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All runners are to note that one of the conditions of entry (#x) states that you are obliged to inform run officials if, for any reason, you have withdrawn from the race, otherwise you could be liable for fees incurred for search and rescue teams.

The race


Commences at the Bilpin District Hall and continues out and around Mount Tootie

via the Wollemi National park and return.


Start
Run to commence at 9.00am, Saturday 18th August 2018 at the Bilpin District Hall, Bells Line of Road Bilpin, (approximately 1.5kms west of Bilpin Village).

Finish
Bilpin District Hall. Your time and place will be recorded and race results will be available to download from this website shortly after the event.

Presentation
Presentation of awards will commence at approximately 1pm on race day at the Bilpin District Hall.

Contact
Before the race:See contact page

On the day of the run: The Bilpin Fire shed will be manned from 7am (Phone 02 - 4567 1394).

Course
The Long Course distance is 31.45km.

The Short Course distance is 16.77km.

Entries
The event is open to all individual runners who are satisfactorily trained to safely complete this grueling course.

Runners may also form teams to qualify for a trophy. A team must consist of 3 runners - either male OR female OR mixed. Teams may entered for either the Long Course or the Short Course.

The Local Legend category is open for runners who reside within the postcode 2758. Runners will be automatically entered into this category for either the Long Course of the Short Course.

An RFS Brigade Team Champions category is open to RFS Brigades. 3 runners are required to form a team - either male OR female OR mixed. The RFS Brigade Team Champions will compete over the Short Course ONLY. Trophies and cash donations will be award to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.

Entries close online Friday 17th August at 5pm. Late entries will be taken on the day at the Bilpin District Hall.

Race Fees
Your race fee includes

  1. Race bib.
  2. Timing chip to be returned at the race end ($20 fee for chips not returned).
  3. Refreshments at manned drink stations.
  4. Over 100 volunteers keeping an eye out for you.
  5. Ambulance support service.
  6. Free downloadable race photos (so don't hide from the cameras at the end of the race!) .
  7. Free HOT SHOWERS at the end of the race.

SHORT COURSE

$70.00 for registrations up to and including Friday 17th August. The fee for entrants who register on race day will be $90.00.

LONG COURSE

$90.00 for registrations up to and including Friday 17th August. The fee for entrants who register on race day will be $110.00.

Refunds
If a runner withdraws before Friday 17th August a refund will be considered. Late withdrawals will forfeit entry fees. Don't worry your money does go to a very good cause, the Bilpin Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Race numbers and timing chips
Race numbers and timing chips will be issued to all runners on the day of the Run. Timing chips must be removed and returned to race officials at the finish line.

Prizes
Trophies and additional prizes will be presented in the following categories:

LONG COURSE

First Male

Second Male

Third Male

First Female

Second Female

Third Female

1st Place Team

2nd Place Team

3rd Place Team

1st Place Local Legend Male

1st Place Local Legend Female

SHORT COURSE

First Male

Second Male

Third Male

First Female

Second Female

Third Female

1st Place Team

2nd Place Team

3rd Place Team

1st Place Local Legend Male

1st Place Local legend Female

Limits
Progress throughout the race will be monitored at race HQ and if it is judged that insufficient progress is being made in relation to your likely finishing time, or if you appear to be in distress, you may be withdrawn from the event.

Race Control
All runners are requested to assist the organisers by clearly displaying their race number at all times. The progress of every runner will be monitored at Race HQ via radio communication with every aid station to prevent, as far as possible, a runner becoming lost.

Withdrawal from the Run

Should you decide to withdraw from the race you MUST ensure that a race official is advised. Race officials are at the start and finish lines and at every drink station.

Why is this so important? You will be running through a wilderness area and the race organisers, that is volunteers from the RFS, believe that your welfare is of the uppermost importance. Every race participant must be accounted for at the end of the race.

Facilities
The Bilpin Public School P & C and staff will be there selling steak and sausage sandwiches, sweets and refreshments throughout the day, at the Bilpin District Hall. There are toilets facilities located the hall and hot showers are available, please bring your own toiletries and towel.

Aid Stations
There are numerous aid stations supplying electrolyte drinks, water and limited first aid located throughout the course. Food such as fruit and jelly beans will also be provided, as well as any special drinks (see below).

Litter
Please do not litter at all in any area, as most of the run is in the National Park. Drop cups etc. in the special receptacle located just past each aid station. DO NOT throw litter in the bush, as this may threaten the conduct of future events.

Traffic
The roads used by the runners in this event are not closed to traffic, but most are seldom used. However, caution must always be exercised by runners at all times.

Distress
If an entrant becomes aware of another runner in distress or requiring assistance in any way, then please provide help to the best of your ability and notify an aid station attendant. Any entrant who withdraws from the event is requested to immediately notify an aid station attendant who will have radio communications back to Run HQ, and arrangements for transport back to the finish can then be made.

Sweepers
There will be sweepers traveling the course with all the runners. They will have radio contact with Race Control. If you cannot complete the course or injure yourself you will be assisted by one of these sweepers. Each drink station will have two way radio contact with Race Control.

During the course of the run, if you need to dispose of any clothing hand it to one of the sweepers or leave it at a drink station and the sweepers will transport it back to the finish for you to collect.

Cancellation
In the event of bad weather the organisers reserve the right to cancel the race or change the course at short notice; although this has not yet been necessary in the history of the race, it should not be ruled out.

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