Date: 05 November, 2017
RegistrationThere will be no race day registrations.
- 1 Features
- 2 Random Draw
- 3 Cost
- 4 Shoes for Planet Earth
- 5 Carpooling Required
- 6 Sponsors
- 7 Registration
- 8 Course Map & Closures
- 9 Start times
- 10 At the race
- 11 Drink station and refreshments
- 12 New to Trail Running SA?
- 13 The Trail Running SA team
- 14 Photos, Videos and Results from last year
- 15 Insurance
- 16 The Fine Print
The Kuitpo Forest event is the fifth and final race in the 2017 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
With all 3 new courses in 2017, this event will take participants through an amazing mix of scenic pine plantations and native bush – be prepared to see parts of Kuitpo Forest that you have not seen before. You will run along wide forestry roads mixed with plenty of single track meandering through the forest. Be on the lookout for Kangaroos and Wallabies who love to chill out in the shade. The medium and long course will for the first time venture into Kyeema Conservation Park, experiencing spectacular native bush that is virtually untouched.
- Magnificent scenery, beautifully designed and constructed trails, Kangaroos, Wallabies, Birds.
- Trophies for 1st 3 male & female runners in each event.
- Points in the TRSA 2017 series for all finishers.
- 5 water stations along the 26 km course, 3 water stations along the 16km course and 1 water station along the 10km course.
- Random draw prizes.
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.
- B3 Massage and Movement: 1 x 30 min massage voucher and 1 x class of choice voucher.
- Form Physiotherapy: 2 x Running Fit vouchers.
- ioMerino: 4 x $50 vouchers.
- The Running Company: TBC
- Salomon/Suunto: TBC
- Trail Running SA will be giving away 3x free entry codes to our first event in 2018.
- 26 km long course run:
- Earlybird entry before midnight Sunday, 22nd October , 2017: $25
- Before entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 3rd November, 2017: $32
- 16 km medium course run:
- Earlybird entry before midnight Sunday, 22nd October , 2017: $20
- Before entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 3rd November, 2017: $27
- 10 km short course run/walk:
- Earlybird entry before midnight Sunday, 22nd October, 2017: $16
- Before entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 3rd November, 2017: $23
- Kids under 15 (must be participating with an adult) before entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 3rd November, 2017: $12
- 26 km long course run:
Shoes for Planet Earth
After a very successful shoe donation drive at our Kuitpo event last year, we’re partnering with Shoes for Planet Earth again to host a shoe donation drive at Kuitpo this year. 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.
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.
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.
Form – Maximising joy in motion
Head over to the registration page to enter now. Entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 3rd November, 2017. 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, click here.
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. 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 (noon) Friday, 3rd November 2017
If you want your name printed on your bib then your entry must be received by Midnight, Sunday 29th October 2017. Your name will be automatically included on your bib if you get your entry in by this date.
Your age category is calculated according to your age as at 1st January 2017.
Course Map & Closures
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the course maps.
The courses will be marked.
Presentations will be at 11:00am.
All courses close at 11:30am, giving the following cutoff paces:
- 26 km run: closes at 9:20 min/km.
- 16 km run: closes at 11:55 min/km.
- 10 km run / walk: closes at 15:50 min/km.
Our policy and methodology for determining course closure times is here.
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.
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).
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.
- 26 km run at 7.30 a.m.
- 16 km run at 8:15 a.m.
- 10 km run / walk at 8:45 a.m.
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
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 with chip attached. 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 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
There will be 5 water stations on the long course (at 5km, 9km, 12km, 17km and 22km), 3 water stations along the medium course (at 5km, 9km and 12km) and 1 water station along the short course (at 6.5km).
Bring your own bottle belts or hydration packs (camelbaks), because there will be no cups of water at the drink stations. Soft bottles and bottles of water will be available for sale at the registration table.
There will be water, fruit, crisps and Maurice’s delicious brownies, as well as a commercial coffee van, at the race start/finish.
New to Trail Running SA?
The Trail Running SA team
The Volunteer Race Director for this event is Claire and the Volunteer Assistant Race Director is Robyn. We rely on a volunteer committee of 15 members and countless volunteers on the day to put on each event. Thanks!
Photos, Videos and Results from last year
- Photos and Videos
- Official photography
- 21k photos courtesy Justin Parise
- 21K starters video – right side
- 21K starters video – left side
- 10KM walkers starter video
- 10KM runners starters video – right side
- 10KM runners starters Video – left side
- 21KM runners winning Male video
- 21K runners Winning Female Video
- Finish line video
The organiser of the Event, Trail Running SA, has public liability insurance and volunteer’s insurance cover. This does not include personal accident insurance for competitors. We recommend that you arrange your own personal accident insurance, ambulance cover and income protection insurance before participating in the Event to cover any unforeseen personal costs you may incur due to ambulance trips, medical expenses or time off work due to injuries sustained whilst participating in the Event. For information regarding costs of ambulance or helicopter rescue refer to the SA Ambulance Service website.
The Fine Print
In order to enter a Trail Running SA event you must agree to the Trail Running SA conditions of Entry.