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Webber reveals details of 2012 Tasmania Challenge 24 Jan 2012

Mark Webber in preparation for the Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge in Freycinet National Park Mark Webber and Guy Andrews on Day One of the 2011 Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge Mark Webber on the bike on Day One of the 2011 Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge

Red Bull’s Mark Webber has confirmed his charity fundraiser, the Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge, will return in 2012. The gruelling event sees adventure-loving competitors enjoying the chance to trek, mountain bike, climb and kayak at stunning locations across the Australian state.

The 2012 Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge will get underway in Launceston on November 28, with Webber jetting in directly from the final round of the Formula One season in Brazil.

“The 2011 Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge was an amazing success with over $100,000 being donated to charity and we are aiming to make the 2012 event even bigger with a number of exciting new editions,” said the Australian.

“I have another big year ahead of me and I am looking forward to testing my limits again around the beautiful island of Tasmania straight after the last round in Brazil.”

From the city of Launceston, the event will move to the north and north-east regions of the state over the next three days, taking in the Bay of Fires, Binalong Bay, Barnbougle and Bicheno, before moving south to finish in Hobart on December 2.

In a change to the format, a new team category has been added, whilst prize money will be offered to those in the ‘elite pairs’ category, with the aim of attracting some of the world’s best adventure racers to Tasmania.

The Swisse Mark Webber Challenge Adventure Run, designed for people who want to experience a taste of adventure racing, will be held in Hobart on the final day of the five-day charity race.

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