Peaks & Trails Run 2018

Saturday 4th August 2018

Royal Mail Hotel: 98 Parker Street, Dunkeld, Australia

Trail running


Activities

  • Running-Ultra Marathon - Individual Age group/open
  • Running-26km - Individual Age group/open
  • Running-22km - Individual Age group/open
  • Running-11km - Individual Age group/open
  • Running-6.4km - Individual Age group/open
  • Running-6.4km - Child
  • Running-Mt Abrupt Challenge - Individual Age group/open
  • Kids Dash-1km - Individual Age group/open

Description

Peaks & Trails is a picturesque run starting and finishing in the heart of Dunkeld, Victoria.

The weekend offers something for all levels of trail enthusiast with access to beautiful Southern Grampians trails and a number of private trails normally inaccessible to the public.

Saturday kicks off the event weekend with a 6.2km Mt Abrupt Challenge. Sunday hosts  the 50km, 26km, 22km, 11km and 6.4km trail runs plus kids dash.

Event details and schedule

The 6.4km trail, whilst not technical in nature will require vigilance and will consist predominately of grass trails and river flats. 

The 11km trail will be more varied in terrain and will include some undulations with a challenging 2.5km mid-section. This trail presents a good challenge for those transitioning from road to trail. 

The 22km, 26km and 50km trails will encounter all track surfaces as listed above. The 22km runners summit Mt Picaninny (422m) whilst 26km runners summit both Mt Sturgeon (548m) and Mt Picaninny (422m). 50km runners will summit Mt Sturgeon (548m), Mt Picaninny (422m) and Mt Abrupt (827m). 

Mt Abrupt Challenge runners will test themselves against the rugged terrain of Mt Abrupt (827m). Starting at the Mt Abrupt carpark, runners will climb 3.1km, with a total elevation gain of 430m to the summit of Mt Abrupt before retracing their steps back to the carpark. Due to the nature of the trail, this will be a staggered start. Runners will be given a 4.5hr start time window. Marshals will be present on course for official times to be logged. This challenge will provide runners with a perfect warm up for an action packed Sunday. Ultra runners may choose this option to gain a glimpse of what lies ahead.

 

Event Check In

Event Briefing

Event Start Time

SAT 4th AUGUST

 

6.2km Mt Abrupt Challenge

Starting from 10:00am

Latest check in at 2:30pm

NA

10:00am onwards staggered start times

Pre-Race Pasta Night

NA

NA

6pm

SUN 5th AUGUST

 

50km

6:00am

6:45am

7:00am

26km

7:30am

8:15am

8:30am

22km

7:30am

8:15am

8:30am

11km

8:45am

9:20am

9:30am

6.4km

8:45am

9:35am

9:45am

Kids Dash

9:50am

NA

10:00am

12:30pm Presentations

All courses have been measured using GPS technology. However, distances may vary slightly depending on track approvals and in the event of extreme weather conditions. The course will be marked and all efforts will be made to make it easy to follow. Track surfaces will vary significantly throughout the course to include river flats, open woodland, technical loose rocky single trail, 4WD track, sand, tree roots and everything in between. Being August, expect mud, water and slippery conditions. Don’t expect to see much bitumen!

THINGS TO KNOW

REGISTRATION

There are NO registrations accepted on the day for all distances. Online entries close at 11pm Tuesday 31st July.

Participants are encouraged to enter online early as entry caps will apply. Please follow our Facebook page to keep up to date on these details.

LIMITED ENTRIES

Due to the nature of certain sections along the trail, entry numbers will be capped and there will be no registrations on the day.  Total entries for the two day program will be limited to approximately 350 runners.  Peaks & Trails Inc., in consultation with Parks Victoria and private landholders, will monitor numbers and will close entries on any distance deemed to have reached maximum capacity.  Participant safety is paramount. Please follow our Facebook page to keep up to date with these details.

QUALIFICATION / ENTRY REQUIREMENT

There are no qualification requirements for the 6.4km or 11km events. The 22km, 26km & 50km trails do not have strict entry requirements, however the following is a guide for those considering entering these distances.

-          22km & 26km trails within 4hrs 45mins

-          50km trail within 10hrs

Cut off times will be strictly enforced by the course marshal on the day.

MANDATORY GEAR

A mandatory gear list will be put in place for the Mt Abrupt Challenge, 22km, 26km & 50km trail events. Best case scenario, runners will be required to carry only mobile phone, compression bandage and capacity to carry 500mls of water.

However runner safety is paramount and in the event of high risk weather conditions, the full mandatory gear list below may be enforced. Please follow our Facebook page to keep up to date with these details.

  • Mobile phone
  • Compression bandage
  • Capacity to carry 500ml water
  • Water / wind proof jacket with sealed seams
  • Long sleeve thermal top
  • Emergency space blanket
  • Whistle
  • Personal medical needs eg, asthma pump
  • Beanie or buff
  • Thermal gloves

CAR PARKING

Car parking is available within close proximity to the start/finish area which is located 100metres from the main street of Dunkeld. Please be aware of road closures and abide by signage for the safety of all participants, volunteers and spectators.

Limited parking will be available at the Mt Abrupt Carpark on Saturday 4th August for the Mt Abrupt Challenge. Car-pooling from the town centre would be advised.

REFUND POLICY / TRANSFERS

No refund will be given to runners who withdraw prior to the event.  However entries may be transferred to another entrant. A transfer fee of $10 will be charged.

WAIVER

A legal requirement for all participants is the signing of the Peaks & Trails Inc. insurance waiver. It is essential that this be read in full prior to the event. Your understanding of the waiver will be acknowledged when registering online. Participants will also be required to sign the waiver on race day at check-in. Parent / Guardians will need to read and sign a waiver on behalf of any minors participating in the Peaks & Trails Run.

Organised by

Peaks & Trails Inc.

7432 Glenelg Highway, Dunkeld

Phone: 0417 312 089

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