Kuitpo Forest

Find yourself amongst the trees of the forest.

Sunday 2 June, 2024

Race description

Travel through the ancient lands of the Kaurna and Peramangk peoples in Kuitpo Forest, near Meadows in the Mount Lofty Ranges.

Kuipto was established to ensure a sustainable timber resource for South Australia in 1898, the first of several forest plantations in the area.

The reserve covers an area of 3,600 hectares, including plantation and native bushland. It is managed for sustainable commercial forestry, while also providing for the conservation of native flora and fauna and community use for recreation.

You’ll run through an amazing mix of scenic pine plantations and native bush and enjoy wide forestry roads mixed with some single tracks.

Don’t forget to look up as you traverse through the towering trees, breathe in the scent of the pines and keep a sharp lookout for the pixies dancing under the Amanita muscaria (bright red mushrooms).

Kuitpo Forest is situated in the South Mount Lofty Ranges, 45 minutes’ drive from Adelaide, near the township of Meadows.

Race features

  • Breathtaking views
  • Medals for all placegetters
  • Drink stations and nutrition
  • Race hub at Kuitpo Hall
  • World-famous brownies
  • Member-only random draw

UTMB® Index and ITRA events

Index-20K

The long course 21 km event is a UTMB® Index race and ITRA National Challenge event.

The 21 km distance will attract 1 ITRA point. The shorter distances will collect 0 points.

Find out more.

Quick links

Distances and maps (tbc)

Long – 24 km – View course
Medium – 17 km – View course
Short – 11 km – View course
Kids’ 1.5 km

** Routes and maps for this event are subject to frequent change due to forestry logging operations. Check back frequently and download 1-2 days before the event.

Members' super special

On sale until 11.59pm on 7 May.

Only open to members who have taken part in the previous TRSA event.
  • 10km - $25
  • 14km - $30
  • 21km - $35

Early bird

All distances
Until 11.59pm on Sunday 12 May
  • MEMBERS
  • 10km - $30
  • 14km - $35
  • 21km - $40
  • NON-MEMBERS
  • 10km - $40
  • 14km - $45
  • 21km - $50

Standard

All distances
Until 5.00pm on Thursday 30 May
  • MEMBERS
  • 10km - $35
  • 14km - $40
  • 21km - $45
  • NON-MEMBERS
  • 10km - $45
  • 14km - $50
  • 21km - $55

Members’ super special 

Emails containing a discount code for members are normally sent out within 24-hours of the previous event. Please check your junk folder if you can’t see an email from us. We are unable to extend the discount period so get in touch with us quickly if you still can’t find your code.

Kids entry fees

Kids U15 are charged at 50% of standard entry fees.

Name on bib

Want your name on your bib? You must enter by 5.00 pm Thursday 16 May.

Your entry fees cover:

  • Winners’ trophies
  • Electronic timing
  • First aid attendants on course and at finish area
  • A variety of food and hydration at drink stations and finish area
  • Free photography and videography
  • All fees and costs associated with the event

Insurance

It is up to you to ensure that you have adequate insurance in place should you suffer a medical episode or emergency. Personal insurance is not covered by your entry fees. Read our insurance information.

Entry fees and closing dates

You must enter by the final closing time on Thursday 30 May at 5pm

We do not accept late entries for our events.

Start times

21 km run: 8.00 am

14 km run: 8.30 am

10 km run/walk: 8.45 am

Changing your distance

If you wish to change your distance and still want your name printed on your bib, you must change it by 16 May 2024.

To change your distance:

  1. Log back into RaceRoster
  2. Click on the green “Transfer” button on the right hand side of the page.
  3. Make your changes.

Course closure

All runners/walkers must cross the finish line by 11:30 am or receive a DNF. The following paces apply:

  • 21 km runners: 9.34 mins/km
  • 14 km runners: 12.21 mins/km
  • 10 km runners/walkers: 15.00 mins/km


C
utoff times will be strictly enforced.

View our policy and methodology for determining course closures and cutoffs.

Walkers

Welcome! You may take part in the 10 km event only. This is to ensure you are back safely and accounted for by our course closure time.

Race information

Recommended gear

Mandatory:

  • We are cup-free. You must bring your own hydration vessel
  • Mobile phone

Highly recommended:

  • Basic first aid supplies eg thermal blanket, elastic bandage, band aids/blister pack
  • Appropriate clothing for forecasted weather

Keep up to date

Bib pickup

Bib numbers are normally assigned 2-days prior to an event.

All bibs must be picked up from the race hub at Kuitpo Hall on the morning of the event. Please allow enough time to collect your bib before your race.

Drink stations

DS 1 TBC – Water and lollies.

DS 2 TBC – Water and lollies.

DS 3 TBC – Water and lollies.

Timing procedures

Course marking

Learn about our course marking and what to look out for.

Car parking

Depending on entry numbers and ground saturation, parking may be restricted at this event, so we encourage car pooling.

Please follow the signs and directions of volunteer traffic marshals.

Parking on Christmas Hill Road/Tinjella Trail area will be filled first. Overflow parking will be directed to the back of Kuitpo Hall.

Parking around the front of Kuitpo Hall is reserved for committee members, official TRSA supporters and volunteers.

Please allow plenty of time to arrive for your event.

Race photos and video

Photos and our amazing videos are uploaded to our Facebook page shortly after each event.

At the race

Race briefing

The race briefing will be uploaded here.

Results

Preliminary results are available shortly after you’ve crossed the finish line.

Little foresters' run

Sign up your youngster for our short cross country run.

Time: approximately 10.30-11.00am
Cost: Free
How: Go to the registration tent on the day, sign-up and get a great kid’s bib.
Distance: 1-1.5 km
Where: Close to the finish line.

A TRSA committee member or delegate will lead the Little Foresters along the run. We will also have a tail runner in place. However we prefer that all kids are accompanied by an adult.

Kids' event

A range of TRSA merchandise is available. Visit our shop.

Our supporter ioMerino has a range of 2024 On the Trails merchandise. Head to the ioMerino website.

Merchandise

Placegetters for each event will receive a medal. Medal presentations will be shortly after the arrival of the final 3rd placed male & female runner in each event.

The members-only random draw will take place at approximately 11.00 am You must be present or still on-course to receive your prize.

Prizes and random draw

We are a 100% volunteer-led club. Show your support – volunteer and be part of the fun!

Put up your hand and we’ll be in touch.

Volunteering

Join our Trail Running SA Lounge on Facebook and ask the trail community your question.

Contact one of our volunteers if you still can’t find the answer to your question.

Key contacts

  • Race Director: Andy Syed
  • Assistant Race Director: Sebastian Silva Lopez
  • Referee: Michael Tagell

The fine print

In order to enter a Trail Running SA event you must agree to the Trail Running SA Conditions of Entry.

Got a question?