Race Schedule

Please note that registration and briefing are both compulsory.  Bibs and pre-ordered merchandise will be collected at registration. If merchandise is not collected, a postage fee will be charged for items to be posted.

 

 

  50k42k21k10k5k2k
Registration 6:007:007:308:309:009:30
Briefing 6:457:458:159:159:4510:15
Start 7:008:008:309:3010:0010:30

 

Presentation Times (approx)

Presentation will take place approx. 11:30-12:30pm pending finish times.

Team and Corporate results may be calculated late as team members may be participating in the longer distance events. These may be announced on social media or via email.

We hope you can allocate some spare time after your run to remain around as long as possible to be part of the presentation processes, relax and enjoy the Park BBQ facilities. Last race we had some great spot prizes and hope to have more for Brimbank.

If you have performed well and are a podium finisher, please allow time to attend the presentation and receive your trophy. Each winner not only receives a trophy but also other prizes, you have to be present to receive these additional prizes.

RACE BIBS

Please note that nothing is sent to runners in the post.  Race Bibs must be collected on race morning at registration.  An "Info Pack" will be emailed to all competitors in the week leading up to the race.  This will also be available on the "INFO PACK" tab on the race web page often the previous years info pack will be on the site until the final week, the information in the previous pack is often unchanged to the following year.

 

FAQ's - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

(Q) Do finishers receive a medal or certificate?

(A) Yes, ALL finishers receive a custom designed medal. Including U5 Free entry.

 

(Q) Do I need trail shoes?

(A) No, road runners are perfectly fine for the Urban Park Trails - though RocBloc gaiters are highly recommended.

 

(Q) Should I carry water?

(A) There will be enough water and sports drink available at aid stations.

 

(Q) Is there a refund for pulling out of event?

(A) Yes, but please refer to refund policy details.

 

(Q) Is there an age limit to competing in the event?

(A) Yes, runners must be 16 to compete in the 21K (with parent approval), and 18 for the 42K & 50K event.  Exceptions can be discussed with race director. Shorter distances are open to all ages. Where children are very young we encourage parent supervision during the participation of the race.

 

(Q) Can I set up my own shelter or marquee?

(A) No, marquees and structures require permits, and fees are payable.  Trailsplus pays for a permit that allows ONLY official Trailsplus marquees to be setup.

 

(Q) Is there plenty of Parking?

(A) Yes, there is ample parking across 3 separate carparks A, B and C, which provide spaces for  500 cars.

 

(Q) Does this event support a charity?

(A) Yes, All of the Trailsplus events support CanTeen - young people living with cancer.

 

(Q) Will there be electronic timing?

(A) Yes, chip timing is used.  Please see notes regarding positioning of race bib.

 

(Q) Are iPods or other music devices allowed to be warn?

(A) It is our preference, for safety reasons iPods must not be worn.  It is important that all competitors can hear direction from race officials. Please leave music home for this event.

 

(Q) Can I pay electronically on the day?

(A) Yes. Credit card facilities will be available on the day, including Cirrus (Visa debit) and Maestro (MasterCard debit).

 

Event Distances 

This event consists of six events, the 2km, 5km, 10km, 21km, 42km and 50km.

 

On Course Support and Aid


There will be several AID STATION locations on course.  The
 start/finish area will also provide an AID STATION, including a massage recovery section when provider schedule permits.

 

Withdrawals

For the safety of all participants, please notify the race director, registration staff or timing staff of your intention to withdraw from the event.

 

Safety

All events of this nature carry elements of risk, it is the responsibility of all participants to conduct themselves in a safe manner and if required help other participants if injured or in need of assistance. Conditions can vary quickly with the most likely problem being exposure to the weather. All participants should have suitable clothing as the conditions are likely to be cool and wet at times.

 

Injured

If a participant becomes injured or incapacitated, 
other participants MUST assist them until other help arrives.

 

Rubbish


No rubbish to be left on the course. Please place all items, no matter how small, in pockets for depositing in bins at aid stations. 
To ensure the ongoing support of City of Brimbank and Parks Victoria, ensure you leave NO RUBBISH on the course.

 

Public and Other PARK USERS


The ability to continue holding the Brimbank Park Trail Run very much depends on how we, as users, conduct ourselves on the course. It is highly likley that you will come across many obsticles including runners, walkers, cyclists and general park users. Please be respectful and make your way around them as they have equal rights to the public park. There will be dogs on long leads too and we understand it can be frustrating, but it is imperative that we do not say or do anythng that could bring about a complaint from the public. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

 

Insurance

Participants should note that public liability insurance exists for this event. However it does not cover individual medical or accident costs. This remains the responsibility of the individual.  It is highly recommended that your ambulance cover is up to date. By entering the event you agree to relinquish all claims against the event organiser and support people.

 

Electronic Timing

The race organisors are using an electronic timing system.  To ensure accurate detection of your number make sure your race bib is on the upper-front of your torso - not behind you, not on your leg.  It will work very reliably if you do this.

 

Course Notes

It is the responsibility of the competitor to know the course and to remain on the course.  Refer to the Maps provided.  Some course marking will be provided to direct runners and marshals will provide directions at some points.  Failure to follow directions and remain on course may result in disqualification.

 

Car Parking

There are 3 carparks available within the park: 200m, 500m and 900m from the start/finish area.  Please park considerately to maximise car parking availability and out of respect for other park users.

 

REFUND POLICY

Refunds are available up to 30 days prior to entries closing. Your refund will be  transferred to your BSB/account or to the credit card used to pay, less a 50% admininstration fee.
There are no refunds within 30 days of event.

 

PHOTO AND VIDEO IMAGERY

During Trailsplus events we take photos and some video. This information may be made available for publication on websites or paper media. By participating, you acknowledge and give permission for any images and commentary to be used by Trailsplus and/or their partners.

 

COMPETITOR DECLARATION

By participating, the competitor declares

  • to be trained, fit and injury free.
  • to present no risk to themselves or others by participating in this event
  • if they become unwell or injured they will withdraw from the event
  • they acknowledge that distance and trail running carries risks including weather, trip hazards, hydration, hyperthermia and rough surfaces and that they are aware of these risks, along with others, and take full responsibility for their own actions
  • if during the event they feel unwell they will withdraw and seek medical attention
  • they understand and acknowledge the risks and waive all claims against all parties involved in organising the event

 

CANCELLATION / POSTPONEMENT

Due to the nature, location and weather conditions often present at trail running events, forces outside the control of the event organisers and land owners may force the event to be cancelled or postponed. Cancellation could be as late as the morning of the event or possibly during the event if conditions dictate such action. If the event is cancelled before the event the race organisers will work with the authorities to try and reschedule the event. If a date can not be suitably found the event will be deemed cancelled for that calendar year. NO REFUNDS will be issued for late cancellation or postponement of event.