ed-mtbi-cu-250High profile tri-athlete and 2012 Olympic Bronze medallist, Erin Densham, has been lured into the rugged Snowy Mountains and is confirmed to race in the 2014 Australian Cross Triathlon Championships and Dirt Fest MultiSport Festival.

The Australian Championships and Dirt Fest MultiSport Festival managed by In2Adventure and hosted at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa in the spectacular Snowy Mountains will be held on the 22nd & 23rd February, 2014. The event will be Erin’s first race for the year and in preparation, Erin took the opportunity to experience the tracks and trails with a stay at the resort over the holidays.

Event Director, Robyn Lazenby said, “Having had the priviledge to welcome Erin to the Victorian Championships last year we can truly say that not only is she an amazing athlete but a fantastic ambassador for the sport and we are so pleased to be able to welcome one of Australia’s true ON ROAD triathlon champions to the ‘Australian OFF ROAD’ Championships.

The Australian Championship event, sanctioned by Triathlon Australia is set to present a real challenge for competitors. Comprising of a challenging 1500 metre swim in Lake Crackenback, a 30 km Cross Country Mountain Bike ride on some of the best MTB trails in Australia, and to finish an extensive 10 km trail run traversing the Little Thredbo River and taking in some of the best scenery the Snowies have to offer.

Something for Everyone

However the weekend is not just for Australia’s Off Road Elite. There is something for everyone from our littlest Mud Rats and Dirt Kids, to Mum & Dad and Weekend Warriors. The weekend also includes:

  • Tre-X Off Road Triathlon: Long, Short, Junior & Dirt Kids Courses
  • XC MTB Festival: 75km Marathon, 45km & 15km
  • Trail Run Festival: Half Marathon, 10km & 5km
  • FREE Kids Mud Rats Dirt Bike & Dirt Run
  • Luxury accommodation packages and Bike Inclusive Airfares
  • Saturday night Presentation Dinner and Sunday BBQ on the Village Green

Dirt Master & Dirt Mistress
The Ultimate Off Road Endurance Challenge

A key feature of the Dirt Fest weekend is the Dirt Master & Dirt Mistress Championships. One male and one female competitor will take home the title as New South Wales Dirt Master and Dirt Mistress Champion.  These Dirt Master competitors will push themselves to their limits in three gruelling long course events over two days with the aim to record the fastest cumulative time to take out this prestigious title. Dirt Master events include:

  • Saturday: Australian Cross Triathlon Championships: 1500 – 30 – 10
  • Sunday AM: 75km XC MTB Marathon
  • Sunday PM: 21.1km Half Marathon Trail Run

Resort General Manager, Scott O’Neille, said “The team at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa are ecstatic to once again play host to such a high profile sporting event sanctioned by Triathlon Australia.  This family-friendly weekend is set to cater for all levels of fitness and determination, set among the amazing back drop of the Resorts purpose built Tracks and Mountain Bike Trails and the idyllic Snowy Mountains, it is perfectly positioned to host the ultimate recreational and entertaining weekend for sports and outdoor lovers of all ages.”

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January 3rd, 2014 / Media Release