Course Description & Maps

Combining all of Meelup’s secrets into a bite sized challenge – the Short Course is course for those who like some fun with their adventures.

Combining 27km of Eagle Bay’s beautiful landscapes into an achievable challenge it serves up plenty of rewards without putting you in the hurt-locker for days on end. Rolling hills, flowing single track, crystal clear water with protected bays and beaches… this is a course that delivers on all fronts.

Complete it was a team for some memories that will never fade or knock it out as a solo athlete and truly earn your drinks at the bar afterwards.

The trails were excellent! Awesome scenery, great vibe overall – brilliant weekend of adventure racing!

Donna – 2020 race competitor

Course Map

Interactive Course map

An interactive course map can be found HERE

Course Description

A more detailed description of each leg of the course and transition areas will be included in the Event Program to be circulated 2 weeks before the race.

13km Mountain Bike

Kicking the race off with a Le Mons start, riders get up to speed on some rolling 4WD tracks and roads before sampling the single track of Brown Street and the Dunsborough Country Club on your way to the water’s edge at Dunn Bay.

1.2km Ocean Swim

Splashing through crystal-clear water in a protected corner of the coast, this is a magical swim that’ll knock the pool for six.

5km Ocean Kayak

The Meelup Regional Park coastline is amongst the favourite of all West Australia’s and this paddle reveals a few of its secrets. Flat water, protected bays and remaining in close reach of the shoreline, this is a paddle that everyone will enjoy.

7.9km Trail Run

Following the popular coastal path mixed a bit of rock hopping along the way and you’ll be smiling all the way to the bar.

250m Finish Sprint to the line

Bring it home together with a gallop across the paddocks to finish in front of the bar. Life doesn’t get any better.

The paddle leg was fantastic. Blessed with perfect weather but a beautiful spot and great setup on the foreshore.

Kate – 2020 race competitor

Transition Areas

This consolidated course has just one (mega) transition area on Vincent Street in Dunsborough. Teams can watch the race unfold (and wait for their turn!) with music, food and an awesome atmosphere for all.

This TA is described in detail in the event program circulated before the race.

Course marking

  • The course for the MTB and Run legs (both for the Short and Long Courses) will be marked with pink surveyor’s tape and red arrows. Red and white barrier tape will be used to block off any tracks you should not take.
  • You can still get lost if you don’t pay attention. Keep your eye out for trail markers at all times.