Eagle & Child

Distances & Price:
Short Course: 10km +/- ~300 mtr
Long Course: 22km +/- ~500 mtr
Event prices increase closer to the date!

Registration closes Tuesday prior to the event, unless filled up sooner.
Event Location:
John Forrest National Park
Event Start Time:

7.00-7.50 am Arrival and Bib pickup for both courses

8.00 am Race Briefing
8.15 am Long Course Start
8.40 am Short Course Start

Registration closes Tuesday prior to the event, unless filled up sooner.


 

Eagle & Child

Event Date:
24-Jun-2018
Event Start Time:

7.00-7.50 am Arrival and Bib pickup for both courses

8.00 am Race Briefing
8.15 am Long Course Start
8.40 am Short Course Start

Registration closes Tuesday prior to the event, unless filled up sooner.


 

Event Location:
John Forrest National Park
Directions to Event:
Directions to event:
Take Great Eastern Highway east of Midland, travelling up the scarp (uphill).
Head to Bilgoman Pool on your right (if you need to consolidate car space). There is a sign on the left at Park Road, indicating John Forrest National Park but don't take this first left into the park.
There are 3 Park Roads, all leading to John Forrest National Park and the race Start. We recommend taking the second one, which is the most direct way into the park.

From the second (middle) Park Road left turn, continue ~900 mtrs straight on. As the road makes a right bend, you take a hard left, following the sign that indicates park entrance and tavern. Travel another ~900 mtrs down into the valley, keeping to the left at the junction, continuing to follow the signs toward the tavern. You will pass an entrance booth and little guard house-looking thing (might be unmanned at this hour). There is parking very close to the start.

Carpooling to the event: We've got a full event, so we're hoping that everyone can carpool. Besides it helps you meet other likeminded trail runners.

If you're heading in from the city, with an empty car, please go to the Bilgoman Pool. Gates will be open from 6.30am-1pm to allow for us to keep our cars out of the national park.

Please coordinate with the other runners in your car a plan for the finish. The last thing we want to see is a runner stranded not knowing if the group left them behind. *There is NO phone reception at the Start/Finish.

Start / Finish Location: We've slightly changed this from last year. We'll be set up in the very bottom carpark, farthest from the entrance. We've rented out the Margaret Forrest Centre in case of rain. This is where registration is.

Eagle and Child! A Trail Half Marathon.

Course Description

The two courses share parts of the Eagleview trail, however, they're both very different experiences. Each contain nice, wide fire trail as well as awesome single track. And they are both loops that see you starting and finishing in the same location.

For those of you who ran the 10km course last year, it's changed. No longer do you meet Mt Doom. Instead it's become Mt Zoom! The Half Marathon, has remained the same.

Both courses will be well flagged, with tape approximately every 300 metres. It will be marshalled at a few key intersections. We always do our best to keep you on course, but it is your responsibility to listen attentively at your race briefing and keep aware of the flagging and other signage whilst on course.

Aid Station

There will be one aid station for the Long Course ONLY at approximately halfway, providing water , carbohydrates, electrolytes (so, bring your reusable, collapsible cup!) and bananas. 

Post race festivities: We've got soup and keep cups at the finish, which will warm you and encourage you to stick around to cheer others in. It's a trail-running kind of ethos. Be sure to bring a change of (warm) clothes and a beanie so you're comfortable whilst you wait.

Note: Disposable cups are NOT provided at our events. All racers are provided with their very own reusable silicone collapsable cup. Be sure to collect your cup with your bib if it's your first event. If you've lost your cup, let us know. 15 ltr water jugs are provided at the finish line, so have your cup handy!

Presentations:
~10am for Eaglet and Bub
~10.45am for Eagle and Child

Eaglet and Bub (Short Course): 10km +/- ~300 mtr
Eagle and Child (Half Marathon): 22km +/- ~500 mtr

What are you waiting for? Join the fun!