Next Event: Saturday 3rd February 2018
Adventure Race Clinic - Narrabeen, NSW


DateTypeLocation Details
Adventure Racing Clinic
Saturday 3rd February 2018
TrainingAdventure Race Clinic - Narrabeen, NSW Enter Now
Lake Macquarie
Saturday 17th February 2018
Classic Course, Novice CourseLake Macquarie, NSW Enter Now
Wild Horse Mountain
Saturday 17th March 2018
Classic Course, Novice CourseSunshine Coast, QLD Enter Now
Royal National Park
Saturday 26th May 2018
Classic CourseRoyal National Park, NSW Entries Open:
Royal National Park
Sunday 27th May 2018
Classic Course, Novice CourseRoyal National Park, NSW Entries Open:
Lower Blue Mountains
Saturday 29th September 2018
Classic Course, Novice CourseBlue Mountains, NSW Entries Open:

So what are you waiting for? If you have a pair of trainers, a mountain bike, and a real sense of adventure, and are checking out this page, the Paddy Pallin Adventure series is definitely for you, so read on for all the information you need to enter!

Note: You will need to supply your own mountain bikes (one per person) for each event unless you choose to hire one from our preferred supplier here.

Entry Details

Each entry is as a part of a team of two. No single team entries are available. Entries close 3 days prior to each race.

Prices per person


Novice Classic
Early Bird Entry – first month after entries open $85* $95*
Standard Entry – 2nd month after entries open $95* $105*
Final Entry – one month prior to event date $105* $115*

* A $1 plus 2.5% processing fee applies

Included in your entry fee

  • Race maps for your team
  • Prizes & Giveaways
  • A professionally organised, safe and enjoyable adventure race
  • Kayaks, paddles and personal flotation devices (PFDs)
  • Professional timing system
  • Qualified first aiders
  • Toilets
  • Access to post race food options (purchased for an additional cost)

On The Day Registration

No on the day entries will be accepted unless you are receiving an entry transfer from someone else who is no longer able to participate and you have missed the deadline for transferring entries to another person online. This transfer process will incur a $20 transfer fee payable in cash at registration on race day. For more info have a look at the Transfers & Course Changes page.

Entry requirements

To participate in the Paddy Pallin Adventure Series, all participants must:

  • Be able to swim 100m
  • Be able to read a street directory
  • Have a basic level of fitness and able to cope with the demands of the event
  • Minimise their impact on the environment during the event and respect other users of the land
  • Accept responsibility for themselves and their belongings
  • Be prepared to follow the rules and conditions included in the final instructions


For reasons of fairness, safety and responsibility you are expected to abide by the following rules. Remember, ignorance is no excuse and failure to comply may lead to penalties or disqualification.

Personal Safety

You are expected to look after yourself and your team mate. Use your whistle to attract attention only in an emergency. There will be several first aiders in attendance throughout the event, overseen by an overall appointed medic. There will be marshals out on the course with radios/phones.

Road Safety

Please note you will be riding on public roads open to other traffic. There will be no road closures for the events, so please ensure you obey all road rules.

Overall Rules & Kit List – Common to all legs

Rules & Conditions

Personal Kit (to be worn or carried at all times)

  • Show respect for the environment, landowners, local communities and other recreational users
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are wearing or carrying the appropriate kit for each stage
  • Always take your litter with you
  • Stick to the tracks, cross country travel is not allowed in the National Park
  • Notify the Event Medic of any significant medical history (e.g. asthma, diabetes…)
  • Hand in your timing stick at the end of the race, or if not continuing
  • Controls must be collected in order, missed controls will lead to time penalties.
  • Teams members must stay within 100m of each other at all times
  • No outside assistance is allowed during the event
  • GPS’s are prohibited
  • Cooperate with event officials – kit may be checked at any time
  • Weather conditions may affect some stages
  • Winners will be determined by the fastest time, plus any penalties
  • The Event Director’s decision is final
  • Pea-less whistle per person

Team Kit (to be carried at all times)

  • Compass
  • Means of carrying water (min 2 litres)
  • Food
  • First aid kit (minimum: 1 crepe bandage, 2 safety pins, wound dressing & 6 adhesive dressings as a minimum)
  • Survival bag or foil blanket
  • Pencil/waterproof pen (for marking maps)
  • Mobile phone in waterproof bag (for emergency use only) (Telstra GSM or Next G recommended)

Specific Discipline Rules & Kit List

Kayak Rules

Kayak Kit (per person unless otherwise stated)

  • Competitors must wear their life jacket when on or near the water
  • Life jacket (provided by the organisers)
  • Paddle (provided by the organisers)
  • Toyboy II sit-on-top kayak (per team)
  • Enclosed shoes

Mountain Bike Rules

Mountain Bike Kit (per person unless otherwise stated)

  • Only ride on designated mountain bike fire trails and roads
  • Mountain bike
  • Cycle helmet
  • Bike tools (at least sufficient to repair puncture)