Event Schedule

What's happening, when?

Are you a Guzzler?

Put these dates in your calendar

Check out the event schedule below to see what you need to have done when.  

Getting Prepared

Before Event Day

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28th March - Confirm Singlet Sizing

The 28th March 2019 is the last date to guarantee your singlet size*. Check and confirm which size you have selected by logging in to your account here.

Check out our singlet sizing charts on this page

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We're very excited about The Guzzler threads. We love a surprise and so, rather than doubling the elevation of your run without telling you, we thought we'd keep the singlet design under wraps until they arrive.

We can tell you our singlets are male / female specific, with all the great features you've come to love from The Trail Co's line of training shirts. 

*If you are entering after 28th March please select your size during registration and we'll assign the remaining shirts on a first come, first served basis. There may be limited opportunity to swap sizes but we can't guarantee availability.

Let's Do This!

5th July - Confirm Bib Name & details

By the 5th July, we need you to have logged in to your account here to confirm your important details are correct.

Please confirm your bib nickname, emergency contact details and medical summary are complete and correct.

If you've entered before this date, we'll print your name / nickname on the front on your bib (max 12 characters). On the back, we'll also print your emergency details, in case you become incapacitated, so it is very important that these are accurate.

If you enter after this date, your bib will not be personalised and there will be space on the back of your bib to write in your emergency details. If you transfer an entry after this date, we will do our best to supply you with a blank bib, otherwise you may have to cross out and replace some details.

Let's Do This!

19th July - Entries & Transfers Close

Entries

If you want to run, you'll need to get your entry in by the 19th July. If tickets haven't sold out prior, this is the very last day to enter. Please note, if entering after the 5th July you won't get a personalised bib.

If you find yourself pining for a ticket after this date, there really is nothing we can do for you. Sorry to say, you'll have to watch on the sidelines but that might be fun.. in its own way. Our advice though, don't get FOMO - ENTER NOW!

Transfers

This is also the last day we will be able to transfer tickets from one participant to another. 

To make sure this gets processed before the cut off, please follow the instructions here as early as possible as there are a few steps involved in performing transfers. 

18th to 26th July - Compulsory Competitor Briefing

To ensure all participants know what's happening when, how to navigate around the course and what the expect when you're out there, we'll publish a final race briefing and record our pretty faces in perhaps the best youtube video you'll ever have seen. You MUST read or watch one of these before collecting your bib. This will be supplemented with a short pre-race briefing before the start of each event but the bulk of the detail will be in the document / video.

We'll send this to all registered entrants via email, post links on Facebook and Instagram and also include it on our Important Documents page.  You shouldn't be able to miss it but remember, we NEED you to check this out. We know none of you will be coming to us on race day with a question that we have answered in this video or briefing document ;)  

20th to 26th July - Bib Collection

You'll need to collect your race bib BEFORE race day. There will be no race-day bib collection.

Bibs will be available for collection from The Trail Co. in Bardon (a short drive from the start/finish precinct) for the week leading up to the event. 

When collecting your bib, you will be asked to sign a form to confirm that you have watched / read the mandatory Compulsory Competitor Briefing and understand its contents.

If you have not yet collected your event shirt, you will also be supplied with this at bib collection.

Until 26th July - OPTIONAL Gear Checks

Okay, lets start with these points:

  1. Carrying all mandatory gear on race day is NOT OPTIONAL
  2. Gear checks prior to event ARE OPTIONAL
  3. EVERYONE will be asked to produce at least one random piece of gear, somewhere around the course. If you don't have the required piece of gear, or the item you do have fails to meet the minimum requirements, you will NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE until you have somehow acquired that piece of gear. Don't ruin your race for small weight savings - everyone is in the same boat so it's an even playing field.

We don't require you to visit The Trail Co. to do a gear check (but we'd love to see you any time you want to say hi). Of course, if you're unsure if your gear will meet requirements, The Trail Co. team are more than happy to check your gear and offer tips. If you can't make it into The Trail Co.m we may be able to check your gear with lots of great pictures, but we can't guarantee this.

As a guide, if you know your gear meets Ultra-Trail Australia's standards, it should be good for The Guzzler too. While our list is different to theirs, we ask that each individual piece of gear lives up to the same requirements as the UTA.

Weather-dependent gear

You may have noted, some gear will only be mandatory in certain predicted race day conditions. We'll send an email midday 26th July confirming if you will or will not need this gear. We recognise that this will be too late to go out and by any extra items needed so please have these ready in reserve. Why can't we commit now? We think you would rather run with the lightest pack possible and want to keep you safe. And, have you ever tried pinning a weatherman down to a prediction? 

See full Mandatory Gear list here.

The main event

Race Weekend

TIME

EVENT

Location

SATURDAY 27th JULY 2019

4:30am

Parking Opens

Freers Paddock

6:15am

Pre-Race Briefing: 100km

Start Precinct:

Hoop Pine picnic area

6:30am

100km Race Start

6:45am

Pre-Race Briefing: 50km

7:00am

50km Race Start

From 11am

50km Race Finish (expected)

Finish Precinct:

Simpsons Falls picnic area

From 3pm

100km Race Finish (expected)

7:00pm

50km Race Cut-off

SUNDAY 28th JULY 2019

10:00am

Presentations

Q&A with Brendan Davies

Finish Precinct:

Simpsons Falls picnic area

10:30am

100km Race Cut-off

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