Para Wirra Conservation Park north of Adelaide covers 1500 hectares of bush land and is the perfect spot for our last race of the series. The name is translated from the Kaurna language, ‘Para‘ (really Pari) means river, creek or gully. ‘Wirra‘ means forest. So Para Wirra is the forest where a waterway (river or creek) flows. If you love the Waterfull Gully to Mount Lofty hike and are looking for something new, the Devil’s Nose trail will not disappoint! Did you know there was a gold rush at Sandy Creek near the Barossa in the late 1800s? More than 5000 miners poured into the area, extracting about 1400kg of gold before it ran out. Keep an eye out for open mine shafts and the Bowden cottage as the Long and Medium courses wind their way through this historical section. This race has it all with beautiful surroundings, a fast start from the new Gawler View picnic area, some sweet single tracks and some leg working climbs. All three distances will climb up the Devil’s Nose track. With some awesome new picnic, bbq and nature play area facilities why not pack the picnic rug and make it a day out after you finish with friends and family.
The Devil’s Nose is the fifth race in the 2018 TRSA Series, although you don’t need to be a series competitor to enter – all are welcome. For more information on the series, click here.
Magnificent scenery, beautifully designed and constructed trails, kangaroos, koalas, birds.
Medals for 1st 3 male & female runners in each event.
Points in the TRSA 2018 Series for all finishers.
5 water stations along the 25 km course, 3 along the 16 km course and 2 along the 10 km course.
Random draw prizes.
Before entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 5th of October 2018
TRSA will be hosting the Salomon Road Trip crew at The Devil’s Nose event. Joining the crew will be our favourite Victorian Salomon Ambassador and Chef, Pat Bowring, young gun a new team member Simone Brick (also known as the Flying Brick), and trail running phenomenon Lucy Bartholomew, fresh off her travels across the US and Europe. The team members will be out on course as well, exploring the awesome courses we have designed in Para Wirra Conservation Park and then afterwards, you can join a post run Q&A with the Salomon athletes, prizes, selfies, smiles, contests and food.
The Salomon Van will be on site from 6.30am till 11.30am with the Salomon and Suunto Demo fleet to trial. Come and say hello and try out some gear. They’ll also be picking up shoes for Shoes for Planet Earth. If you have a pair of shoes you’re not using, feel free to drop in. Just be sure it’s in a decent condition.
Random Draw & Presentations
Presentations & random draw will be at 10:45AM. Trail Running SA members will be eligible for the following random draw prizes. Joining Trail Running SA is easy and costs only $10.
Salomon and Suunto: 1 x Men’s Sense Ride shoes (RRP $239), 1 x Women’s Sense Ride shoes (RRP $239), 1 X Adv Skin 12 set M/L hydration vest (RRP $249), 1 x Pulse Handheld (RRP $69), 1 x 500ml Soft Flask (RRP $39), and 1 x Suunto Spartan Sport (RRP $699).
Form Physiotherapy: 1 x Run Fit session voucher, 3 x 45min strength session vouchers
ioMerino: 4 x $50 vouchers
Groovy Gaitors: 4 x Groovy Gaitors
The Running Company: 2 x $100 vouchers
TRSA: 1 x TRSA hoodie, 1 x TRSA tech tee/singlet, 1 x TRSA cotton tee, 3 x TRSA KeepCups, 3x TRSA Trucker hats, 1 x TRSA tech band, 3 x entries to The Cleland Trails
We require carpooling (minimum 2 per vehicle, ideally 3 or 4) for this event wherever possible in order to minimise congestion and parking issues around the venue start area. For most people, this means coming to the event with some friends or colleagues. If you can’t find someone to carpool with, we suggest posting to the Trail Running SA Lounge on Facebook to link up with others.
Your age category is calculated according to your age as at 1st January 2018.
Cancellations and changes
Please do not contact Trail Running SA requesting a cancellation or change until you have read the procedure for cancellations and changes here. There is a $10 fee plus any price difference for changes or cancellations.
The Trail Running SA team & how to volunteer
Key volunteer roles for this event:
Race Director: Michael
Assistant Race Director 1: Gary
Assistant Race Director 2: Ryan
Race Referee: Steve
Safety coordinator: Pauline
We rely on a volunteer committee of 18 members and countless volunteers on the day to put on each event, so please put your hand up to help keep these events going. To volunteer for this event, please click here and complete the form. All assistance is welcome. Thanks!
There are three different types of merchandise available for this event – keepcups, ioMerino series tees and general Trail Running SA Merchandise. There are different ways of getting your hands on each:
Trail Running SA keepcups
Trail Running SA KeepCups are ready to order and they are only $10.
We have teamed up with the Australian company that introduced the world to quality re-usable coffee cups to design the TRSA KeepCup. The KeepCup is the world’s first barista standard reusable cup, perfect for coffee on the go.
John from The Coffee Run will continue offering a 50c discount on coffees in re-usable cups at our events and we’ll supply water so you can clean out your cup if you’d like to go back for more.
There will be a limited supply of kups available at the merch tent for $10 – while stocks last.
ioMerino Trail Running SA 2018 Series tees
You guys loved our official 5 Peaks tops so much, we’ve teamed up with ioMerino again to deliver an official 2018 Trail Series T-shirt for you. So whether you run one, some or all of the events in the series, this is the bragging rights T-shirt for you! Remember, these are no ordinary cotton or synthetic T-shirts, but ethically made, 83% natural merino, high-performance thermal T-shirts.
