A better and bigger ROAR in the Barossa!


A better and bigger ROAR in the Barossa!

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>> Mr Craig Wilson, ROAR Race Director; Mrs Lyn Venning, ROAR committee chairman; Mr Glen Venning, ROAR committee with Mr Bob Woodbury, ROAR secretary.

Feed your sense of adventure.

If you enjoy a challenge, fun and an adventure in the great outdoors then you won’t think twice about joining the epic Reservoir Outdoor Adventure Race (ROAR) in Southern Barossa.

The event is set to take place at on October 16 at 8.30 a.m. at the Warren Reservoir, Williamstown.

The event will be a race to suit and challenge most adventurers of all fitness levels from 14 years and up.

From kayaking, mountain bike riding to running through picturesque scenery. Whether you are competing solo, in a team or just spectating, ROAR is sure to feed your sense of adventure.

“Last year it was so successful we sold out three weeks before the race.”

- Lyn Venning

As the first official race of its kind in SA, the triathlon has attracted hundreds of entrants competing in kayaking, mountain biking and running over a range of distances at Mount Crawford Forest and the Warren Reservoir.

After last year’s successful event ROAR committee chairman, Mrs Lyn Venning said they announced that they have opened up the competition to an extra 100 participants.

“Last year it was so successful we sold out three weeks before the race.

“We started at 100 participants, but have since increased that to 200 this year,” she said.

“Spots are filling up very quickly and we already have a large volume of people who participated last year.

“We also have a few more teams this year which has proved to be successful.”

If you are seeking a bit of practice on your kayak, ROAR is offering a paddle upskill session the day before the event.

The course programme is conducted by fully accredited Paddle SA instructors and is aimed at giving participants the kayaking confidence to enjoy the event.

You will be shown basic paddle strokes for moving your craft safely and efficiently.

Lyn expressed that when ROAR was established, the main aim was to bring people to visit the reservoir and into the region.

“We achieved that in our first year and we hope to do the same this year,” Lyn said.

Registrations will close at midnight on October 12.

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