A NEW ‘team building’ endurance event is set to debut locally later this year.
As revealed in the latest Bass Coast Shire Council events report, “preliminary discussions” have taken place with Sydney-based company Maximum Adventure for the event to take place on November 14.
The event, dubbed ‘The Great Adventure Challenge’, proposes to start with a short run at Lions Park in San Remo before participants kayak across to Cape Woolamai to run some more.
As if that doesn’t sound draining enough, competitors will then kayak back to San Remo before jogging over to Kilcunda along the scenic George Bass Walk.
The closing leg of the event will include a bike ride between Kilcunda and Bass before a final push pedal to San Remo.
The Maximum Adventure website describes the event as “exciting, demanding and fun, multisport team based corporate adventure race” and “Australia’s leading corporate team building event”.
“It covers a range of activities from mountain biking, trail running, kayaking and coasteering. Teams are also confronted with mystery tasks, to test the boundaries of both brain and body,” the site states.
Since it started in 2008, the events have raised over $1.72m for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
The Challenge has been run interstate and at two Victorian locations (Mornington Peninsula and Anglesea).
Organisers are hoping to attract 15 teams of four for the local challenge.
Those signing up are expected to fundraise $10,000 per team.
Whilst the November date appears to have been pencilled in, it’s yet to be confirmed.
“There will be some safety matters which need to be addressed before an event permit could be issued,” the shire report states.