The Women-Only Adventure Race is not your typical competition; it celebrates empowerment, resilience, and the unbreakable bonds women share.
Teams of two women will navigate rugged terrains, conquer thrilling natural obstacles, and inspire one another as they conquer every challenge that comes their way on 11-12 November in Lysterfield Park.
This event is open to all women ready to challenge themselves and discover their inner adventurer; everyone will have fun out there, whether they’re seasoned athletes or newcomers to adventure racing.
The Victorian Government has fully supported this remarkable event, underscoring its commitment to fostering community engagement, promoting healthy lifestyles, and celebrating diversity. Recognising the significance of this event in Lysterfield, the government has provided crucial financial backing to the event. This support underscores the government's dedication to empowering women and bolstering their participation in various pursuits, including adventure sports. With the Victorian Government's invaluable help, this event promises to showcase community spirit and empowerment.
Racers will engage in paddling, running, and riding activities as they navigate between checkpoints indicated on the topographical map. The precise course remains a well-guarded secret until the morning of the event. At this moment, all racers are aware that their journey commences with the paddling section.
The event location, Lysterfield Lake, stands as Melbourne's beloved adventure haven, boasting a plethora of mountain bike trails catering to all skill levels, a pristine lake, serene picnic areas, and a cutting-edge mountain bike skills park. Only a swift 30-minute drive from Melbourne's bustling CBD, it beckons adventure-seekers of all kinds.
Maria Plyashechko, the event coordinator, expressed, "This event stands as the largest women's adventure race in Australia, attracting 250 registered participants. While we may trail behind New Zealand's impressive participation in women-only events, we take immense pride in this event's significant achievements over the years and set for the growth."
Joining an adventure race can be a transformative and empowering experience for women on many levels. These events offer a unique opportunity to challenge participants mentally and physically, push their boundaries, and discover the thrill of the great outdoors while being safe and achievable for all.
Women Only Adventure races provide a supportive and inclusive environment where women can forge lasting friendships, boost self-confidence, and celebrate strength and resilience. Whether participants are seasoned athletes or someone seeking a new adventure, there's a place for them in the world of adventure racing. They'll be part of a vibrant community of like-minded women who inspire and motivate each other.
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