Date: Sun, 07 November 2021
Entries will open closer to the event
Now the State Trail Championship event, Kuitpo Forest is the perfect event to finish the 2021 TRSA trail running year! The 24km event will be the championship event, however everyone can enter and run it regardless of if you are aiming to win or just want to have a bit of fun on some amazing trails.
With 3 courses, this event will take participants through an amazing mix of scenic pine plantations and native bush – be prepared to see parts of Kuitpo Forest that you have not seen before. You will run along wide forestry roads mixed with plenty of single track meandering through the forest. Be on the lookout for Kangaroos who love to chill out in the shade. The medium and long course will venture into Kyeema Conservation Park, experiencing spectacular native bush that is virtually untouched.
- Magnificent scenery, beautifully designed and constructed trails, Kangaroos, birds.
- Medals for 1st 3 male & female runners in each event.
- 3 courses with 3 aid stations along the long course, 2 along the medium course and 1 along the short course.
- Early bird entry before midnight Sunday 24 October 2021
- 24 km run: $28
- 16 km run: $24
- 10 km run/walk: $20
- Before entries close 5pm Thursday 4 November 2021
- 24 km run: $35
- 16 km run: $30
- 10 km run/walk: $25
- Kids under 15 (must be participating with an adult) – 10km only: $12. For Trail Running SA’s policy for under 18’s click here.
Please note the below wave starts:
- Long course starts at 8:00am
- Medium course starts at 8:30am
- Short course starts at 9:00am
Random Draw Prizes
Trail Running SA members will be eligible for the following random draw prizes, to be drawn randomly the day before the event, for collection on the day of the event. Joining Trail Running SA is easy and costs only $10. Click here for more info on membership, and click here for more information on the random draw.
- TRSA: 3 x $59 voucher for TRSA merchandise, 3x TRSA Trucker hats, 1 x TRSA tech band, 3 x entries to Five Peaks.
The Trail Running SA team & how to volunteer
Key volunteer roles for this event:
- Race Director: Robyn Hansen
- Assistant Race Director: Steve Burdett
We rely on a volunteer committee 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!
- Are you a newcomer to Trail Running SA? Our frequently asked questions page has more information about our events and many other items. Contact us if you have any more questions.
- Join the Trail Running SA Lounge on Facebook – a friendly place for our community to keep each other updated, ask for advice, and anything else trail running related.
Trail Running SA has a range of merchandise available via the online store. You can order online for pickup at the event. There will also be limited stock available at the event.
- Your age category is calculated according to your age as at 1st January 2021.
- Wednesday 27 October 2021: Get your entry in by midnight to guarantee your name will be printed on your bib.
- Thursday 4 November 2021: Entries close at 5pm. There will be no race-day registrations.
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.
Course Map & Closures
Course maps are at the bottom of this page. The courses will be marked.
Our policy and methodology for determining course closure times is here. All courses close at 11:30am, giving the following cut-off paces:
- 24 km run: closes at
- 16 km run: closes at
- 10 km run / walk: closes at
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 cut-off paces above.
The easy way: Click here for directions in google maps
All courses are loops, they start and finish here. There will be plenty of parking within the forest grounds.
Paste the following into google maps:
Follow the following directions:
The race start is across the road from the Prospect Hill MTB Trail head car park on Brookman Connor Road. Enter Brookman Connor Road from Brookman Rd and drive about 3kms along the dirt road to the car park. If you’re coming from the Adelaide-Meadows Rd it’s 10 kms from the Brookman Road junction with Dashwood Gully Road (signposted Willunga). If you’re coming from the Adelaide-Mt Compass Rd, it’s 13 kms from the Brookman Road junction with Range Road with that (signposted Meadows).
To avoid long queues at the portaloos when you get there, please use a public toilet on the way. There are bush toilets at the Chookarloo camp site (3 kms from the turnoff just before Meadows); an indoor loo at the Kuitpo Forest Information Centre, another 2 kms further on; and a bush toilet at Woodcutter’s Cottage, 2 kms further still. Coming from the south via Mt Compass, there are toilets there. Coming from Adelaide via South Rd, you would have to go through Willunga or Aldinga to find toilets.
- 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 because there will be no cups of water at the drink stations or at the finish line. There will be aid stations on course, which will have water and lollies and in keeping with TRSA’s COVID-safe plan, volunteers will re-fill all water bottles and hand out lollies using tongs. The same applies at the finish line with fruit and brownies also on offer. Please use the hand sanitizer provided and wait for volunteers to hand you what you’re after.
John from The Coffee Run will be there to with his usual coffee van, offering a 50c discount if you bring your own cup.
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.