A NEW look Upper Murray Challenge will be unveiled today.
After going into brief recess due to dwindling support, the revamped race will return for an 11th edition this weekend.
New race director Steve Taylor, who replaced long-time organiser Peter Dikschei, said the event would feature some unfamiliar challenges for competitors.
“We’ve changed the course a bit,” Taylor revealed.
“There was a little bit involved as far as building new bike tracks, but we’ve added some sections to break the ride up a bit.
“There is some amazing countryside up there, so why not use it?
“We’ve got into the bush where it’s accessible.”
The challenge starts in Khancoban at 8am and finishes at Corryong.
It consists of a 38-kilometre mountain bike ride on forest trails, a 26-kilometre river paddle and 25-kilometre run.
Last year’s challenge attracted 85 entrants, but there will probably be more this time.
“Last year was our worst, numbers wise, but that was due to a few factors,” Taylor said.
“Hopefully the conditions are better than last year.
“We think the changes might create a bit of interest.”
Jarad Kohlar took out last year’s race in five hours and 34 minutes and is expected to return to defend his crown.
Details can be found at uppermurraychallenge.com.au.