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Race Information

WELCOME to the 12th Annual 28.7k Run the Great Whitsunday Trail 2018 The 57.4km Ultra and the inaugural 9km Honeyeater Challenge

Weekend Event Schedule – 18/19th August 2018

Entries close on Friday 17th

Saturday 18th August

7.00am - Park Run: Abell Point Marina

3.00pm - 6.00pm - Race pack collection: Western end Airlie Beach Lagoon/Broadwater Ave

 

Sunday 19th August

5.00am – 6.30am - Late race pack collection for 28.7k and 9k Honeyeater Challenge, Airlie Beach Lagoon

 

57.4km Ultra

5.30am - RACE START, Airlie Beach Lagoon

 

28.7km

7.00am - Board bus, Airlie Beach Lagoon for transport to start
7.45am - Race Briefing
8.00am - RACE START

 

9km

9.00am - RACE START, Airlie Beach Lagoon

 

All Races: Finish at the Airlie Beach Lagoon.

Note: All 28.7k runners MUST board the bus at the Lagoon carpark (western end). Private car drop-off is NOT permitted.

There are toilets at the start line.

 

All Runners Finish at the Lagoon:
- Beach or lagoon for a cool dip
- Massage available - $1 per minute
- Pop up bar from 12noon
- BBQ and fruit lunch
- Coffee van
- Play area for kids

 

Presentations: Approximately 2.30pm after last runner has finished

57.4k Ultra Runners (max 50 runners) - Listed by AURA

Entry Fee: $170.00

- In its 2nd year, this event takes you from the finish line to the start line and back to the finish; starting 5.30am at Airlie Beach Lagoon, running the 28.7km course backwards to Brandy Creek, then turning around to return to Airlie Beach.

 

- This event is a tough and challenging run through the Conway Ranges and in some areas will have no radio range.

 

- When you register for this event you will be required to show that you have completed a similar registered event over this distance (or similar) since 2014 to be able to complete the distance in under 8hrs 30min. Event organizers have the right to check the official recorded results from that event.

 

- Cut-off times will be strictly adhered to, especially at the turn-around point (4hrs 15min).

 

- Water stations and toilets are in in some locations but with the difficulty of the track in some areas it may not be possible to have sufficient water, so please carry your own hydration and special fuel requirements. Special requirements, clearly marked, can be taken to the half way point for you.

 

- Remember that this is a National Park so please do not leave litter on the ground – carry it to the next aid station.

 

- SES personnel are stationed throughout the trail and will take care of any emergencies that occur and Qld National Parks rangers have made every effort to make the track surface as safe as possible.

 

- First time runners in this event - We are not trying to make the race "elite". The race is the equivalent of 85km of flat road running, and it is often hot on race day, so may not be suitable for a person's first ever attempt at this distance. We want to discourage runners with no proven race history that might get into difficulties - we have had no fatalities in the history of the shorter distance event, and would prefer to keep it that way. 

 

There are training programs and advice from both Brendan Davies and Jodie Oborne on the training page.
The full course description - Click here
For Event Gear Checklist & Course Notes, Click here.
For any further questions please contact the organisers at info@runwhitsundays.com.au


Register now

28.7k Runners (Max 150 runners)

Entry Fee: $140.00

 

- Starting at 8.00am at Brandy Creek, after a bus ride from Airlie Beach, this event is a challenging run through the Conway Ranges, and finishing at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

 

In some areas there is no radio range. So, in the interest of your safety, you must have completed a similar event or have followed a specific training program and be able to complete the distance in under 5hrs 30min.

 

- Please NOTE: This is not a walking event. Cut-off times at 8k (75min) and 13k (2hr) will be strictly adhered to.

 

- Water stations and toilets are in some locations but with the difficulty of the track in some areas it may not be possible to have sufficient water, so please carry your own hydration and special fuel requirements. requirements

 

- Remember that this is a National Park so please do not leave litter on the ground – carry it to the next aid station.

 

- SES personnel are stationed throughout the trail and will take care of any emergencies that occur and Qld Parks & Wildlife Service have made every effort to make the track surface as safe as possible.

 

- The last 1.7km is on road and finishes at the Airlie Beach Lagoon.

 

- First time runners - We are not trying to make the race "elite". The race is the equivalent of 44km of flat road running (ie a marathon), and it is often hot on race day, so may not be suitable for a person's first ever attempt at this distance. We want to discourage runners with no proven race history that might get into difficulties - we have had no fatalities in the history of the event, and would prefer to keep it that way.

 

There are training programs and advice from both Brendan Davies and Jodie Oborne on the training page.
The full course description - Click Here
For Event Gear Checklist & Course Notes, Click here.
For further information contact the organisers info@runwhitsundays.com.au or phone 0418 768 493


Register now

9km Honeyeater (Lookout) Challenge (Max 50 runners)

Entry Fee: $50.00

 

- Starting and finishing at the Airlie Beach Lagoon, this inaugural event will be a challenge for any newcomer to Trail Running.

 

The course involves some steep climbing on both road and trail, and care is required over the changeable technical terrain.

 

- The race starts at 9am and there is no cut-off time for this event.

 

- Pre-event training is imperative.

 

There are training programs and advice from both Brendan Davies and Jodie Oborne on the training page.
The full course description - Click Here
For Event Gear Checklist & Course Notes, Click here.
For further information contact the organisers info@runwhitsundays.com.au or phone 0418 768 493


Register now

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