Sunday 8th January
29km 35km 64km
After 30 years, one of Australia's most challenging and spectacular Alpine High Country trail running events has a new custodian.
The custodianship has been handed over to the team at Trailsplus as of the 2017 event.
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 the past 6 years to provide trail runners the opportunity to experience this amazing part of Victorias high country.
2017 will be the 30th 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 race mile-for-mile in Australia it offers the most spectacular views, the most amazing experience and a real challenge for trail runners.
In the 30 year history, cancellation of the event has only occurred three times in 2004, 2013 and 2015, and had one abandonment mid race in 2012.
2016 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 moving forward in 2017.
The pre-race briefing 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 58 competitors, topped up by Trailsplus donation, Trailsplus has donated $100 to Canteen for this race in 2017.