Entries open for annual Eagle Bay Epic

Taylar AmoniniBusselton Dunsborough Times
Eagle Bay Epic Adventure Race competitor Kathryn Granheim.
Camera IconEagle Bay Epic Adventure Race competitor Kathryn Granheim. Credit: Rapid Ascent/RegionalHUB

Entries have opened for one of WA’s favourite adventure races — the Eagle Bay Epic.

The annual event, to be held on November 5 and 6, will feature three off-road races in Eagle Bay, Dunsborough, Meelup Regional Park and Geographe Bay to showcase the spectacular natural wilderness synonymous with the South West.

The Leeuwin Long Course is set to headline the weekend adventure, which will see entrants take on a gruelling 23km mountain bike, 2km ocean swim, 13.5km paddle and 12.5km trail run along the Capes coastline.

The run leg will also feature a water jump and 50m swim to spur on adrenaline junkies.

Rapid Ascent event director John Jacoby said each course had been designed to take in the best of the region’s natural landscapes.

“The enthusiasm and excitement these superior courses have offered competitors over the past two years illustrates why this event has reignited people’s thirst for adventure racing,” he said.

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

Joining the headline course will be the Naturalist Short Course to offer a stepping stone into the sport and those more on the social side, with a 13km mountain bike, 1.2km ocean swim, 5km paddle and 7.9km run.

Both courses can be entered as individuals or as relay teams of two to four participants.

The Kids Adventure Challenge will also return. It comprises a 3.5km course of spider webs, hay bale jumping, hurdles, crawling and slippery dip obstacles.

The event, returning to the Eagle Bay Brewing Co, is expected to attract 5000 competitors and supporters.

Entries are now open online and further information can be found at www.eaglebayepic.com.au.

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