampen the spirits of nearly 500 adventure racers who participated in the Paddy Pallin Adventure Race at the Royal National Park over the weekend of the 23rd & 24th of May. Competitors were challenged to a 35km+ course using foot, bike and kayaks to collect checkpoints and complete the course as quickly as possible. Read More

The Great Adventure Challenge is Australia’s leading corporate team building event, pitching Australia’s top companies head to head in an exciting, demanding and fun, team based adventure race. It covers a range of activities from mountain biking, trail running, kayaking and coasteering, teams are also confronted with mystery tasks, to test the boundaries of both brain and body. Read More

The inaugural Raffertys Coastal Run is shaping up to be another gem on the trail running calendar. Our course planners have spent a bit of time out on the trail and have brought back a few pics of the scenery that runners will experience on race day. If you are like us and prefer your trail running with a good dose of pristine nature then you better sign up for the Raffertys Coastal Run. Read More

We are excited to announce that we have slightly changed the format of the Paddy Pallin Urban in 2015 to make it even more enjoyable for everyone.

There will be no set number of checkpoints that have to be collected. All checkpoints will be allocated a certain number of points. Read More

Coastal Classic – Saturday 5th September 2015
A rush of entries into the Coastal Classic since registrations opened have resulted in the event selling out. Congratulations to all those that have an entry.

If you missed the boat and didn’t get an entry you might still be able to sneak your way into the event. Read More

After a successful 2014 with new obstacles and returning classics like “Needle Mountain” “Mud Bath” & “up $#@! Creek” there should be no surprises that the Tough Bloke Challenge is returning to Appin in 2015!

Got stuck on one of the obstacles last year? Want to improve your time on the course?  Why not go through the Tough Bloke Challenge training guide. Read More

While most of Sydney has been huddling indoors trying to avoid the worst of the weather, many hundreds of trail runners have used the opportunity to get their entry in for the Coastal Classic 2015.

The Coastal Classic is a real favourite amongst trail runners and entries go very quickly. Read More

The Coastal Classic is THE trail running event to look forward to in 2015! One of the most popular trail running events on the calendar each year this event is famous for selling out quickly so it is time to start planning to be in front of a computer at 9am on Monday the 2oth April so you can make sure you don’t miss out!

Starting from Otford just north of Wollongong this 29km race runs alongside the coast to finish at picturesque Bundeena on the shores of Port Hacking. Read More

The Paddy Pallin Adventure Series is returning to the Royal National Park for more adventure racing action in the third instalment for 2015. This race is the most popular of the series and is only a stone’s throw from the CBD. Held on 2 separate days you can choose which day to race. Read More

We make a fuss about the winners at the pointy end of the Tough Bloke Challenge who muscle their way through the 25 obstacles risking life and limb for line honours and the added bonus of taking home the trophy but are they really the toughest out there on the day?

Those Tough Blokes and Tough Chicks are super fit, muscles bulging and wearing nothing but skin tight compression gear, but hey spare a thought for those that drag that extra few kilos of mud around the 8km course by wearing a FANCY DRESS costume!! We have had some great outfits in the past…a variety of superheroes, an nutty professor and even some unmasked Predator’s turned up one year!! Imagine tackling Hell’s Gate wearing that get up!! For a collection of some of our favourite costumes click HERE

Why do it when you know you won’t get a spot on the podium and people will only laugh and point at you? Well its fun, that’s why! Plus we have some great PRIZES for Best FANCY DRESS on offer for both days of the event. Read More

Entires are now open to all the Great Adventure Challenge events for this year. Held in NSW, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia, and all within a couple of hours drive from the relevant state capital, chances are there is one near you!

Check out why the Great Adventure Challenge is being recognised as one of the most fun and innovative ways to engage employees and improve teamwork outside of the office all while raising some much needed funds for a very worthwhile charity in the Starlight Children’s Foundation!

What is the Great Adventure Challenge? Click on the video below to find out!

Breaking down barriers in 2015. Read More

We are looking for a bike mechanic to support a charity adventure race in Swansea NSW from the 5th – 7th March 2015. You will be supporting a fleet of 50-60 mountain bikes making sure they are in good running order and sorting out any issues that may arise during the two day event. Read More

From the team who brings you the illustrious Coastal Classic comes another iconic trail running event, set along the spectacular Lake Macquarie. If trail running is your passion and you are looking for a family friendly event offering trails with beautiful coastal views and a variety of terrain, you’ve come to the right place. Read More

Stick to your Resolution!
2015 is here, the festive season is at an end and it’s time to put that nose to the grindstone and head back to work. Time to face reality once again, time to answer the 1001 unanswered emails from the Christmas break, catch up with your work buddies and start planning for the year ahead. Read More

14th & 15th February 2015, Newcastle, NSW
21st March 2015, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Push yourself to new limits in 2015 with the ultimate racing experience for adventure enthusiasts, brought to you by Paddy Pallin.

