Criteria (70km only)
Experience – you will need to have completed at least one trail ultra of 50kms (shorter distances of sufficient difficulty, such as Rollercoaster 43kms, may be accepted, as may fast marathon times and long course triathlons) in the last 18 months…if you’re looking for a good qualifier, we recommend:
Fundraising – we only ask that you set up your runner profile on our everydayhero team and send at least one email to friends and family. Those who wish to drive their fundraising further, will find there are prizes involved!
Entry Fees (medal included):
70km = $100 (discount for AURA members – $90)
40km = $65
Mandatory Gear (70km only)
This is a trail ultramarathon held in a national park in winter. It is of a material distance and carries inherent risks. The below mandatory gear list is a requirement to run on race day. If you are missing items at check-in, you will not be allowed to run.
- Water-proof (taped seams) jacket with hood
- Thermal long-sleeved top (can be worn from start)
- Emergency space blanket
- Mobile phone (with RD’s number in directory)
- Capacity to carry at least 1 litre of water
- Course map (file to be supplied – print and bring either laminated or in waterproof map case)
- 1,000kj of spare food
Extreme Wet/Cold Gear
The race organisers will be monitoring conditions in the lead-up to the race, and may require you to also carry:
- Thermal pants (can be worn from start)
The race is subject to permits and approvals from a number of authorities. Should the race be cancelled due to circumstances resulting in these permits and approvals being withdrawn, no refunds will apply. If you choose to withdraw from the race of your own volition within four weeks of the event date, there will also be no refund applicable. Earlier withdrawals will be subject to a 50% refund. There is a family planning exception to these withdrawal policies applicable to female participants only, whereby in the event of pregnancy, or other significant primary care incidents, the runner is entitled to defer her entry to future years, with a guaranteed spot in the field.