Results & Photos
- Photos and Videos
Date: 06 November, 2016
- 1 Click here for a google map to the start location.
- 1.1 Features
- 1.2 Cost
- 1.3 Sponsors
- 1.4 Registration
- 1.5 Course Map & Closures
- 1.6 At the race
- 1.7 Photos and videos
- 1.8 The Fine Print
This race is the fifth event in the Trail Running SA Series 2016, although you don’t need to be a series participant to enter – all are welcome.
Trail Running SA members will be eligible for the following random draw prizes. Joining Trail Running SA is easy and costs only $10. Click here for more info.
- 1 x Men’s Pair Salomon Trail Shoes @ $239.99 RRP
- 1 x Women’s Pair Salomon Trail Shoes @ $239.99 RRP
- 1 x S-Lab Advanced skin 12 set pack @ $239.99 RRP
- 1 x S-Lab Park hydro Handset @ $69.99 RRP
- 1 x Soft Flask Hydration 250ml @ $29.99 RRP
- 1 x New Ambit Vertical HR watch @ $679.99 RRP
- 4 x $50 ioMerino vouchers
- b3 Massage and Movement:
- 3 x 30 min remedial massage vouchers
- Trail Running SA will also be giving away 3x free entry codes to our following event.
The guys from The Running Company and Salomon/Suunto will be at the event with their demo Salomon shoes and Suunto watches sets for you to try out. First in first served on the day. They’ll also have a range of hydration and other products on show for you to check out, and buy.
- 21km run
- Before entries close Midday (noon) Friday 4th of November: $32
- 10km run/ walk
- Before entries close Midday (noon), Friday 4th of November: $22
The Running Company prides itself on expertise through experience. When you walk into The Running Company, you’ll find the staff are runners themselves so they know what you go through, they do too.
ioMerino is Australian, natural, lightweight Merino clothing for all kinds of travel, adventure and outdoor activities – and perfect for trail running all year round.
b3 gives you the foundations to help you train harder, recover faster and perform better. Take your performance to the next level with the b3 massage and movement experts.
Head over to the registration page to enter now. There will be no race-day registrations. You must register in advance using the link above.
If you’re interested in helping out on the day, or perhaps you have a family member or friend who might like to volunteer, flick us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellations and changes
Do not contact Trail Running SA requesting a cancellation or change until you have read the procedure for cancellations and changes here. Due to the additional workload placed on our volunteers to process each change or cancellation, there will be a $10 fee plus any price difference for changes or cancellations.
Midday, Friday 4th of November
If you want your name printed on your bib then your entry must be received by Midnight, Sunday 30th of October.
Your age category is calculated according to your age as at 1 May 2016.
Course Map & Closures
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the course maps.
The courses will be marked.
All courses close at 11:00am, giving the following cutoff paces:
- 21 km run: closes at 8:32 min/km.
- 10 km run : closes at 12 min/km.
- 10 km walk: closes at 15 min /km.
Our policy and methodology for determining course closure times is here.
The easy way: Click here for directions in google maps
Both courses are loops, so they start and finish here. Please do not park on the main road which is a 100km/h zone. There will be plenty of parking within the forest grounds.
Paste the following into google maps:
Follow the following directions:
The race start is at the junction of Christmas Hill Rd and Brookman Rd, opposite Kuitpo Hall (a renovated stone building) and Tynan Rd. If you’re coming from the Adelaide-Meadows Rd it’s 8 kms from the junction with Brookman Rd (signposted Willunga). If you’re coming from the Adelaide-Mt Compass Rd, it’s 13 kms from the junction of Brookman Rd with that (signposted Meadows).
See you there!
To avoid long queues at the portaloos when you get there, please use a public toilet on the way. There are bush toilets at the Chookarloo camp site (3 kms from the turnoff just before Meadows); an indoor loo at the Kuitpo Forest Information Centre, another 2 kms further on; and a bush toilet at Woodcutter’s Cottage, 2 kms further still. Coming from the south via Mt Compass, there are toilets there. Coming from Adelaide via South Rd, you would have to go through Willunga or Aldinga to find toilets.