‘Paddy Pallin is thrilled to be supporting one of Australia’s long established Adventure Race Series. Read More

Tough Bloke Challenge
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th June 2015
Cataract Scout Park, Appin, NSW
In 2015 one question needs to be answered… Are you Tough Enough?

You like going to the gym? You consider yourself pretty fit? You might have just completed the Mud Run and are looking for some tougher obstacles? Sounds like you are ready to accept the challenge and sign up for the Tough Bloke Challenge!

Held just South of Sydney and featuring over 25 hair-raising, military style obstacles this event is not for the faint of heart. Read More

One of Australia’s longest running XCM events is back on the 2nd May 2015 for the 11th instalment of the Convict 100. Hosted from the sleepy township of St. Albans only 2 hours North of Sydney, the course follows the historic Convict Trail through the heart of the Hawkesbury Valley, taking in some of the best scenery the area has to offer. Read More

The 2015 edition of the Convict 100 will include a number of course changes.

“After celebrating our 10 year anniversary in 2014, it was time to introduce some new challenges to the regular Convict riders. The 100km was relatively easy, for many years we’ve been contemplating running the course in reverse which is what we are doing next year. Read More

Did you race on the weekend? Want to see how you stacked up against the competition? Check out the results HERE

If you have a race report from the weekend shoot it through it us! [email protected]

 

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Cape Schanck was the start of the last event in the 2014 Great Adventure Challenge. The event kicked off only a stones throw from lighthouse, with teams being tested by a reef knot challenge. Once successfully completed, teams raced off on a stunning 10 km run along the clifftops. Read More

Travel: Teams must only travel by foot or public transport, which includes trains, buses, light rail and ferries. No taxis, private vehicles, bikes etc. are allowed unless authorised at an activity point. Any team found using any prohibited mode of transport will be disqualified. Read More

In the final event of the Kathmandu Adventure Series for 2014, Lysterfield Lake sure turned on the heat with temperatures reaching a scorching 34 degrees C! While this affected some teams the wind perhaps played more of a role, adding to the challenge and thrill of the kayak legs. Read More

The Kathmandu Urban promises to deliver you a day of adventure. Our goal is to promote a fun and healthy lifestyle through participation in the Kathmandu Urban. Below you’ll find some useful tips on how to prepare to take on the Urban Jungle!

Pick a team mate
Team mate selection is important! You want to pair up with that friend of yours who always knows the answers at trivia nights. Read More

Forget the horse race, the real excitement in Melbourne next week is to be had running, mountain biking and kayaking around the beautiful surrounds of Lysterfield Lake, located right near the heart of Melbourne. This isn’t an event of big hats, sharp suits and horse flesh, this is bike helmets, running shoes and human endeavour. Read More

Congratulations to all participating teams on completing a challenging course in Jervis Bay.  The NSW leg of the Great Adventure Challenge saw teams racing from Cudmirrah to Vincentia, taking in the best of Jervis Bay including the spectacular Booderee National Park with postcard beaches, breathtaking views and pristine coastline. Read More

Maroochydore turned on the charm for the second event of the Great Adventure Challenge 2014. The course saw teams trekking along the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Walking track to Kondalilla Falls, riding the sweet single track at Parklands and kayaking along Maroochydore River before running along the beach to the finish. Read More

Halloween is only a couple weeks away, why not recycle your costume and use it at the Kathmandu Urban….

It has been said that dressing as your favourite superhero may make you feel like you “can do more” – Why not give this a try with the Kathmandu Urban, having an “extra” boost may help you with some of the activities and challenges we have planned… And well, we love a good costume and will be giving away prizes to those best dressed on the day! Read More

Kathmandu Adventure Race Series
Lysterfield Lake, Victoria
Saturday 8th November, 2014
Here at Maximum Adventure we have noticed the Victorians have been copping the rough end of the pineapple recently.

While Melbourne and wider Victoria are heading off to work under heavy skies not only is it over 30 degrees in Sydney and warmer further north they also have a long weekend this week! And let’s not even get started on another long two months of politicians and election advertisements everywhere you look!

Not only that, while the Kathmandu Adventure Race Series is finally coming to Victoria in November after the northern states have been enjoying the series all year the price is set to go up on the 8th of October!

Where’s the silver lining I hear you ask? Well here at Maximum Adventure we figure Victorians need something to look forward too. Read More

Sunny weather greeted competitors as they lined up for the 5th annual Coastal Classic. Many people were commenting that their training had been interrupted by ill health and or the recent wet weather. However, neither of these factors held back over 650 trail runners who tackled the 29km (some would argue the trail felt much longer) along some of Sydney’s most stunning coastline. Read More

Do you have some friends, family or work colleagues who haven’t registered for the Kathmandu Urban? This is your chance to rope them in and get rewarded for it.

