Frequently Asked Questions
Yes all our runs are open to people aged 15+ years on event day (with parent/guardian consent). We have general age limits but younger runners who are suitable can still join in the action. Check out our registration policies for all the details. For all runners 14 years and under (on event day), a parent/guardian must also register and run with or behind the junior runner. We offer 50% off for the adult who runs with the U15 runner
Runners can edit their own entry via their Webscorer profile, reg page or confirmation page. You can change:
- Distance and category changes can be done without asking organizer
If the change affects the fee already paid
- If a change results in a higher fee, the runner must pay the difference
- If a change results in a lower fee, kTS will see amount overpaid
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
- Emergency space bag or blanket
- Trail shoes with decent grip
- Waterproof/breathable hooded jacket
- Insulation – thermal, beanie, buff, gloves
- Energy food
- Basic first aid kit
Yes! We have re-useable bibs. These have numbers that are clearly identifiable (please wear your bib onto your shirt front) which we hope will also ensure more accurate timing. Please return it at the finish line.
Yes, the finish lines will be bursting with water, sports drink and a variety of energy-replenishing snacks. We will also be hosting a BBQ at all events.
Yes, the finish line will be bursting with water, sports drink and a variety of energy-replenishing snacks, plus we have a free BBQ for runners and their support crew.
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
- Please help other runners or trail users if they need a hand! Eg, a fall, or become exhausted, hypothermic, or heat exhaustion
- It goes without saying – cheating will not be looked upon favourably
- Event organisers can change the course, cancel or postpone events, and withdraw or disqualify runners as required to care for the safety of all at our events.
- What happens if it is raining etc? 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 run route may require adjustment or be postponed or cancelled due to safety concerns.
No, we encourage participation from runners of any ability and speed.
Results will be published online ASAP after the event. We will aim to have this done within a few days. Results can be viewed from the Results page.
Each runner will receive an Event Booklet via email approximately one week prior to the run. This email will detail all the nitty gritty info like parking and toilet facilities. Please consider car-pooling to the events, especially the kunanyi Sunrise/Richea Ridge, and Organ Pipes classic, where parking spaces are somewhat limited. You can also consider taking the Metro bus to some of our events, scooters or join our Facebook runners’ community to find someone to carpool with!
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.
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 bibs. Our commitment to conservation is further highlighted with our support for the Tasmanian Land Conservancy. We’ve committed to give 1% for the planet, with the TLC our recipient. The contribution will help protect over 18,500ha of land in Tasmania for conservation. From remote mountains to pristine coasts, the TLC’s network of reserves protect and conserve many of the plants and animals that make Tasmania so special while also securing extensive carbon stores held in the diverse habitat and ecosystems.
You certainly can! And so can your friends or family members. In fact, we will love you forever and thank you with small gifts, a free BBQ and a discount on our kTS merch, for being so awesome. You could be a marshal or assist at the start/finish line. You can join our Facebook volunteer group to get updates and alerts of volunteering opportunities, or just get in contact and we can discuss.
Yes! You simply need to select “Yes” when registering for one of our events on Webscorer. We will cover the cost. The Tasmanian Trail Running Association (TTRA) is the peak representative body for trail runners in Tasmania that aims to give a voice to all parties involved, recreational and elite, from young to old, in order to connect, include, educate and empower the Tasmanian trail running community. By becoming a TTRA member, you can be part of the dialogue when TTRA talks to the organisations that will have the greatest impact on trail running’s future in Tasmania.