Port Douglas, QLD, AU
Jul 17–26, 2020
Next entry deadline: Nov 17, 2019
Type: Adventure Racing - National
added by: tRicky
The 2020 edition of the XPD Expedition Race is themed “Rivers of Gold”. From the 18-25 July adventure racing teams from Australia and around the world will step back in time to follow the legendary 1870s Cape York gold rush of the Palmer and Hodgkinson Rivers.
This gold rush was described as “one of the wildest, most lawless and most dangerous gold rushes the world has ever seen. It was characterised by mountainous terrain, hundreds of kilometres of jungle track, violent aboriginal people, a dry season in which a man could die of thirst and a wet season that could wash away entire settlements to leave stranded men to starve to death”.