Sunday 6th January 2019

29km  35km  64km

ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR 2019 EVENT

ENTER B2H

2019 Fees

Race Fees 64km - $240     35km - $220     29km - $170

Bus Fees if Required One Way $35     Return $70

 

2019 sees the 32nd running of one of Australia's most challenging and spectacular Alpine High Country trail running events.

The custodianship was been handed over to the team at Trailsplus as of the 2017 event after Andy Hewat decided it was time to move on.

Trailsplus director, Brett Saxon, has run the Bogong to Hotham event in 2008, 2009 and 2010 covering the 35km, 42km and full 64km course.

In 2011 he became the assistant race director to Andy Hewat and has worked with Andy for  6 years to provide trail runners the opportunity to experience this amazing part of Victorias high country.

2019 will be the 32nd running of Bogong to Hotham AKA the "Rooftop Run". B2H is a classic race with a rich history embedded in Australian trail running folklore. Starting at Mountain Creek Campground, runners climb the massive Mt Bogong, descend T-Spur to Big River before the next big climb up Duane's Spur to reach the Bogong High Plains.

Passing through the main aid station at Langford Gap, runners continue across the high plains before dropping to the Cobungra River and climbing Swindler's Spur on the way to the finish at Mt Hotham summit.

Undoubtedly, one of the toughest races mile-for-mile in Australia it offers the most spectacular views, the most amazing experience and a real challenge for trail runners.

In the 35 year history, cancellation of the event has only occurred five times as best the we can tell from the records in, 1991, there are no results, but it may have been run? 2004 & 2007 for fires in the area and 2013 severe weather whilst 2015 it was deemed river levels were to high by the Authorities for a safe crossing, plus we had one abandonment mid race in 2012 at 35km due to extreme white out conditions.

Recent years has seen a resurgence of keen trail runners take on the course and we are looking forward to welcoming some of Australia's best mountain runners this year.

The pre-race briefing will be held at the Mt Beauty Community Centre in Kiewa Cres right next to the bakery and dinner on Saturday night and the post race celebrations and awards on Sunday night will be held at the flour+water wood-fired pizza restaurant in Tawonga South.

We look forward to seeing you all in Victorias spectacular High Country very soon.

Trailsplus donates $1 of each participant's race entry fee to CanTeen, the Australian organisation for Young people Living with cancer.

Update: With 87 competitors, topped up by Trailsplus donation, Trailsplus has donated $100 to Canteen for this race in 2018.