Team Gippsland Adventure is made up of experienced orienteers, runners, and adventure racers. They have been friends for years, but this is the first time they’ll all be racing together as one team.
Aaron Prince comes from adventure race royalty, and we should expect a lot from this team. He grew up in Christchurch, New Zealand, lives in Sweden, and his parents were some of the original adventure racers. This team shouldn’t get lost.
2nd Chance (Australia)
With a strong adventure racing background, Team 2nd Chance consists of Australian expedition racers and a husband-and-wife duo.
Competitors: Deanna Blegg (TC), Maria Plyashechko, Sergey Kurvo, Darren Clarke, Gavin Allen (TAC)
Team Aussie Rescue (Australia)
A team made up of paramedics, firefighters, special ops, and social impact entrepreneurs, Team Aussie Rescue will maintain their fun Aussie banter and uncomfortable honesty, which will get them through the dark to the Eco-Challenge finish line.
Competitors: Samantha Gash (TC), Morgan Coull, Mark Wales, Jarrod Mitchell, Joshua Lynott (TAC)
Team Mad Mayrs (Australia)
This family team consists of two brothers, one cousin, and an honorary family member. They were all born in Australia and have shared a lifetime of adventures together around the world.
Competitors: Tyson Mayr (TC), Elijah Mayr, Nick Mayr, Courtney Home, Chris Dixon (TAC)
Team Scouts Australia (Australia)
Team Scouts Australia goes back two decades in Scouting — from their own teenage years taking part in hiking competitions to teaching kids how to thrive in the outdoors more recently. But they remain relatively new to the world of adventure racing.
Competitors: Myall Quint (TC), Marni Williams, Bernard Cronan, Benjamin (Ben) Warner, Brett Johnson (TAC)
Team Thunderbolt AR (Australia)
Team Thunderbolt AR is a group of donut loving, joke-telling, trash-talking friends (and twin sisters). They have raced with or against each other for many years fighting for the top step of the podium in the Australian adventure racing scene.
Competitors: Dave Schloss (TC), Bernadette Dornom, Elizabeth Dornom, Leo Theoharis, Jan Leverton (TAC)