Date: 03 September, 2017
RegistrationThere will be no race day registrations.
- 1 Features
- 2 Random Draw
- 3 Carpooling Required
- 4 Cost
- 5 Sponsors
- 6 Registration
- 7 Course Map & Closures
- 8 Start times
- 9 At the race
- 10 Drink station and refreshments
- 11 New to Trail Running SA?
- 12 Photos, Videos and Results from last year
- 13 Insurance
- 14 The Fine Print
This race is in beautiful and mountainous country, thickly forested with tall pine plantations and native woodland. There are panoramic views over Gulf St Vincent and over surrounding plains, and a splashing stream along one stretch of the long course. Good scenery usually involves big hills, and the long course is no exception. The hills on the long course are high and steep; but the rewards are great as well. The short course is much flatter, with only 150m of climb.
- Magnificent scenery, beautifully designed and constructed trails, kangaroos, koalas, birds.
- Trophies for 1st 3 male & female runners in each event.
- Points in the TRSA 2017 series for all finishers.
- 1 water station along the 20 km 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 following event, Kuitpo Forest.
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.
- 20 km long course run:
- Earlybird entry before midnight Sunday, 20th August, 2017: $25
- Before entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 1st September, 2017: $32
- 8 km short course run/walk:
- Earlybird entry before midnight Sunday, 20th August, 2017: $15
- Before entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 1st September, 2017: $21
- Kids under 15 (must be participating with an adult) before entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 1st September, 2017: $12
- 20 km long course run:
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Head over to the registration page to enter now. Entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 1st September, 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, flick us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 1st September 2017
If you want your name printed on your bib then your entry must be received by Midnight, Sunday 27th August 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:
- 20 km run: closes at 10:45 min/km.
- 8 km run / walk: closes at 17:10 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 summit of Mt Hayfield, where there is a clear area inside a Forestry gate, and a forestry track for parking your vehicles. Parking space will be restricted; so car pooling is essential. There is a public carpark where you can offer or obtain a lift in the centre of Yankalilla, in the carparks next to Foodland and opposite to Foodland. Both courses are loops, so they start and finish here.
- Option 1:
- Option 2:
- From the Adelaide direction, go through Yankalilla towards Normanville and continue for 2.5 kms past the centre of Yankalilla, then turn left onto Hay Flat Rd. After 14 kms you come to a junction with Range Road. Turn right and continue along Range Road for 2 kms. Then turn right into Springs Rd (sign posted). After 2 kms turn right again into Mt Hayfield Rd (also sign posted). After another 5 kms you come to the Forestry gate into the start area on your right. Inside this gate, turn right immediately to enter the track where you can park. If approaching the area from the north, you can take a short cut to the summit via Maple Lane, which turns off Hay Flat Rd, but only if you have a 4WD vehicle. There is a section of this track which is too rough for anything else. Those travelling from the Victor Harbor direction should travel along Range Road (the road to Cape Jervis), then turn right into Springs Rd as above.
To avoid long queues at the portaloos when you get there, please use a public toilet on the way. There are public toilets in the centres of Inman Valley, Myponga and Yankalilla.
- 20 km run at 8.00 a.m.
- 8 km run / walk at 9:00 a.m.
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 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.
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 in 1 place.
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.
Drink station and refreshments
There will be a waters station on the long course only, at about 13km.
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.
Some people like hand-held bottles.
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
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.