Date: 02 July, 2017
Note: The Yurrebilla 56K ultra is a SARRC event that is supported by Trail Running SA. As always, Trail Running SA will be putting on the official training runs.
This trail run will be along the first part of the Yurrebilla Trail (shown in photo). Meet at the Eagle on the Hill entrance to Cleland Conservation Park (click here for location) on Old Mt Barker Rd at around 7.15, in order to squeeze into a few cars from here to the start at Belair Railway Station at 8.00 a.m. After the run, those who’ve left their cars at Belair will of course need to be given a lift back there. Any offers of lifts would I’m sure be much appreciated.
The route is 18 kms. If you prefer to do half the distance, you could start from the Brownhill Creek caravan park at 8.30 a.m. There is usually a double distance (36km) back and out group starting at 5:50AM.
This is a self-supporting run without entry requirements, in which you participate at your own risk. Anyone is welcome. Merrilyn McMillan has kindly agreed to brew up hot refreshments at the finish, and has requested that we finish at Eagle on the Hill rather than Kavell Lookout car park because it’s less windy.
During the run, we will rely on the official signposts, which are pretty good nowadays, so long as you look for them. On race day we will add signs of our own, in order to make things even easier for you.
Thanks to the railway authority, we may use those at Belair Railway Station. In addition, there is a BP service station one km away in the centre of Belair, and there is a national parks toilet by the lake one km after the start. For those starting from Eagle on the Hill, there is a BP service station and a public toilet at Crafers.