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Event Entry

Sunday 17th March 2013 - Mt Avoca Winery

Online entries have now closed for this years Marathon Challenge, please fill in a late entry form and bring with you to registration with CASH.

Entry Fee Schedule
90km Challenge - $105
45km Challenge - $75

Insurance
This race is a Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) event.  All riders must be either a racing member of a MTBA affiliate club or purchase a MTBA Day License for the event

MTBA Day Licenses can be purchased through the on-line registration process at a cost of $20.  MTBA licenses (or MTBA Day Licences) must be presented at registration.  Failure to do so will require you to purchase a MTBA Day License at the event.
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Race Categories

90km marathon Challenge

45km Challenge

OPEN MEN- aged 18 or above on race day

OPEN MEN - aged 18 or above on race day

OPEN WOMEN - aged 18 or above on race day

OPEN WOMEN - aged 18 or above on race day

MASTERS MEN - aged 40 - 50 on race day

UNDER 18 MEN - under the age of 18 (minimum 16 years) on race day.

MASTERS WOMEN - aged 40 - 50 on race day

UNDER 18 WOMEN - under the age of 18 (minimum 16 years) on race day.

SUPER MASTERS MEN- aged 50 or above on race day

 

SUPER MASTERS WOMEN - aged 50 or above on race day

 

MTBA advises event organisers to limit course distances undertaken by juniors for health reasons.  Big Hill Events staff encourages junior men and junior women to enter the shorter distance options. Alternatively why not enter the 4.5-ish hour enduro which happens at the same time and location as the Marathon Challenge?
Big Hill Events reserve the right to deny race entry.
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Refund Policy

  • 2 weeks prior notice prior to event: Refund of your entry fee minus a $20 admin fee.
  • 2 weeks notice of withdrawal prior to event: No refund or credit given in any circumstances.

Registration

Big Hill Events offers two opportunities for Marathon Challenge registration. 
All riders must attend a registration session to show their MTBA license and collect their race number.
 
Date:       Saturday 16 March 2013
Time:       1pm – 5:00pm
Venue:     Mount Avoca Winery
See ‘Getting There’ for directions

Date:       Sunday 17 March 2013 
Time:       7:00am – 7:45am
Venue:    Mount Avoca Winery
See ‘Getting There’ for directions
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Don’t forget your MTBA License!!!
As this is a MTBA event, it is compulsory for all riders to hold a MTBA license or the equivalent UCI License or MTBA day license.  We are unable to provide you with your race number without a valid license.  If you do not present your MTBA/UCI license card or MTBA day license at registration you must purchase a MTBA day license.

All riders who purchase a day license accept the terms and conditions of  MTBA and Big Hill Events.

The Start

The race commences at 8:00am for all categories in a European-style mass start!  m
All riders must enter the Marshalling Zone and have their name and number ticked off.  Any number not ticked off at this point will be recorded as a DNS and no result will be given.

The Marshalling Zone will open 30 minutes prior to race start

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