Next event date – Sunday 28 April 2019
- 50 km run from Greens Beach, westwards through West Head car park, along Badgers Beach, across Badgers headland and then along Bakers Beach to the western end, turn around and run back along the same route to the start/finish precinct.
- 25 km run, first run in an easterly direction along the length of Greens Beach and then back, then proceed in a westerly direction along the coastal track past West Head car park, along Badger’s beach to the aid station in the park at the western end of the beach, then back to the start/finish precinct.
- 12 km run / walk, from Greens Beach, follow the coastal track to the aid station just beyond West Head carpark and back.
- 5 km run / walk, on Greens Beach.
- 2 x 25 kms relay, same route as the 50 km solo option; except that one runner runs out for 25 kms, the other back.
Note: enter your team name in the drop down box provided in the online entry portal.
Aid stations: Situated at West Head carpark (6/44 km), Badgers headland (11/39 km) and the turnaround for the 50 km event at the western end of Bakers Beach. The aid stations will all carry water, Hammer Nutrition sports drink (water alone is not enough), coca cola, banana pieces and glucose type lollies. All aid stations are accessible by car.
First aid: The aid stations will carry First Aid kits and First Aid facilities will be available at the start/finish area..
Course measurement: Measured by GPS but if you have a Garmin or Suunto measuring device, please measure it for us together with elevation rise and fall.
Elevation gain: Minimal. Much of the 50 kms is along the beaches (50%) and the headlands are by no means steep or high.
Accreditation: The race is sanctioned by Australian Ultra Runners, Athletics Australia and Athletics Tasmania.
Race start times ***new***: 50 kms 0730 hrs (Eastern standard time, to coincide with low tide) for those in the 50 km solo and relay. The 25 km will start at 1000, the 12 km at 1015 and the 5 km at noon. The start times are arranged to minimise congestion on the trails and to enable prize-giving to be held progressively from 1:00 pm.
Cut-off times: 8 hours or 3:30 p.m. for the 50 kms. If you need longer, talk with the race director about an earlier start. No cut-offs are imposed for the shorter races.
Withdrawals: Should you withdraw from the race for any reason, please notify the event staff. We don’t want to be looking for you for all hours if you are safely tucked up in bed.
Racebibs: Available for collection on the day only, available from 7:00 am in the start/finish precinct. Please wear these on your front so we can readily identify you for photos etc.
Parking: Adequate parking is available in the streets surrounding the start/finish precinct, the Eastern end of Greens Beach Road and in the eastern end of the Greens Beach Caravan park. There is room for at least 400 cars in this area.
Race singlets: These will be provided free of charge to runners and will be available for collection with your racebib. Although by no means compulsory, it would be appreciated if you could wear your singlet on the day. Please note that these need to be ordered 5-6 weeks before the event date. Runners who enter after this ordering date risk not receiving a singlet.
Commemorative medallion: Provided as part of your online entry, available at the finish line.
Fancydress: Fancy dress is optional, but encouraged. The winning male and winning female will win a free entry to next year’s race. The top 30 best dressed will win a bottle of wine, courtesy of Holm Oak Vineyards.
Prizegiving: Progressively from 1300 hrs (1:00 pm).
Results: Will be available on the website as soon as possible, normally within 24-36 hours of the race.
Photos: Will be taken by various photographers on raceday and will be posted to our Facebook page within 24 hours for viewing and download, free of charge.
Tasmania Parks Pass: Contestants are reminded that they may need to purchase a Parks Pass should they not already have one ($12) These are available online This applies only to those entering the Narawntapu NP so those in the 5 kms beach run are not affected. Apparently this can be avoided if travelling in a group with one person possessing a year round pass which covers up to 8 people. Seniors are entitled to a free pass. Cars parked at Greens Beach will not need a pass. For more details or if in doubt see what types of pass do I need.
Passing on the trails: Please exercise care to not leave the trail when overtaking or passing. This is a condition of our approval from the Department of National Parks & Wildlife and must be complied with if we are to maintain our cap of 600 runners.
No cups policy: In keeping with trail running trends worldwide and for purposes of good old common sense, we are introducing a no-cup policy. Please bring a hydration pack or hand-held water bottle. These can be topped up at our aid stations at West Head, Badgers Head and Bakers Beach turnaround. As a further alternative, we are offering metal re-usable drink bottles for the super cheap price of $10. These are of a convenient 600 ml, made from lightweight aluminium and come with a caribiner (strap) for easy carrying. You can purchase the bottle with entry. If you have already entered, you can go back into the entry portal (follow the link from your confirmation email) and order the bottle. You may pick it up with your racebib on raceday. Online orders only please.
Trash: Please bring all trash back to base. Please do not leave any wrappers or other trash on the trails. Leave only footprints and take nothing but photos.
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