Hundreds of competitors and supporters will head to Dwellingup in May for one of Australia’s leading multi-sport, off-road challenges.
The Adventurethon Demolish Stage Race will run across May 25-26 and includes three stages; downhill paddle, trail run and mountain bike course.
As an added bonus for competitors, a high ropes obstacle course at Tress Adventure has been added to the adventure run stage, the first time this fun and unique element has been offered as part of an Adventurethon race.
The two-day event is supported by Mandurah and Peel Tourism Organisation (MAPTO), the Shire of Murray and the state government’s Royalties for Regions Program, administered by the Peel Development Commission.
MAPTO acting chief executive officer Anita Kane said Adventurethon would not only bring visitors to the area, it will showcase its beauty as well.
“Dwellingup is a beautiful part of our region and this course will highlight the magnificent jarrah forest, Lane Poole Reserve, Marrinup Loop and more,” Ms Kane said.
Adventurethon Event Director, Joel Savage, said the addition of the high ropes obstacle course will add a spike of adrenaline before the finish and sharpen up the competition.
“The long course numbers are strictly limited to be able to keep this stage flowing as smooth as possible so first in best dressed with the high ropes,” Mr Savage said.
“Adventurethon Dwellingup offers trail and adventure lovers the chance to escape the city and the same old street runs to get away from the general stresses of the city, parking, traffic and concrete and bitumen, and come and enjoy the sound of birds, nature and the crunching of dirt and leaves under their feet instead.”
Events give people a time-critical reason to visit us and help put our region on the map. They’re also great for locals, meaning there’s always something fun to take part in.MAPTO acting chief executive officer Anita Kane
Ms Kane said supporting events was an important part of MAPTO’s role in encouraging tourism to the region.
“Events give people a time-critical reason to visit us and help put our region on the map,” Ms Kane said.
“They’re also great for locals, meaning there’s always something fun to take part in.”
For more information on the Dwellingup Adventurethon Demolish Stage Race, go to www.adventurethon.com.au/event/dwellingup.
For a full list of events in the Peel Region, go to www.visitpeel.com.au/events/events-calendar.