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The King Valley Challenge involves a 15 kilometre run, 12 kilometre kayak, 39 kilometre cycle and 3.6 kilometre run to finish. There is also a six kilometre run/walk that starts at the same time, this is perfect for those not ready for the full 15 kilometre run and it is a major fundraiser for the King Valley Kitchen Garden Program.

The event starts at 10:30 am at Lake William Hovell, this will give time to travel from Melbourne or enjoy a leisurely start to the day. The run starts near the boat ramp and follows the rugged 4WD track alongside the lake and then the King River into the Alpine National Park, returning via the same route. You then paddle three laps of the lake, surrounded by the mountains with only your fellow kayakers on the lake. The ride takes you along the King River down from the lake, you turn left at Cheshunt, left at Whitfield and then climb up towards Powers Lookout. To finish you have a short run on the gravel track for a magical view of the mighty King Valley and the spoils of conquering the Valley.

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