The Guzzler Ultra - Year 620th—21st July 2024

Event Schedule

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Getting Prepared

Before Event Day

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7th October 2023 – Entries open

Main entries will go on sale on 7th October 2023 at 10AM Brisbane time.

In previous years we have seen a flurry of sales as entries open and have sold out most events on the same day as tickets are open. To avoid disappointment we recommend entering soon after tickets are released as we have fixed participants limits.

17th April 2024 – Last date to enter for guaranteed shirt

We strive to be as sustainable as possible and one of these initiatives is to not over produce our epic event shirts.

All entries up until the 17th April 2024 will be guaranteed a shirt. After this date, we hope to have one for you but they will be available on a first come, first serve basis only.

Sizes are limited so even runners who have entered before 17th April should order your shirt as soon as you receive your free code in order to have the best chance of getting your first choice of size.

13th May 2024 – Bib Shipping Add-On Opens

The option to have your race bib shipped out to you will be available to add onto your order from 13th May 2024. The last date you can do this is 30th June 2024

We open this option closer to the event as many people’s plans and addresses will change before race day.

You’ll be able to add and update this option by clicking the “Enter Now” button and logging back into Eventplus using the same email address you originally registered under.

Please take this opportunity to review all of your personal and emergency contact details are correct.

25th May 2024 – Social Run and Brooks Giveaway
Join us for a social training run on some of the Mt Coot-tha sections of The Guzzler course. All runners are welcome, you don’t have to be registered for The Guzzler 2024. We’ll aim to stick together and regularly regroup to keep the event social and welcoming.
 
WHAT:
We’ll cover approximately 5-6km of The Guzzler course in and around the event precinct. There’ll be two groups, with Meagan Brown taking a group of women and girls as part of her Shakeout Running coaching. It is a very social run to get familiar with some of The Guzzler trails, meet new running friends, try some Brooks trail shoes – and practice soaring down to the finish line!
 
WHERE:
We’ll meet in the carpark where The Guzzler Ultra normally takes place and as the event isn’t on, you’ll be able to park right at the start. Please aim to arrive at 645 for a 7am start. https://maps.app.goo.gl/5u4djyqsopUywfEh9
 
BRING:
This is a fully self-supported run so please bring and carry everything you need. As a minimum, this would include water, suitable shoes and a mobile phone.
 
BROOKS TEST SHOES AND COMPETITION:
Brooks will be loaning us a range of shoes for you guys to try in their Cascadia, Caldera, and Catamount models. If you want to take a pair on your run, please arrive by 645 to allow time to find your size.
 
And, everyone who joins us for this training run, or the June one (or both!), will also have the chance to win a pair of Brooks trail shoes. We’ll draw one lucky winner from the list of attendees after the June run.
 
NOTE:
This run is undertaken at your own risk and by participating, you’ll be responsible for your own safety and comfort, as well as any minors in your care. 
15th June 2024 – Social Run and Brooks Giveaway
Join us for a social training run on some of the Mt Coot-tha sections of The Guzzler course. All runners are welcome, you don’t have to be registered for The Guzzler 2024. We’ll aim to stick together and regularly regroup to keep the event social and welcoming.
 
WHAT:
We’ll cover approximately 5-6km of The Guzzler course in and around the event precinct. There’ll be two groups, with Meagan Brown taking a group of women and girls as part of her Shakeout Running coaching. It is a very social run to get familiar with some of The Guzzler trails, meet new running friends, try some Brooks trail shoes – and practice soaring down to the finish line!
 
WHERE:
We’ll meet in the carpark where The Guzzler Ultra normally takes place and as the event isn’t on, you’ll be able to park right at the start. Please aim to arrive at 645 for a 7am start. https://maps.app.goo.gl/5u4djyqsopUywfEh9
 
BRING:
This is a fully self-supported run so please bring and carry everything you need. As a minimum, this would include water, suitable shoes and a mobile phone.
 
BROOKS TEST SHOES AND COMPETITION:
Brooks will be loaning us a range of shoes for you guys to try in their Cascadia, Caldera, and Catamount models. If you want to take a pair on your run, please arrive by 645 to allow time to find your size.
 
And, everyone who joins us for this training run, or the May one (or both!), will also have the chance to win a pair of Brooks trail shoes. We’ll draw one lucky winner from the list of attendees after the June run.
 
NOTE:
This run is undertaken at your own risk and by participating, you’ll be responsible for your own safety and comfort, as well as any minors in your care. 
30th June 2024 – Last Date to Confirm Bib Name & details, and to add Bib Shipping

By the 30th June 2024, we need you to have logged back in to your registration account via the Enter Now page, to confirm your important details are correct.

Please confirm your bib nickname, emergency contact details and medical summary are complete and correct. If you want to have your bib shipped, this is also the last date you can do that.

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.

*If you don’t want a name or nickname on your bib, you can simply enter a dash instead.

7th July 2024 – 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, please read the participant documents. You MUST read the participant guide 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 is in the participant guide.

You can find the participant guide 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 the participant guide 😉  

12th July 2024 – Entries & Transfers Close

Entries

If you want to run, you’ll need to get your entry in by the 12th July 2024. If tickets haven’t sold out prior, this is the very last day to enter. Please note, if entering after the 30th June 2024 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. You won’t be able to apply for a transfer code after 11:30am on the last day. The new runner will have to use their code before the end of the last day of entries to be entered into the race.

14th July 2024 – OPTIONAL Gear Checks Close

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. 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 Friday 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.

12th – 19th July 2024 – 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 for the week leading up to the event from The Trail Co. in Bardon (a short drive from the start/finish precinct and your one-stop shop for everything ultra trail). 

Before collecting your bib, you will need to complete the race Check In 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 might also be supplied with this at bib collection.

In addition to in-store pickup we also offered the option to add postage for race bibs (see schedule above). If you opted for this option, you will need to make sure you are at the selected delivery address to receive delivery. You MUST have a race number to compete in The Guzzler. 

The main event

Race Weekend

TimeEventLocation
Saturday
4:30AMParking OpensFreers Paddock- 103 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr, Bardon QLD 4065
Shuttle busses will be running continuously to take to to and from the event precinct throughout the event.
Map
6:00AM100km Drop Bag drop-off closesEvent Precinct: Sir Samual Griffith Drive Map
6:00AMWelcome To CountryEvent Precinct: Sir Samual Griffith Drive
6:15AMPre-Race Briefing: 100kmEvent Precinct: Sir Samual Griffith Drive
6:30AM100km Race StartEvent Precinct: Sir Samual Griffith Drive
6:45AMPre-Race Briefing: 50kmEvent Precinct: Sir Samual Griffith Drive
7:00AM50km Race StartEvent Precinct: Sir Samual Griffith Drive
FROM 11:00AM50km Race Finish (expected)Event Precinct: Sir Samual Griffith Drive
FROM 7:00PM100km Race Finish (expected)Event Precinct: Sir Samual Griffith Drive
7:00PM50km Race Cut-offEvent Precinct: Sir Samual Griffith Drive
Sunday
5:15am – 5:40AM21km Buses DepartFreers Paddock – please arrive early to allow time for space on a shuttle bus
Map
6:30AM21km Race StartWalkabout Creek Event Lawn (via bus)
7:00AM10km Race StartEvent Precinct: Sir Samual Griffith Drive
Map
10:00AMPresentationsEvent Precinct: Sir Samual Griffith Drive
Map
10:30am100km & 21km Race Cut-offEvent Precinct: Sir Samual Griffith Drive
Map

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The Guzzler Ultra, Brisbane, Queensland is a Western States Qualifying Race
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