“Ona Mission Multisport Adventure in paradise – its great fun and the most scenic multisport event in the tropics. Where else in Australia can you enjoy a multisport event on a palm-lined beach, in world-heritage rainforest AND on a tropical island?”
Participate as an individual or get some friends together and race as a team, find out more below and register on-line!
Ona Mission Multisport Adventure, Mission Beach - what’s it all about?
Welcome to ‘Ona Mission’ #10!
2017 is the 10th anniversary of the Ona Mission Multisport Adventure, held annually in September at Mission Beach in Tropical North Queensland. Not only the best excuse for a tropical weekend in Mission Beach, you also get to multisport your way through the most spectacular World Heritage scenery in Australia.
From the sands of South Mission Beach Ona Mission begins with a paddle on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to world famous Dunk Island. On ‘Dunk’ participants run through the National Park rainforest to the top of the Island, a scenic lookout called Mt Kootaloo, then it’s back down to the island beach. Long course runners head around the island circuit track and through other parts of the island.
At the end of the run it is a paddle back to the mainland and then there is a mountain bike leg which heads north along the palm-tree-lined beaches, onto the road and over Fenbys Gap before turning off-road into the shade of a Wet Tropics rainforest trail – the Musgravea Track – before heading back to South Mission Beach. Long course bikers take a detour through the Mission Beach Mountain Bike Park. There is only about 5km of tarmac riding – the rest is trails, grass or the beach but nothing too technical so newbies don’t need to worry.
Then you are back to the sea breezes for the final run leg, heading south along the beach to the boat ramp and return to the finish line and glory! Long course runners continue past the boat ramp and get a real treat running along the beachside Kennedy Walking Track to Tam O’Shanter Point and return back the same way for the finish.
You can take on the short or long course as a solo competitor, be part of a team with a paddler, runner(s) and rider, or try the ‘pairs’ category – the only category that allows you to use a double paddle craft, and you complete the whole course together.
Back in 2017 is the successful Junior category for 13 to 17 year olds, in the short course. Juniors can participate as individuals or in teams of up to four people.
Ona Mission Multisport Adventure is an event run by the Cassowary Coast Multisport Club a volunteer run not-for-profit community organisation. This is a popular community event for families and socially as many participants make a weekend of it in Mission Beach.
We invite you to join us in the fun of the Ona Mission 2017 anniversary event, register today and we will see you on the beach in September.