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by Deborah Jayne (subscribe)
Motto: Have a plan and be prepared.
Event:
Survival of the Fittest at Mt Baw Baw
Seasons of Pain Mt Baw Baw
Photo Credit: Seasons of Pain Web site
'Like a little pain with your adventure?' Then Mt Baw Baw is the place to be for the new Seasons of Pain Multi-sport Series this January and April.

Based on trail running and mountain bike riding, Seasons of Pain is a competitive event designed to push participants to their physical limits around the picturesque, but challenging Mt Baw Baw ski village.

An expanded program now includes the Sprint and Kids events, ensuring there is a course designed for every person and fitness level, with the added incentive of a $2,000 prize draw for those tough enough to complete the 3 series events in their entirety.

There are Four-4 Seasons of Pain events every year, one for each seasion. The next Seasons of Pain event for Summer will be held on Saturday 14th February, followed by the Autumn event on Saturday 25th April 2015. The courses are generally the same except for winter, which incorporates skiing and trail running through snow.

Seasons of Pain Mt Baw Baw
Photo Credit: Seasons of Pain Web site
From professional athletes to those simply wanting to challenge themselves, Seasons of Pain is open and suitable to everyone wanting to 'put their fitness to the test.'

The Sprint consists of a 5km run 5km ride 4km run

The Kids course consists of a 1km run 1km ride 400m run.

The Enduro course consists of a 12.5km run 14km ride 4km run.

The Enduro course covers 30km and has a recommended time limit of 3 hours. Teams can split the course in two, with one competitor doing the mountain bike leg, while the other competitor does the running. Then both complete the '3rd Sting leg'.

Participants can enter either as solo competitors or in teams of 2 to complete these adventurous tracks and prizes are award to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place getters.

The courses and trails vary from wide to single track with minimal road running. Every event is well signposted so you can't get lost along the way.

Mt Baw Baw is roughly 2.5 hours from Melbourne along the Monash Freeway to the Mt Baw Baw exit and offers tracks through snowgun terrain and fully fledged Aussie bush. The mountain bike track is reasonably new and has some additional twists and turns from last year, with an extended climb all the way up to Mt St Gwinear and back.

Seasons of Pain Mt Baw Baw
Photo Credit: Seasons of Pain Web site
The race starts at the stone wall gates to the village and competitors gather in the car park.

Friends and family are encouraged to come along and cheer from the sidelines.

Dates for the upcoming Summer and Autumn Series of Pain Events are:
Saturday 14th February 2015.
Saturday 25th April 2015

On the day:
Sprint starts at 11am
Kids start at 11.15am
Enduro starts at 1pm
Entries: Solo or as a team of 2 participants.

Format:
Trail run
Mountain bike
The Sting

To Register:
Registrations is open until 10.30am on the day of the event.
Competitors need to check in a the Adventure Hub, located in the Baw Baw Village.

For registration fees and entry form, visit the web site.

Accommodation
There is accommodation on Mt Baw Baw and after the event stay for the retro 80's themed party. Be sure and bring your flouro tees, 80's fashion and big hair to the Alpine Bar and prepare to stay late.

To find out more about onsite accommodation, call 5165 1136 or book online.
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Why? Endurance Racing
When: Saturday 14th February 2015 & Saturday 25th April 2015
Phone: 03 5165 1136
Where: Mt Baw Baw
Cost: Entry Fees Apply
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