Mountain Designs GeoQuest race headed to Crescent this June

Published on 14 May 2021


Crescent Head has been announced as the official start and finish location for the 2021 edition of the Mountain Designs GeoQuest 48hr Adventure Race.

Over 200 competitors along with their support crews, including family and friends from around the country will attend the Mountain Designs GeoQuest 48hr Adventure Race from 11 to 14th June 2021. The race is held annually on the weekend of the Queen’s Birthday in June.

The location of the course is moved each year to a different area to pose exciting new challenges for competitors.

As the entire Macleay Valley Coast features rugged coastlines, pristine waterways and a stunning hinterland, it is the perfect backdrop for a spectacular 48hr adventure.

Kempsey Shire Council Mayor, Liz Campbell, said she is thrilled that Crescent Head has been selected as the start and finish location for this event. “It’s just wonderful the Macleay Valley Coast has been recognised for the sporting playground it is. With the terrain in this area, the event is sure to be challenging but hopefully the beautiful views from the course will help time pass quickly,” said Cr Campbell.

Gayleen Burley, the Manager of Commercial Business is also pleased with the location selected for this year’s event due to the potential boost for the local economy. “We love hosting events of this size during winter as they help to stimulate the local economy during what is normally a slower time for local businesses,” said Mrs Burley.

Mountain Designs GeoQuest involves 48+hrs of non-stop endurance racing in the major sporting disciplines of trekking, mountain biking and kayaking. Mixed gender, Male and Female teams of four must navigate their way through an arduous 220+km course that is only revealed to them the evening before the race.

The Geo-Half adventure race runs simultaneously with the Mountain Designs GeoQuest. The Geo-Half covers only half the distance but teams have the full 48hrs to complete it. The legs will be challenging but with the additional time available to complete the half course, teams have a greater chance to reach the finish line before time is up. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, race entries have been limited.

The window for registration closes 6 June 2021.

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