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Absolutely not. Your bib, your identity. This is a safety issue. If we find out you let someone else run on with your bib it's a disqualification, and please don't expect to be allowed to enter another PTS event. 

As agreed in our waiver on sign up: 12. I agree to wear the timing bib number that was assigned to me and provided to me. The use of any other participant’s timing bib number is strictly prohibited. I understand that the timing bib cannot be used for any race I have not signed up for.

Additionally, a $20 administration fee will apply if the timing bib number is not returned after the race.



Being injured sucks. But, it doesn't mean that you have to miss out on an event! We've got loads of ways you can still get involved! Join the “PTS Crew” for transfer of entry when you’re up and running again!

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15. The refund policy is as follows: Entry fees are non-refundable for non-starters and non-finishers. Your entry is not transferable to any other person. If you provide written notification more than six weeks prior to the event date you are entitled to a 90% of entry fees. If you provide written notification more than two weeks prior to the event date you are entitled to a 60% of entry fees. No refund will be given after that point for any reason. No refund will be given for a transferred event credit. No refunds will be provided for merchandise purchases; merchandise will not be posted and will only be available for collection at the event hub.


 

 


Unless specifically prohibited at an event (e.g., if the event crosses a highway), personal music devices may be used during our trail races. However, we do discourage their use. They limit your ability to respond to environmental stimuli such as the warning sounds in nature (fire, thunder, a tree branch cracking above your head). They change your reaction time for the worse - that is, with your mind on music, you will be slower to respond to a sudden obstacle on your path, be it a hiker, another runner, a snake, a log, or a hole. Personal music devices isolate you from the shared experience of running trails with others and from the experience of the beautiful aspects of nature, such as water trickling along a brook, calls of a bird, or rustling bushes where a skink or roo is hiding. If you feel you "need" music, the volume must be kept low enough such that no one else can hear it and such that you can hear other runners and volunteers talking to you at a normal voice level.


PTS Kids/Teens/U-18 POLICY 

We love to welcome the younger trail runners to our events - they may be a seasoned road runner, trail runner/hiker or they could be brand new to running/walking!
 
To ensure that all trail runners have a fun, safe time on the trails we do have a minimum age requirement for each of our Courses, and also a minimum experience requirement. They also must carry 500mL water in a hydration system (use a water bottle, pack or belt) while on course.

Green Course - minimum age is 6 years old.
You must have your parent/guardian walking/running beside you for the entirety of the Green Course if under the age of 12 years old.

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.

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

Collie Trail Fest & Pemby Trail Fest Night Races - minimum age is 10 years old. 
You must be accompanied by a responsible adult and stay together for the duration of the night race if under the age of 18 years old. 
 
If your younger trail runner meets the minimum age and experience requirement for an event you are welcome to register them into the event. We do require the parent/guardian to email admin@perthtrailseries.com.au prior to event day to confirm their event registration.

Yes! And it will make all your friends wish they came out and ran. When you cross the Finish Line you'll receive a medal for the event you've entered.


No, our events sell out. Check the registration closing day and don't miss it!


Yep. A link to the GPX file will be provided prior to the event.


 

Each event has a unique theme and includes an equally epic event experience

Every event we organise includes the following things:

An Official "Chip Timing" Time and Results posted on website

Reusable Race Bib

National Park Entry Fees

Collapsible silicon cup at your first event (We love the environment and help you do your bit by holding low impact events)

Unique Finisher Medal: some event link up to form a mega medal

Fully marked course and gpx file

First Aid with St John's at the Finish and Aid Stations 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.

The most awesome PTS community and Woohoo Crew, which cheer you on the whole time!

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).

Head over to the reviews on our Facebook page to see what all of our runners say! 

