RED BULL EVENT COMING TO BALRANALD!!…
Council is excited to announce that a RED BULL event; BRANCHED OUT, A ONE OF A KIND SPEED TREE CLIMBING COMPETITION will Debut in Balranald in 2017.
This event will take place on October 13-14 during Balranald’s 5 Rivers Outback Festival.
“In partnership with Arboriculture Australia, the tree climbing event will bring together 50 of the country’s best tree climbers to battle it out in a race to the top of Australia’s iconic River Red Gums.
Preliminary qualifiers took place for 10 coveted spots in the main event. Come finals, seven targets will be set in a large tree canopy where the climbers will use rope and branches, swinging, climbing and racing through the canopy in a timed, progressive event format. In the end, only one male and one female will be crowned 2017 Red Bull Branched Out champions.
The thrilling speed tree-climbing event will take place during the weekend of Balranald’s popular 5 Rivers Outback Festival. With the Festival’s roots based on Balranald’s connection with the rivers and River Red Gums that surround the area, it will be a thrilling weekend for all to enjoy for competitors and spectators alike.
Balranald Shire Mayor, Cr Leigh Byron, said, “The Balranald Shire Council and the community are thrilled to host a Red Bull event in Balranald known for its rivers, wetlands and River Red Gums. We couldn’t be more excited to be involved in such a high energy event, while at the same time raising the profile of the care and management of trees via the work that Arboriculture Australia does.”
Further information will be announced about this exciting event in the coming months.