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Hells Bells 2017

Type: Adventure Racing
Location: TBA - Near Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Date: 5 Aug 2017 - 6 Aug 2017
Phone: 0497 417 195
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Hells Bells has a proud history of annual races in SE QLD and is one of the country’s longest running 24hr adventure races. It draws competitors from all around Australia and international. It is a tough event and the highlight of many competitors calendars.

We’re also pleased to announce that Hells Bells it will be part of the new Australian Adventure Racing Series, Adventure 1. For the first time, all participating Hells Bells teams will accrue points towards becoming Australia’s first Adventure Racing Team Champions.
Adventure 1 will test teams of four athletes across four unique races from 24 hours to five days in duration, including of course Hells Bell on August 5-6. It’s free to register for Adventure 1 and the premier mixed team place getters and category winners will share in a prizemoney purse of $10,000.
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Hells Bells is a non-stop 24hr adventure race involving trekking, mountain biking, kayaking and other adventure disciplines. Mixed, Male or Female teams of two must navigate their way unsupported through an arduous 100+km course that is only revealed to them hours before the race.
Fairy Bells adventure race is run at the same time as Hells Bells. It covers about half the distance (about 70kms) but teams have the full 24hrs to complete it. The legs are challenging, but with the additional time available to complete the half course, teams have a greater chance to reach the finish line. The race is designed as a stepping stone to Hells Bells and longer races and is perfect for teams doing their first adventure race. The Fairy Bells course is interwoven through Hells Bells and covers some of the same terrain.
Each year a new and exciting course is developed. Courses are normally linear with teams often transported to the start line and finishing back at race HQ.
The base disciplines of each year’s race are Trekking, Mountain Biking, Kayaking and Navigation. Depending on the locations other adventure disciplines may be incorporated. Hells Bells competitors can plan for approximately 25-35km of trekking, 55-80km of mountain biking, and 10-15km of kayaking. Fairy Bells is approximately half of these distances.
The winning Hells Bells teams are estimated to take 16-20hrs to complete the course. The winning Fairy Bells teams are expected to take 8-12hrs. All teams for both events have up to 24hrs to complete the course.
Athletes will need to be self sufficient and prepared for anything as the course and mixture of disciplines on the day will only be revealed hours before the start of the race.
WARNING: Expect this to be tough – this event is only for those who can race and complete a hard core challenge. Race support will be given with water stations on the course but you will be expected to carry your own water and nutrition for long sections of the course!

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