|On Event Day|
- Race briefing will be 30 min prior to start at Perisher Ski Tube (50k start line)
- Shuttle bus provided from finish to start prior to the event and a few trips back to the start every 2 hours (more details soon)
- Participants must be self sufficient, with refuel opportunities (water, electrolytes, lollies, muffins) and drop bags at 3 points to be advised. If weather is cold, we will supply soup at Perisher and finishline.
- Personal belongings bags provided for gear to be taken from Start to Finishline
What is the net Gain
- The net gain of the AAA50k is 1338m.
- The net gain of the AAA25km is 768m
What is the altitude
- The lowest altitude of the 50k is 1722m above sea level, and the highest is 2228m (Mt Kosciuszko)
- The lowest altitude of the 25k 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 Perisher, which you will reach at 17.5km into the run, and Charlotte Pass at 26.5km into the run. You will need to be self-sufficient outside of that.
- The 25k will not have an aid station.
What nutrition can we get on course
- The on course hydration will be NUUN hydration. There will also be a variety of foods including fruit, lollies, muffins and packets of chips.
Can I drop to the 25k if I register in the 50k
What are the cut off times
- The cut off for the 50k is 10 hours.
- There are 2 checkpoint cut offs. Checkpoint 1 is at Charlottes 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 25k is 7.5 hours.
Is there a minimum age
- The minimum age is 18 years for both races.
Is it trail or road
- The 25k is entirely on track (fire trail and well maintained single trail)
- The 50k does have an almost 14km section of road in it, along Kosciuszko Road, and the balance is fire trail and well maintained single trail.
What is the maximum grade ie.10%
- The longest average gradient for a climb in this race is at just after the 36km mark, there is a 2.7km climb with an average of 7.2%.
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 stations at Charlotte Pass and Perisher.
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.
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 the start of the 50Km at Perisher Skitube (heaps of toilets!), you will get to go past this again at 17.5km
- At Charlotte Pass – approximately 26.5km into the run
- At Rawson pass – approximately 40.5km into the run
- 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”!!!