The Wilderness Society gratefully acknowledges the support of the following organisations for our WildEndurance challenge.
Other accommodation options
Book accommodation with any of our accommodation partners and they will donate 10% of the room rate to a WildEndurance participant or team of your choice!
SmartWool was born on a simple belief: keeping feet comfortable on the slopes. The company has worked with and played in Merino for nearly two decades. So when it comes to Merino, we are the pioneering experts. Today, the company offers year-round technical Merino clothing tough enough for life in unpredictable mountain climates. Inspired by living and playing in the rugged Colorado Rockies, SmartWool products are designed to get the most out of the inherent benefits of Merino while delivering extraordinary comfort to help you do what you love to do longer. Every sock, every piece of clothing, every accessory has been tested and refined to serve the ultimate goal: maximizing your comfort by making a smarter, capable product. Thatís why we call it SmartWool.
CamelBak is a provider of outdoor equipment, hydration systems and accessories. We have kept active people hydrated for 20+ years. Our products are always equipped with the latest technology, innovative features and "GOT YOUR BAK" lifetime guarantee that makes CamelBak above the rest. Choose the right Camelbak gear for your next adventure!
Between now and WildEndurance 2013, all participants can purchase anything from the LineBreak Compression range at 40% OFF!! Simply visit www.linebreak.com.au and use the code WE1240DC to receive your discount.
SILVA is the leading manufacturer of quality compasses, starting in 1933 with the invention of the world's first liquid filled compass. Compasses and navigation equipment remains a core product category for SILVA but these days our product range also includes headlamps, ranging from very compact versions suitable around the camp site to high-power lights for night racing on foot, on bike or on the water. Further product categories includes outdoor instruments, binoculars and general wellbeing and fitness equipment.
SILVA, based in Stockholm, Sweden, is a division of FISKARS OUTDOORS within the FISKARS Corporation. www.fiskars.fi .
Trail running has deep roots at Salomon where innovations such as the Agile Chassis System on the XT Wings shoe or Seamless technology on trail running apparel continue to take athletes further, faster. The collaboration of mountain product experts and mountain athletes, as well as Salomon's commitment and heritage in adventure racing, has resulted in a complete trail running package from high tech and unique footwear and apparel to lightweight backpacks, addressing the needs and desires of every trail runner.
RUNNER'S WORLD AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND MAGAZINE : The world's leading running magazine.
Runner's World are providing a trial issue of the magazine to each participant of WildEndurance!
Trek & Travel was first established in 1968 as Southern Cross Equipment, and has been trading as Trek & Travel since 2002. Private ownership provides us with the freedom to choose our own business path, and we have therefore developed a retailing concept that we hope will inspire you.
Trek & Travel combines the best outdoor products from around the world with experienced staff who all share a passion for travel and adventure. This passion for the wilderness, cultures and heritage of the planet keeps us actively seeking new places to explore.
Trek & Travel staff choose only the best products from innovative, recognised and reliable domestic and international outdoor gear manufacturers. Our philosophy at Trek & Travel is to provide the level of personal service that we would be happy to receive.
Trek & Travel are offering all WildEndurance Participants 15% discount off their gear purchases. Get down to Kent Street (opp back of Town Hall) and you will get all the advice and help you need to ensure you have all the correct gear.
The historic Carrington Hotel is situated in the heart of Katoomba only a few minutes walk from Katoomba Railway Station. Recently restored to its former grandeur, this heritage listed hotel is a local landmark, offering the elegance, luxury and charm of yesteryear. The hotel offers accommodation options for all budgets from unique luxurious Two Bedroom Suites to heritage Colonial Rooms, modern Premier Rooms with spa baths or balcony access and Traditional Rooms with original shared bathrooms. For bookings please call 02 4782 1111.
SPECIAL OFFER: The Carrington Hotel is offering specials on accommodation. Mention that you are a WildEndurance participant when you book.
Carb Loading Pasta Buffet on the Friday night for only $30 per person.
BOOK NOW! 02 4782 1111 (bookings essential).
Want the best food for you? Go Natural prides itself on delivering to you the very best products in the categories we compete. Our range has something for everyone and for almost every snacking occasion to complement your healthy lifestyle. For events like this choose from our Natures Superfoods range for before, during and after the event. Our Trail Mix products are packed with a wide range of essential nutrients at just 160 calories per serve. Find us in the health food aisle of all good supermarkets.
Ashleigh is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Lecturer for the Australian Institute of Fitness, B.Sci (Nutrition) (Hons), B.App.Sci (Exercise and Sports Science). She is also a Personal Trainer. Ashleigh is extremely passionate about Sport Nutrition. She works with closely with many rowers, runners, rugby and soccer players, swimmers, triathletes and ballerinas to help them achieve optimal performance. Ashleigh also specialises in assisting in a wide spectrum of diet related issues for all ages, from children through to adults including overweight and obesity, diabetes and pre diabetes, high cholesterol, irritable bowel, coeliac disease, sports nutrition, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Ashleigh aims to provide clients with practical and sustainable individual nutrition solutions that fit together with their goals.
We are very pleased to have Australian Bananas sponsoring bananas for your convenience at checkpoints.
Is it a no-no or is it a na-na?
The last thing the world needs is another supersweet,
super-processed energy drink, chocolate
snack or muesli bar. The truth is, despite their flashy
health claims, your average energy snack just
doesn't stack up next to an Australian Banana.
In stark contrast to its factory-made competitors,
the Aussie banana has no added sugar, no caffeine,
no fat, no cholesterol and no nasty chemicals.
Bananas are packed with natural carbohydrates,
vitamin B6 and potassium - a balanced blend of
goodness that makes them ideal for restoring
tired muscles or boosting bored brains.
Bananas are also great for tuning up your nervous
system - they quite literally, make your body sing.
It's why you'll often find elite athletes and dancers
munching on a banana after a workout or between
Enjoy an Aussie Banana today
Visit www.visitbluemountains.com.au and take a few days in the fresh mountain air before or after the event so you have some time to enjoy the area you are about to, or, have just conquered!! Relax and rejuvenate in a range of properties that can be found on our website, or contact staff at our Accredited Visitor Centres on 1300 653 408 for more information on places to stay and things to do in the inspiring Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon Region.
Blue Mountains National Park (part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area) is proud to host the 5th Wild Endurance Challenge and extends a welcome to all visitors to explore Australia's most accessible wilderness. There are over 140 kilometres of walking tracks of all grades (some accessible for people with a disability), and challenging treks in spectacular landscapes: it really is a bushwalker's paradise! And there is cycling, camping (remote area and at campgrounds) and it's easy to get to by train (just 2 hours west of Sydney). Visit us at the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre at Blackheath (02) 4787 8877 for maps and expert information, or join one of our informative and fun Discovery Ranger guided activity: Visit www.wildwildworld.com.au for more information.
AURA is recognised by the IAAF, Athletics Australia, the Australian Sports Commission and the International Association of Ultrarunners, as the governing body for ultra running in Australia. AURA has responsibility for the ongoing development and the proper conduct of ultra running in Australia, including the sanctioning of races and maintenance of records and rankings. AURA offers assistance, advice and encouragement to both Race Directors and athletes, from recreational to elite.
AddVenture Training will prepare you for your next adventure: WildEndurance, The North Face 100, Paddy Pallin Adventure Races, Marathon, Capital Punishment and more. A variety of squads, clinics and social training sessions for the absolute beginner or the seasoned athlete. Get into the action today!
Mountain Sports is an events company born through the desire to bring fun events to people of all abilities. While we will always cater our events to be challenging we value the possibility that everyone with a desire to compete be to able to participate"¶