The Mad Dash
The Mad Dash
The Mad Dash is coming…we were so stoked from our March race we’re hoping to do it again soon. If you’re interested in this event contact our office for more information.
The race is pretty simple. It’s been broken into 3 legs so we have the excitement of checkpoints with the ease of a simplistic course. You can do it solo, or in a team. The time limit is 3 hours but we anticipate most entrants will complete this in 2.0hrs or faster.
Start location: Hansens Park, St Martins
End Location: Valley Inn Tavern, Heathcote Valley
Start Time: 6:30pm
End Time: 9 pm
Entry Fee Per Person: $45.00
The Mad Dash Course
Stage 1: Mountain biking
Start: Hansens Park
End: Rapaki Car Park
Route: Leaving Hansens Park, follow the road around to Rapaki Rd which marks the start of the uphill grunt. Keep on going up until you reach the top and the Checkpoint will be based from the car park.
There will be an area set aside for bike parking that will allow your support team to come to collect these for you. We will be organizing a trailer to transport bikes to the end for a small fee of $5.00 per bike. This is additional to the entry fee.
Stage 2: Rock Climbing
(All equipment will be provided)
End: Top of the crag (Checkpoint)
Route: Racers will need to make their way to the base of the crag for the rock climb. All equipment will be provided, including instructions, so you don’t need any experience in climbing to complete this stage. To keep things fair for racing, only one person from the team category is required to climb on this stage.
From here go to the 2nd checkpoint to depart for the run.
Stage 3: Crater Rim Run
Start: Rapaki Rock
End: Valley Inn Tavern, 2 Flavell St, Heathcote
Route: Follow crater rim walkway to the top of the bridle path, there’s a final checkpoint here, before you drop down into Heathcote Valley and make your way to the Valley Inn Tavern.
The good folks at the Inn are really happy to accommodate our landing zone for the end of the race. Prizes will be given out between 9-9:30 pm & will be for the following categories:
1st solo Men & Woman, 1st Team
Spot prizes: Best dressed climber, fastest mountain biker, coolest shoes, youngest racer/s
We wanted to add a twist to our race so the last solo, team and relay racers to come in the door before the cutoff time will also receive a winners prize.