Event Start Time:
5:00pm - 5:50pm Bib Pickup
6:00pm Race Briefing
6:10pm 12km Course Start
6:20pm 7km Course Start
Ellis Brook Valley Reserve
Directions to Event:
From the Roe Highway/Tonkin Highway intersection south of Perth, travel south on Tonkin Highway past Kelvin Road and Maddington Road. Turn LEFT onto Gosnells Rd East. Take the first RIGHT onto Pitt Road (signed for Ellis Brook Valley Reserve). At the T-intersection, turn RIGHT onto Hayward Rd. Take the first LEFT onto Quarry Road (continue to follow signs for the reserve). Take your first LEFT again onto Rushton Road and continue straight into the park, where you will be directed to parking and the start line.
Note: Do not try to enter the park via Mills Rd West from the south. This is not possible; it is blocked by the quarry.
Oh, I'm being followed by a moon shadow...
A lovely hill start will let you know you're alive!!
The first section of trail is wide enough to readily allow passing for the first few k's, then it opens up more along the "top" where you can do a little socialising, or find a bit of speed. Your choice.
They both have city view, reflective flagging tape, and you run down the rabbit hole into Alice's Wonderland! When you pop out at the top, you'll find yourself on an huge open granite plateau. Chill out and be met with amazing views down to the city and towards the ocean.
Then make your way down the stairs, through the tunnel and to the finish!
Presentations: Weather permitting, we encourage you to stick around at the finish to socialise and cheer others in. It's the trail-running ethos. Bring a change of warm clothes and perhaps a beanie so you're comfortable whilst you wait. We'll have a brief set of presentations, including spot prizes around 7:50pm.
Without the following gear you cannot start. If found without it at ANY point you will be disqualified!
1. You must carry a hydration system that will hold a minimum of 500ml for the duration of the event. This could be a handheld, a pack, or a waist belt. We recommend most runners carry at least 1L.
2. You must also wear your race bib at all times during the event.
3. Headlamp AND Spare batteries as backup OR a spare headlamp – your choice!
The 12km runners come across an aid station, and all competitors come across a lolly station!!!
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!