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Date: Sun, 04 November 2018
- 1 Features
- 2 Cost
- 3 Random Draw & Presentations
- 4 Start times
- 5 Carpooling permit required
- 6 Bus to and from Crafers interchange
- 7 Trail Running SA Sponsors
- 8 Media
- 9 Key dates
- 10 Cancellations and changes
- 11 The Trail Running SA team & how to volunteer
- 12 Merchandise
- 13 Course Map & Closures
- 14 Mandatory gear
- 15 At the race
- 16 Drink station and refreshments
- 17 New to Trail Running SA
- 18 The Fine Print
The 2018 Cleland Trail Championship includes three sub-events, measuring approximately 25km, 12 km and 6 km. The first is for runners only and is the championship event.
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 championship run (5-yearly eg 20-24yrs)
- Trophies for 1st 3 male & female runners in each event.
- 5 Water stations along the 25 km championship course.
- Random draw prizes.
- FREE professional photography of entrants.
- Before entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 2nd of November 2018
- 25 km championship run: $36
- 12 km run/walk: $31
- 6 km run/walk: $27
- Kids under 15 (must be participating with an adult) – 6km only: $12. For Trail Running SA’s policy for under 18’s click here.
Random Draw & Presentations
Presentations & random draw will be at 11:00AM. Trail Running SA members will be eligible for the following random draw prizes. Joining Trail Running SA is easy and costs only $10.
- ioMerino: 4 x $50 ioMerino vouchers
- The Running Company: 2 x $100 The Running Company vouchers
- Groovy Gaitors: 4 x pairs of Groovy Gaitors
- TRSA: 1 x TRSA hoodie, 1 x TRSA tech tee/singlet, 1 x TRSA cotton tee, 3 x TRSA KeepCups, 3x TRSA Trucker hats, 1 x TRSA tech band, 3 x entries to Five Peaks.
- 25 km championship Runners: 8.00am
- 12 km Runners & Walkers: 8.30am
- 6 km Runners & Walkers: 9.00am
Carpooling permit required
Car parking spaces at the Cleland Wildlife carpark are limited. There are 200 spaces available therefore carpooling is mandatory with as many passengers as possible.
- The driver must have a free TRSA parking permit to access a carparking space. The permit will state the total number of passengers including the driver, 2 minimum, 3 desirable, 4 or more would be great.
- The permits can only be obtained by clicking the button below.
- Only 200 permits will be issued so get in early
- Drivers are to make their own arrangements for collecting their passengers but we suggest using the Crafers bus interchange and adjoining streets or Mt Lofty
Bus to and from Crafers interchange
- TRSA will provide free bus service from the Crafers Bus Interchange to the venue for those who are unable to carpool.
- The trip is only 10 minutes but the buses will leave 40 minutes before each event ; 7:20, 7:50 and 8:20 to give you time to collect your bib and use the toilets.
- The bus will be available between 9:30am until 12:30pm to take people back to the Crafers interchange. It will be parked on the bus exit road just before gate 31 by the start finish area. It will return to Crafers when it is full and return to Cleland for the next trip. No particular timetable for the return leg. We will announce when the last bus will depart (a few minutes after the presentations).
- Please register your interest and print out a ticket.
- We need you to register so that we know how many or how large a bus to order.
- Registrations close at midday 31 October.
Trail Running SA Sponsors
Many thanks to our sponsors for their support and generous contributions to the random draw prize pool: Form Physiotherapy, Suunto, ioMerino, b3 massage & movement, Salomon, Groovy Gaitors and The Running Company.
- Your age category is calculated according to your age as at the day of the event.
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. There is a $10 fee plus any price difference for changes or cancellations.
The Trail Running SA team & how to volunteer
Key on-the-day volunteer roles for this event:
- Race Director: Doug
- Assistant Race Director 1: Pauline
- Assistant Race Director 2: TBC
- Race Referee: Steve
- 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 here and complete the form. All assistance is welcome. Thanks!
There are two different types of merchandise available for this event – keepcups, ioMerino series tees and general Trail Running SA Merchandise. There are different ways of getting your hands on each:
Trail Running SA keepcups
Trail Running SA KeepCups are ready to order and they are only $10.
We have teamed up with the Australian company that introduced the world to quality re-usable coffee cups to design the TRSA KeepCup. The KeepCup is the world’s first barista standard reusable cup, perfect for coffee on the go.
John from The Coffee Run will continue offering a 50c discount on coffees in re-usable cups at our events and we’ll supply water so you can clean out your cup if you’d like to go back for more.
There will be a limited supply of kups available at the merch tent for $10 – while stocks last.
General 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.
Our policy and methodology for determining course closure times is here.
All courses close at 11:15 AM, giving the following cutoff paces:
- 25 km run: closes at 8:54 min/km.
- 12 km run/walk: closes at 11:18 min/km.
- 6 km run/walk: closes at 13:53 min/km.
Welcome! We permit walkers into the short and medium distances 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 events separately to the running events. You can run if you like too.
If you are a slower runner doing the longer distances, check the cutoff paces above.
Standard human walking pace is about 12:00 min/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 portaloos when you get there, please use a public toilet on the way. There are public toilets in One Tree Hill and Kersbrook.
- Bring your own bottle belt or hydration pack – there are no cups of water at the drink stations.
- Mobile phone. We recommend programming the first aid number 0491 017 636 and backup first aid number 0412 466 972 in. These numbers are also written on the back of your bib.
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. 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, 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. 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 there will be no cups of water at the drink stations.
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.
New to Trail Running SA
The Fine Print
In order to enter a Trail Running SA event you must agree to the Trail Running SA conditions of Entry.