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Race 3- River Rush
May 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$29 – $59
The long course starts in the Ross River with an outgoing tide, feel the Rush as you exit the River mouth and aim for an adrenaline assisted ride to Pallarenda beach.
FREE Bus transport is available from Pallarenda to the start line, Drop craft at start line on your way
Buses will leave Pallarenda 45 mins prior to event start
Email Admin@adventurethon.com.au to book your place on the bus or trailer as places are limited
River Rush takes competitors on roughly a 14-16km scenic journey from the South Townsville boat ramp and out the Ross river mouth. With the high tide rushing out the river mouth in the before the event, there is a Rush of water that propels the paddlers along the river making the top speeds on the river higher than on flat water. At the mouth of the river during this tide change there is often a gnarly section of outgoing tide meeting oncoming swell, which gives a real RUSH for the experienced paddler. From the River mouth the Turn Buoy will be placed to maximise the best possible downwind run to the finish line. This downwind run should see the watercraft moving faster as they ride the ocean swell and wind chop for the first adrenaline rush of the season! River Rush has been a consistent favourite over the past few years of the Series.
The short course is designed to give the competitors a chance to get into the water without having to tackle the longer course. The Short course starts the Park at Pallarenda beach- competitors will paddle 1km out to the buoy and back. SUP (4km) and Junior competitors will complete half the short course distance (2km).
Med: 8km (4 laps)
Taste Jnr: 2km (2 laps of shorter distance)
SUP: (4 x short distance buoys)