Adventurethon Kalbarri 2017
Saturday 3 June - Sunday 4 June
Are you looking for a tough and scenic Adventure that will take you over some of the most scenic areas in Australia? Then Kalbarri Adventurethon is for you! Battle the elements of the day and test your body’s limits against some of Australia’s best Multi Sport Athletes.
(Amazing trail run along the cliff tops for Ultras and Duathlon competitors)
Think you’re tough enough? There’s only ONE way to find out!
A small town with nature’s gifts of the Murchison River, Kalbarri’s National Park is surrounded in rock formations and coastal cliffs with unbelievable views.
Known as the second largest river in WA, The Murchison River features pristine waters surrounded in rocky, green and sandy banks until hitting the open ocean. This river is perfect for paddlers who love to get out and indulge nature.
The most symbolic gift of Kalbarri would be it’s unique rocky cliffs. These cliffs offer unforgettable views of the area found along the Murchison River and Kalbarri’s coast.
Saturday will see the Adventurethon events start with a Great Trail Run into town, Pick up the kayaks for a paddle and finish with a mountain bike along the river and through the national park.
Sunday the day after Adventurethon there is a great paddle down the Murchison river called the Murchison Dash, so we know all of you adventurous nutters will be keen to back it up…if not there will be plenty of other activities to get your family involved in at the Canoe N Cray Carnival.
We were very excited to be partnering with the Kalbarri Canoe and Cray Carnival again in 2017.
Back in 1629, crayfish made home the sunken Batavia shipwreck on the Abrolhos Islands to avoid getting caught.
It is said that one of the crayfish got trapped in a treasure chest at the bottom of the wreck during a big storm, causing it to feed on the gold inside this chest.
The crayfish then went into hibernation and shed its shell, the new shell grew back- but encrusted with gold and embedded with jewels as it hardened.
Finally, one day the Golden Crayfish broke free from the chest and started the hunt for more treasure.
Every year pirates and their wenches land on the beaches of Kalbarri, determined to catch the ‘Golden Cray’. The locals dress up as pirates and crayfish to celebrate.
On Sunday the 5th of June the Carnival will be holding the 16.5km Murchison River Dash and other popular canoe events.
There will be loads of other activities so bring the whole family down for some fun!
For more information or if you need help to find a team mate follow the link,