race rules

race rules

For reasons of fairness, safety and responsibility you are expected to abide by the following rules. Remember, ignorance is no excuse and failure to comply may lead to penalties or disqualification.

  • Show respect for the environment, landowners, local communities and other recreational users.
  • Make sure you are wearing your timing transponder.
  • Always take your litter with you and please dispose of any litter in the bins provided.
  • Stick to the marked tracks, follow the course as signposted and as directed by the marshals.
  • Notify the Event Medic of any significant medical history (e.g. asthma, diabetes…).
  • No outside assistance is allowed during the event.
  • Cooperate with event officials at all times.
  • Winners will be determined by the fastest time.
  • The Event Director’s decision is final!
  • Runners are expected to assist competitors who have injured themselves. If you come across an injured runner, provide assistance and ask a fellow runner to inform race officials at the next intersection. Times will be adjusted to compensate for any losses.

A team of sweepers will be clearing the course behind the last runners. These runners will assist you in case of emergency or injury. In an emergency tell another runner to go for help.


There are no time cut offs for the 12km or 22km course. However both courses will be closed at 4:00pm.

For the 45km course there is a time cut off that will be enforced at the start of the out and back section behind “The Landings”, approximately 1km after the Aid Station at the Sphinx, 25km into the event. Runners will need to be here by 12:00pm, runners arriving after this time will be directed to continue along the rest of the race route as per normal, skipping this out and back section of the course. This course also closes at 4:00pm if you make it past the time cut off point.

Alternatively for a shorter route back to the finish you will be given the option of following the rest of the 12km course to the finish line at Bobbin Head. Either option will allow you to be classified as a 22km finisher.

If you are aiming to complete the Triple Trail Challenge you need to complete the full 22km or 45km course. If you miss the time cut off for the 45km course and have to therefore revert to the 22km course, you will still be regarded as a 22km finisher for the purpose of the Triple Trail Challenge. You will not be classified as a finisher in regards to the Triple Trail Challenge for only having completed the 12km course.