Now that we’re well and truly into trail running season I expect that lots of people who love running events are in training. It’s always good to have something to work towards. If you’ve been a bit slow off the mark, the Australian Alpine Ascent will be held in the Snowy Mountains on March 10.
Plenty of time to get in shape!
Full details below.
From the organisers:
The Australian Alpine Ascent (AAA) Festival is specifically designed to be the world’s most gruelling set of single day challenges held within daylight hours. The festival includes two triathlon distance events and 2 trail runs 25k and 50k.
After unprecedented positive feedback from our 2017 athletes, this world class event is returning in 2018 to be bigger and better than ever. This location will test even the toughest of competitors and those willing to take the challenge, “into thin air”.
The triathalon will be a grueling 3km swim, 124km ride and a 28km run.
From the initial swim location of Lake Jindabyne you will transition onto the bike which will see you reach heights up to 1964m before throwing on your shoes for a run which will be a combination of road and trail tracks.
You’ll cross through locations like Dead Horse Gap, Perisher, Charlotte Pass, and the Thredbo Village Green; it’s brutal, but it’s beautiful and the courses have been designed to showcase the very best of the Snowy Mountains along the way.
The Trail Runs:
You’ll cross through locations like Perisher and Charlotte Pass; it’s brutal, but it’s beautiful and the courses have been designed to showcase the very best of the Snowy Mountains along the way.
This Festival is quickly becoming the Southern Hemispheres benchmark event, testing speed, stamina and strength and is expected to draw a world-class group of endurance athletes set to take on new heights Down Under.