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Cassowary Coast MultiSport Club Inc


Sunday, 11 September 2016


South Mission Beach Surf Lifesaving Club

Registration closes on:

Friday, 9 September 2016 at 11:00 PM - (GMT+10:00) Brisbane


The Ona Mission Multisport Adventure Race takes entrants through some of the most spectacular scenery in Australia.  You can take on the whole course (either short or long) or be part of a team with with two or three people. This year there is also a separate pairs category where participants must stay together for the whole event (and can use a double paddle craft if they want).

A paddle from South Mission Beach to picturesque Dunk Island is followed by a run through the rainforest over Mt Kootaloo, returning directly to the Spit for the short course and extending through the rainforest to Coconut Beach and back to the Spit via the southern beach for long course.

Team runners will be transported to the island from 6:30am Sunday.

Competitors paddle back to the mainland for the mountain bike leg which takes them north along the beach, onto the road and up over Fenbys Gap, onto the rainforested Musgravia Track and then back to South Mission. There is only about 5km of tarmac riding. The long course will also take in the single track of the mountain bike park.

The final run leg is along the beach south to the boat ramp and return (short course) and further south along the Kennedy Walking Track to Tam O’Shanter Point and return (long course).


4km paddle, 6km run, 4km paddle, 23km ride, 4km run

This event has been designed for those who are moderately fit and seeking to experience adventure racing in a fun  format involving running, paddling and mountain biking either as an individual or part of a team.


8km paddle, 11km run, 4km paddle, 30km ride, 10km run

For those with some experience in adventure racing and who relish the longer distances as an individual or part of a team.


Team transfers to Dunk Island for the runners are included in the registration costs.

Runners in teams of 3 will be returned to the mainland in time for their final run leg. (In the event of a team of 2, the island runner would not be back in time to do the mountain bike leg.)

Enter your workplace team for a corporate challenge with a difference!

Do you need a paddler, or a runner, or a rider for an Ona Mission team? Or do you want to be part of a team?

Use our facebook page to find teammates. 


Individual: $100

Teams of 2 or 3 and pairs: $85 per person

Categories: Male, Female, Mixed, Under-45 and 45-plus. (Where there are not many entries in an age category, race organisers reserve the right to combine age categories. If one team member is under-45 and others are 45-plus, this is an under-45 team.)

Juniors from 13-17 years of age must have prior approval from the race director plus a written parental sign-off on the race day waiver.

All competitors will receive a race shirt and lunch.


Saturday Registration & Race Briefing

4:30pm:  Register, collect shirt etc. at the Mission Beach Resort (Wongaling Beach Rd, Wongaling Beach - 100m east of the Big Cassowary). 

 5:25pm:  Registration CLOSED.

5:30pm:  Race briefing (attendance mandatory).

 6:30pm approx:  Briefing CLOSED.  

Meals, including pasta, will be available for purchase within the Mission Beach Resort.

Sunday – Race Day

6:30am:  Team runners will be transported to Dunk Island (as part of the entry fee).

7am: Long course race starts from the Mission Beach Surf Lifesaving Club.

7:30am: Short course starts. Please arrive well ahead of the start time.

Lunch: Provided for competitors as part of the entry fee

1pm or after the last participants finish : Presentations at the Mission Beach Surf Lifesaving Club


- Suitable water craft and paddle

 - Type 1 or Type 2 PFD (NO inflatable PFDs). There will be a pre-race inspection.

 - Mountain bike & helmet

 - Running shoes

 - Water & nutrition (you must be self-sufficient on all legs)


- Lunch

- Water at transition points

 - T-shirt

 - Race bib 


If you don’t have a kayak/surf ski/outrigger/canoe, ask around! It’s amazing how many are out there.  There are also hire companies. The closest to OnaMission is:

Coral Sea Kayaking, South Mission Beach, Ph 07 4068 9154

Others include:

Outer Limits, Townsville Ph Sam Stedman 0421 484 211

Adventure Equipment Cairns Ph 4031 2669


As this event involves an ocean paddle it is advisable to paddle the course at least once before the event, preferably with other experienced paddlers.

Event briefing notes will be emailed to entrants in the week before the event so get your entries in early.

Competitors and volunteers must be present at the presentation to be eligible for random draw prizes.

We will refund full entry fee less $20 if an individual competitor is forced to withdraw from the event prior to August 24 and advises the Race Director (Jeff Coward: 0434 019 515). From that date there will be no refunds unless a medical certificate is provided, in which case you will be credited with an entry in the 2017 event. This does not apply to teams which will need to find a replacement.

For further information about the event contact Richard BLANCHETTE on 0409040667.

This event is run by the Cassowary Coast Multisport Club ( )