This multisport race encompasses beautiful rainforest, a flowing river and lovely terrain – compete as a team of two or take on the challenge solo, and enjoy!
What’s it all about?
This event has been designed for those who are moderately fit and seeking to experience adventure racing in a format aimed at having fun in the outdoors. The course involves hiking/running, canoeing on a glorious river and mountain biking. Leaders are expected to finish in 2.5 hours with most finished in 4.5 hours.
- 6km run, 10km paddle, 13km bike
For those with a sporting background who want to experience multisport racing in a short course format, this is a challenging, yet achievable adventure in the outdoors. Leaders are expected to finish within four hours with all other competitors finishing within six hours.
- 15km run, 10km paddle, 32km bike
Plus get an awesome BBQ lunch afterwards with your mates!
NB Teams of 2 complete the whole course together. Relay Teams of 3 each do a discipline.
Paddle Training for the JGMMSR
For those considering the JGMMSR, it is highly advisable to have paddled the Mulgrave River prior to the event to give confidence and up to date knowledge of river conditions and the best line through the rapids. To assist with this, and if you require a refresher or if people are flat out beginners, contact Neville Hodges of S-Teem Training and Coaching, who can instruct for a small fee. Basic Flat Water Lesson Rate is $45pp if you have your own canoe, or contact Neville for vessel to discuss options for use of his spare boat. Timing for a session is by negotiation with Neville, including a possible time on the Saturday morning a week before the race.
Where: Goldsborough Vallery, Gordonvale
Organiser: Ian Grant
Closing date: Rego closes Friday immediately prior to event 8pm
Junior – $20 per person
Social – $60 per person
Challenge – $80 per person
Teams of 2 or 3 social – $100
Teams of 2 or 3 Challenge – $130
Junior teams of 2 or 3 social – $40
0600 – Bike Drop Off
0630 – Canoe Drop Off
0700 – Rego
Briefings 20 min prior
0800 – Sport Start
0830 – Social Start
1230 – Free BBQ Lunch
1400 – Random Draws
Run 6km from Kearney’s Flats to your paddle craft below Arnold’s Bridge.
Paddle 10km to Roos Road, where you trade Paddle craft for your Bike.
Ride 13km through two cane farms to the Goldsborough Rd, back to Kearney’s Flats for your finish.
Run 15km. At 4.5km upstream from Kearney’s Flats along Goldfields Trail, turn around at the small creek crossing and head back through Kearney’s to your paddle craft below Arnold’s Bridge.
Paddle 10km to Roos Road where you trade Paddle craft for your Bike. As Roos Road bridge no longer exists thanks to Cyclone Yasi. you may need to walk your bike across the river or strap it to a canoe or tube, but be prepared to get your feet wet.
Ride 32km through two cane farms to the Goldsborough Rd, back through Kearney’s Flats, continue along the Goldfields Trail to the causeway and return for your finish.
What to bring
- Water Craft and paddles, helmet and PFD
- Mountain bike and helmet, repair/spares
- Running Shoes
- An awesome lunch afterwards
- Water at transition points (run-paddle, then paddle-bike)
How to get there
Then you will need to drop off your canoe at the private house below Arnold’s Bridge. continue along Goldsbrough Rd (becomes gravel) to enter Wooroonooran National Park and Race HQ at Kearney’s Flat camping/day use area.
Why not ask your friends and workmates etc, or contact one of the local hire companies to arrange a water craft. Options include:
- Adventure Equipment 07 4031 2669 can now provide an excellent range of water-craft.
- Babinda Kayak Hire 07 4067 2678
- Boats R Us at Portsmith Fuel Stratford 07 4058 2001
- Dave’s Boats at Greenbank Rd Stratford 07 4058 1335
Camping at Kearney’s
Arrange camping via QPWS system for Wooroonooran National Park at Goldsbrough Valley/Kearney’s Flat campground online (www.derm.qld.gov.au) or via self registration for the Saturday night. If not camping, please make sure you allow plenty of time to drop bike and paddlecraft to arrive at Kearney’s Flat by 7:00 am at the latest for Rego and Briefing.
Some Other Stuff
- Paddle Course is on part of the Mulgrave River with long calm pools interrupted by three tricky spots at which water safety crew will be positioned – it is advisable to paddle the river at least once before the event, preferrably with someone who has done this stretch of the river before.
- Event Briefing Notes will be emailed to those who have entered in the week before the event.
- Entry age is 13 years or older (social race only). Parent/Guardian must sign Waiver on Race Day.
- Competitors must be present at the presentation to be eligible to win a random draw prize.
- We Will refund full entry fee less $10 if an individual is forced to withdraw from the event prior to 10th July and advises the Race Director. No refunds after 14th July without a medical certificate. If this is the case we will credit your entry fee for next year’s race.