Shoalhaven City to host 2016 Adventure Racing World Championships
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has welcomed today’s announcement that will see the area host the 2016 Adventure Racing World Championships in November 2016.
The 700 kilometre race will see teams of four complete a series of legs including trekking, mountain biking and kayaking and is expected to take between five to 10 days to complete.
Mayor, Joann Gash said she was extremely excited to see the Shoalhaven selected to host such a prestigious and grueling event.
“Shoalhaven City Council is extremely proud to be hosting the 2016 Adventure Racing World Championships,” said Clr Gash.
“The Shoalhaven is home to some of the most picturesque and pristine beaches and bushland in the Country making it the perfect destination for a race of this magnitude.
“This exciting event is expected to attract around 240 athletes from an estimated 30 different countries.”
“The 2016 Adventure Racing World Championships will provide the area with massive exposure as the event is set to be covered right throughout the world.”
“Further to this, the Championships will also provide the area with an economic shot in the arm as hundreds of people descend on the Shoalhaven for a 10 day period.”
“I would like to welcome all of the competitors, officials and spectators travelling to the area as part of the event and wish those taking part the best of luck for the grueling event.”
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres said the Championships were the sport’s signature event.
“I am proud to announce the NSW Government has secured it for 2016 through our tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, in partnership with Geocentric Pty Ltd and Shoalhaven City Council,” Mr Ayres said.
The Mayor said the exact date in November 2016 for the Adventure Racing World Championships will be announced once the review of the course and race logistics have been approved by the relevant NSW Government authorities.
Options for the actual Shoalhaven town to host the Championships are now being investigated with an announcement likely early next year.