The Australian Alpine Ascent (AAA) Festival is specifically designed to be the world’s most gruelling set of single day challenges held within daylight hours. The festival includes two triathlon distance events and 2 trail runs 25k and 50k.
After unprecedented positive feedback from our 2017 athletes, this world class event is returning in 2018 to be bigger and better than ever. This location will test even the toughest of competitors and those willing to take the challenge, “into thin air”.
From the initial swim location of Lake Jindabyne you will transition onto the bike which will see you reach heights up to 1964m before throwing on your shoes for a run which will be a combination of road and trail tracks.
You’ll cross through locations like Dead Horse Gap, Perisher, Charlotte Pass, Bullocks Flat and of course Jindabyne. It’s brutal, but it’s beautiful and the courses have been designed to showcase the very best of the Snowy Mountains along the way.
The Trail Runs:
You’ll cross through the scenic Kosciuszko National park, with a stunnng start and finiah at Charlotte Pass Village; it’s brutal, but it’s beautiful and the courses have been designed to showcase the very best of the Snowy Mountains along the way.
This Festival is quickly becoming the Southern Hemispheres benchmark event, testing speed, stamina and strength and is expected to draw a world-class group of endurance athletes set to take on new heights Down Under.
Subject to change without notice
|3.00pm||5.30pm||Optional 50km & 25km Trail Run Registration||Rydges Horizons - Jindabyne|
|4.00pm||5.30pm||Compulsory AAA Registration||Rydges Horizons - Jindabyne|
|4.00pm||5.30pm||Optional Standard Registration||Rydges Horizons - Jindabyne|
|6.00pm||-||Athlete welcome and Compulsory Event Briefing - AAA||Rydges Horizons- Jindabyne|
|6.00am||-||Event Office||Horizon Point - Rydges Hotel, Jindabyne|
|6.00am||6.30am||Australian Alpine Ascent Transition||Horizon Point - Rydges Hotel, Jindabyne|
|6.00am||7.10am||Standard Registration/ Transition||Registration Area - Rydges Hotel, Jindabyne|
|6.45am||-||Australian Alpine Ascent Event Briefing||Transition area, Horizon Point, Jindabyne|
|7.00am||-||RACE START - AUSTRALIAN ALPINE ASCENT (3km, 113km, 22km)||Start Line, Horizon Point, Jindabyne|
|7.25am||7.35am||Standard Event Briefing||Transition area, Horizon Point, Jindabyne|
|7.30am||8.30am||50km Trail Run Registration||Chalet Hotel- Charlotte Pass Village|
|7.30am||9.00am||25km Trail Run Registration||Chalet Hotel- Charlotte Pass Village|
|7.40am||-||RACE START - STANDARD (1.5km, 40km, 10km)||Start Line, Horizon Point, Jindabyne|
|8.45am||8.55am||50km Trail Run Event Briefing||Start Line- Charlotte Pass Village|
|9.00am||-||RACE START - 50KM TRAIL RUN||Start Line- Charlotte Pass Village|
|9.15am||9.25am||Event Briefing - 25km Trail Run||Start Line- Charlotte Pass Village|
|9.30am||-||RACE START - 25KM TRAIL RUN||Start Line, Charlotte Pass Village|
|9.00am||-||Presentation - 25k & 50k Trail Runs||Rydges Horizons - Jindabyne|
|10.00am||-||Presentation - AAA Triathlon and Standard Distance Triathlons||Rydges Horizons - Jindabyne|
The Saturday Events start in Jindabyne near the Rydges Hotel and spectators can welcome the finishing athletes at Charlotte Pass.
From Sydney – follow the Hume Highway from Sydney then just south of Goulburn take the Federal Highway and travel south to Canberra. This section of the trip is on a mainly divided road. At Canberra follow the signs to the Monaro Highway to Cooma. The road then joins the Kosciuszko Rd that you follow through the town of Berridale and onto Jindabyne. Just past Jindabyne Town Centre take a left onto the Alpine Way to Thredbo. You will go through the National Park Entrance Station, and then it is only 13km to Thredbo.
From Melbourne – follow the Hume Highway from Melbourne to Wodonga. Take the Murray Valley Highway “To Wodonga / Tallagatta” exit and follow the signs “To Tallangatta” Then after passing Wodonga follow the signs to Tallangatta again on the Murray Valley Highway. You pass through the village of Koetong onto Corryong. Drive through Corryong and take the “Khancoban” turn off on your right. Once in Khancoban you are only 76kms from Thredbo. From here the drive is truly spectacular as you take in awesome views of the Main Range and discover the beauty of the Kosciuszko National Park.
Official Accommodation Partner
Overlooking picturesque Lake Jindabyne, Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains has cosy well-appointed rooms, two restaurants, a bar, indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a games room. It is only a few minutes’ walk into town.
They will be offering a $20 for full buffet breakfast for all participants and their supporters.
Acacia Snowy Motel is situated in an elevated, quiet area of Jindabyne, just a 1-2 minute drive from the centre of town. The property offers free, secure on-site parking.
This property offers a range of accommodations, from budget rooms to spacious studios with a balcony (sleeping 2-8). All rooms come with heating, a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
Rooms start from $129 per night.
The Station is set amongst 88 hectares of rolling hills and landscaped grounds where guests can take in some beautiful rural vistas.
We are offering a 15% discount off our nightly accommodation rates at The Station, Jindabyne for the weekend of 3rd to 5th February 2017.
To book just visit the website www.thestation.net.au and enter the code “Jindabyne”.