This year, the Challenge started in Launceston on November 28. The event then moved to the north/north east regions of Tasmania- visiting iconic locations such as The Bay of Fires, St Helens, Ben Lomond ; before finishing in Hobart on December 2. Curious? Click here to see what Tasmania’s north/north-east coast has to offer.
2012 Highlight Clips
For Overall Results Click Here
Day One | Wednesday 28th November
Day Two | Thursday 29th of November
Day Three |Friday 30th Novemeber
Day Four | Saturday 1st December
Day Five | Sunday 2nd December
- Elite Pairs - (elite teams of 2)
- Enthusiast Pairs - (enthusiast teams of 2)
- Enthusiast Teams - (enthusiast teams of 3)
Elite and Enthusiast Pairs
As per the traditional Challenge structure, the event comprised enthusiast and elite pairs teams. For each category 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners were awarded, all teams run the same compulsory course over the five days with optional legs that provide tempting time credits for teams along the way. Often the elite teams will strive to collect as many time credits as possible where the enthusiasts will strategically choose only a few optional legs each day. Click here to see the final tally after 5 days of competition
This category enabled enthusiast teams of three to enter and compete by rotating the competitors like an unconventional relay team, as only two team members can be on course at one time. The team competes for the full five days and can decide who to sub in and out, from leg to leg in the competition. With the assistance of a vehicle, competitors tag each other at designated transition areas to swap the chosen competitors. After a competitor changeover has occurred the newly changed competitor will then drive the vehicle to the next transition area that the team have allocated for the next changeover. Team hosts may drive between transition areas, however it is advised that competitors drive to relieve team hosts of the pressure associated with getting lost and therefore possible negative impacts on overall race times. Many teams may choose to feature a competitor whom specialises in one of the main disciplines of the race – however this is not essential.