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Date: Sun, 23 April 2017
The Cleland Trails on the 23rd of April includes three sub-events, measuring approximately 25km, 12 km and 6 km. The first is for runners 16 years and older only and is the championship event. The shorter sub-events are for runners and walkers of any age.
Enjoy racing along the wooded slopes of Mt Lofty, with views down rugged valleys and beyond as far as the sea. This is some of the finest scenery in the Mt Lofty Ranges, yet it is all easily accessible from Adelaide. The courses are predominantly on bush tracks or dirt paths, and almost completely out of sight of roads. They all start and finish on a wide track on the eastern side of the Cleland Wildlife Park carpark.
- Magnificent scenery, beautiful woodland trails, kangaroos, koalas, birds
- Age/gender category awards for the 25 km long couse run (5-yearly eg 20-24yrs)
- Trophies for 1st 3 male & female runners in each event.
- 5 Water stations along the 25 km course.
- Random draw prizes.
- FREE professional photography of entrants.
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 footwear, packs or GPS watches and 5 x pairs of Salomon shoes
- Trail Running SA will be giving away 3x free entry codes to our following event, Sturt Gorge
- 25km long course run:
- Before entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 21 April, 2017: $33
- 12km medium course run / walk
- Before entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 21 April, 2017: $28
- 6km short course run / walk
- Before entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 21 April, 2017: $23
- Kids under 15 (must be participating with an adult) before entries close Midday ( noon) Friday, 21 April 2017: $12
There is limited parking at Cleland! We require a minimum of 2 entrants in each car that parks at the Cleland car park, ideally 3 or 4 so please carpool. There are also lots of people arranging lifts and carpools from various locations on the event facebook wall.
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Head over to the registration page to enter now. Entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 21 April, 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.
Midday (noon) Friday, 21 April, 2017.
If you want your name printed on your bib then your entry must be received by Midnight, Tuesday 4th of April.
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 9min/km pace from 8:00am (for the 25 km event) and 8:30am (for the 12 km event). Finish area closes at 11:40am.
Our policy and methodology for determining course closure times is here.
The start location is the Cleland Wildlife Park car park.
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.
- 25 km Runners: 8.00am
- 12 km Runners & Walkers: 8.30am
- 6 km Runners & Walkers: 9.00am
- Awards Ceremony: 11.00am
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 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.
- 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 and protein balls and you can purchase coffee and other food from the Cleland Wildlife Centre Café.
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.