NOTE: A full race brief document will be available to download late in the week before the race.

Please also read the General Information for Mountain Trail runs.

Race Schedule

You must attend the pre-race briefing in order to participate.  Important "on-the-day" information is given, so make sure you are there.

Registration for all event will take place at the IBIS Gazebo in the Henderson picnic area next to the carpark, below the dam wall.  This will also be the finish line for all events.

  50km42km30km21km10km
Registration from 7:007:008:008:309:00
Briefing 7:457:458:459:159:45
Start 8:008:309:009:3010:00

50km and 42km runners may start earlier than the race time, by arrangement with the race director only.

Presentation Time

Presentation will be at about 2pm.

If you think you may have placed, please hang around to collect your award. There may be some other great prizes too!

Car Parking

The car park next to Henderson picnic area is large and has plenty of space. However, we must leave room for other park users. Please park carefully, in straight lines, without leaving too much space between vehicles. It is a dirt carpark with no bays marked, so please be sensible and respectful of others.

Aid Stations and Drop Bags

All aid stations are operated by volunteers who are passionate about supporting you in reaching your goals, so please respect their efforts and say "THANK YOU".

Aid stations are approximately 5km apart.

Each aid station will have a variety of supplies including water, electrolyte drink, snake lollies, banana lollies, chips, fruit cake, chocolate, oranges and bananas.

Drop bags facilities are available for aid stations 3, 4 and 5.  

ALL DROP BAGS MUST BE AT THE START LINE BY 7am.

Drop bags should be clearly labelled with your name and placed in the appropriate bins. Drop bag bins will be labelled with the drop distance. Drop bags will be returned to the finish line as the aid stations pack up and return. Any uncollected or unclaimed gear will be thrown in the rubbish or given to charity, as appropriate.

 

Compulsary Equipment (30k, 42k & 50k only)

  • Mobile Phone
  • Water receptacle

Cut-off Times

ALL RUNNERS MUST COMPLETE THEIR EVENT BY 4pm.

Any runner deemed to be unable to finish by this time will be transported to the finish by aid station staff. The decision to stop a runner will be made by the race director in conjunction with aid station staff.  Health and safety of runners, and respect for aid station volunteer time will be most important in the decision-making process.

Course Notes

As a result of ever challenging weather conditions, the courses as set and advertised may vary slightly due to erosion or tree fall blocking trails. Where possible any changes will be relayed during the final course info notes sent to participants in the lead up week to the event. These notes will include latest weather and extra compulsory requirements.

Respect other people

The future of this event depends largely on the behaviour of all people associated with the race, including race officials, volunteers, spectators and competitors. It would take only one complaint from the public to jeopardise the event's future, so please be careful to observe the following:

  • leave NO rubbish, including tabs off the top of gel packets
  • respect all other trail users, they have equal rights to it (do not startle people by charging up behind them - let them know you are coming & would like to pass, politely slow down and make room as you pass oncoming traffic)
  • follow all course markings so you do not stray into restricted water catchment areas

Be careful

Although the entire course is runnable, there are some very steep and technical sections. Please make sure you move at a controllable pace. Take extreme care when you start to descend from the towers at the top of Mt St Leonard. The first 1km is unstable, rocky and technical. SLOW DOWN HERE.

There are lots of undulating sections that require your full attention but, for the most part, the course is very runnable. I know you will enjoy it!

Caution - road section

A 1km section of Donelley's Weir Rd is used as part of the course. Please give way to all vehicles and exercise caution on this section of the course.

Navigation

The entire course will be well marked with directions. These consist of:

  • signs with red arrows on white background at intersections
  • flour arrows on the ground at intersections
  • pink and yellow ribbons in trees at intervals along entire course

Music Devices

Music devices are permitted for this event but ear phones must be removed in the following circumstances

  • when running on roads
  • when approaching an aid station and while at the aid station
  • when running on technical single trails

It is important to be able to hear instructions and it is polite to acknowledge aid station volunteers and listen to their encouraging comments.  It is also important to be able to hear other runners coming up behind you on a section of single trail, and to hear their words of encouragement.

Personal Belongings

A place will be provided for you to leave your personal belongings.  But please be aware that Trailsplus cannot take responsibility for their safe keeping. Please lock valuables in your car.

Shoe Choice

A good quality trail running shoe is recommended, however a quality road shoe with good grip should be sufficient.