Frequently Asked Questions
I am looking to join a team or find a team mate
Put up a post on DYA’s facebook page. Make sure you include your level of experience and goals for the race. Another place to look for team mates is to post a message in the Sleep Monsters forum – www.sleepmonsters.com.au.
How tough will the course be?
Anyone can be an adventure racer. If you have a good team mate and a sense of adventure you may even enjoy it! Adventure racing is as much a mental challenge as a physical one. Team mates work together and help each other through the race.
Where can I find out more about adventure racing?
You can google Wikipedia and check out www.sleepmonsters.com.au for more information.
Is it a relay race?
Definitely not! Team members must stay together and not be separated by more than 100m at any time. It is a race about teamwork.
Are there any cut offs?
After 6hrs all teams are to be back at race HQ.
Can I enter on the day?
No. All entries must be completed online through Dare You Adventure’s website.
Can I enter without my whole team confirmed, or change members before the race?
Yes certainly. You only need one person to complete the team entry and you can confirm your other team member later. You are also free to swap around your team members before the race.
What happens if my team mate has to pull out before the race?
Do your best to recruit a suitable replacement. Put up a post on DYA’s facebook page.
Do I need my own kayak?
No you don’t, all kayaks are provided for the event. See the equipment page for more details.
Will we need to know how to navigate?
Navigation is an important part of adventure racing. At least one member of your team should be able to navigate using a map and compass.
I need a bike, is there somewhere that hires one?
You are in luck! Have Fun Tours on the Sunshine Coast have a great range of mountain bikes for hire. They can deliver them to the event. Check out their web site at http://www.havefuntours.com.au/Home.htm