Results & Photos
- Photos and Videos
- Cobbler Creek 2022 VIDEO
- Cobbler Creek 2022 Kids Race
- Cobbler Creek 2022 All Courses Approach To Finish Vol 2
- Cobbler Creek 2022 All Courses Approach To Finish Vol 1
- Cobbler Creek 2022 Rock Climb Medium and Long Course
- Cobbler Creek 2022 Foot Bridge Short Course Vol 2
- Cobbler Creek 2022 Foot Bridge Short Course Vol 1
- Cobbler Creek 2022 Creek Crossing Medium Vol 2
- Cobbler Creek 2022 Creek Crossing Medium Vol 1
- Cobbler Creek 2022 Along the Creek Long Course
- Cobbler Creek 2022 First Fire Trail Long Course
- Cobbler Creek 2022 Start Area
- Cobbler Creek 2022 Start Short Course
- Cobbler Creek 2022 Start Medium Course
- Cobbler Creek 2022 Start Long Course
Date: Sun, 06 November 2022
We are excited to have Cobbler Creek as our Trail Championship event for 2022. With magnificent views, a beautiful creek line and extensive shared use bike and running trails, this event will definitely not disappoint.
There will be three distances on offer, and with only moderate elevation and plenty of fast runnable single track it suits both novice and experienced runners alike. But do not be fooled by the fast banked bike tracks, with courses designed by long-time local trail runner Lachlan Miller you can rest assured that there are some sneaky technical sections in there somewhere.
The courses take in just about the whole park, with a couple of creek crossings to join the tracks. Keep your eye out for the seldom seen local kangaroos as you climb up Porosa Hill to the old Teakle Ruins and take in the views to the coast while descending the single tracks.
We also will have a kids’ run at this event. There is no need to register for this, just turn up on the day and pick up a 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.
To learn more about Cobbler Creek Recreation park, you can visit National Parks and Wildlife Services SA website by clicking here
- Magnificent scenery
- Beautifully designed and constructed trails
- Three course distances: 23km, 16km and 9km
- Medals for the first three male and female runners in each event
- Free kids’ course
Early Bird Prices (until midnight Sunday 23rd October 2022):
- Long Course – $35.00
- Medium Course – $30.00
- Short Course – $25.00
Standard Prices (until entries close, 5pm Thursday 3rd November 2022):
- Long Course – $40.00
- Medium Course – $35.00
- Short Course – $30.00
- Kids U/15 – $12.00 regardless of which event they do
- Note: as per TRSA policy, all children under 15 must be under the supervision of an adult. It is up to the adult how to define what supervision extends to
- Long Course – 7:00am
- Medium Course – 7:45am
- Short Course – 8:30am
- Kids’ Course – 10:30am
There is no need to register for this, just turn up on the day and pick up a custom 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.
Presentations and Random Draw Prizes
Presentations will be at 10:45am and Trail Running SA members will be eligible for random draw prizes. Joining Trail Running SA is easy and costs only $15. Click here for more information on membership.
Our generous supporters have the following donations to add to the prizes on offer for our members:
ioMerino – gift certificates
On Running – 2 pairs of shoes
Orange Mud – selected merchandise
Thir Headwear – headwear (buff/hat)
Snowys Outdoor – selected merchandise
Key volunteer roles for this event:
- Race Director: Justin Parise
- Assistant Race Director: Jim Yates
We rely on a volunteer committee and need 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 volunteer form. All assistance is welcome. Thanks!
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Trail Running SA has a range of merchandise available via the online store. You can order online for pickup at the event. There will also be limited stock available at the event.
To purchase merchandise click here
Your age category is calculated according to your age as at 1st January 2022.
- Early Bird prices end date: Midnight Sunday 23 October 2022
- Final entry date for bib names: 5pm Wednesday 26 October 2022
- Final entry date: 5pm Thursday 3 November 2022
Note: There will be no race-day registrations.
Cancellations and Changes
If you need to cancel or amend your entry, please head over to our Registration Information page and fill out the relevant form. Please note that we do not offer transfers to other events.
See the Trail Running SA routes page for information on how to download the GPX files.
Kids’ Course – distance, elevation and GPX files to be confirmed
To view our policy and methodology for determining course closure times click here. All courses close at 11:00am, giving the following cut-off paces:
- Long Course – 10:26 min/km
- Medium Course – 12:11 min/km
- Short Course – 16:40 min/km
Welcome! We permit walkers into the shortest distance only. This is to ensure that everyone is back safely and accounted for in time for presentations. Although we ask during registration whether you are walking or running, we don’t time the walking event separately to the running event. You can run if you like too.
If you are a slower runner doing the longer distances, check the cut-off paces above.
Carparking will be at the western side of The Grove Shopping Centre carpark in the area marked in green in the image below. Please enter The Grove Shopping Centre carpark via the Aeolian Drive entrance opposite Fasta Pasta here.
We ask runners not to park in the:
- Village Hotel carpark as it is outside the GGV area
- The small number of carparks next to the Car Wash
- The McDonald’s carpark
- For safety reasons, please do not park on The Grove Way
Participants will then walk approximately 500 to 600m to the race start/finish park entrance. The new start location will be near the top of Cobbler Creek Recreation Park on the northern side of the up track of The Grove Way (enter via Gate 9): click here for Google Maps directions. There will be marshals to guide participants from the carpark to the start location.
There will be First Aid staff 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 Aid staff at the start/finish 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 and our friends from the Lion’s Club will be offering their brilliant BBQ selection again so bring an appetite and donate to a good cause.
Bring your own bottle belt, collapsible drinking cup or hydration pack as there are no cups of water at the drink stations.
Mobile phone. We recommend adding the first aid number 0491 017 636. This numbers is also written on the back of your bib.
There will be drop bag tent at this event.
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. You do not need to look up your bib number before the event, but if you want to, click here
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.
Check that your information is correct on your online entry and when you arrive on event day:
- Head over 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.
- 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 incorrect (e.g. 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 timing officials have is correct, so they 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 at waist height to the outside front of whatever top you will be wearing and ensure it stays there 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 and stay in order in the finish chute until you are past the backup cameras.
- Race number bibs are disposable and 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 bib 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.
Beware of slippery patches on the tracks. Bare, packed, earth covered by green moss may be very slippery. Carry your phone on you when running as it could be critical if you get lost or injured.
The course marking signs to look out for during the race:
- 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.
Results from last year
To see the results from last year click here
The Fine Print
In order to enter a Trail Running SA event you must agree to the Trail Running SA conditions of Entry.