Do you feel that all that running is getting you nowhere? You just aren’t reaching your goals? Some days do you just feel like giving up? Do you ever feel it’s just not worth it all? Well, we are giving you the opportunity to become a real L.O.S.E.R.. You can become a L.O.S.E.R. as an individual or as a team with your friends or work colleagues. We’re launching the inaugural L.O.S.E.R. event at Echo Bend campsite, Victoria.
L.O.S.E.R. stands for the Last One Standing Endurance Race.
The Echo Bend course will utilise a 6.5 km loop where runners will run/walk/shuffle, 1 lap every hour on the hour (ie if you take 35 min to run 6.5 km, you will get 25 min rest and recovery)
You will have the option to enter 3 distances – 50 km (ish), 100 km (ish) & 100 miles (ish)
You can enter as a team or as an individual (see team categories information below)
|The inaugural L.O.S.E.R. event will be incorporated in the Super Trail Mitchell River weekend festival. Visit the website for more information.|
From sunset to sunrise you MUST be wearing a headlamp to show you the way, and to look out for each other’s safety
You will also be required to wear the appropriate closing to stay, warm, dry, comfortable and healthy during the event
Nutrition – there will be NO nutrition on the course, and you (and your team or support crew) will be able to assist at the END of each lap, once you have passed the finish line
During the race, our timing system will have updates on where you will be coming within your category and event (please be patient as this may take some time)
If you (or your team) are nearing the end of your chosen distance (eg 50km or 100km) and you choose to upgrade to the next distance, please let the organisers know 3 laps before you finish to allow you to jump in with the next event. If you choose to upgrade, you will NOT be eligible for any awards
The race site will be set with a start and finish line next to each other. This way you will have plenty of opportunities to start with hindering slower finishers (or from other races) and vise-versa (you can finish without having starters waiting to start their event in the next hour)
We will endeavour to have support crew tents (especially for the 100km and 160 km races) lined along the start, finish line to create an atmosphere and also support for this looooong journey
As most of you will be L.O.S.E.R.s, we want to recognize this appropriately. Once you (or your team) have run/walked as far as you can or want to,or you have finished your event it’s time to collect your L.O.S.E.R. Wooden Spoon. The overall place-getters in each 10-year age category (male & female) and each team (all male, all female and mixed) will be awarded a Gold, Silver and Bronze Wooden Spoon at a presentation on completion of the overall event.
The Winner of each category will be determined by the fastest combined times of all your laps, and you must complete all laps for your distance event
50 km = 8 laps (8 hours)
100 km = 16 laps (16 hours)
100 miles (160 km) = 24 laps (24 hours)
At registration, you will proudly be recognized as a L.O.S.E.R. with a piece of L.O.S.E.R. merchandise. You will be given a Race Bib and a welcome with a smile.
All runners will be called to the start line approx 3 min prior to the race start. Your time will not start until you cross the start mat (what we call a rolling start). So don’t stress if you seem to be at the back and concerned about an inaccurate time.
The finish line will be approx 50 m behind the Start line. This will allow runners to line up prior to their race start without affecting those runners still finishing and (hopefully) ready for their next race.
Our amazing timers will have live timing for you to track yourself, and your team and compare how you are going during the race.
We ask that you all carry your own nutrition and hydration for the entire event. Although a 7 km (ish) loop is not too far, it all starts to add up after doing many laps.