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Date: Sun, 09 August 2015
Arrive 40 minutes to 1 hour before your scheduled start time in order to allow time to pick up your bib.
Click here for google maps directions from your location to the event.
The following prizes will be up for grabs in the random draw:
- I/O Merino are jumping on board and are hooking us up with 2x $100 vouchers*.
- The running company are providing us with 2x vouchers for a pair of Salomon trail shoes to the value of $220 each, and 3x Salomon 500ml soft flasks.**
- Trail Running SA will also be giving away 3x free entry codes to our following event which is in Kuitpo Forest.
These will be random draw prizes so make sure you drop your race bib in the box prior to presentations and stick around for the draw.
*valid until December 31st 2015 and applies to full priced stock only.
**valid until 31/11/2015.
I/O Merino is a local South Australian outdoor and active wear company offering a range of premium Merino wool clothing and accessories. Their mission is to make the world’s softest, most comfortable and highest performing superfine Merino thermal layers to help you enjoy your outdoor adventures more. Especially during those cold winter trail runs! They are also offering a 20% discount for Trail Running SA runners – use the code TRSA20.
The Running Company
This race passes through really majestic landscape, consisting of rugged hills and valleys, all thickly wooded. For several kilometres you run along ridge tops from which you get sweeping views of the Mt Lofty Ranges in one direction, and the Adelaide plains in another. Most of the two longer courses, and all of the short one, are on fire access tracks which are hilly but easy going underfoot, allowing you to enjoy the scenery and chat to other runners. But the longer courses include a steep and challenging deviation over the summit of Mt Misery (528m). So you can enjoy this event either as a serious race or as a casual fun run.
Head over to the registration page to enter now. Entries close midday Friday 7th of August. Early bird registrations end on 31st July. 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].
Friday noon, Friday 7th of August.
Will be available shortly after the race.
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the course maps.
The courses will be marked.
- 24 km run at 8.00 a.m.
- 16 km run at 8.15 a.m.
- 8 km run/walk at 8.30 a.m.
Award presentations at approximately these times: 10.00 a.m. for the 8 km runners, at 10.45 for the 16 km runners, and at 11.30 for the 24 km runners.
The 24 km course will close at 8.5min/km, i.e. 12:25pm. You are welcome to continue running beyond this, however you will need to time yourself and will need to carry your own water. 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.
- 8 km Run / Walk
- Standard entry until noon, Friday 7th of August: $15
- 16 km Run
- Standard entry until noon, Friday 7th of August: $20
- 24 km Run
- Standard entry until noon, Friday 7th of August: $25
Race number bibs
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. 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.
Croft Rd car park, opposite Anderson Hill (formerly Yangoora) Winery, and 2.3 kms west of the intersection of Croft Rd and Fox Creek Rd. There is parking space at this location. Croft Rd, Fox Creek Rd and Anderson Hill (formerly Yangoora) Winery are shown in street directories.
- From the South-Eastern Freeway, take the Woodside-Balhannah turnoff. In Woodside, take the signposted turnoff to the left, along Tiers Rd, to Lenswood. When you reach Lenswood, turn left then right immediately, into Cold Store Rd. Ignoring turnoffs to left and right along the way, follow this to the intersection with Croft Rd. Then turn left.
From the bottom of the Freeway (where it joins Portrush and Cross Rds), it’s 38 km to the race start. Allow 40 minutes to get there.
- From Athelstone shopping centre, Gorge Rd, follow Gorge Rd to Cudlee Creek. Continue after passing the hotel on the left. Immediately after The Cudlee Cafe on the left, fork right into the Lobethal road, and after a kilometre, turn right into Fox Creek Rd, then right again into Croft Rd.
It’s 28 kms to the race start from the Woolworths shopping centre Athelstone. Allow 35 minutes.
To avoid long queues at the portaloos when you get there, please use a public toilet on the way. There are some on every approach route, listed as follows:
- Athelstone: the BP service station on Gorge Rd, and Foxfield Oval on Maryvale Rd.
- Woodside: opposite the turnoff to Lenswood, which is Tiers Rd. On the south side of the Woodside Hotel.
- Cudlee Creek: by the junction of Gorge Rd and Redden Drive, which is the signposted turnoff to Gorge Wildlife Park, and (if you’re coming from Adelaide) just after the Cudlee Creek Tavern.
- Lenswood: on the north side of the road from Norton Summit, 900 m west of the junction of Lobethal Rd with Cold Store Rd.
- Lobethal: on Bartholomew St, just off Main Street, and another on Main Street, opposite the turnoff to Woodside Rd.
There is plenty of thick scrub by the race start. There are toilets behind the Anderson Hill Winery restaurant, but the owners don’t want too many people to use them.
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.
- 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.
At the finish line
- Make sure that your bib number is clearly visible.
- Pass through the finish shute once only, and only if you have a valid bib number.
- Please make sure that your bib number has been recorded before you exit the shute.
Drink station and refreshments
There will be a water station servicing all 3 courses at the intersection of the Mawson and Heysen Trails, which is 3.5 kms from the race start. This is the half-way point on the short course; while the longer-course runners pass this point on the way out and on the way back.
There will be another water station on Koch Track servicing all three courses. It’s two kms from the finish of the 8 km and 16 km courses.
For the longest course, there will be a water station at the Fox Creek Rd car park, about 3.5 kms from the finish.
Please bring your own bottle belts or hydration packs (camelbaks), because the supply of cups will be very limited. Some people like hand-held bottles; but you may need your hands for the scramble up to and down from Mt Misery on the longer courses.
There will be water, fruit, a BBQ with eggs and sausages, and the Race Director’s delicious brownies and protein balls, as well as a commercial coffee van, at the race start/finish.
After the event
Anderson Hill Winery serves pizza, wine, coffee and cheese platters in a glass-sided room and outdoor area with beautiful views, where wine at cellar door prices is available. This is open on weekends only, from 11 a.m. onwards for drinks, and from 12.00 for food as well. It may get very busy after this.
There is The Cudlee Cafe in Cudlee Creek for those returning home that way.
There is the Lobethal Bakery and Providore Cafe in the main street of Woodside for those returning that way.