- 21 km run at 8:00AM.
- 10 km walk at 8:30AM.
- 10 km run at 9:00AM
In the event of a total fire ban
If there is a total fire ban day announced for the day, the race will be cancelled, and you will be issued a race credit for the following event (Cleland 2017). Refunds will not be issued.
At the race
Bib pickup procedure
Bibs will not be mailed out and will be available for pickup on the morning of the event. Please allow sufficient time to pick up your bib and chip. 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.
TRSA is using state of the art electronic timing at its events for safety as well as to provide speedy and accurate results. 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.
- 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 eg 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 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.
The signs to look out for:
- Red arrows at turnoffs.
- Black-and-yellow ribbons to warn you that you are approaching a turnoff.
- Red-and-white ribbons to confirm that you’re on the right track.
- Wrong way signs where needed.
- Course divergence signs.
There will be signs placed approximately every 200m. So if you stop seeing signs, go back until you find one.
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. For those who forget to bring water containers, soft bottles (at $3.30 each) and small plastic bottles of spring water (at 35c each) will be available for sale at the bib pick-up table. If you have no money on you, take a small bottle and pay later. Whatever happens, ensure that you have a water container with you.
There will be water, fruit, crisps and Maurice’s delicious brownies and protein balls, as well as a commercial coffee van and the Fancy Some Food? food truck with their awesome burgers, bacon and egg rolls, sausage and bread, gourmet pies and pastries, soup, desserts, cold rolls and cold drinks, at the race start/finish. Please bring cash as there will be no EFT-POS facilities on the day.
Will be available immediately. Live scoring will enable you to see your result on a smartphone within minutes of finishing.
Award presentation at approximately 10:45AM. Random draw prizes will be presented at this time. You do not need to hand your bib back to be in the random draw but must be present and must be a Trail Running SA member.
Shoes for Planet Earth donation drive
Trail Running SA is partnering with Shoes for Planet Earth to host a shoe donation drive at our Kuitpo event. We reckon a few of you lovely trailies would have some old running shoes lying around, which are in good enough condition to go to a new home. Shoes for Planet Earth regularly donate shoes to a community soccer program in Adelaide who are desperate for running shoes so they’re stoked we’re coming on board with this event.
How it will work: Bring along any old sports shoes you would like to donate. They need to be clean, in good condition with no holes and the laces tied together. We’re asking for a gold coin donation to accompany each pair of shoes, which we’ll pass on entirely to Shoes for Planet Earth on our behalf. We’ll have some containers for you to throw them in by the registration tent at Kuitpo.
If you can’t attend Kuitpo, you can donate your shoes at either of The Running Company stores (Unley Road and Gawler Street, Port Noarlunga) until Saturday 5 November.
Photos and videos
The Fine Print
Conditions of entry
I am physically fit, in good health, and adequately prepared to participate in this event. I will withdraw if I succumb to any injury or illness from which I have not fully recovered by the time of the event. I realise that I am participating in this event entirely at my own risk, which means that no person or organisation involved in conducting, promoting or supporting the event is liable to me for my injury, illness or death, or any loss or misfortune which may occur as a result of my participation. None of these terms applies if it contravenes any statute. I consent to the free use of my name and images of me in any broadcast, telecast, print publication, email or web page by the organiser and/or event sponsors in relation to the event. I agree to obey the published rules and conditions of this event, as well as any other rules and conditions announced to participants on the day of the event. I agree to obey any directions given to me by any race marshal.
Remember over exertion & inadequate fluid intake can be dangerous. Exercise within your capabilities & drink before, during & after exercising. Wear protective clothing, sunglasses & use SPF 30+. Do not participate if undertrained, unwell or injured.