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Date: Sun, 04 September 2016
For google maps directions to the location, click here
This event is in beautiful and mountainous country, thickly forested with tall pine plantations and native woodland. There are panoramic views over Gulf St Vincent and over surrounding plains, and a splashing stream along one stretch of the long course. Good scenery usually involves big hills, and this area is no exception. The hills are high and steep; but the rewards are great as well.
This race is the fourth event in the Trail Running SA Series 2016, although you don’t need to be a series participant to enter – all are welcome.
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.
- 1 x Men’s Pair Salomon Trail Shoes @ $239.99 RRP
- 1 x Women’s Pair Salomon Trail Shoes @ $239.99 RRP
- 1 x S-Lab Advanced skin 12 set pack @ $239.99 RRP
- 1 x S-Lab Park hydro Handset @ $69.99 RRP
- 1 x Soft Flask Hydration 250ml @ $29.99 RRP
- 4 x $50 ioMerino vouchers
- b3 Massage and Movement:
- 3 x 30 min remedial massage vouchers
- Trail Running SA will also be giving away 3x free entry codes to our following event.
- 18.5km long course run
- Before midnight Sunday, 21st of August: $25
- Before entries close Midday (noon) Friday 2nd of September: $32
- 10km medium course run/ walk
- Before midnight Sunday, 21st of August: $15
- Before entries close Midday (noon), Friday 2nd of September: $22
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Head over to the registration page to enter now. There will be no race-day registrations. You must register in advance using the link above.
If you’re interested in helping out on the day, or perhaps you have a family member or friend who might like to volunteer, flick us an email at [email protected].
Cancellations and changes
Do not contact Trail Running SA requesting a cancellation or change until you have read the procedure for cancellations and changes here. Due to the additional workload placed on our volunteers to process each change or cancellation, there will be a $10 fee plus any price difference for changes or cancellations.
Midday, Friday 2nd of September
If you want your name printed on your bib then your entry must be received by Midnight, Sunday 28th of August.
Your age category is calculated according to your age as at 1 May 2016.
Course Map & Closures
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the course maps.
The courses will be marked.
All courses close at 11:00am, giving the following cutoff paces:
- 18.5 km run: closes at 8:30 min/km.
- 10 km run : closes at 9:44 min/km.
- 10 km walk: closes at 15 min /km.
So all participants must reach the second drink station for the 18.5 km course, which is also the sole drink station for the 10 km course, by 10.00AM. Our policy and methodology for determining course closure times is here.
You are free to continue running beyond this; however you will need to time yourself and will need to carry your own water. Be warned also that if you are too slow, signs may be removed before you reach them. If you wish to let us know what time you came in at and have it included in the results, email us at [email protected] after the event.
THE EASY WAY:
Click here for google maps directions
The summit of Mt Hayfield, where there is a clear area inside a Forestry gate, and a forestry track for parking your vehicles. Parking space will be restricted; so car pooling is essential. There is a public carpark where you can offer or obtain a lift in the centre of Yankalilla, in the carparks next to Foodlands and opposite to Foodlands.
Both courses are loops, so they start and finish here.
To get there from the Adelaide direction, go through Yankalilla towards Normanville and continue for 2.5 kms past the centre of Yankalilla, then turn left into Hay Flat Rd. After 14 kms you come to a junction with Range Road. Turn right and continue along Range Road for 2 kms. Then turn right into Springs Rd (signposted). After 2 kms turn right again into Mt Hayfield Rd (also signposted). After another 5 kms you come to the Forestry gate into the start area on your right. Inside this gate, turn right immediately to enter the track where you can park.
If approaching the area from the north, you can take a short cut to the summit via Maple Lane, which turns off Hay Flat Rd, but only if you have a 4WD vehicle. There is a section of this track which is too rough for anything else.
Those travelling from the Victor Harbor direction should travel along Range Road (the road to Cape Jervis), then turn right into Springs Rd as above.
To avoid long queues at the portaloos when you get there, please use a public toilet on the way. There are public toilets in the centres of Inman Valley, Myponga and Yankalilla.
- 18.5 km run at 8:00AM.
- 10 km walk at 8:30AM.
- 10 km run at 9:00AM
At the race
Bib and chip pickup procedure
Bibs will not be mailed out and will be available for pickup on the morning of the event. Please allow sufficient time to pick up your bib and chip. 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.
TRSA is using state of the art electronic timing at its events for safety as well as to provide speedy and accurate results. 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.
- 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 eg 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 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 chip 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.
The signs to look out for:
- Red arrows at turnoffs.
- Black-and-yellow ribbons to warn you that you are approaching a turnoff.
- Red-and-white ribbons to confirm that you’re on the right track.
- Wrong way signs where needed.
- Course divergence signs.
There will be signs placed approximately every 200m. So if you stop seeing signs, go back until you find one.
Drink station and refreshments
Bring your own bottle belts or hydration packs (camelbaks), because there will be no cups of water at the drink stations. For those who forget to bring water containers, soft bottles (at $3.30 each) and small plastic bottles of spring water (at 35c each) will be available for sale at the bib pick-up table. If you have no money on you, take a small bottle and pay later. Whatever happens, ensure that you have a water container with you.
There will be water, fruit, crisps and Maurice’s delicious brownies and protein balls, as well as a commercial coffee van, at the race start/finish.
Will be available immediately. Live scoring will enable you to see your result on a smartphone within minutes of finishing.
Award presentation at approximately 10:45AM. Random draw prizes will be presented at this time. You do not need to hand your bib back to be in the random draw but must be present and must be a Trail Running SA member.
Photos of the location
The Fine Print
Conditions of entry
I am physically fit, in good health, and adequately prepared to participate in this event. I will withdraw if I succumb to any injury or illness from which I have not fully recovered by the time of the event. I realise that I am participating in this event entirely at my own risk, which means that no person or organisation involved in conducting, promoting or supporting the event is liable to me for my injury, illness or death, or any loss or misfortune which may occur as a result of my participation. None of these terms applies if it contravenes any statute. I consent to the free use of my name and images of me in any broadcast, telecast, print publication, email or web page by the organiser and/or event sponsors in relation to the event. I agree to obey the published rules and conditions of this event, as well as any other rules and conditions announced to participants on the day of the event. I agree to obey any directions given to me by any race marshal.
Remember over exertion & inadequate fluid intake can be dangerous. Exercise within your capabilities & drink before, during & after exercising. Wear protective clothing, sunglasses & use SPF 30+. Do not participate if undertrained, unwell or injured.