 


This comes down to personal preference. The terrain for these events will not be muddy - it will be a mixture of dirt, sand, and clay-type surfaces as you see in all the photos on this website. Rocks and pea gravel are common in WA. Some people prefer the extra protection under the sole of the foot and at the front of the toe box that trail shoes often provide (if you are running on and around gum nuts and sharp rocks). Trail shoes often have more aggressive tread patterns with grippy bottoms. The more minimalist trail shoes are excellent at enhancing your proprioception (feeling of where your feet are in space). But it takes time and experience to get used to them.


The refund policy is as follows. Entry fees are non-refundable for non-starters and non-finishers. Your entry is not transferable to any other person. If you provide written notification more than six weeks prior to the event date you are entitled to a 90% of entry fees. If you provide written notification more than two weeks prior to the event date you are entitled to a 60% of entry fees. No refund will be given after that point for any reason. No refund will be given for a transferred event credit. No refunds will be provided for merchandise purchases; merchandise will not be posted and will only be available for collection at the event hub.

 


Email rachel@perthtrailseries.com.au so we can add it to the list. Thanks!


You must carry a container that holds at least 500 ml of fluid throughout the race. This is a minimum, though, and we strongly urge people to carry more than the minimum. Unless you are a highly trained athlete with much experience, you will not find 500 ml sufficient to get you from water-point to water-point on the course. In terms of non-mandatory equipment, you might consider the following: (a) trail-specific running shoes, (b) a cap to keep the sun off (and morning glare out of your eyes), (c) sunscreen and sunglasses, (d) lubricant on your chafey bits, (e) lubricant in your socks, (e) short gaiters to keep the rocks and sand out of your shoes, (f) GPS device to record your distance and time, (g) electrolytes, blister pad (don't use plasters!), and some easily digested quick-burning food to get you through a few hours of running.


We highly encourage carpooling, and posting on our Facebook event page to sort a ride. We don't provided a bus for any of the events due to minimal interest. Updates are always provided via the website (on each individual race page) and via email.


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What happens next? We'll send you a confirmation email reminding you to lock in the date. And then you get another email from us a few days before the race, with all the important info....exact role information / duties / what to wear etc.... We love the Woohoo Crew, and we love looking after you guys!


Yes, it's ALWAYS required. 500ml is the minimum, but when you get into the longer and remote events, more. And you'll learn based on your body how much you require. (Likely more than that the minimum.)

Every PTS event participant must carry water - regardless of distance. So if you're entering the Green, Blue, Black, or Double Black you'll be asked to show your water at Bib Collection. If you're U18, you still need to carry water. If you've done lots of events, you still need to carry water. If you're spotted without water out on course, or crossing the line you'll be an automatic DQ.

Why are we so big on water? It's trails in Perth! The trails are often hotter than you expect, there are no facilities out in the bush, and we want our participants to be best prepared for adventure!

How to carry it? Hydration systems are quite personal - you need to try them out to know what you like best. If you're new to trail running a hand-held bottle is sufficient. If you're starting to get serious about trails and going longer distances you may no longer want to hold something - so try out a waist belt or a hydration backpack with a bladder in them. Some people complain of sweaty hands or awkwardness holding a bottle, some find waist belts irritate their stomachs, some complain of hot backs and chafing with a pack (if it fits properly and is tightened right, it shouldn't move and chafe).

Ask around and test things out. You don't want to find out at a two hour race that you hate what you're using! There is no "right" answer for this one. Whatever you try, ensure it's good quality. Many complaints come down to buying shonky equipment or not knowing how to fit it properly body.


For the Blue, Black and Double Black events, you should feel able to "jog" continuously on flat ground for the distance of event you are entering. Of course, these events aren't flat! So, we do expect many people have to walk the steeper uphills and some of the steep downhills, too. If you think you'll be walking for most of the event, the Green courses are for you! Walking or running is encouraged for the Green Course. Have a look at the Results page for the finish times in previous years to get a sense of the range of speed of previous entrants. At certain times, we may initiate a cut-offs for slower runners, and it will be announced beforehand. We also have a cut-off for our Bloated Goat event, and our ultra distance race.


Please allow up to 72 hours when you get a Race Recap email. For the quickest notification go to Facebook