Entry Info and Fees



The EVENT PROGRAM for 2020 Otway Odyssey MTB marathon is now available and is essential reading for all riders with schedule, course details, maps and more. READ IT HERE.

Online entries have now closed. Good news! Entries for all Otway Odyssey and GOGG races are available at race registration.

Registration times:

ALL RACES: 4-8pm, Friday 21 February
100km Odyssey: From 6am Saturday 22 Feb
50km Shorty: From 6:45am Saturday 22 February
30km Rookie: From 8:30am Saturday 22 February
Groms Ride: From midday Saturday 22 February

Big and Small Ring GOGG & 10km Pioneer: From 7am Sunday 23 February

To assist in speeding up the process at race registration, please download and complete a registration form:

>>2020 Registration Form<<
>>GROMS RIDE Registration Form<<

If you need to make a change to your entry please see us at race registration. If you wish to advise of a late withdrawal, please email [email protected]

See you at Forrest!



INDEX TO THE INFORMATION BELOW:

**Please note: you do not require an MTBA licence to compete in any of the Otway Odyssey events**

FEE SCHEDULE

Entry fees are based on a 3-tier structure:

  • Early Bird – From when entries open until 8:00am AEDT Wednesday 23 October 2019
  • Standard Fee – From 8:00am AEDT Wednesday 23 October 2019 to 3:00pm AEDT Thursday 20th February 2020
  • On the Day – In person at Race Registration on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 February 2020

Online entries for the 2020 Otway Odyssey will close at 3:00pm AEDT on Thursday 20th February, 2020. Note, entries will be accepted in person on race weekend.

2020 SINGLE RACE ENTRY FEES

The following prices are to enter a single race over the weekend.

 100km Otway Odyssey MTB50km Otway Shorty MTB30km Otway Rookie MTB10km Otway Pioneer MTB
Early Bird entry fee$141 for adults
($118 under 18s)
$108 for adults ($85 for under 18s)$57 for adults ($39 for under 18s)$25 to race (plus $10 for an adult to accompany a child)
Standard entry fee$156 ($133 for under 18s)$128 for adults ($108 for under 18s)$61 for adults ($43 for under 18s)$25 to race (plus $10 for an adult to accompany a child)
On the day entry fee$174 ($151 for under 18s)$146 for adults ($126 for under 18s)$66 for adults ($49 for under 18s)$28 to race (plus $10 for an adult to accompany a child)


Grommets Ride =  $10 

Please >>CLICK HERE<< for Great Otway Gravel Grind Entry Fees


SPECIAL OFFER – 20% OFF!

Register for any of the 100km, 50km or 30km MTB events on Saturday, together with either of the GOGG events on Sunday to get 20% off!*

**Online entries only** 

*Please note you must enter the races in one transaction to receive the discount; a discount will not be applied if you add a second race at a later date.

20% off offer – prices below:
 

Early Bird

SaturdaySundayNew Price
The Odyssey 100km = Adult $141 / Junior $118The GOGG 97km = Adult $108 / Junior $85Adult $199.20 & Junior $162.40 (was $249/$203)
The Odyssey 100km = Adult $141 / Junior $118The GOGG 49km = Adult $95 / Junior $75Adult $188.80 & Junior $154.40 (was $236/$193)
The Shorty 50km = Adult $108/ Junior $85The GOGG 97km = Adult $108 / Junior $85Adult $172.80 & Junior $136 (was $216/ $170)
The Shorty 50km = Adult $108 / Junior $85The GOGG 49km = Adult $95 / Junior $75Adult $162.40 & Junior $128 (was $203 / $160)
The Rookie 30km = Adult $57 / Junior $39The GOGG 97km = Adult $108 / Junior $85Adult $132 & Junior $99.20 (was $165/ $124)
The Rookie 30km = Adult $57 / Junior $39The GOGG 49km = Adult $95 / Junior $75Adult $121.60 & Junior $91.20 (was $152/$114)

Standard Entry

SaturdaySundayNew Price
The Odyssey 100km = Adult $156 / Junior $133The GOGG 97km = Adult $129 / Junior $102Adult $228 & Junior $188 (was $285/ $235)
The Odyssey 100km = Adult $156 / Junior $133The GOGG 49km = Adult $108 / Junior $85Adult $211.20 & Junior $174.40 (was $264/$218)
The Shorty 50km = Adult $128 / Junior $108The GOGG 97km = Adult $129 / Junior $102Adult $205.60 & Junior $168 (was $257/ $210)
The Shorty 50km = Adult $128 / Junior $108The GOGG 49km = Adult $108 / Junior $53Adult $188.80 & Junior $128.80 (was $236/ $161)
The Rookie 30km = Adult $61 / Junior $43The GOGG 97km = Adult $129 / Junior $102Adult $152 & Junior $116 (was $190/ $145)
The Rookie 30km = Adult $61/ Junior $43The GOGG 49km = Adult $108 / Junior $85Adult $135.20 & Junior $102.40 (was $169/ $128)

