Upper Murray Challenge race is back on the 20th of November, with Early Bird entries open until the 30th of June

Note - new date 20th of November

After the COVID hiatus, we’re thrilled to announce the return of the iconic Upper Murray Challenge race.

The Upper Murray Challenge is one of the Australia’s oldest and most iconic multisport races. 

The event course is set in the Kosciuszko foothills area, with the spectacular Snowy Mountains forming a dramatic backdrop for the entire challenging course.

The truly gruelling race course features:

  1. A hilly 28 km mountain bike ride along some steep 4WD roads and occasional single tracks;
  2. A unique 26 km downriver paddle along Snowy Plains and the Murray River at its full capacity; and (last but not least)
  3. A scenic 23 km run across to Mt Elliot ridge.

The race commences in Khancoban and finishes in Corryong. It takes teams, pairs and solos anywhere from 6 to 11 hours to complete the challenging, but spectacular, Upper Murray Challenge course.

This year’s race will be different to previous editions, with a Novice course being introduced in order to provide a more accessible challenge and allow for a broader variety of competitors to experience a taste of the Upper Murray Challenge.

The Novice course will be a clover leaf course based in Khancoban, featuring a 6 km (approx.) paddle, a 6 km run and a 12 km mountain bike leg.

Now is a great time to book your Early Bird entry, allowing you enough time to tune-up your training and get into shape to complete this iconic challenge.

The Snowy Mountains area was significantly affected by the fires last year and this gives us all a fantastic opportunity to support the local community in that region.   

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