Frequently Asked Questions
Race bibs are traditionally made from Tyvek, a plastic which is difficult to recycle. We have instead opted for using reusable silicone wristbands. There are two sizes to choose from, and they are numbered just like bibs. Simply pop your wristband on your wrist and return it at the finish line.
We feel that you are all wise enough to prepare adequately for such trail adventures, so will not be conducting gear checks on race day. But pretty please, do not turn up in just a singlet and racing spikes. See the next question.
Consider that kunanyi summit is often 10°C cooler than Hobart, exposed to ferocious chilling winds sweeping up from Antarctica. Consider the trails often traverse loose or icy boulders, with snakes and jack jumpers lurking beneath. Consider the physical efforts required for a tough uphill slog on a scorching sunny day. I’m sure you get the picture. We strongly recommend you carry the following items, especially for the longer runs (get in touch with Find Your Feet if you need assistance with gear selection):
- Mobile phone (reception is generally good)
- Running vest with whistle
- Snake bandage and emergency blanket (we will have some to use and/or purchase)
- Trail shoes with decent grip
- Warm stuff – waterproof/breathable jacket, thermal, beanie, buff, gloves
- Nutrition – gels, energy bars
There will be a water station approximately half way through The Organ Pipes Classic and The Tolosa Half (check the course maps). Please note there will be no cups at these stations as you are expected to carry your own water bottles/bladders.
Yes, the finish lines will be bursting with water, sports drink and a variety of energy-replenishing snacks.
There’s nothing too dramatic here, but to ensure our events remain fun and fair for everyone involved, please abide by the following:
- No headphones (you need to listen for mountain bikers and other park users)
- Follow instructions from any marshal
- Remember to abide by all Australian road rules (vehicles have right of way on roads)
- Be courteous to other park users, there may be hikers and/or bikers out on the trails too
- Respect the mountain and the environment
Races will be mass starts and manually timed using RaceSplitter. An official timekeeper will record your number and time as you cross the finish line.
Each competitor will receive a pre-race email approximately one week prior to the event. This email will detail all the nitty gritty info like parking and toilet facilities. Please consider car-pooling to the events, especially The Organ Pipes Classic where parking spaces are somewhat limited.
Yes, you need to be at least 18 years old on the day of the event. If you are aged 15 to 17 years old on the day of the event, you may still enter with consent from your parent/guardian.
Short answer is – you will get wet. When was the last time you ran in the rain? It’s great fun and often adds to the dramatic atmosphere of trail running. However, there may be circumstances when the event will not proceed due to safety concerns. In the unlikely situation of an event cancellation, 50% of entry fees will be refunded.
No, we encourage participation from runners of any ability and speed.
We care about the fragile Tassie environment and strive to reduce our ecological footprint as much as we can. You’ll find reusable cups and recycling/composting bins at all our events. We are also using reusable silicone wristbands instead of plastic bibs. Our commitment to conservation is further highlighted with a pledge of $2 from every registration to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.