The AMBC Cross Country Marathon (XCM) events are races where duos or solo competitors challenge themselves to complete as many laps of an extended cross country course over a 4 hour period. The winner is the competitor or duo that completes the most laps. Total race time is used to rank riders who complete an equal number of laps. Laps completed after the finish time limit will not be counted.
Format - Cross Country Marathon (XCM)
* Presentations to be held shortly after each race finish
* Race start time is subject to change
* All Junior races to be cancelled if forecast for 34deg or over
* All laps to be completed within the time limit.
* Any laps finishing after the time limit will not be counted
Specific location and access information will be released closer to the date
AMBC Requests that you consider the health and safety of others at the event. If you feel unwell, to help stop the spread of diseases like COVID and Influenza, please do not attend this event. We will refund your entry fee - send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you've missed scratch cut off.
We need you. These races happen with the good work done by our volunteers. If you are available to help set up or pack up or assist with anything else please get in touch with our volunteers coordinator via email: email@example.com
Please lend a hand in packing down the event - many hands make light work.
The following volunteer roles make a significant difference to the ease of running an event:
A current AusCycling All-Discipline or Off-Road license is required to ride these events. Bring your license card, digital membership or proof of license with you to sign-on, just in case!
If you don't have a membership head to the AusCycling memebrship page and sign up.
Self seeded, ability based categories for XCM racing.
Entries may be reviewed by the Race Director and Timekeeper
On the day, competitors will be issued with a race plate that contains a transponders as well. Cable ties are provided, although it is your responsibility to ensure that your race plate is visible and correctly mounted.
This race plate is to be returned after the race.
Results and live timing will be available from the clubs MyRaceResult page
Specific course information will be released closer to the date
Course will be set up the day before unless noted otherwise. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in advance if you would like to help setup the course.
XCM Courses are approximately 8.6km long and about 30 minutes for elite riders. Times may vary significantly due to track conditions. The trails used are generally Intermediate-Advanced and B-lines are provided where possible. AMBC may publish a proposed course, however we cannot guarantee that this will be the exact course used on race day due to the demands of the land owners, park managers, weather conditions and other factors.
Specific parking arrangements for each race will be released closer to the date
Car pool if you can. Save the environment and minimise your impact.
Need to withdraw from the event? EntryBoss enables a self-serve refund if things change and you cannot make the event. Please use the scratch button to trigger a refund and automatically remove yourself from the start list.
Please note the scratching cut-off as the button is not available after this time.
Please email email@example.com if this function is not available to you.
If you have any questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!