Refer a friend to sign-up for the Kathmandu Urban by the 31st October and we will send you out 2 Kathmandu hats valued at $50. Read More

The team at Aurora Images have just posted all the images from the Coastal Classic 2014. To see yourself in all your glory, or at least to remember those tough times out on course head over to the Aurora Images website HERE. You can search via your race number to view all your photos. Read More

Results from the 2014 Coastal Classic are now available HERE.

Check out how you did against the competition in the fifth edition of this Classic event.

Photos coming soon but some teaser shots are available HERE Read More

After consulting with the NPWS rangers today we are very pleased to announce that at this stage it is full steam ahead for the Coastal Classic this Saturday. While conditions will be wet underfoot in parts the windy conditions over today and towards the weekend will greatly assist the drying process. Read More

With the Coastal Classic fast approaching the event program has been released. The event program contains answers to all your questions about the big day.

So make use of the extra time you have available now your tapering has started and have a good read. Read More

If you competed in the Kathmandu Adventure Race in the Blue Mountains last weekend, you might have been captured by Outer Image Collective who were out on the course taking photos.

The photos from Saturday and Sunday are now available to purchase click HERE to head over to their website. Read More

Did you enjoy the stunning weather, wicked mountain biking and amazing scenery at the Blue Mountains leg of the Kathmandu Adventure Series event over the weekend? If so, your results are up and live right HERE! See how you went versus the competition, see where the race was won and where you made those costly mistakes. Read More

You’ve read the results, checked out the photos, now view the video!

Showing all the action from out on course from the big day see the participants in action, riding, running and most importantly raising funds for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Read More

Well done to everyone who submitted photos for the fancy dress competition. Some very impressive outfits made it around this years course but our favourites, who are lucky enough to win a pair of shoes from our sponsor Newton Running are:

Tim Carrol in his Ghillie suit

Brian Cusack as pikachu

Congratulations also goes to Adam Brame, the winner of the Newton Running competition for the best write up of the event. Read More

Due to the number of competitors we will be running multiple courses at the race in the Blue Mountains. Everyone will be competing on the same course but will complete the legs in a different order to avoid congestion.

If you would like to race with your friends, would you please send an email using the links below  no later than 5pm Wednesday, 30th July. Read More

The Great Adventure Challenge has been run and won for the first time in WA. The weather gods were angry with pouring rain, lightening and strong winds at times throughout the day. Despite this the teams conquered the elements and the challenging navigation and finished with smiles. Read More

Well done to everyone who took on this years windy course! Especially to those dragging around Mud laden fancy dress costumes and the overall winners Klayten Smith in 40:59 and Gemma Rolfe in 50:11! Outstanding times! To see how you compare against these guys or to prove you were faster than your mum, search the official results HERE. Read More

How do I get to the event centre? What do I need to bring? Are there showers available after the event?

All these questions plus many more are answered in the Tough Bloke Challenge – Event Program available HERE

All participants should have a good read, chances are if you have a question it is answered in the event program. Read More

Early bird entries to the Sydney Kathmandu Urban are about to open on Tuesday, 3rd June at 9am.

2014 marks the 10th anniversary for the Urban; the clues and checkpoints get more and more interesting and this year is shaping up to be no different.

The Urban is for everyone its part Amazing Race part Scavenger hunt. Read More

Photos from the Convict 100 are now available to view and purchase via the Aurora Images website. The team from Aurora have got some amazing shots that capture all the action, beauty and drama of the day, so get along and have a look.

Click HERE to view your photos Read More

Results from todays Convict results are now available via the links below

Convict 100 Results

Convict 50 Results

Convict 100 Elite Results

Any timing queries should be directed to [email protected]

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The Convict 100 event program is now available for download HERE. All the information relating to race weekend is contained in the document including start and registration times, camping information, maps etc.  Make sure you grab a copy and familiarise yourself with proceedings. Read More

With a rush of entries over the weekend, the 2014 Coastal Classic has sold out.

There is no waiting list this year. We will be setting up a group on our Facebook page for competitors who would like to transfer their registration to someone else. Read More

You heard right, The Marshmallow will be just one of the new obstacles at this year’s Tough Bloke Challenge NSW to be held on 28th and 29th June. What is it you ask? You’ll just have to do the event to find out. Just one of the 25 obstacles you can tackle over the 8km course. Read More

The Kathmandu Adventure Series returns to the Lower Blue Mountains for the 4th leg of the series. Based from Euroka clearing near Glenbrook, this event will take in the best trails, tracks and stunning views this area has to offer. Event entry is open from today so jump online to book yourself a spot. Read More

Despite entries only opening on Monday morning a rush of competitors keen to tackle the course for the first time or veterans hungry to come back for more means the event is nearly full!

