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Date: Sun, 14 May 2017
The Sturt Gorge event is back for the second year and is the first event in the 2017 TRSA Series. The event incorporates the multi-use Craigburn Farm and Sturt Gorge trails. We have designed three awesome and varied courses, which takes runners on beautifully designed and constructed single track, along river trails, and up high with fantastic views.
- Magnificent scenery, beautifully designed and constructed trails, kangaroos, koalas, birds
- Trophies for 1st 3 male & female runners in each event.
- 3 water stations along the 20 km course and 1 along the 12 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: 3 x $50 vouchers for use in store on any shoes, GPS watches or hydration gear AND 5 x pairs of Salomon shoes AND 10 x $80 Salomon women’s t-shirts.
- Trail Running SA will be giving away 3x free entry codes to our following event, Mt Misery.
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.
- 20 km long course run:
- Earlybird entry before midnight April 30: $25
- Before entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 12 May, 2016: $32
- 12 km medium course run:
- Earlybird entry before midnight April 30: $20
- Before entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 12 May, 2016: $26
- 6 km short course run/walk:
- Earlybird entry before midnight April 30: $15
- Before entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 12 May, 2016: $21
- Kids under 15 (must be participating with an adult) before entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 12 May 2017: $12
- 20 km long course run:
The 20KM event will feature a $50 cash prize for fastest run of the De Rose descent – a steady 5% descent over 2.5km.
Rules: You must have your run uploaded into strava, and visible in the segment, by presentations. We don’t have an IT department at the event so can’t help you if you are having trouble – it’s your own responsibility to get your run into Strava in time. Winner will be announced during presentations. Good luck!
Carpooling strongly encouraged
We strongly encourage carpooling and suggest the Blackwood Coles carpark on Main Road as a meeting location so that fewer cars need parking around the Blackwood Football Club. You may need to park a few minutes walk from the start so please allow sufficient time to walk there. Please respect the no parking signs on the southern side of Cumming St and along Brighton Parade. Car parking at the Blackwood Football Club is reserved for Blackwood Football Club members and event organisers.
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, 12 May, 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 [email protected].
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.
Friday, 12 May, 2017.
If you want your name printed on your bib then your entry must be received by Midnight, Sunday 8th of May.
Your age category is calculated according to your age as at 1 January 2017.
Course Map & Closures
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the course maps.
The courses will be marked.
Please note that the course will be progressively closed at 9:30 min/km pace for the 20km event, 11:20 min/km for the 12km event, and 16:40 min/km pace for the 6km event. The finish area will close at 11:00am.
Our policy and methodology for determining course closure times is here.
The start location is the Blackwood football club.
Drink station and refreshments
Please bring your own bottle belts or hydration packs (camelbaks). Top-ups are at five self-help drink stations. There will be no cups so you must carry a refillable container.
There are toilets located at the start.
- 20 km Runners: 8.00am
- 12 km Runners: 8.30am
- 6 km Runners/Walkers: 9:00am
- Awards Ceremony: 10:45am
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.
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 $3.50 each) and small plastic bottles of spring water (at 50c 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. There will also be a coffee van. Please bring cash as EFT-POS facilities won’t be available on the day.
New to Trail Running SA?
Welcome! Our frequently asked questions page has a bunch more information about what to expect and how we operate so please take a look there, and reach out if you have any more questions.
Photos, Videos and Results from last year
Click here for photos, videos and results from last year.
The Fine Print
In order to enter a Trail Running SA event you must agree to the Trail Running SA conditions of Entry.