Results & Photos
- Photos and Videos
- Sturt Gorge 2021 - Medium and Long Course Start
- Sturt Gorge 2021 - River Crossing Album 1
- Sturt Gorge 2021 - River Crossing Album 2
- Sturt Gorge 2021 - River Crossing Album 3
- Sturt Gorge 2021 - River Crossing Album 4
- Sturt Gorge 2021 - Squid Race
- Sturt Gorge 2021 - Lakeview Track
- Sturt Gorge 2021 - Walk the Dog Track
- Sturt Gorge 2021 - Start Finish Area
- Sturt Gorge 2021 - Run to the Finish
- Sturt Gorge 2021 - Finish
- Sturt Gorge 2021 - Presentations
Date: Sun, 06 June 2021
ENTRIES CLOSED – SORRY NO ON THE DAY ENTRIES (EXCEPT SQUIDS RUN ENTRANTS)
The Sturt Gorge event incorporates the multi-use Craigburn Farm and Sturt Gorge Recreation Park trails. We have designed three awesome and varied courses, which take runners on beautifully designed and constructed tracks, through typical Australian bushland with fantastic views of the Park and its valleys. You’ll Walk the Dog, stick to the single track on Sticks and Stones, find Horners Corners, run the River Trail and descend De Rose before traversing Tapa Turrungka Trail to make your way back to the finish line. This year we’re also introducing a Sturt Gorge Squids’ run so the little ones can enjoy some Surf n’ Turf and have a taste of some gentle Sturt Gorge single track.
Sturt Gorge Squids’ Run
This year we’re also introducing a Sturt Gorge Squids’ run so the little ones can enjoy some Surf n’ Turf and have a taste of some gentle Sturt Gorge single track. There is no need to register for this, just turn up on the day and pick up a custom squids’ bib from the registration tent. The course will be well marked with marshals at each turn. It is up to adults whether they accompany kids on course.
- Early bird until midnight, Sunday May 23, 2021
- 20 km run: $28
- 13 km run: $24
- 6 km run/walk: $20
- Before entries close 5pm, Thursday June 3, 2021
- 20 km run: $35
- 13 km run: $30
- 6 km run/walk: $25
- Kids under 15 (must be participating with an adult): $12. For Trail Running SA’s policy for under 18’s click here.
- There is no charge for the Squids’ run.
- 20 km run at 8:00 a.m.
- 13 km run at 8:30 a.m.
- 6 km run/walk at 9:00 a.m.
- 1.5 km Sturt Gorge Squids Kids’ race at 10:15 a.m.
Random Draw Prizes and Presentations
Presentations will be held at 10:30 a.m. Trail Running SA members will be eligible for the following random draw prizes to be drawn at the presentation. Joining Trail Running SA is easy and costs only $10. Click here for more info on membership.
Trail Running SA Supporters at Sturt Gorge: tba
The Trail Running SA team & how to volunteer
Key volunteer roles for this event:
- Race Director: Claire
- Assistant Race Director: Bonnie
We rely on a volunteer committee 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 the button below and complete the form. All assistance is welcome. Thanks!
- Are you a newcomer to Trail Running SA? 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 get in touch if you have any more questions.
- Join the Trail Running SA lounge on Facebook – a friendly place for our community to keep each other updated, ask for advice, and anything else in Trail Running in SA related.
Click this link to be taken to the Gate in Google maps.
Parking at the event
We have secured access to Craigburn Rd beyond the national parks gate for event parking and the parking plan has been revamped from last year. Please continue along Craigburn Rd past the Blackwood Football Club and you will be directed where to park by volunteer marshals. Please follow their instructions and do not park until you receive instructions from a volunteer marshal.
There will be plenty of parking along this road so don’t be tempted to park at an earlier location -we don’t want to wear out our welcome with residents in the area. There is strictly NO PARKING in the St Peters Lutheran School/Church car park. For google map directions straight to the the first car parking marshal, click here. Follow their instructions from there.
The event will start from inside Craigburn Rd, with all runners asked to enter via this gate and walk down to the start line, via the portaloos.
- Your age category is calculated according to your age as at 1st January 2021.
- Sunday May 23: Early bird prices end at midnight
- Wednesday May 26: Get your entry in by 5pm to guarantee your name will be printed on your bib.
- Thursday June 3: Entries close at 5pm. There will be no race-day registrations.
Cancellations and changes
If you need to cancel or amend your entry, please head over to our FAQ page and fill out the relevant form.
Check out our merchandise at our online store. You can order online and pickup at the event. Limited stock is available at the event.
Course Map & Closures
Course maps are at the bottom of this page. The courses will be well marked. See the TRSA Routes page for information on how to download the GPX files.
Our policy and methodology for determining course closure times is here. All courses close at 11:00 a.m., giving the following cutoff paces:
- 20 km run: closes at 9.00 min/km.
- 13 km run: closes at 11:32 min/km.
- 6 km run/walk: closes at 20:00 min/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.
There are toilets located at the start.
- Bring your own bottle belt or hydration pack – there are no cups of water at the drink stations or the finish line.
- Mobile phone. We recommend adding the first aid number 0491 017 636 to your phone. This number is also written on the back of your bib.
At the race
There will be a drop bag tent at this event in an area adjacent to the registration tent.
Bib pickup procedure
Electronic timing bibs will not be mailed out and will be available for pickup at the event. Please allow sufficient time to pick up your bib with chip attached. 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.
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 as you will need it for the next step.
- Advise the registration desk volunteer of your bib number and they will hand it over. Help yourself to safety pins if you need them.
- If any of your entry details are wrong e.g. your name, category or gender, or you are changing races, proceed to the “REGISTRATION MANAGER” area.
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.
There will be first-aiders in attendance. If in need of serious first aid whilst on the course please ring the first-aid number on 0491 017 636 (this number is also printed on your bib). In an emergency, ring 000. For cuts and other minor treatment please see the first-aiders in the start / finishing area.
Drink station and refreshments
Bring your own bottle belts or hydration packs because there will be no cups of water at the drink stations or at the finish line. There will be aid stations on course, which will have water and lollies and in keeping with TRSA’s COVID-safe plan, volunteers will re-fill all water bottles and hand out lollies using tongs. The same applies at the finish line with fruit and brownies also on offer. Please use the hand sanitizer provided and wait for volunteers to hand you what you’re after.
John from The Coffee Run will be there to with his usual coffee van, offering a 50c discount if you bring your own cup.
Squids’ run – 1.6 km, 24 m elevation
Short course – 6 km, 124 m elevation
Medium course – 13 km, 335 m elevation
Long course – 20 km, 545 m elevation