Date: Sun, 05 August 2018
- 1 Features
- 2 Random Draw & Presentations
- 3 Cost
- 4 Start times
- 5 Carpooling Required
- 6 Trail Running SA Sponsors
- 7 Media
- 8 Key dates
- 9 Cancellations and changes
- 10 The Trail Running SA team & how to volunteer
- 11 Trail Running SA keepcups
- 12 Merchandise
- 13 Course Map & Closures
- 14 Mandatory gear
- 15 At the race
- 16 Drink station and refreshments
- 17 New to Trail Running SA?
- 18 Photos, Videos and Results from last year
- 19 The Fine Print
With 3 courses in 2018, 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 venture into Kyeema Conservation Park, experiencing spectacular native bush that is virtually untouched.
- Magnificent scenery, beautifully designed and constructed trails, Kangaroos, Wallabies, Birds.
- Medals for 1st 3 male & female runners in each event.
- Points in the TRSA 2018 series for all finishers.
- 4 water stations along the 23 km course, 3 water stations along the 16km course and 1 water station along the 9km course.
- Random draw prizes.
Random Draw & Presentations
Presentations & random draw will be at 11:00AM. Trail Running SA members will be eligible for the following random draw prizes. Joining Trail Running SA is easy and costs only $10.
- More information on random draw prizes coming soon!
- Earlybird entry before midnight Sunday, 22nd of July 2018
- 23 km run: $26
- 16 km run: $21
- 9 km run/walk: $17
- Before bibs are printed midnight Sunday, 29th of July 2018
- 23 km run: $33
- 16 km run: $28
- 9 km run/walk: $24
- Before entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 3rd of August 2018
- 23 km run: $36
- 16 km run: $31
- 9 km run/walk: $27
- Kids under 15 (must be participating with an adult) – 9km only: $12. For Trail Running SA’s policy for under 18’s click here.
- 23 km run at 7:30
- 16 km run at 8:15 a.m.
- 9 km run/walk at 8:45 a.m.
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.
Trail Running SA Sponsors
Many thanks to our sponsors for their support and generous contributions to the random draw prize pool: Form Physiotherapy, Suunto, ioMerino, b3 massage & movement, Salomon, Groovy Gaitors and The Running Company.
- Your age category is calculated according to your age as at 1st January 2018.
- Sunday, 29th of July 2018: Get your entry in by midnight to guarantee your name will be printed on your bib.
- Midday (noon) Friday, 3rd of August 2018: Entries close at midday. There will be no race-day registrations.
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: Maurice
- Race Referee: TBC
- Assistant Race Director 1: Robyn
- Assistant Race Director 2: Pauline
- Safety Officer: 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!
Trail Running SA keepcups
Trail Running SA KeepCups are ready to order and they are only $10. Simply order and pay when you enter Kuitpo Forest, and pick it up from the merch tent once you have collected your bib at the event.
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.
Trail Running SA has a range of merchandise available via the online store. You can order online for pickup at the event. There will also be limited stock available at the event.
Course Map & Closures
Course maps are at the bottom of this page. The courses will be marked.
Our policy and methodology for determining course closure times is here. All courses close at 11:00am, giving the following cutoff paces:
- 23 km run: closes at 9:00min/km.
- 16 km run: closes at 10:39min/km.
- 9 km run / walk: closes at 14:24min/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.
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.
- Bring your own bottle belt or hydration pack – there are no cups of water at the drink stations.
- Mobile phone.
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 at 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 4 water stations on the long course (at 5km, 9km, 12km and 17km), 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?
Photos, Videos and Results from last year
- Photos and Videos
The Fine Print
In order to enter a Trail Running SA event you must agree to the Trail Running SA conditions of Entry.