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Race Information (updated Sept19)

WELCOME to the 13th Annual 28.7k Run the Great Whitsunday Trail 2019; the 3rd Annual 57.4k Ultra; and the 2nd Annual 10.5k Honeyeater Challenge

 

 

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Weekend Event Schedule – 12/13 September 2020 

Online Registration closes on 11th September 2020

Early Bird Discount closes 5th July 2020

 


Saturday 12th September

7.00am - Park Run: Coral Sea Marina (aka Abell Poiunt Marina)

3.00pm - 6.00pm - Race pack collection and merchandise tents:


Sunday 13th September

5.00am – 6.00am - Late race pack collection - 28.7k  Honeyeater Challenge,


57.4km Ultra

5.00am - RACE START,


28.7km

6.30am - Board bus,
7.15am - Race Briefing
7.30am - RACE START


NOTE: All 28.7k runners MUST board the bus at the. Private car drop-off is NOT permitted.  There will be toilets at the start line.

NOTE: All runners in all distances, MUST return to the Airlie to be checked off.  We do not want to be sending out a search party.

 

10.5km Honeyeater Challenge

7.30am - RACE START, Airlie


All Races: Finish at the Airlie. 

All Runners FINISH at the Airlie:
- Beach or lagoon for a cool dip
- Massage available - $1 per minute
- fruit will provided post race for all competitors.
- Coffee van
- Play area for kids

Presentations and Random Draw: As soon as possible after each event is completed.

 

ALL COMPETITORS, ALL EVENTS MUST READ THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION(keep checking for updates)

 

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

Entry Fee:  Early Bird $160

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- In its 3rd year, this event takes you from the finish line to the start line and back to the finish; starting 5.00am at Airlie Lagoon, running the 28.7km course  to Brandy Creek, then turning around to return to Airlie Lagoon.


- 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 2018 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). If you withdraw at that point, you will be transported back to Airlie Lagoon.


- 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.  If you are injured in the trail, make sure you tell another runner so that SES will know to come to your assistance.  There will also be tail walkers to make sure everyone gets out of the trail.


- 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. Make sure you click the following links below for more relevant and important information.


There are training programs and advice from 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

 

28.7k Runners (Max 150 runners)

Entry Fee: $140.00  (Early Bird $130)

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- Starting at 7.30am at Brandy Creek, after a bus ride from Airlie Beach, this event is a challenging run through the Conway Ranges, and finishing at Airlie 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. If you are turned back by the SES - return to the start gate and you will be transported back to Airlie Beach.


- 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.  If you are injured in the trail, make sure you tell another runner so that SES will know to come to your assistance.  There will also be tail walkers to make sure everyone gets out of the trail.


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


- 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.

 

Make sure you click the links below for all the relevant for more important race information


The full course description - Click Here
For Event Gear Checklist & Course Notes, Click here.
For further information contact the organisers info@runwhitsundays.com.au

10.5km Honeyeater (Lookout) Challenge (Max 50 runners)

Entry Fee: $60.00  (early bird $50)

Register now    

- Starting and finishing at the Airlie, this event will be a challenge for any newcomer to Trail Running, but it is worth it all when you find the lookout which will give you a magnificent view (so maybe take your camera!)


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


- The race starts at 7.30am and there is no cut-off time for this event.


- Pre-event training is imperative.


Please click the links below for more relevant and important information
The full course description - Click Here
For Event Gear Checklist & Course Notes, Click here.
For further information contact the organisers info@runwhitsundays.com.au 

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