Mount Crawford

With beautiful tree lined avenues for our start/finish, the crowd-pleasing boardwalk and distances for all abilities, this event is sure not to disappoint.

Sunday 4 August, 2024

Race description

Welcome to the traditional lands of the northern Peramangk people known as the Tarrawata.

Mount Crawford Forest is managed for sustainable wood production, while also providing for native flora and fauna conservation.

Land was first purchased for forestry at Mount Crawford in 1909, with commercial plantings beginning in 1914 and continuing to expand until the 1960s. Many of the original plantations have since been clear felled and replanted.

With beautiful tree lined avenues for our start/finish, the crowd-pleasing boardwalk and distances for all abilities, this is event is sure not to disappoint.

Mount Crawford is just an hour’s drive from the city but many of our runners choose to make a weekend of it and book a campsite.

Race features

  • Diverse and fun trails within forestry areas
  • All new 2024 courses
  • Long boardwalks
  • Medals for all placegetters
  • Drink stations and nutrition
  • World-famous brownies
  • Member-only random draw

UTMB® Index and ITRA events


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

The long course will attract 1 ITRA point. The shorter distances will collect 0 points.

Find out more.

Quick links

Distances and maps

Long – 24 km – 708 M elevation – Map
Medium – 17 km – 470 M elevation –  Map
Short – 11 km – 285 M elevation – Map
Kids – 1.5 km

Members' super special

On sale from Noon 7 July until 11.59pm on 9 July.

Only open to members who have taken part in the TRSA Mt Misery event.
  • Short - $25
  • Medium - $30
  • Long - $35

Early bird

All distances
Until 11.59pm on Sunday 14 July
  • Short - $30
  • Medium - $35
  • Long - $40
  • Short - $40
  • Medium - $45
  • Long - $50


All distances
Until 5.00pm on Thursday 1 August
  • Short - $35
  • Medium - $40
  • Long - $45
  • Short - $45
  • Medium - $50
  • Long - $55

Members’ super special 

Emails containing a discount code for members are normally sent out within 24-hours of the previous event. Please follow these instructions 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 18 July.

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


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 1 August 2024 at 5pm

We do not accept late entries for our events.

Start times

Long run: 7.30 am

Medium run: 8.00 am

Short run/walk: 8.30 am

Changing your distance

You can now easily change your distance yourself on Race Roster. This must be done by 5.00 pm on the Thursday before the race.

If you still want your name printed on your bib, you must change it by 18 July 2024.

Cancelling your entry

If you need to cancel, please complete the form by registration final closing time.

Note: we cannot process transfers from one On-The-Trails event to another – please cancel and then book the preferred event.

Course closure

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

  • Long course runners: 9:54 mins/km
  • Medium course runners: 12:19 mins/km
  • Short course runners/walkers: 16:21 mins/km


Cutoff times will be strictly enforced.

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


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

Race information

Recommended gear


  • 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 rego area at Mount Crawford on the morning of the event. Please allow enough time to collect your bib before your race.

Drink stations

Water and lollies will be at all stations.

DS 1 In – medium & long – 4.3 km.

DS 1 Out – long 11.5 km

DS 2 – medium 8.00 km, long 15.2 km

DS 3 – short 5.6, medium 11.6 km, long 18.80 km

Timing procedures

Course marking

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

Car parking and car pooling

** Car pooling is encouraged. **

Entrance to the parking area from Forties Road, off Warren Road.

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.


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

Junior speedsters 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 junior mountaineers 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.


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.


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: Jim Yates
  • Assistant Race Director: Ruth Fernandez
  • 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?