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55km Trail Run

Challenge yourself with the feature event. This course features a bit of everything with gentle and steeper slopes, a creek crossing, and lots of beautiful sandstone to admire along the way.

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Entry Fees

^ No event souvenir included (for ‘Late’ entries)

 

EntryEarly BirdFirst ReleaseSecond ReleaseLate^
Closes 5pm 10th AprilCloses 5pm 5 Aug 2020Closes 5pm 30 Oct 2020Closes Midday 27 Nov 2020
55km$160.00$175.00$190.00$199.00
Event MerchIncludedIncludedIncludedNA

Course Maps

Uphill to start, over the Mt Scanzi saddle and steeply down to Duffys Corner. Turning left here, winding down towards the gorgeous Bugong Creek Crossing (may get wet feet, depending on water levels!), and along the dirt Bugong Road in it’s entirety, before heading off to the right and down the escarpment and along some beautiful verdant upper Shoalhaven River land and then climbing sharply back out of there. Lots of beautiful sandstone cliffs to admire along the way. Once at the top, you have a lovely gentle downhill before rejoining Bugong Road to head back the way you came. When you reach Duffys Corner once more, instead of taking a right hand turn up Mt Scanzi Road, you instead continue along the rustic Duffys Lane, gently rising until you reach the turnaround near Tallowa Dam Road. You head back along Duffys Lane and take a left up Mt Scanzi, with only the nasty downhill to go to get to the finish. 1291m of elevation gain.

Aid Stations: 55km runners will pass an aid station at the following points: 4km, 11km, 19km, 29km, 36km, 44km and 51km.

 

Schedule

With the weather set to be a scorcher, the team have prepared some safety information for athletes:
🧢 Wear sunscreen and a hat! With lots of bushfire damaged trees there may not be much cover.
💧 Bring plenty of water with you. There are up to 8 aid stations on course (depending which distance you are racing) where you can top up too.
🛑 If you are in need of assistance, please stop off at an aid station and wait for help, don’t keep pushing ahead.
📶 Don’t rely on your phone reception, it’s hit and miss out on course. To be safe download the Emergency Plus app which works on SOS mode.
🥵 Please race to the conditions, temperatures in the high 30s aren’t the time to be pushing for a PB!
🏃🏼‍♂️ If you choose to drop down to a shorter distance, we’re happy for you to do that on the day. Just come and see us at the rego tent during your original scheduled rego time.
 

OpensClosesEventLocation
5.10am5.50amRegistration - 55km Trail RunRegistration Marquee - 30 Tallowa Dam Rd
5.30am6.20amRegistration - 40km Trail RunRegistration Marquee - 30 Tallowa Dam Rd
6.00am4.00pmRACE START - 55KM TRAIL RUNStart Line - 30 Tallowa Dam Rd
6.00am6.50amRegistration - 23km Trail RunRegistration Marquee - 30 Tallowa Dam Rd
6.30am3.00pmRACE START - 40KM TRAIL RUNStart Line - 30 Tallowa Dam Rd
6.30am7.20amRegistration - 13km Trail RunRegistration Marquee - 30 Tallowa Dam Rd
7.00am-RACE START - 23KM TRAIL RUNStart Line - 30 Tallowa Dam Rd
7.30am-RACE START - 13KM TRAIL RUNStart Line - 30 Tallowa Dam Rd
12.30pm-55km CUT OFF (Approx 36km in)Refill Station - Corner of Bugong and Mount Scanzi Rd

Event Information

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PRE-EVENT INFORMATION
  • The competitor categories
    • 18-24, 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ Male & Female competitors
    • Age as of 28th November 2020
  • Request for withdrawal must be sent via email to our Athlete Services
  • Refer to the Refund & Transfer Policy details
MANDATORY GEAR

As the Bugong National Park is an isolated area, it is important that competitors are equipped with basic equipment to help in case of an emergency.

Please check the FAQs for a list of required equipment.

FAQ

Please check the FAQs here

What you get

We try our best to give each participant the best possible sporting event experience.

Here is a list of the benefits that you will receive with your race entry.

  • FINISHERS MEDAL
  • PODIUM MEDALS
  • EVENT SOUVENIR
  • BEAUTIFUL RACE VENUE
  • SAFE AND PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED EVENT
  • AID STATIONS ON THE RUN COURSE
  • INCREDIBLE SUPPORT FROM LOCAL SPORT/CHARITY GROUPS – WHO RECEIVE A PORTION OF PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENT
  • INSURANCE THROUGH ATHLETICS AUSTRALIA
  • BRAGGING RIGHTS & ANNUAL STORIES TO TELL

 

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