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Got a burning question?

If you can’t find the answer in our website you will probably find it here in our Frequently Asked Questions. We will update this list regularly but if you do not see what you are looking for, click here to ask.

Remember the only stupid question is the one you don’t ask.

"I've haven’t done an expedition adventure race before and the whole multi day thing is a little overwhelming... where do I start?"

You don't need to be super-human to do an expedition adventure race. Average people compete in these races and do well. The best advice we can give is to train consistently - in all events. (Hint: endurance training). Do most of your training off road and practise racing at night. You need to train with your teammates and get to know each other's strengths. When you race, decide on a common team goal. Remember, it isn't necessarily the strongest person that wins an adventure race, it is usually the team that works together the best.

"What is the most important piece of gear used in expedition adventure racing?"

Due to the diversity of terrain, unpredictable nature of the weather and the different activities you will be taking part in there is no single piece of equipment that is most important. Spend time working through the mandatory gear list. Nine times out of ten it will never be used but your safety is dependent on these items in an emergency situation. Comfortable shoes/boots and fresh socks are always a lifesaver. It's hard to finish a race when your feet are covered with blisters. Also, don’t buy the cheap gear. Having an item fail on you mid race late at night is not something you want to have happen.

"Do we need to have the whole team sorted before we register or can I sign up a partial team?"

You can sign up before you have all of your teammates but we need to know your final roster a minimum of one month prior to the race. We wouldn’t leave this too long as you need to spend time training with your team mates. The best adventure racing teams have a very close bond and work with each other’s strengths and weaknesses.

"Can I bring more gear than what is on the Mandatory Equipment List?"

Sure you can - the list provided is a minimum requirement. As long as it isn't a banned item, like GPS, it should be fine. If you are in doubt, ask the Race Director before the event. If it's something wild that goes against the spirit of the race, you'll probably be asked to put it away. Just remember you have to carry it on it has to fit in your gear boxes. We strongly advise practising packing before race week and get used to racing with a full pack.

"Talk to me about maps”

You will receive all of the maps and instructions you need. In fact, you are not allowed to bring your own maps - it is against the rules as it may give an unfair advantage.

“How much navigation/map reading will be involved?”

Bad news – the entire course will be based on checkpoints and the team plotting the best route. You will need to be proficient at navigation as well as terrain and map reading.

"Do I need a support crew?"

WildsideAR 2017 is an unsupported race. So – good news - you just need to find trusty teammates. We will move your gear from transition to transition. You will need to be super organised however.

"Does the team have to be mixed?”

No! Teams can be all female, all male or mixed. However, aligned with expedition racing across the world we are recognising mixed teams and pairs as the premier category.

"What sort of water will we be paddling in and what sort of boats are we using?”

You will be on either flat water or class II river; it wouldn't be any fun if we told you before the race. There is also a chance of white water. You will be using high-quality plastic kayaks. Don't turn up your nose - these are great stable little boats.

“Will it be exactly 400km?”

All distances may vary depending on your route choice. This is why you need to keep your wits about you and prepare for plenty of decisions throughout the race. Sometimes the quickest route on the map may not be the easiest route. A leg at night may take twice as long as the same one during the day.

“Will there be food or water on the course?”

There will be water at each transition. Capacity to carry at least 2 litres of water is a part of your mandatory gear list. There will be some shops along the course however they may not be open when you pass them. You need to plan you nutrition strategies carefully and pack your gear crates accordingly.

"Is there an age limit?"

For WildsideAR racers must be 18 or older on the start day. However, if you have a younger racer wanting to race touch base with us so we can discuss options.

“Are there cut-off times?”

We have designed the course to get everyone home and this may involve short course options. In the interests of safety of staff and racers some parts of the course will have cut offs. Details will be explained during the pre-race brief.

“Will the course be marked?”

This style of adventure racing involves no course markings. You will need to have your wits about you as how you move across the course will depend on how good your navigation and map reading is.

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Fully Rad Adventures is Australia’s newest adventure event company. We love the outdoors, adventures, exploring, racing, pushing boundaries and new experiences. Join us on our crusade to get more people outside, creating adventure and having fun.

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0402 519 521 www.wildsideadventurerace.com.au info@fullyradadventures.com.au

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