FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions - Pemby Trail Fest

Each event has a unique theme and includes an equally epic event experience. At each of our events you can expect:

  • An Official “Chip Timing” Time and Results posted on website
  • Reusable Race Belt
  • National Park Entry Fees
  • Collapsible silicon cup at your first event (you receive this at your FIRST event)
  • Unique Finisher Medal (if you sign up for a complete series this links up to form a mega medal!)
  • Fully marked course and gpx file
  • Professional First Aid Crew at the Finish
  • Top- Up Stops along course stocked with water, fruit, electrolytes, lollies, etc.
  • Professional photographs* and, if you’re really lucky…a video* of the event! (*at some but not all events)
  • Clear communication via email, facebook and our registration system in the leadup and post race
  • Post race celebration: including spot prizes, PTS punch (so delicious),
  • All permits and insurances for an official sanctioned event.
  • Specific races will specify if a shirt is included, chocolate, or any other special event thing that we do.
  • Some events have DJ’s at the finish, or the spectacular alphorns (check out Swissmurdie).
  • The most awesome PTS community and Woohoo Crew, which cheer you on the whole time!

When you attend a PTS event you can be guaranteed an incredible, safe experience! 

YES, THE RESULTS. 

Click here to be taken to the results page

IT’S MORE THAN A RUN, IT’S AN EVENT EXPERIENCE.

  • You’re welcomed into the friendly bunch of people that won’t sleep unless you have an amazing experience. Now that’s dedication 😉

  • ‘Water Stations’ stocked with all kinds of refuelling items

  • Awesome Support Crew and First Aid help  

  • Amazing trails and nature to soak up

  • A weekend in Pemberton

  • Fully marked courses that have been freshly pruned and designed for the ultimate experience

  • Official “race” time

  • A customised race bib that becomes a commemorative keepsake. 

  • Fruit when you finish and other refuelling things

  • Trail Love: High fives and hugs

  • Yes, there’s bling, the Pemberton kind. 

  • A connection to something greater than yourself 🙂 

  • Entertainment, Friends, Community, and so much more that we can’t describe. Come on out and experience it.

NO.

You’ll get a different bib before each event. You need to come to Bib Collection before every event to have your mandatory gear checked and collect your bib.

 

YES – THERE ARE SOME FOR THE LONGER RUNS.

Remembering that this is a trail run, which takes you to remote places where your ‘prepared for anything’ attitude comes in handy 😉 

FOR THE ULTRA MARATHON YOU MUST HAVE ON YOUR PERSON, NO MATTER THE WEATHER: 

  • 1 Litre Water (at a minimum)

  • 1 Emergency Blanket (reflective lightweight type)

  • GPX file of course map loaded onto device

  • Mobile phone (great for selfies at good spots, but safety first) with Emergency+ App

  • Head Torch

  • Being an Ultra Runner, we expect that you have a prepare for anything attitude and a high level of self sufficiency – there is no outside assistance or pacers permitted.

We strongly recommend: 

  • wet weather jacket (weather depending)

  • medium warmth mid layer or thermal (weather depending)

  • Tubie/Buff (to wipe your nose)

  • nutrition (aid stations will have basics)

  • small first aid kit (band aids, blister kit) and sunscreen

FOR ALL EVENTS YOU MUST HAVE ON YOUR PERSON, NO MATTER THE WEATHER: 

  • 1 Litre Water (minimum) for Half Marathons and 500mL Water (minimum) for 10km and 5km

  • Mobile phone (great for selfies at good spots, but safety first) with Emergency+ App

    We strongly recommend: 

  • 1 Emergency Blanket (reflective lightweight type)

  • GPX file of course map loaded onto device

  • nutrition (aid stations will have basics)

  • small first aid kit (band aids, blister kit) and sunscreen

Anyone who is caught running without mandatory gear will be disqualified. No time recorded. We want everyone to run safe and look after each other!

EVERYTHING YOU NEED.

