Chal­lenge re­turns to War­took Val­ley

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

More than 100 com­peti­tors and their sup­port crews will flock to War­took Val­ley in the north­ern Grampians in Septem­ber as part of the Grampians Chal­lenge en­durance event.

Set for Septem­ber 17, the event is made up of three legs – a 10-kilo­me­tre run, nine-kilo­me­tre kayak paddle and 35-kilo­me­tre moun­tain-bike ride.

Event co-or­di­na­tor Maria Plyashechk­o said 2017 would rep­re­sent the third year of the chal­lenge.

“The 2017 Grampians Chal­lenge will show­case some of the most spec­tac­u­lar views the north­ern Grampians has on of­fer in­clud­ing Macken­zie Falls, War­took Val­ley and the Mt Dif­fi­cult Range,” she said.

“We are look­ing for­ward to bring­ing even more ex­cite­ment to the event this year.”

Regis­tra­tion will open on the Satur­day night, which will give par­tic­i­pants and their crews an op­por­tu­nity to en­joy the War­took Val­ley at a slower pace be­fore the main event on the Sun­day.

Event di­rec­tor Serge Kurov said floods last year had forced or­gan­is­ers to post­pone the event from Septem­ber to Novem­ber.

“But this year we are still try­ing to bring it into Septem­ber to show the beau­ti­ful spring colours of the Grampians,” he said.

Peo­ple seek­ing more in­for­ma­tion can visit web­site www.grampians chal­

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