Truth or Consequences

Distances & Price:
10km $67
20km $77
50km $97
Event Location:
Jarrahdale and Serpentine National Park
Event Start Time:
  • 6.30-7.10 am: Race bib pickup & check-in for Truth or Consequences Ultra, Start/Finish line
  • 7.15 am: Race briefing for ultra
  • 7.30 am: Truth or Consequences 50km start
  • 8.20-9.10 am: Race bib pickup & check-in for Half Truth, Start/Finish line
  • 9.15 am: Race briefing for Half Truth
  • 9.30 am: Half Truth start
  • 10.30 am Race briefing for Partial Truth
  • 10.45am Partial Truth starts
  • 11.30 am: First runners in/Lunch starts being served
  • 1 pm (TBC): Presentations for Half Truth
  • 1.30 pm (TBC): Presentations for Truth or Consequences

 

Truth or Consequences

Event Date:
06-Aug-2017
Event Start Time:
  • 6.30-7.10 am: Race bib pickup & check-in for Truth or Consequences Ultra, Start/Finish line
  • 7.15 am: Race briefing for ultra
  • 7.30 am: Truth or Consequences 50km start
  • 8.20-9.10 am: Race bib pickup & check-in for Half Truth, Start/Finish line
  • 9.15 am: Race briefing for Half Truth
  • 9.30 am: Half Truth start
  • 10.30 am Race briefing for Partial Truth
  • 10.45am Partial Truth starts
  • 11.30 am: First runners in/Lunch starts being served
  • 1 pm (TBC): Presentations for Half Truth
  • 1.30 pm (TBC): Presentations for Truth or Consequences

 

Event Location:
Jarrahdale and Serpentine National Park
Directions to Event:
From Perth, travel south on the South Western Highway. Turn left (east) onto Jarrahdale Road and follow it into Jarrahdale. Do not take South Western Highway all the way to Serpentine National Park! The start/finish line is at Bruno Gianatti Hall, Munro St/Jarrahdale Rd.

Truth Ultra, Half, and 10km

Course Description

Pick your passion! The Truth, the whole Truth, or nothing but the consequences...which could mean a dreaded DNF...Or, feeling unprepared to tackle 50km of hills, rocks, boulders, single track, fire trail, steeps, flats, ruts, and pea gravel! So we give you an option, run the Half Truth instead. Just want short? Choose our 10km option.

The distances, and details: 

Truth or Consequences (two loops): 50km +/- 1680 metres (Bonus: bragging rights over Half Truth mates)

Half Truth: 25 km +/- 840 metres

Partial Truth: 10 km +/- 200 metres

Course description: Half Truth comprises one 25km loop from Jarrahdale through Serpentine National Park, passing some Perth Trail Series icons along the way. The course starts with a short bitumen section to get you out of town, past the old cemetery. This will spread the field out comfortably, so everyone can enjoy several kilometres of sweet, descending single track at their own pace. Let the pretty descent lull you into a false sense of comfort. You'll want to hold onto that feeling for later. The single track is quite technical, with boulders in places. You will use your hands at least once. Hopefully it's not to pick yourself up off the ground.

Partial Truth: 10 km +/- 200 metres

'Partial Truth' is an out and back course. It's perfect for those that are brand new to trail running, or not ready to conquer the 25km distance.

Course marking: Courses will be well flagged - and marshalled at a few key intersections. We do our best to keep you on course, but it is your responsibility to keep aware of the flagging. Getting lost because you followed someone is not a good reason.

Qualification standards: We do not require it at this point, but if you plan to enter the ultra, you should have completed a similar distance (and hilly) trail event in under 8hrs, have a fairly recent marathon time of under 5hrs, or have completed a fairly recent 20+km trail event within the timeframe allotted.

Mandatory Gear (Without this-You can't start. If found without it at ANY point-Disqualified!) You must carry a hydration system that will hold a minimum of 750ml for the duration of the event. This could be a handheld, a pack, or a waist belt. We recommend most runners carry at least 1ltr.

Recommended Gear
We love trail-specific shoes with good lugs. They bite. There's a difference between road bike tyres and mtb tyres for good reason. Short gaiters help keep the dirt and pebbles out of your shoes. Sunnies and a hat help protect you from the sun. A good attitude protects you from grumpiness. A compression bandage in case of a badly turned ankle or a snake bite is recommended, as is a mobile phone (Telstra coverage is best).

Drop Bags 50km runners may leave a drop bag for the halfway point (which is at the start/finish). This bag must be clearly marked with your name and bib number. We will attempt to mind your bag(s), but you should not leave valuables in them such as money (yes, you may argue that gels are valuable, too!).

Aid Station

Aid Stations: Aid stations will be available approximately every 10km. Aid station provisions will include (at the least) water, electrolyte and fruit. 

Aid Stations for Half Truth: KM 9 (Serpentine NP/Falls), KM 20 (Serpentine River crossing).

Aid Stations for Truth or Consequences Ultra: KM 9 (Serpentine NP/Falls), KM 25 (Start/Finish line), KM 34 (Serpentine NP/Falls), KM 45 (Serpentine River crossing). Note that there is no aid station at the river crossing on lap 1.

Note that 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.

Ambulance cover: A ride in an ambulance is generally not a preferred way to end your trail run. Arriving home later to a bill in the mail is even worse. Ambulance services are not covered by Medicare. Thus, we recommend that you have adequate insurance, including ambulance cover.


Pacing and Personal Crews: No outside assistance is allowed (i.e., no individual crewing/spectator crewing) except in the case of emergency. However, we will permit ultra runners to have someone they love hand over supplies/bottles at the start/finish line at the end of lap 1. This is the only place where runners may have assistance from anyone not wearing an orange fluoro PTS volunteer vest :)

Cut off times: The 50km event has an 8.5hr cut-off (4PM). You must be at the halfway point in 4 hours or you will likely not be allowed to continue (rarely does an ultra runner speed up for the second half!). The 25km event has a very generous 6.5hr cut-off, as you merely need to be off the course at the same time the ultra runners finish, so we can all go home before dark.

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