Date: Sat, 24 October 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TRSA committee has decided to cancel The Five Peaks SA Trail Running Festival 2020 and is instead encouraging you all to put your training into practice and participate in a virtual Five Peaks event, which includes all four distances; 8km, 12km, 23km and 58km. We encourage appropriately sized and socially distant groups to head out and run the courses together and support each other.
- In recognition of the runners who have already run any of the Five Peaks courses following the decision to postpone it originally, the committee has determined that the virtual event began on Sunday 5th April 2020 and all runs completed from this date forward will be recognised. The virtual event concludes on 24 October 2020, which is the date of the final SA Five 50’s Series Event, Heysen 105.
- Any run recorded during this time is valid and you must provide evidence that you have completed the race distance (58, 22, 12, or 8km). The run must be completed in one go and elapsed time will be the official time. If you set the run to ‘race’ on Strava, this will show elapsed time. A link to a public Strava or similar run logging website is recommended.
- Submit your time via this form to be recognised as a finisher and appear on the leaderboard. You may only submit one run for one distance.
- Inclusion on the leaderboard is at the Race Directors’ discretion. Please provide an email address so we can follow up any anomalies.
- All valid completions of the 58km course are eligible for a 2020 finishers medal to be posted by TRSA.
You can download the GPX files for all four courses from this page. Here is some updated advice about downloading GPX files and how to transfer them to your phone for navigation.
How to download the gpx file on your phone and send to your watch or mapping app on your phone:
1. On the course route embedded map click on “View Full Version” in the top left hand corner the map. This will take you to the Ride with GPS website.
2. Select the “More” menu and choose “Export as File”.
3. Select “GPX Track (gpx)”and click the orange “Download .gpx file” button.
4. Click Download when it asks “do you want to download route x?”.
5. Click on the download arrow/option when it pops up.
6. This will then download what looks like a lot of code. Click the upload button on your phone.
7. Select the app you want it downloaded to (i.e. Garmin Connect, Strava, Guru) and follow your app instructions to open and download.
Alternatively, if you have downloaded the Ride with GPS mapping app you can download directly to your phone by:
1. On the course route embedded map click on “Send to” in the top left hand corner of the map.
2. This should open it direct in the Ride with GPS app on you phone.
Progressive results will be published online and will include submitted runs for each course. You can access the latest results here.