The final EVENT PROGRAM for Augusta Adventure Fest is now available and is essential reading for all competitors with schedule, course details, maps and more. Read it here.
The course for ultimate Cheeky Monkey Mini pulls together the best of the best terrain into what we consider to be finest mini course we’ve ever held. If you’ve never done it solo before, or maybe you’re a older Junior Survivor looking to take the next step then THIS IS YOUR YEAR to make the grade.
1km Ocean Swim
Swimmers enjoy an ocean swim in the protected waters between the beach can the nearby reefs and are never more than 100m from the shore.
Swimmers enter the water in the ocean and swim a short way out to a buoy located just inside the reef where you turn left to swim parallel to the coastline. Swimmers continue north with the reef on the right and the beach on the left to a final buoy where you turn left and return to shore directly at the T1 transition area at Deere St, ready for the run leg.
6.5km Coastal Trail Run
Team swimmers rendezvous with their team runners or individuals do a quick change and then set off on a magnificent coastal run that offers plenty of variety. Heading south along the beach, runners enjoy a mix of hard sandy beaches and rocky coastal shorelines as you run around Flinders Bay and continue to the turnaround point at the Augusta Boat Harbour.
Runners return from the boat harbour on the new concrete footpath, and continue along some scenic bushland trails and quiet urban streets, heading north towards the T2 transition area on Albany Tce. Run into the TA and get ready for the MTB leg (or hand over to your teammate).
15km Mountain Bike
Runners high five your MTB team mate whilst individuals mount their bikes and keep on charging.
The MTB course puts the wind in your hair and the sweet smell of eucalypts in your lungs as you race along 4WD tracks in the bush. The course has a short climb to get out of town but otherwise follows a fast and relatively flat route on a mixture of double tracks and dirt roads that provide few technical difficulties.
The MTB course passes through a diverse mixture landscapes and local highlights as you wind through the bushland immediately behind the Augusta township and soon enough you’ll be descending back into the TA on Albany Terrace and raring for more!
6km Inlet paddle
Mountain bikers do a quick change (or team members hand over to their paddler) and then race to your craft lined up on the grass at Colourpatch with 1,000’s of spectators cheering you on for the final leg of the race.
Once started, paddlers head upstream to proceed north on the inlet for approx 2.6km to the turn-around point at 3 bouys located just past the last of the Augusta riverfront houses. Do a U-turn and paddle back down the Inlet on the left hand side to a final turn buoy just in front of the rivermouth cutting and then return your boat to the grass at the Colorpatch transition area on Albany Tce.
The entire paddle leg is on the protected waters of Hardy Inlet and there are no surf crossings or obstacles to encounter – making it fun and achievable for paddlers of all abilities.
200m Team Run
All team mates reconvene and head off together whilst individuals leave their paddle craft and continue on foot for the final 200m run along Albany Tce with only the finish in your sights at the Turner Caravan Park.
There will be endless high 5’s from the crowd on either side and your smiles of joy will widen even further as you turn into the finish chute and cross under the arch to complete your epic adventure.
Well done! Mission accomplished!
2019 COURSE MAP
The course map below is the course for 2019 – some changes may be made pending the weather on the day.