|Mandatory Gear List (25K & 50K)|
Minimum 1.0L of water
There will be no cups on course to reduce waste and damage in such a fragile environment. If the weather is hot for the event, we strongly suggest that you take more water than this. There is no shade on the course and you can get caught short on water.
Must be waterproof with sealed/taped seams.
Not phone light
Buff or beanie
Long sleeve thermal top
Must be polypropylene or merino. Not a compression top.
- Compression bandage
Heavy weight crepe bandage not loose crepe.
Muesli bar or chocolate bar or similar. for emergency only, above and beyond your race nutrition
These items are all mandatory, and for your own safety. There will be bag checks to ensure that mandatory items are present.
- Download your checklist here
The mandatory gear list is a requirement for both the 25km & 50km athletes due to the highly unpredictable alpine environment.
What is the net gain
- The net gain of the AAA50km is 1520m.
- The net gain of the AAA25km is 768m
What is the altitude
- The lowest altitude of the 25km & 50km is 1781m above sea level, and the highest is 2228m (Mt Kosciuszko)
Will there be aid stations
- The 50k will have two aid stations – one at Rawson Pass, which you will reach at 17.5km into the run which is a water refill station only, and Charlotte Pass at 26.5km into the run. You will need to be self-sufficient outside of that.
- The 25km will have one aid station at Rawson Pass
What nutrition can we get on course
- The on course hydration will be Endura hydration. There will also be a variety of foods including fruit, lollies, muffins and packets of chips at Charlotte Pass.
What are the cut off times
- The cut off for the 50km is 10 hours.
- There are 2 checkpoint cut offs. Checkpoint 1 is at Charlotte Pass turnaround, participants must make this point in 5hrs and 15mins i.e. 2:15pm. The distance to this checkpoint is 26.5km, and will require participants to average 11.53min/km pace. Checkpoint 2 is the finish line. Participants must make this checkpoint by 7pm, thus giving the last participants through checkpoint 1, 4hrs and 45mins to finish the final 23.5km (i.e. averaging a pace no slower than 12.08min/km).
- The cut off for the 25km is 9.5 hours.
Is there a minimum age
- The minimum age is 18 years for both races.
Is it trail or road
- Other than 2km in and out of Charlotte Village the 25km course is on track (fire trail and well maintained single trail)
- Other than 3km in and out of Charlotte Village and to and from the turn around the 50km course is on track (fire trail and well maintained single trail)
Will it still go ahead in adverse weather conditions
- There may be shortening of the route due to adverse weather conditions, and that is something that the National Parks and Wildlife consultant will make the ruling on. The alpine condition can be closed due to thick fog, or snow, even in March.
What do I have to carry?
- Please download our mandatory gear list HERE
Can I use poles in the race?
- Yes you sure can, however any equipment you start with you must finish with.
Can I stash gear in certain places prior to the race?
- Yes you can have your own drop bag that can be available for you at the aid station at Charlotte Pass.
Is there somewhere to put litter on the course?
- No there isn’t. You will need to carry out what you take in with you. We will have bins at Charlotte Pass bag drop and at Charlotte Village.
What if I need to poop can I use my sock to wipe?
- As this run is in National Park, the issue of human faeces is a tricky one. It is a pristine, delicate alpine environment and there simply cannot be any faeces left on course. We need to abide by the “leave no trace” principles (http://www.lnt.org.au/)
- There are toilets located:
- At Charlotte Pass
- At Rawson Pass
- If you are someone who may have troublesome bowels on a run like this, we suggest you buy a Go Anywhere Toilet Kit (Wag Bag) from an outdoor retailer, or online. Each toilet waste kit is pre-loaded with waste treatment Poo Powder to gel and solidify liquid waste to a solid. Poo Powder encapsulates solid waste (once activated by a liquid), controls odour and contains a decay catalyst to break down solid waste. After using the kit, carry it with you to the next checkpoint where there will be a waste bin for disposal.
- We don’t want anyone having a “one sock run”!!!