These Tees are perfect for running in all sorts of weather and will keep you warm when it’s cold, but can be worn well into the warmer weather as well so you’re sure to get plenty of use out of them.
Click the button below to order via the ioMerino website.
General Trail Running SA merchandise
Trail Running SA has a range of merchandise available via the online store such as hoodies. You can order online for pickup at the event. There will also be limited stock available at the event.
Click the button below to order.
Course Map & Closures
Course maps are at the bottom of this page. The courses will be marked.
Presentations will be at 11:00 am.
Our policy and methodology for determining course closure times is here.
All courses close at 11:00 AM, giving the following cutoff paces:
25 km run: closes at 9:30 min/km.
16 km run: closes at 11:18 min/km.
10 km run/walk: closes at 12:20 min/km.
Welcome! We permit walkers into the shortest distance only. This is to ensure that everyone is back safely and accounted for in time for presentations. Although we ask during registration whether you are walking or running, we don’t time the walking event separately to the running event. You can run if you like too.
If you are a slower runner doing the longer distances, check the cutoff paces above.
Say you’re with TRSA if anyone is there as we have covered park entry fees for everyone. No Payment is required to enter the park.
Follow Para Wirra Drive around, and past Para Wirra central.
Parking marshals will direct you where to park. Please follow their instructions as we are not allowed to park cars in certain areas.
When you arrive at the parking area, you will be directed by volunteer car parking marshals. Please follow their instructions. There will be plenty of parking so please do not be tempted to park on the main roads around the National Park or any other area unless the marshals advise you to do so. If you get bogged and need the Rangers to get you out and they will charge you a fee.
Toilets on the way
To avoid long queues at the portaloos when you get there, please use a public toilet on the way. There are public toilets in One Tree Hill and Kersbrook.
Bring your own bottle belt or hydration pack – there are no cups of water at the drink stations.
At the race
There will be a bag drop tent. It will be unsecured and not supervised – bags are left at own risk. Don’t leave valuables at the bag drop tent.
Bib pickup procedure
Electronic timing bibs will not be mailed out and will be available for pickup at the event. Please allow sufficient time to pick up your bib with chip attached. You don’t need to lookup your bib number before the event, but if you want to, see here. We recommend arriving 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to the event start time in order to allow plenty of time to pick up your bib. You may need to park a few minutes walk from the start so please allow sufficient time to walk there.
After you have entered online and checked that all information provided is correct, there are 3 steps that you need to follow on arrival:
On event day go straight to the “ENTRY DETAILS” display boards. All entrants will be listed and sorted by surname. Find your name. Check that your entry details are still correct, especially the race and category you have entered. Remember your race number and start time as you will need it for the next step.
Go to the “RACE NUMBER BIBS” baskets (all numbers are filed numerically). Find your race number and take it out.
If any of your entry details are wrong e.g. your name, category or gender, or you are changing races, proceed to the “REGISTRATION MANAGER” area.
Chip timing procedure
Entrants must make sure the data that timers have is correct, so must follow these basic procedures:
A timing tag linked to you and your race number will be stuck to the back of your race number bib.
Attach the bib at waist height to the outside front of whatever top you will be wearing at all timing points. Do not bend or fold the tag or tamper with it.
Your time and number are recorded when you pass through a timing point provided your race number bib is visible. Covering it with clothing or your hands as you operate a watch will prevent it recording.
If there are several starts for different races, make sure you start at the correct time.
Run or walk over the start/finish timing mat at your start time. This lets officials know you are on the course.
When you cross the finish timing point, walk & stay in order in the finish chute until you are past the backup cameras.
Race number bibs are disposable & do not need to be returned.
If you cut the course short (for example by skipping a lap, or taking a shortcut), do not cross over the mat as we may inadvertently think you have won the race. If you do not complete your course you must return your bib to the timing van near the end of the finish chute.
If you lose your race number bib during the race you must go to the timing van near the end of the finish chute as soon as you cross the finish timing mat.
Officials will phone and search for anyone who has a start time but no finish time, so it is vital you do not use someone else’s number and you go over the timing mat so your start and finish are recorded.
Beware of slippery patches on the tracks. Bare, packed, earth covered by green moss may be very slippery. Carry your phone on you when running as it could be critical if you get lost or injured.
The signs to look out for:
Red arrows at turnoffs.
Red-and-white ribbons to confirm that you’re on the right track.
Wrong way signs where needed.
Course divergence signs where needed.
The red-and-white striped ribbons will be placed at frequent intervals (200-400m) to confirm that you are on the right track. Wherever you need to turn off, there will be an arrow sign. If you stop seeing any signs, turn back. Do not carry on and get yourself even more lost. All runners are expected to carry a mobile phone.
Drink station and refreshments
Bring your own bottle belts or hydration packs (camelbaks), because there will be no cups of water at the drink stations.
There will be water, fruit, crisps and Maurice’s delicious brownies. John from The Coffee Run will be there to with his usual coffee van, offering a 50c discount if you bring your own cup. Please bring cash as EFTPOS facilities won’t be available on the day.