Entry Info and Fees

Entries to the 2022 Redback MTB Stage race will open in December


Scroll down or click the index link below for further details about entries:


ENTRY FEES 2022

TWO ENTRY FORMATS:

  • Six-Stage Rider – An entrant racing all 6 stages over the 4 days
  • Single-Stage Rider – Riders who enter less than 6 stages over the 4 days – allowing you to pick the races you want to do!

Online entries close 8:00pm AEST Tuesday 16th August 2022
You can enter on the day at race registration from 3-6pm on Wednesday 17th August! On-the-day entries incur and additional $10 fee.

SIX-STAGE RIDER

If you enter all 6 stages of The Redback the entry fees are as follows:

BASE ENTRY
(entries before 8:00 AEST Monday 11 July 2022)
LATE ENTRY
(entries after 8:00 AEST Monday 11 July 2022)
ADULTS$595$680
JUNIOR $418$465

SIX-STAGE RIDER INCLUSIONS

  • Entry to race week (6 stages over 4 days)
  • Event branded T-SHIRT and HOODIE!
  • Ticket for the Final Presentation Dinner after Stage 6 at Lasseters
  • Free usage of the facilities (including the pool!) at the event hotel
  • Fully marked, marshalled course with professional traffic management
  • Professional medical support on course
  • Professional electronic timing and results
  • The friendliest event crew ever!

SINGLE-STAGE RIDER

If you want to enter individual stages of the race (one or more) the entry fees are as follows:

Adult Entry Fees

RACEBASE ENTRY
(entries before 8:00am Monday 11 July)
LATE ENTRY
(entries after 8:00am Monday 11 July)
Stage 1 $116 $128
Stage 2 $28 $40
 Stage 3 $116 $129
 Stage 4 $65 $77
 Stage 5 $81 $88
 Stage 6 $116 $129


Junior Entry Fees

Race BASE ENTRY
(entries before 8:00am Monday 11 July)
LATE ENTRY
(entries after 8:00am Monday 11 July)
Stage 1 $90 $98
Stage 2 $23 $28
Stage 3 $90 $98
Stage 4 $53 $65
Stage 5 $70 $77
Stage 6 $90 $98

SINGLE RIDER INCLUSIONS

  • Free usage of the facilities (including the pool!) at the event hotel
  • Fully marked, marshalled course with professional traffic management
  • Professional medical support on course
  • Professional electronic timing and results
  • Event photographers along the course to capture your finest moments

Online entries close 8:00am AEST Tuesday 17 August 2022
You can enter on the day at race registration from 3-6pm on Wednesday 18 August! On-the-day entries incur and additional $10 fee.

GROUP AND CLUB ENTRIES

The Redback is the ideal event to attend with a bunch of mates or MTB Club members. We welcome all groups/clubs with open arms and offer you the chance to WIN $1000 Cash for groups/clubs of 5 or more ‘Six-Stage’ riders.

Go to our Group and Club Entry Page for further details and how to WIN! 

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40% LOCALS DISCOUNT

To support the locals and Central Australia Rough Riders Club who help build and maintain the Alice Springs trails we are very happy to provide a 40% discount. To qualify for the Alice Springs locals discount you must:

  • Be a permanent resident of Alice Springs
  • Be a current financial member of Central Australia Rough Riders Club.

How do I arrange this?

  • Contact Rapid Ascent office at [email protected] with proof of Alice Springs residency and CARR membership. We will then send you a discount code.
  • Enter online normally and pay the quoted entry fee (at checkout the discount will be applied).
  • Please note the discount applies to online registrations only.
  • Discounts will not be given retrospectively once online entries close.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Airport transfers are provided by Emu Run Experience and are available for $27 per person per transfer. (including bike transfer). Transfers are just $15 without a bike.

TO BOOK: Airport transfer bookings are best made through the online entry system when you enter the event. Please ensure you complete all relevant flight details in the system; if you do not complete ALL the details, you transfer booking will not be confirmed. All airport transfer bookings must be made by  8:00am AEST Tuesday 19 July.

If you have already entered The Redback but would still like to book transfers or if you have any queries, please email Kate via [email protected] or (03) 5261 5511.

Need to book a friend or family member on the same transfers? Please email Kate via [email protected] to make arrangements.

REFUND POLICY

Refund Policy

If a competitor withdraws at least 23 days prior to event day they have the option of a credit or refund:

  • Credit: Credit towards another Rapid Ascent event – less a 10% administration fee
  • Refund: A refund will be offered, less 25% administration fee

If a competitor withdraws less than 23 days before event day:

  • No credits or refunds will be issued

Refunds/credits must be requested in writing via [email protected]
A refund cannot be granted once a credit has been issued.

Covid-19 Withdrawal Policy

What If I cannot attend the event due to Covid-19 restrictions?

If you unable to attend the event based on Covid-19 restrictions in place 5 days prior to the event then you have the following options;

  • Credit: Credit towards another Rapid Ascent event – less a $25 administration fee
  • Refund: A refund of your entry fee, less $75 administration fee

Refunds/credits must be requested in writing via [email protected]com.au

Transfer Policy

  • Transfer of individual race entries are NOT permitted.
  • Providing there are spaces available, a rider may transfer from a higher entry fee event/category to a lower entry fee event/category before 8:00am AEST on the Tuesday before event day. In this case, the difference between the two entry fees will not be refunded.
  • Providing there are spaces available, a rider may transfer from a lower entry fee event to a higher entry fee event up to 8:00am AEST on the Tuesday before event day – no admin fee will be charged. Any entry upgrades requested after 8:00am AEST on the Tuesday before event day will incur a $15 upgrade fee (plus entry fee difference), to be paid at race registration.

EVENT RESCHEDULING / CANCELLATIONS

If the event is deemed unsafe or unable to be held on the proposed date, the following steps shall be followed:

  • Rapid Ascent will endeavor to reschedule the event to another date with all entries transferring to the new date
  • If the new event date is more than 23 days after the original date and you are unable to attend a competitor may withdraw from the event according to the refund policy above.
  • If the new event date is within 23 days of the original date and you cannot attend you can receive a race credit to any Rapid Ascent event less a 25% admin fee

Note:

  • Rapid Ascent reserves the right to alter or amend the originally proposed course(s) from that which was published on the event website for any reason
  • Advice of any event postponement or change will be made on the front page of the event website as early as possible before the event, and will be posted to the official race notice board at the registration marquee.