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Date: Sun, 05 September 2021
- 1 Features
- 2 Cost
- 3 Start times
- 4 Random Draw & Presentations
- 5 The Trail Running SA team & how to volunteer
- 6 Newcomers
- 7 Key dates
- 8 Cancellations and changes
- 9 Merchandise
- 10 Course Map & Closures
- 11 Mandatory gear
- 12 At the race
- 13 Drink station and refreshments
- 14 Insurance
- 15 The Fine Print
A new event on the roster for 2021, the Cobbler Creek event offers 3 courses 25k 16k and 10k.
Upon the creation of the Golden Grove Development, the Park was set aside to be kept for open space recreation and to provide a flood barrier to Salisbury. The Park has extensive shared use biking / running trails and a great family play area for the kids.
With only moderate elevation and plenty of fast runnable single track it suits both novice and experienced runners alike. But dont be fooled by the fast banked bike tracks, having been designed by longtime local trail runner Lachlan Miller you can rest assured that there are some sneaky technical sections in there somewhere.
The courses take in just about the whole park, with a couple of creek crossings to join the tracks. Keep your eye out for the seldom seen local kangaroos as you climb up Porosa Hill to the old Teakle ruins at the top and then take in the views to the coast while descending the single tracks back down to Steve’s Disco Tunnel.
Cobbler Creek Yabbies Run
This year we have introduced a kids run at each event The “Yabbies” run for the little ones will take in some of the Babbler Loop and return back under the finish arch for 2km. There is no need to register for this, just turn up on the day and pick up a custom Yabbies’ bib from the registration tent. The course will be well marked with marshals at each turn. It is up to adults whether they accompany kids on course
Cobbler Creek is the third race in the 2021 TRSA Series. You don’t need to be a series competitor to enter – all are welcome. For more information on the series, click here.
- Creek crossings, beautiful views, interesting trails
- Medals for the first 3 male & female runners in each event.
- Free kids’ run: Cobbler Yabbies Run
- Random draw prizes.
- Early bird entry before midnight Sunday 22 August 2021
- 25km run: $28
- 16km run: $24
- 10km run/walk: $20
- Before entries close 5pm Thursday 2 September 2021
- 25km run: $35
- 16km run: $30
- 10km run/walk: $25
- Kids under 15 (must be participating with an adult): $12. For Trail Running SA’s policy for under 18’s click here.
- 25km run at 8.00 a.m.
- 16km run at 8:30 a.m.
- 10km run/walk at 9.00 a.m.
- 2km Cobbler Yabbies run at 10.30 a.m.
Random Draw & Presentations
Presentations will be at 11:00 am. 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 on membership.
Trail Running SA Supporters:
- ioMerino: 4 x $50 vouchers, 3 x pairs of no show merino socks
- Orange Mud: 2 x Orange Mud transition wraps (RRP $89 each)
- Thir: TBC
- TRSA: 1 x TRSA hoodie, 1 x TRSA tech tee/singlet, 1 x TRSA cotton tee, 3x TRSA Trucker hats, 1 x TRSA tech band, 3 x entries to Cobbler Creek
The Trail Running SA team & how to volunteer
Key volunteer roles for this event:
- Race Director: Justin Parise
- Assistant Race Director: Mary-Ann Higgins
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.
- Your age category is calculated according to your age as at 1st January 2021.
- Wednesday 25 August 2021: Get your entry in by 5pm to guarantee your name will be printed on your bib.
- Thursday 2 September 2021: Entries close at 5pm. There will be no registrations including on race-day after this time.
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.
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.
Course Map & Closures
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To download the box file, straight to your device to use from your preferred app, click on “details” on the top right of the map.
Presentations will be at 11:00am.
Our policy and methodology for determining course closure times is here. All courses close at 11:30am, giving the following cut-off paces:
Long course: 8:31min/km
Medium course: 11:25min/km
Short course: 13:59min/km
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.
In Cobbler Creek Recreation Park: https://goo.gl/maps/JRF1ZK9arwZXm8Rx7
Please DO NOT enter via the main gate or park in the public carparks inside the park.
- 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.
There will be first-aiders in attendance. If in need of serious first aid whilst on the course please ring the first-aid number on 0491 017 636 (this number is also printed on your bib). In an emergency, ring 000. For cuts and other minor treatment please see the first-aiders in the start / finishing area.
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.
The organiser of the event, Trail Running SA, has public liability insurance and volunteer’s insurance cover. This does not include personal accident insurance for competitors. We recommend that you arrange your own personal accident insurance, ambulance cover and income protection insurance before participating in the event to cover any unforeseen personal costs you may incur due to ambulance trips, medical expenses or time off work due to injuries sustained whilst participating in the event. For information regarding costs of ambulance or helicopter rescue refer to the SA Ambulance Service website.
The Fine Print
In order to enter a Trail Running SA event you must agree to the Trail Running SA conditions of Entry.