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Overview

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”.

The Triathlons:

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 locations like Perisher and Charlotte Pass; 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.

Races

Race Name Date
Australian Alpine Ascent March 10, 2018 More information Register
Standard March 10, 2018 More information Register
AAA 25K March 10, 2018 More information Register
AAA 50K March 10, 2018 More information Register

Schedule

Subject to change without notice

FRIDAY 9TH MARCH 2018

TimeEventLocation
3.00pmOptional 50km & 25km Trail Run Registration OpensRydges Horizons - Jindabyne
4.00pmCompulsory AAA Registration OpensRydges Horizons - Jindabyne
4.00pmOptional TriKozzie Registration OpensRydges Horizons - Jindabyne
5.30pmOptional 50km & 25km Trail Run Registration ClosesRydges Horizons- Jindabyne
5.30pmCompulsory AAA Registration ClosesRydges Horizons- Jindabyne
5.30pmOptional TriKozzie Registration ClosesRydges Horizons- Jindabyne
6.00pmAthlete welcome and Compulsory Event Briefing - AAARydges Horizons- Jindabyne

SATURDAY 10TH MARCH 2018

TimeEventLocation
6.00am50km & 25km Trail Run Registration OpensRydges Horizons- Jindabyne
6.00amEvent Office and Transition opens - Australian Alpine AscentHorizon Point - Rydges Hotel, Jindabyne
6.00amRegistration/ Transition opens - TriKozzie Distance TriathlonRegistration Area - Rydges Hotel, Jindabyne
6.30amTransition closes - Australian Alpine AscentHorizon Point - Rydges Hotel, Jindabyne
6.45amEvent Briefing - Australian Alpine AscentTransition area, Horizon Point, Jindabyne
7.00amRACE START - AUSTRALIAN ALPINE ASCENT (3km, 113km, 22km)Start Line, Horizon Point, Jindabyne
7.10amRegistration/ Transition closes - TriKozzie Distance TriathlonRegistration Area - Rydges Hotel, Jindabyne
7.25amEvent Briefing - TriKozzie Distance TriathlonTransition area, Horizon Point, Jindabyne
7.30am50km & 25km Trail Run Registration ClosesRydges Horizons- Jindabyne
7.40amRACE START - TriKozzie(1.5km, 40km, 10km)Start Line, Horizon Point, Jindabyne
8.45amEvent Briefing - 50km Trail RunTBC
9.00amRACE START - 50KM TRAIL RUNTBC
11.15amEvent Briefing - 25km Trail RunCharlottes Pass Village
11.30amRACE START - 25KM TRAIL RUNStart Line, Charlottes Pass Village

SUNDAY 11TH MARCH 2018

TimeEventLocation
10.00amPresentation - All EventsRydges Horizons - Jindabyne

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Partners


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.


SERIES SPONSOR

100% home grown Australian. “The best products at the best prices.” Supplying quality products to road riders, mountain bikers, triathletes and recreational cyclists.


APPAREL PARTNER

Helping athletes all over the world achieve their goals... sometimes it all starts with the right outfit. Catfish Designs are passionate about designing and creating high quality and sensible priced apparel for athletes.  Custom garments to suit you and your goals.


INSURANCE PARTNER

Did you know most triathletes are either not insured or under-insured for crashes on the bike when racing, training or commuting, despite thinking otherwise? Most Super Funds and Personal Insurance companies won’t take the risk of insuring participants that use a bike in races or anything that may even resemble them. When you need it most, don’t find yourself under-insured or not insured at all. KOM Financial Advice was formed to address the unique Income Protection (IP) and Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) issues cyclists and triathletes face. We’re here to help!


SWIM PARTNER

Zone 3 proudly support Elite Energy events. Providing wetsuits designed for speed and performance to help you reach your event goals!

Getting there

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.

Results

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2017All eventsView results
2016All eventsView results

Accommodation

Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains, Jindabyne

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.

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Acacia Snowy Motel

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.

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The Station

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”.

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