Results & Photos
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Date: Sun, 05 August 2018
Registrations for this event are now closed. We are unable to process late registrations – no exceptions, sorry! The next event is the Mt. Crawford Challenge on September 9 – registrations are now open.
The Kuitpo Forest event is the third race in the 2018 TRSA Series, although you don’t need to be a series competitor to enter – all are welcome. For more information on the series, click here.
With 3 courses in 2018, 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 and Wallabies 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, Wallabies, Birds.
- Medals for 1st 3 male & female runners in each event.
- Points in the TRSA 2018 series for all finishers.
- 4 water stations along the 24 km course, 3 water stations along the 16km course and 1 water station along the 10km course.
- Random draw prizes.
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.
- Salomon and Suunto: 1 x Suunto Spartan Trainer WHR – RRP $399.95, 2 x Salomon shoe voucher – RRP $239.99 ea, 1 x Salomon Adv Skin 12 Pack – RRP $279.95 1 x Salomon Pulse Handheld – RRP $69.99, 1 x Salomon 500 ml Soft Flask – RRP $39.99
- Form Physiotherapy: 1 x Run Fit session voucher, 3 x 45min strength session vouchers
- ioMerino: 4 x $50 vouchers
- Groovy Gaitors: 4 x Groovy Gaitors
- TRSA: 3 x entries to Mt Crawford
Click here for more information on eligibility and rules for the random draw.
- Before entries close Midday (noon) Friday, 3rd of August 2018
- 24 km run: $36
- 16 km run: $31
- 10 km run/walk: $27
- Kids under 15 (must be participating with an adult) – 9km only: $12. For Trail Running SA’s policy for under 18’s click here.
- 24 km run at 7:30
- 16 km run at 8:15 a.m.
- 10 km run/walk at 8:45 a.m.
Post in the Trail Running SA Lounge on Facebook to organise your carpool with others.
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 1st January 2018.
- Sunday, 29th of July 2018: Get your entry in by midnight to guarantee your name will be printed on your bib.
- Midday (noon) Friday, 3rd of August 2018: Entries close at midday. There will be no race-day registrations.
Cancellations and changes
Please read our procedure for cancellations and changes before contacting us for a cancellation or change. There is a $10 fee plus any price difference for changes or cancellations.
The Trail Running SA team & how to volunteer
Key volunteer roles for this event:
- Race Director: Maurice
- Race Referee: Steve
- Assistant Race Director 1: Robyn
- Assistant Race Director 2: Pauline
- Safety Officer: 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 three 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.
Simply order and pay when you enter Kuitpo Forest, and pick it up from the merch tent once you have collected your bib at the event.
ioMerino Trail Running SA 2018 Series tees
You guys loved our official 5 Peaks tops so much, we’ve teamed up with ioMerino again to deliver an official 2018 Trail Series T-shirt for you. So whether you run one, some or all of the events in the series, this is the bragging rights T-shirt for you! Remember, these are no ordinary cotton or synthetic T-shirts, but ethically made, 83% natural merino, high-performance thermal T-shirts.
These Tees are perfect for running in all sorts of weather and will keep you warm when it’s cold, but can be worn well into the warmer weather as well so you’re sure to get plenty of use out of them.
Click the button below to order via the ioMerino website. Get your order in by Friday, 27th of July to make sure that you get it in time for Kuitpo.
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.
Our policy and methodology for determining course closure times is here. All courses close at 11:00am, giving the following cutoff paces:
- 24 km run: closes at 9:00min/km.
- 16 km run: closes at 10:39min/km.
- 10 km run / walk: closes at 14:24min/km..
Please enter our short course events only. This is to ensure that you are back safely before course closure.
We don’t time the walking event separately – you can walk or walk/run.
If you are a slower runner doing the longer distances, check the cutoff paces above.
Start/Finish Location (New Location)
The easy way: Click here for directions in google maps
All courses are loops, so 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, noting the start/finish location has changed for 2018:
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.
- Please carry a mobile phone.
- The first aid and emergency phone number is printed on the back of your bib.
- Please notify the race director or TRSA registration desk if you withdraw from the course.
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
All electronic timing bibs must be picked up at the event. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the event start time in order to collect your bib. Find out more about collecting your bibs.
Chip timing procedure
Learn about our timing procedures.
Beware of slippery patches on the tracks. Bare, packed, earth covered by green moss may be very slippery.
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
There will be 4 water stations on the long course (at 7.5km, 11.5km, 15.5km and 20km), 3 water stations along the medium course (at 4km, 8km and 12.5km) and 1 water station along the short course (at 4km).
Bring your own bottle belts or hydration packs (camelbaks), because there will be no cups of water at the drink stations. Soft bottles and bottles of water will be available for sale at the registration table.
There will be water, fruit, crisps and Maurice’s delicious brownies, as well as a commercial coffee van, at the race start/finish.
New to Trail Running SA?
Welcome! Our frequently asked questions page has a bunch more information about what to expect and how we operate so please take a look there, and reach out if you have any more questions.
Photos, Videos and Results from last year
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The Fine Print
In order to enter a Trail Running SA event you must agree to the Trail Running SA conditions of Entry.