With basic first aid kits, and helpful Crew. They’ll be roughly half way in the shorter races, and every 10 km – 20 km.

Items will always include water, electrolyte and fruit. Some will be stocked with lollies, and salty items. 

Saturday Ultra – 16km, 30km, 48km

Saturday Half – 19km

Sunday Half – 7km and 14km

Sunday 10km – ~approximately halfway

THERE’S MOBILE RECEPTION IN PEMBERTON, AND ON MOST OF THE COURSES. LIMITED RECEPTION ON THE ULTRA COURSE. 

We require you to carry phones during the run. Please ensure you’ve installed the Emergency+ App. We’d also ask that you turn your phones on and have on person once you finish running, so if we need to contact you we can.

THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION RIGHT? HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: 

YES. You’ll collect at the finish of your run. Night race receives super cool Pemby buff.

 

REGO

Rego closes at 11:59PM on Sunday, 3 October 2021 unless sold out prior. No late entries or on the day entries are allowed.

AS IN THE WAIVER…

which you electronically agree to when entering online:

“There will be no refund for any reason including rescheduling or cancellation due to any natural disaster or Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attraction (DBCA) trail closure. Participants cancelling due to injury who are available to volunteer at an event (and are needed) are likely to receive a transfer of entry to a future event.”

  • Follow the course markings. If you don’t see any for over 500 metres, turn around, retrace your steps, and get back on course

  • Don’t litter – and better yet, collect rubbish along the way. We always love to leave the trail better than we found it

  • Look after each other. Smile. High Five and Woohooo! Share the trail love

  • Follow the course signage. It will be well signposted along the trail. Don’t take any shortcuts.

  • Keep to the left of the trail to allow faster runners to overtake

  • Wear your bib at all times on the outermost garment

  • YOU MUST tell an official or volunteer marshal if you are pulling out of the event due to injury or feeling unwell so we can notify the timing guys.

  • If a marshall requests you to do something, please follow their instructions. They’re there to help you, so whatever it is they’re asking, there’s good reason. Thank them.

  • Smile. You’re doing this for fun, remember this….always.

  • Be nice to yourself. You’re a legend for just getting out there.

  • No whinging if it’s cold and wet. It’s spring, and from what everyone says, ideal running conditions 😉

FROM THE EVENT VILLAGE ON EVENT DAY – SEE YOUR EVENT DETAILS FOR TIMES

 

YES.

There will be a 10 min briefing to all competitors at the start line for each race. You must be at the briefing to participate in the event!

 
 

5KM/GREEN COURSE- MINIMUM AGE IS 6 YEARS OLD. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PARENT/GUARDIAN (A REGISTRED PARTICIPANT) WALKING/RUNNING BESIDE YOU FOR THE ENTIRETY OF THE GREEN COURSE IF UNDER THE AGE OF 12 YEARS OLD.

10k and Night Race/Blue Course- minimum age is 12 years old. You must have completed three Green Course events prior to running a Blue course event. You must be accompanied by your parent/guardian for your first time running the Blue Course.

Half Marathon/Black Course – minimum age is 16 years old. You must have completed three Blue Course events prior to running a Black course event. You must be accompanied by your parent/guardian for your first time running the Black Course.

Ultra/Double Black Course- minimum age is 18 years old.

YES.

First Aid is available at the Event Village (Start/Finish area).

  • Please notify an event marshal or volunteer so we can get the relevant first aid to you. If you don’t have a mobile phone and you injure yourself, please tell someone on the course to notify the nearest volunteer/event staff so we can organize first aid to you.

  • We will notify timing and classify your result as DNF – Did Not Finish.

  • You must notify event staff if you pull out of the race due to injury or feeling unwell.

  • Look after each other. If you find someone injured on course, ask them if they need you to stay with them. If they do, wait for the next runner and tell them to keep going on course and notify the first marshal. If they do not need you to stay with them, please get their location with the Emergency+ app and and notify the first marshal you see.