ENTRY FEE INCLUSIONS

‘The Big Shout’, by Topbike Tours

Thanks to Topbike Tours and Forrest Brewing Company, all finishers (18+) in the 2020 Otway Odyssey and 

Great Otway Gravel Grind will receive a voucher to redeem a FREE BEER* from the Silver Bullet Bar (Forrest Brewing Company) at the event expo. *Beer voucher is for a 5oz beer (‘pony’), for over 18’s only; Under 18’s receive a can of lemonade. Valid for event weekend 22/23 February 2020.   

THE OTWAY ODYSSEY (100km), SHORTY (50km) and ROOKIE (30km) 

  • Event entry
  • Race plate including timing chip
  • The Big Shout (see above)
  • Professionally marked course
  • Medical support
  • Mid race CLIF Fuel Stations
  • Post race fruit
  • Professional photographer capturing images of the race
  • Electronic timing with multiple mid race splits
  • On course mechanical support
  • GST

THE OTWAY PIONEER (10km)  – Sunday

Entry fee inclusions:

  • Event entry
  • Race plate including timing chip
  • Event sticker
  • Professionally marked course
  • Medical support
  • Post race fruit
  • Professional photographer capturing images of the race
  • On course mechanical support
  • GST

THE OTWAY GROMMETS – kids ride

Entry fee inclusions:

  • Event entry to the Grommet activities
  • Race plate
  • Event sticker
  • Please note this event is not timed
  • GST
     

Field Limits

There is a strict field limit of 2550 entries, comprising a maximum of 1,000 entries for the Otway Odyssey, 800 entries for the Otway Shorty, 500 for the Otway Rookie and 250 entries for the Otway Pioneer. 
 

Otway Odyssey Refund Policy

If a competitor voluntarily withdraws from the event and notifies Rapid Ascent prior to 17:00 AEDT, Sunday 9 February 2020, the race entrants have the choice of receiving either a credit or refund:

Refund – Refund can be offered less an administration fee of 20% of the entry fee paid with a minimum of $10 and maximum $40

Credit – Credit towards a subsequent event less an administration fee of 15%

This must be communicated via email to [email protected]

  • If a competitor voluntarily withdraws from any of the races over the Otway Odyssey event weekend and notifies Rapid Ascent after 17:00 AEDT, Sunday 9 February 2020 : No cash refund or entry credit will be given in any circumstances.
  • Payment for online entries is via Credit Card transaction via our secure, 128-bit encrypted credit card payment gateway. Should you require alternative payment options please contact Rapid Ascent.
  • Juniors must be under the age of 18 on race day.
  • An entrant may transfer their entry to another rider for a $15 transfer fee by 8:00am AEDT Wednesday 19th February (but the earlier the better). No transfers will be accepted after this time.
  • Providing there are spaces available, a rider may transfer from a longer race (eg 100km) to a shorter event (eg 50km) up to 3pm (AEDT) Thursday 20 February, 2020. In this case the transfer fee will not be charged. No refund of the difference between the 100km and 50km entry fees will be given. Providing there are spaces available, a rider may transfer from a shorter race (eg 50km) to a longer race (eg 100km) up to 3pm (AEDT) Thursday 20 February, 2020 before the event for the costs of the increase in entry fee only – no admin fee will be charged. Any changes at race registration will incur a $10 admin fee.

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

  • Rapid Ascent will endeavour to reschedule the event to, ideally, the following day or another date with all entries carrying over to the new date
  • If you are unable to attend the newly proposed date no refunds will be made
  • If the event cannot be rescheduled for any reason Rapid Ascent will endeavour to refund a component of your entry fee after all event costs have been taken into consideration OR offer all participants an entry credit (of a value to be determined by Rapid Ascent) to a future Rapid Ascent event

Note:

  • Part of our Parks Victoria Event Permit states that if the fire danger on the event day is rated as Code Red Catastrophic in the South West fire region (Victorian CFA Fire Danger Ratings) then the event must be postponed. A fire rating of “extreme” on event day in the South West fire region may also cause the event to be postponed, following discussions with CFA, DEPI and Parks Victoria.
  • In all other circumstances it should be assumed that the event is still going ahead UNLESS otherwise stated
  • Rapid Ascent reserves the right to alter or amend the originally proposed course 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 at www.GiantOdyssey.com as early as possible before the event, and will be posted to the official race notice board at the registration marquee