Entries for the 2019 event opening soon.
The Full Course
This is the headline race for the weekend and has A1 points. This is a 48hr course and teams can expect to cover up to 50kms of kayaking, 60kms of trekking and 120kms of mountain biking depending on the terrain and route choice. It will be tough and one of the most arduous and memorable adventure racing experiences of your life. This race does not include kayaks, teams can supply their own, hire one from a range of suppliers, or we can supply a CTR double kayak for $100 per boat.
Teams racing for A1 points must use the CTR kayaks for hire and compete un-supported.
The Half Course
This is the great race for the teams not ready to race the Full but wanting an overnight adventure racing experience. This is also a 48hr course and teams can expect to cover up to 25kms of kayaking, 30kms of trekking and 80kms of mountain biking depending on the terrain and route choice. It will still be tough and up to 48hr of arduous and memorable adventure racing. This race includes kayaks.
Entry cut-off and cancellation policy
All Entries close on the Sunday evening, three weeks before the event. You do not need to have all team members confirmed to enter however full payment is still due. Entries may still be accepted for two weeks after the closing date with a $50 per person late fee. No entries will be accepted within one week of the event.
Teams may officially cancel their entry at any stage up to the Sunday 3 weeks before the event by emailing the race organisers. A refund of entry fees paid, less 10% administration fee will be made. Cancellations after the closing date and up to Sunday 1 week before the event will attract a 50% cancellation fee. After this date cancellations will not be considered for a refund or transfer to a following year. The cancellation policy is strict so please don’t request an exemption.
In the event of an “act of god” (fires, floods etc) organisers will attempt to re-route the course or find alternate short courses. Organisers reserve the right to cancel the event if no suitable alternate course is possible and no refunds or transfers will be made. Due to the scale of the event and travel/commitment involved by competitors it is not possible to re-schedule.
What do I get for my money?
Your race entry fees include:
- A high quality adventure racing course in a great location;
- On-site first response teams for emergency first aid;
- All race maps for your team;
- Kayaks for the Geo-Half course;
- Special disciplines as appropriate to the location;
- Official race vest to wear during the event;
- Souvenir Mountain Designs GeoQuest T-shirt;
- Race pack with goodies and event prizes (dependant on sponsorship);
- Great live web coverage throughout;
- Post race breakfast on Monday morning or equivalent;
- up to 48 hours of the most arduous and memorable adventure racing of your life!
- Entry fee includes 10% GST;
It is our aim to provide you and your team the best quality event we can. Admittedly, it isn’t cheap to enter, but neither is it cheap to run an adventure race of this scale, in a new location each year, especially when the event goes for well over 48 hours straight!
Agree to the conditions, declarations and indemnifications outlined in the Acknowledgment Waiver and Release form for competitors and be willing to sign this at race registration.
Each team member must have Australian ambulance cover or an Australian medical insurance policy that includes ambulance cover or travel insurance covering medical costs including medical transportation for an injury sustained during competitive event or an Australian exemption or other ambulance coverage e.g. Australian Defence Force, residents of Tasmania/Queensland etc.
Geocentric Outdoors, the organisers of GeoQuest, have a program in place to offer discount vouchers to individuals or teams who generate positive media coverage for themselves and the event (e.g. have articles published, appear on news, do interviews etc). For more details see the Media Discount Voucher Page on Geocentric Outdoors.
International Team Discounts
In recognition of additional travel costs for international teams/competitors and potential exchange rate disadvantages, each bona fide international competitor residing outside Australia may receive a 15% discount on their portion of the entry fee. On the entry form manually calculate this discount, select the discount voucher payment option, then pay your required amount.
Information on team sponsorship can be found in Team Sponsorship for Geocentric Adventure Races
The event organisers have a public liability insurance policy to the value of 10 million dollars. This is a compulsory insurance policy for events that are organised on, or cross through, any form of government land/public place. This however is not personal accident insurance for you! It is recommended you have your own personal accident insurance.
Regular GeoQuest Price Structure
FULL COURSE (EARLY) – $525 per person ($2,100 team) (full fee paid by end March 2018).
FULL COURSE (STANDARD) – $625 per person ($2,500 team).
GEO-HALF (EARLY) – $425 per person ($1,700 team) (full fee paid by end March 2018).
GEO-HALF (STANDARD – $525 per person ($2,100 team).
(Geo-Half limit 25 teams)