Training and Preparation

At Rapid Ascent we’re all about encouraging people to get into adventure racing and keep fit whilst enjoying the great outdoors. We’ve compiled a list of training tips, equipment advice, course recommendations and other information below.

Facebook Network

Connect with other participants of the via the NEW WA Adventure page on Facebook. The page will play host to all adventure-style events run by Rapid Ascent which are based in Western Australia, such as the Eagle Bay Epic and X-Adventure.

The group is very active with chat and information updates and we strongly encourage anyone who is interested in the event to join.

All are welcome to post stories, images and fanfare – it’s a place to connect!

First Timers

Are you ready to get off-road and join the revolution of adventure racing? The Eagle Bay Epic Adventure Race is the ultimate new challenge for you!

As with all things in life, the bigger the challenge… the bigger the reward. Most first time adventure racers recall their first finish as one of the most incredible moments of their life. It’s amazing what your mind and body can achieve. So step up, sign up for a challenge and re-write your own limits.

You’ll be familiar with the formats and races on offer, and the Eagle Bay region has such a diverse and picturesque course to offer, you won’t want to miss out! Do it solo or in a relay team doing 1 leg each.

  • Need equipment? We can help – see our Equipment page HERE 
  • Need training advice or people to train with? We can help – see below…
  • Not sure where to start? We can help – give us a call 03 5261 5511
  • Want to join a team? We can help – give us a call 03 5261 5511

Train with the local clubs and groups

Dunsborough Running Club

Train up for the big weekend with the Dunsborough Running CLub

  • Tuesday 5.30pm
  • Friday 5pm
  • Sunday 8am.

In addition, they’ll be doing some group rides and paddle sessions too. Find out more on the Dunsborough Running Club Facebook page.

Kalamunda Cycles

  • Runs regular skills sessions
  • Call 9293 2115 or visit Kalamunda Cycles – 15 Canning Road, Kalamunda

Dirt Skills Margaret River

  • Running Dirt Skills Trail School – catering for anyone that wants to have more fun
  • Saturdays from 1pm – 3pm
  • Visit their website www.dirtskillsmargaretriver.com

Indian Ocean Paddlers

  • Winter race series conducted at Leighton Beach over the winter months.
  • They also have a number of training sessions which are open to paddlers to attend.
  • Website: www.iop.canoe.org.au

Perth Mountain Bike Club

  • Offers a complete list of off-road mountain bike events to get you some MTB race practise
  • Visit their website www.perthmtb.asn.au

West Australian Mountain Bike Association

Canoeing WA

Paddle coaching

If you are looking for paddling coaching check out some of the following as detailed below:

Train at the Dunsborough Country Club

The Dunsborough Country Club has a superb network of trails that is open and accessible at all times of the year and is obviously ideal for training on prior to race day.

It is also the home of the Dunsborough Cycle Club.

The Dunsborough MTB Skills Development Park is mostly single track, and includes jumps, berms, log rides, and other technical trail features using natural obstacles (e.g. rocks and logs) and engineered features such as ramps, bridges, log rides, and dirt jumps. There are A and B lines around more difficult obstacles, look out for the signs. Track surfaces include gravel areas, sandy areas, and clay. Don’t forget to appreciate the terrific views over the bay as you ride.

Click here to visit their website for more information or click here for a copy of their trail map.

Head to the Dunsborough Cycle Club – on Facebook, email the club – [email protected] or call (08) 9755 3250 for more information.

Got A Group Session We Can Promote?

We are more than happy to promote other groups’ training sessions on the course – please email the details to [email protected]