Moreton Island will host a ‘Moreton Mongrel’ adventure race to raise funds for charity.

World Ocean Swim Champion and English Channel Record Holder Trent Grimsey has signed up to take on the first ever ‘Moreton Mongrel’ being held 15 March on Moreton Island and Tangalooma Island resort.

The Moreton Mongrel will be the first ever adventure race to be held at Tangalooma Island Resort and Moreton Island.

The Mongrel which includes a 3km swim, 20km paddle and 20km run which takes in the world famous desert on Moreton island is a fundraiser event for the Couee Community Foundation.

The Couee Community exists to improve the lives of persons and communities in need or experiencing disability or disadvantage by providing funds to access service programs, receive goods or other benefit that alleviates any disadvantage or hardship.

Trent Gimsey has partnered with sunner Matt Eckford for a super team of three, with the third member yet to be announced.

Trent says he can’t wait to take on the swim leg of the Moreton Mongrel event.

“I hope to set a record for the event , something that other swimmers will challenge themselves to beat , Moreton Island is one of the most spectacular places in Queensland, to get the opportunity to swim in front of a crowd at Tangalooma and near the incredible wrecks will be phenomenal,” he says.

Teammate Matt Eckford who is currently running around Australia raising money for sick children and says the desert on Moreton Island will be an unbelievable challenge.

“I know the run is 20km and the desert takes in 5km of that, however I think running through those sand hills will feel like I have run 50km.

“I hope to set the pace for the run and give competitors a real challenge, hopefully Trent will give me a good lead in,” he says.

If you’re interested in joining the Moreton Mongrel race or want more information,

visit our event guide listing here.

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