Date: Sun, 09 April 2023
The TRSA V4 (Virtual) Series is back for the summer! This time with the added bonus of the Cleland Climb Challenge as well. For those not familiar with the TRSA V4 series, it is a virtual series meaning you can head out and run the courses whenever you like, as many times as you like. No fees, no medals, but if you complete the whole set over the summer, you will go in the random draw for a TRSA Golden Ticket: a season pass to ALL our events in 2023, including Five Peaks!
The TRSA V4 (Virtual) Series is a series of:
- 4 short courses (10km each),
- 4 long courses (21km each), and
- the Cleland Climb Challenge 6km (CCC Virtual Challenge)
that we have created in Cleland National Park, Morialta Conservation Park, Black Hill Conservation Park, and Belair National Park. We have created a Strava segment for each course so you need to start at the right place, run the full course, and in the right direction for it to register. See the below for details.
Unlike the original 2020 V4 Series, we’re not running a points system but you do need to run all courses at least once to be in the draw. Each participant will only be entered in the draw once, regardless of how many times they complete the courses. You have until midnight Sunday 9 April 2023 to complete the set. We just need you to join our Strava Club called TRSA V4 Series so we can be sure to capture your effort in our records.
Provided below are GPX files and maps, and a few useful tips to help with navigating the courses.
Cost and prizes
- The V4 Series is completely free of charge.
- There are no medals or prizes for the series.
- Everyone who completes all the courses by 9 April 2023 goes into the draw to win a TRSA Golden Ticket: a 2023 season pass! We will draw one male and one female winner.
- You must join the TRSA V4 Series Strava Club
- The run must be public
- We’re not racing for time. It’s about completion so run at your own pace.
- The segment’s endpoints are 50 to 100 meters after the start and before the finish of the published start and finish locations, this ensures that you will register the segment.
- When looking at your GPS location on the app, start moving in the direction you think you should be going and check your position as you move.
- Please only run 1 lap of a given course each day. Running different courses on the same day is allowed, but only 1 of each.
- If you run both courses in the same location on the same day, please make them two separate activities. Stop your watch after the first run and start a new run for the second.
Going off course
- If you go off course simply backtrack or get back on course at the nearest opportunity. If in so doing, you have shortened the course, just keep going after the published finish until you have run an equivalent distance.
- If the segment doesn’t register and you have run an approximate equivalent distance, we will award you your points.
- We don’t want people running a long run and having it not count due to an honest navigation error.
Read the course notes before you start and perhaps print them and take them with you if you are not sure. The courses have all been designed as loops with no crossovers so as to make navigation easier.
- Strava segments have been created for all courses and will be used to monitor completions and times.
- Provision will be made for submitting runs that may be slightly off course and thereby not registered the segment.
- Each course comes with a GPX file showing the route, a PDF of route, and a PDF with detailed course notes.
How do download the GPX files
- Scroll down to the maps below and click on ‘Details’ in the right hand corner of the map window, which will present you with the option to download a gpx file.
- All of this is much easier on a Desktop but if you’re using a phone, a couple of pointers:
- These instructions only relate to downloading the gpx file from our website. You’ll need a map viewing/navigation app on your phone to view and use the gpx file. We recommend Guru Maps or All Trails. There are others including watch specific software to share a gpx file to your watch (e.g. Garmin Connect)
- If you’re using an iPhone use either Safari or Firefox as your web browser, NOT Chrome.
- DO NOT OPEN THE FILE IN FACEBOOK. Instead, navigate to the TRSA website via a browser and click on the Route of interest to download the gpx file.
Belair Long Course: Strava | Notes | PDF Map
Belair Short Course: Strava | Notes | PDF Map
Black Hill Long Course: Strava | Notes | PDF Map
Black Hill Short Course: Strava | Notes | PDF Map
Cleland Long Course: Strava | Notes | PDF Map
Cleland Short Course: Strava | Notes | PDF Map
Cleland Climb Challenge: Strava | PDF Map | Note: Start at bottom of Pengana and finish with a lap around the Mt Lofty Obelisk , via Perimeter Bilba and Steub trails.
Morialta Long Course: Strava | Notes | PDF Map
Morialta Short Course: Strava | Notes | PDF Map