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Date: Sun, 31 July 2016
- 1 Features
- 2 Cost
- 3 Sponsors
- 4 Registration
- 5 Course Map & Closures
- 6 Start times
- 7 At the race
- 8 The Fine Print
The course goes mainly along broad tracks through native woodlands and pine plantations. One section has splendid views over surrounding country, and another goes along a board walk through a swamp.
The race event is clockwise. The loop is 12.6 km. There will be a long course of 25.2 km, which will repeat the loop.
Trail Running SA Series
This race is the third 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:
- 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
- 4 x $50 ioMerino vouchers
- Trail Running SA will also be giving away 3x free entry codes to our following event.
- 25km long course run
- Before entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 29th of July: $31
- 12.5km medium course run/ walk
- Before entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 29th of July $26
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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 (noon) Friday, 29th of July
If you want your name printed on your bib then your entry must be received by Midnight Sunday July 24th.
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 11:30am, giving the following cutoff paces:
- 25 km run: closes at 8:30 min/km. So you must complete the first lap by 9.45.
- 12.5km run: closes at 11:09 min/km.
- 12.5km walk: closes at 14:29 min/km.
Our policy and methodology for determining course closure times is here.
You are free to continue running beyond this; however you will need to time yourself and will need to carry your own water. Be warned also that, if you are too slow, signs may be removed before you reach them. If you wish to let us know what time you came in at and have it included in the results, email us at email@example.com after the event.
The start and finish of the loop are at Chalks Rd camp ground, which is clearly signposted on the western side of Warren Rd (which is the Birdwood to Williamstown road), 10.5 kms from Birdwood Town Centre and 11 kms from Williamstown. Click here for google maps directions.
- The easy way:
- Click this link; or
- Paste the following into google maps on your smartphone:
- -34.739221, 138.961425
- Written Directions:
- Probably the easiest route for most people is via North-East Rd past Tea Tree Plaza, and then through Inglewood and Gumeracha along the Torrens Valley Scenic Rd. At the eastern end of Gumeracha, turn left (northwards, signposted to Forreston) into Randell Terrace which becomes Forreston Rd. Go for 11 kms from this turnoff, turn left at junction with Warren Rd, and a few hundred metres further on, you reach the signpost to Chalks Rd camping ground on the left. .Allow 40 minutes for this route from Tea Tree Plaza.
- Or you could go along Gorge Rd, and after about 18 kms from Athelstone shopping centre, take the turning to the left signposted Williamstown. After another 2 kms turn right into the Torrens Valley Scenic Rd to Gumeracha; then proceed as above, through Gumeracha.
- If you get there via the South Eastern Freeway, take the turnoff signposted Woodside to the left, and continue for 31 kms until you come to the turnoff to the left signposted Birdwood Town Centre. Take this, and go through Birdwood. The turnoff to the the right to Williamstown is one km after the centre, and the Chalks Rd camping ground is signposted 10.5 kms further on the left, about one km north of the junction of Warren Rd with Forreston Rd and one km south of the junction with Cricks Mill Rd (signposted Mt Pleasant). Allow one hour for the whole journey from the start of the Freeway (at the junction with Cross Rd and Portrush Rd) to Chalks Rd camp ground.
To avoid long queues at the portaloos when you get there, please use a public toilet on the way. There are public toilets in Birdwood, Gumeracha, Mt Pleasant and Williamstown.
There will be portaloos and a single bush toilet at the Chalks Rd camp ground. There are also toilets, with showers, at the Forestry HQ 3.5 kms towards Williamstown, on the north side of the road.
- 25 km run at 8.00 a.m.
- 12.5 km walk at 8.30 a.m.
- 12.5 km run at 9.00 a.m.
At the race
Bib and chip 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.
- Go to the “CHIP COLLECTION” trestle. Show your race number to collect your timing chip.
- 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 timers have is correct so must follow these basic procedures:
- Your timing chip is in a blue plastic housing attached to a velcroed band. Its number must match your race bib number. Strap the band to your left ankle with the blue housing facing out. Test that it is secure. If you are not happy with the velcro grip, exchange the band for a new one.
- Your time and number are recorded when you step on a timing mat. 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 mat, walk & stay in order in the finish chute. Your chip will be removed by officials at the end of the chute.
- Dead heats are decided by the first chip to be detected ie left foot on a timing mat.
- Timing chips are not disposable & must be returned. If you finish, officials will take the chip from you at the finish line.
- 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 chip to the timing van near the end of the finish chute.
- If you lose your chip 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.
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.
There will be water, fruit, crisps and Maurice’s delicious brownies and protein balls, as well as a commercial coffee van, at the race start/finish.
Will be available immediately. Live scoring will enable you to see your result on a smartphone within minutes of finishing.
Award presentation at approximately 111:00AM. Random draw prizes will be presented after the awards (closer to 11:00AM). 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.
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.