 

YES PLEASE.

There will be volunteer roles as course marshals, rego, aid stations. Please email admin@perthtrailseries.com.au or complete this form to register your interest as Pemby Trail Fest Crew.

WE CALL THESE DROP DOWNS, BECAUSE YOU STILL RUN BACK TO THE FINISH

For the Ultra Marathon we expect you to travel at a minimum 10 min/km pace. We’ve got a drop down route at 23.2km where from 10:37am (gives you 3 hours 52 mins) you will be redirected to the drop down route. Runners who are redirected will complete the drop down route and run ~32km total. Please notify the Timing team when you arrive at the Event Village.

On all other courses, you can choose to drop down in distance. You must notify the Timing team at the finish.

Half Marathon runners, we expect you to travel no more than 12min/km pace. As long as you plan on running, and keep it moving, you’ll be good. 

For the Ultra Marathon, we expect that you have a prepared for anything attitude and a high level of self sufficiency. Runners are encouraged to help fellow competitors on course. Outside assistance and pacers are not permitted for this event. There will be plenty of water stations on course – located at 16km, 30km, 48km. You are allowed to have friends/family cheer you on at designated spots.

Drop Bag Guidelines – Ultra runners Only

If you would like access to a drop bag (approx 30km into your course), please bring one clearly labelled bag with you to Check In. These bags will be transported to the Water Station, ready for you to access. After all runners have been through this access point your drop bag will be transported back to the Event Village, ready for you to collect post race.

NO.

The events take place in National Parks, where dogs aren’t allowed and due to the uneven surfaces, the pram is best left at the Event Village with a caretaker.

OF COURSE.

Please use the portaloo toilets provided at the start/finish event hub or try the facilities on the main street (located near the Post Office). 

On course, well… if it is NUMBER ONE – find a discreet place to duck off trail. PLEASE make sure you leave your backpack, or a water bottle or an item of clothing at the side of the trail indicating where you have left the trail. This is for safety. Should you disappear into the bush to do your thing and not return, we’ll at least have an indicator for where the sweep should start to look for you. 

If a NUMBER TWO – well, in an absolute emergency, please try to hold until you get to an aid station where you will find advice (on where to go, we assume you know how) and loo paper. If carry your own loo paper. Then, again find a discreet place well off the trail and adhere to “Leave No Trace Principles” 

  • Toilet at least 200m away from any water source & least 50m from any trail, hut or campsite.

  • Matter should be buried approximately 20cm (6 – 8″) in the ground.

THE FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE ON 14TH – 16TH OCTOBER IN ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS UNLESS IT IS CONSIDERED UNSAFE IN EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS.

The event organiser will notify all participants if the event is considered unsafe and endeavour to reschedule the event to another date. Unfortunately full refunds can not be made in the event of a cancellation / rescheduling.

  • In the unlikely situation of the event having to be cancelled outright, the event organiser will endeavor to refund a percentage of your entry fee after all the event costs have been accounted for.

  • The event organiser has the right to change any of the course or time schedule due to weather conditions.

  • Any changes to the schedule or format of the event will be updated on the event website, Facebook and emailed to registered participants.

IS THERE A POSSIBILITY OF EVENT CANCELLATION?

COVID

Your Pemby Trail Fest registration costs would not be forfeited in the event of a Covid related lockdown.

For our Jolly Jumbuck event that was affected by Covid Lockdown in July 2021 we offered participants an alternative event in August 2021 or a transfer to the same event in 2022. We also offered a Virtual Jolly Jumbuck option to complete at any time convenient to participants (once restrictions were eased) along with a discount into a future event.

We’re working with the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions, the Shire of Manjimup, and all relevant stakeholders to secure alternate reserve dates for Pemby Trail Fest so rest assured you can register with confidence

 

OF COURSE!

Hit the trails as much as possible, and do it with friends….it’s more fun. If you’re keen for a specific training program, get in touch