Some are keen to tackle 29km of sweet trail running along some of the most spectacular coastline in Australia if not the world for the first time. Read More

With only four short weeks to go, another strong field of riders are assembling to take on one of Australia’s favourite and longest running mountain bike marathons – The Convict 100.

Over the last 9 years, on the first weekend in May, some 13,000 riders have embraced the sleepy township of St. Read More

Get your fingers ready, make sure the internet connection is strong and the alarm is set!

Coastal Classic entries for 2014 open Monday the 31st of March at 9am. With the event having sold out quickly last year the anticipation is it will sell out even quicker this year. Read More

Hot off the Press – the Convict 100 will form part of the national XCM Series sponsored by Real Insurance. As the last race in the series it is a great opportunity for riders and spectators to see some of the best XCM riders in the country battle it out in the final round. Read More

We know you had a good time at Tough Bloke Vic and now you can find photos to prove it! Great job smiling for the cameras while out on course,  Thanks to our mates at Aurora Images for taking such great photos. Find yours here.

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Tough Bloke is coming…
With Tough Bloke Challenge about to descend on Victoria for the 6th year we hope you have been training hard as we have added a few new obstacles to the 2014 course. No we haven’t taken away any that you love from previous years just added more! If you haven’t entered already then grab your mates and jump online before 25th Feb to ensure you don’t miss out!

Download the TBC_EventProgram_VIC_2014. Read More

The Convict 100 is celebrating its 10th anniversary on the 3rd May 2014 with the perfect mix of mountain biking, beer and live music – set in the best beer garden in NSW!

Yes, the Settlers Arms Inn has won the coveted “Best beer garden in NSW” award presented by the Sydney Morning Herald’s Pub Guide. Read More

After the successful expansion of the series to QLD and VIC last year, the Great Adventure Challenge, has now raised $1,390,252 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation – we are proud to announce the expansion of the challenge in 2014 to include WA. To date some of Australia’s biggest multinational companies have taken part in the event encouraging the corporate world to down tools and take up adventure racing in the name of charity. Read More

We are very excited to announce that the GAC is coming to Western Australia on Saturday 19th July 2014. The decision was made on the back of the huge success of the 2013 series of events that were held in QLD, NSW and VIC which raised nearly $500,000 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Read More

It’s not State of Origin but it is State vs State with the Tough Bloke Challenge. Entries to both NSW and VIC events are open with the Victorians proving how tough they are in a few weeks on 1st March. If you haven’t entered yet then do it quickly so you don’t miss out on the VIC event or the early bird prices for NSW. Read More

The legendary Convict 100 returns to St Albans on the 3rd May 2014 for the tenth anniversary of this iconic ride around the convict trails of St Albans.

Entries are now open, so get your entry in now and be a part of mountain biking history! Read More

Entries are open to the Sydney Tough Bloke Challenge to be held at Appin NSW on 28th and 29th June 2014. Ladies it’s not all about the Blokes the Tough Chicks quite often outdo the Blokes so don’t let the name turn you away.

Tough Bloke is a 7km course with 20+ obstacles with everything from that mud pit you love, to walls, creeks, tyres, monkey bars and the signature obstacle to test the toughest of tough – Hell’s Gate. Read More

After successful events in QLD and NSW, the Great Adventure Challenge moved to the seaside town of Anglesea for the Victorian leg of the series. Situated along the scenic Great Ocean Road with spectacular surf beaches and coastal forests, the backdrop was set for another action packed challenge. Read More

There are so many elements to this Amazing Race format of urban adventure racing which makes this annual event one of a kind. You need to know the city, how to read a map and your way around the public transport system helps too.

You also need to know how to play operation, ride a bull, a kayak, a stand-up paddle board, be great at volley ball and Crossfit, flexible enough to do yoga and be able to speak Spanish and loads of other things!

The main thing you do need however to complete this race is a great attitude and a sense of adventure along with big sense of humour!

Although it was a hot and smokey day with the Sydney bush fires creating some haze over our great city most teams persevered and completed the course with the quickest racing male team the Armstrong brothers finishing in just over 3 hours, and they were even still talking to each by the end! Our quickest mixed team “Ian and his Wench” coming in just over 4 hours and our all-female team coming in at close to 4. Read More

The Coastal Classic returned to the Royal National Park in 2013 for the 4th year with yet another sold out event. The popularity of this stunning run along beaches, cliff tops and bush land just keeps growing.

With some big name runners lining up racing for line honors, anticipation of a broken race record was a reality. Read More

With the Great Adventure Challenge spreading its wings and going interstate, October was one busy month with the QLD and NSW events on consecutive weekends.

QLD kicked off the series in fine style at Noosa. Teams started with a Kayak leg at Lake McDonald before making their way back to Noosa Heads by foot, bike and kayak. Read More