Be a part of Australia’s first quadrathlon event: the 2014 Murray Quad
Just when you thought triathlons and multisport kept things challenging enough… Welcome to the new world of quadrathlons!
Australia’s first quadrathlon event, the 2014 Murray Quad, comprises a 3km swim, 20km run, 80km ride with a 26km paddle down the mighty Murray River. The ‘quad’ takes place Saturday 10th May with all proceeds going to Save the Children in an effort to help vulnerable children in Australia and around the world (participants are also required to raise a minimum $200 in tax-deductible donations through their online fundraising page).
Although a number of Australia’s top athletes are expected to take part, the event is also open to relay teams of up to eight people as each of the four disciplines is broken into two sections. The Murray Quad is sanctioned by the World Quadrathlon Federation and the first male and female winners will be crowned Australia’s first quadrathlon champions – quite the addition to the pool room!
Registrations are now open and entry fees range from $160 for individual racers down to $100 per person for teams of five or more.
About the course
The Murray Quad follows an epic 129km course from Yarrwaonga to Tocumwal via Cobram, making it the longest quadrathlon event in the world.
Swim 3km (First leg: 1.65km Second leg: 1.35km)
You’ll follow a marked course on Lake Mulwala from the Yarrawonga Rowing Club to the Yarrawonga Yacht Club.
Run 20km (First leg: 10.5km Second leg: 9.5km)
You’ll run a 20km loop through Silverwoods Golf Resort, starting and finishing at Yarrawonga Yacht Club.
Bike 80km (First leg: 32k`m Second leg: 48km)
You’ll ride from Yarrawonga to Cobram on traffic managed roads.
Paddle 26km (First leg: 13km Second leg: 13km)
At Cobram, you’ll complete the final leg of the journey with a 26km paddle down the mighty Murray River. The finish line is in the beautiful riverside town of Tocumwal.
Find out more or register yourself at murrayquad.com.au
Win a 9 day Kakadu Trek
Register for Save the Children’s Murray Quad by 17 March to go in the draw to Win a 9-day Kakadu Trek.