Hawkes­bury to Host First World 24-Hour Ob­sta­cle Course Rac­ing Cham­pi­onship

In a global-first the world cham­pi­onship for 24-hour ob­sta­cle course rac­ing will be held in the Hawkes­bury next year.

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The event, se­cured by the NSW Gov­ern­ment’s tourism and ma­jor events agency, Des­ti­na­tion NSW, will be run by Aus­tralian-owned com­pany True Grit and held in Lower Port­land in June 2018.

To host the in­au­gu­ral World 24 hour Ob­sta­cle Course Rac­ing Cham­pi­onship is a big win for the area and will pro­vide a sig­nif­i­cant eco­nomic boost to our re­gion. The World Cham­pi­onship will be the sec­ond ob­sta­cle course race for the re­gion, fol­low­ing the True Grit mil­i­tary in­spired ob­sta­cle chal­lenge which will take place in May. True Grit and the Ob­sta­cle Course Race are ex­pected to at­tract more than 2000 vis­i­tors to the Hawkes­bury next year, in­ject­ing more than $1.8 mil­lion into the lo­cal vis­i­tor econ­omy.

NSW Min­is­ter for Tourism and Ma­jor Events Adam Mar­shall said the in­au­gu­ral 24 hour race was an ex­cit­ing ad­di­tion to the State’s sport­ing cal­en­dar.

The World 24 hour Ob­sta­cle Course Rac­ing Cham­pi­onship will see com­peti­tors com­plete 30 ob­sta­cles in a 10km course loop over 24 gru­elling hours. The True Grit race is the ul­ti­mate test of strength and en­durance. Aus­tralia has em­braced the 24 hour En­duro as the tough­est 24 hour foot race in the coun­try. It’s great to see this for­mat repli­cated as a World Cham­pi­onship here in Syd­ney. The World 24 hour Ob­sta­cle Course Rac­ing Cham­pi­onship

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