Date: Sun, 06 October 2019
- 1 Features
- 2 Cost
- 3 Presentations
- 4 Start times
- 5 Carpooling is recommended
- 6 Media
- 7 Key dates
- 8 Cancellations and changes
- 9 The Trail Running SA team & how to volunteer
- 10 Trail Running SA merchandise
- 11 Course Map & Closures
- 12 At the race
- 13 Drink station and refreshments
- 14 The Fine Print
This will be a special once-off trail running event as part of the 2019 Australian Masters Games.
The XVII Australian Masters Games Trail Running Championship is to be held in the picturesque Cleland Conservation Park with views over the city. There will be two sub-events, measuring approximately 14 km for runners up to 59 years and approximately 10 km for runners 60 years and over.
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 (5-yearly eg 30-34yrs)
- Trophies for 1st 3 male & female runners in each age group.
- 1 Water stations along the course.
- FREE professional photography of entrants.
- All events: $25
- Mandatory games entry fee: $110.00 per person or $99.00 per person for people aged 70+
- (the above entry fee will increase to $137.50 and $126.50 respectively as at 3 August 2019)
The games entry fee is required to enter all Masters Games events including the Trail Running event. It only needs to be paid once and includes a variety of social events throughout the week including an Opening and Closing Ceremony and a Mid-Week Party.
Presentations will be held as soon as possible after the last runner has finished.
- 60 years and over 8.00 am 10 km
- Women 30 to 59 years 8.15 am 14 km
- Men 30 to 59 years 8.30 am 14 km
These may be varied subject to the number of entries.
Carpooling is recommended
Car parking spaces at the Cleland Wildlife carpark are limited. There are 200 spaces available and therefore carpooling is desirable with as many passengers as possible.
Your age for age groups is your age on 31 December 2019
Cancellations and changes
The Trail Running SA team & how to volunteer
Key volunteer roles for this event:
- Race Director: Doug
- Assistant Race Director: David
- Safety coordinator: 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 the button below and complete the form. You do not need to pay the Australian Masters Games participation fee to volunteer for the event. All assistance is welcome. Thanks!
Trail Running SA merchandise
Trail Running SA has a range of merchandise available via the online store such as hoodies. You can order online for pickup at the event. There will also be limited stock available at the event.
Click the button below to order.
Course Map & Closures
Course maps are at the bottom of this page. The courses will be marked.
Presentations will be at 11:00 am.
The courses close at 10:45 am. Those finishing after this time might not get a time.
- Over 60 years 10 km pace 16:30 min per km
- Women 30 to 59 years pace 10:43 min per km
- Men 30 to 59 years pace 9:39 min per km
The start location is the Cleland Wildlife Park car park.
- The easy way: Click this link for google maps directions.
Toilets on the way
To avoid long queues at the toilets when you get there, please use a public toilet on the way. .
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
Electronic timing bibs will not be mailed out and will be available for pickup at the event. You do not need to wear any other bib number that you may have been issued with by AMG or any other event you may have entered.
Please allow sufficient time to pick up your bib with chip attached. You don’t need to lookup your bib number before the event, but if you want to, see here. 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.
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 as you will need it for the next step.
- 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 e.g. your name, category or gender 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 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 pull out of the event report 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 or if they do not know that an entrant has withdrawn from the race 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 course is predominately on wide tracks however please be aware that there may be tree litter, branches and roots exposed, and some steep sections may be eroded.
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. All turnoffs will be marked with arrows, and ribbons are never used for this purpose.
- 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
Bring your own bottle belts or hydration packs (camelbaks) because TRSA has a no cups policy. However as there may be a number of interstate competitors who are unaware of our policy cups will be provided at the drink station and at the finish.
There will be water, fruit, crisps and Maurice’s delicious brownies. John from The Coffee Run will be there to with his usual coffee van, offering a 50c discount if you bring your own cup. Please bring cash as EFTPOS facilities won’t be available on the day.
The Fine Print
In order to enter a Trail Running SA event you must agree to the Trail Running SA conditions of Entry.