Sunday 3 May 2020 – race day schedule TBC
Up to Midnight 5 April
Up to Midnight 30 April
Up to 9pm 2 May
* 30K runners must be at least 15 years of age on race day.
A finisher’s medal can be purchased online with your registration for $9.99
REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 9:00 PM ON SATURDAY 2 MAY – STRICTLY NO ENTRIES ON RACE DAY
A course map & description will be published shortly.
Race start time TBC
The race will start on the beach behind the line of wooden poles at the bottom of the car ramp. Runners should start assembling to the north of the start line 10 minutes before race start.
Please seed yourself at the start line according to your expected finish time with quicker runners at the front and slower runners towards the rear.
Water stations will be located approximately 4-5K intervals around the 30K course.
We do not expect it to be too warm in May so please drink to thirst & be careful not to over-hydrate.
Only compostable cups made from plant-based materials will be used during the Great Southern Run Fest to minimize our impact on the environment. Please try to hit the bins provided at the water stations and be aware that littering on the course will result in disqualification. Runners may also carry their own drink bottle or cup to refill at water stations.
Toilets can be found on course at Sellicks Boat Ramp, Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club, Hart Road, Snapper Point and Aldinga Boat Ramp.
Cut Off Time
The 30K is open to runners only and the course will be progressively closed at a pace of 9:00 per kilometre (equivalent to a finish time of 4.5 hours).
A tail runner will follow the last participant around the course for safety reasons and to relieve marshals from their positions. If you fail to maintain the minimum pace you will be asked to stop and return to the start finish area. This is the last thing we want to do on race day so if you are not confident that you can complete the 30K in this time please enter a shorter distance event.
Please be courteous to our marshals and other volunteers. Remember that they are giving up their Sunday morning to make sure that you will enjoy your run.
ALWAYS FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN BY COURSE MARSHALS.
Much of the Great Southern course is run off-road. There will be two road crossings of the Esplanade controlled by accredited traffic managers.
Sections of the course are run on quiet back roads that remain open to traffic. There are no road junctions for you to negotiate but you must be vigilant for vehicles coming on or off of driveways. Always follow the instructions of course marshals, run within cones and follow the road rules.
Silver Sands beach will be open to cars on race day and has a 10 KM/H speed limit (though you may run faster if you like!). Minimal traffic is expected on the beach in May but you should remain aware of any vehicles around you.
Trophies will be awarded to the first 3 males and first 3 females place-getters in the half marathon. Presentations will be made at the finish line as soon as the top 3 runners have finished.
Insurance for the Great Southern Run Fest is provided by http://www.vinsurancegroup.com