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Convicts and Wenches Trail Run

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Come to explore some of Tassie's pristine coastal single-track all within the historic Narawntapu National Park at the prettiest beach run in Tasmania. The Convicts and Wenches Beach Run has four options for distance with a 50km, 25km, 12km, and 5km run.

Coastal trail-running doesn't get any better!

Review summary

5
2 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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David B
"Convicts & Wenches is a beautiful and scenic run never straying far from the..."

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Lisa B
"My fellow wenches & I had the best day out!! We are still talking about how its..."
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How to enter the Convicts and Wenches Trail Run

  1. 50 Km

    Run 50km
    AUD $140–AUD $160
    Event passed
  2. 25 Km

    Run 25km
    AUD $70–AUD $80
    Event passed
  3. 12 Km

    Run 12km
    AUD $48–AUD $55
    Event passed
  4. 5 Km

    Run 5km
    AUD $35–AUD $40
    Event passed
  5. 2 x 25 km relay

    Run 50km
    AUD $140–AUD $160
    Event passed

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Convicts and Wenches Trail Run routes

50km

  • 50 km run from Greens Beach, westwards through West Head car park, along Badgers Beach, across Badgers headland and then along Bakers Beach to the western end, turn around and run back along the same route to the start/finish precinct.

25km

  • 25 km run, first run in an easterly direction along the length of Greens Beach and then back, then proceed in a westerly direction along the coastal track past West Head car park, along Badger’s beach to the aid stations in the park at the western end of the beach, then back to the start/finish precinct.

12km

  • 12 km run / walk, from Greens Beach, follow the coastal track to West Head carpark and back.
  • 5 km run / walk, on Greens Beach.

50km Relay

  • 50 km relay teams of two, same route as the 50 km solo option; except that one runner runs out for 25kms, the other back.

Aid Stations

  • Situated at West Head carpark (6/44 km), Badgers headland (11/39 km) and the turnaround for the 50 km event at the western end of Bakers Beach. The aid stations will all carry water, Hammer Nutrition sports drink (water alone is not enough), coca cola, banana pieces and glucose type lollies. All aid stations are accessible by car.
  • The aid stations will carry First Aid kits. 

Event Details

What’s Included
Reasons to enter
  • The prettiest beach run in Tasmania with event options of 5-12-25-50 kms
  • Electronic Timing
  • Prizes for fancy dress
  • Free race singlet
  • Free commemorative medallion
  • Free fruit for recovery
  • Free BBQ
  • Meet Steve Moneghetti
  • Live band (early colonial music)
  • Free photos for download
Commemorative medallion: Provided as part of your online entry.

Fancy dress
Fancy dress is optional, but encouraged. The winning male and winning female will win a free entry to next year’s race. The top 30 best dressed will win a bottle of wine, courtesy of Holm Oak Vineyards.

Prize giving
As soon as practicable after each event.

Results
Will be available on the website as soon as possible, normally within 24-36 hours of the race.

Photos
Will be taken by various photographers on raceday and will be posted to our Facebook page within 24 hours for viewing and download, free of charge.
Raceday Logistics

Racebib collection:

On the day only, available from 7:00 am in the start/finish precinct.

Race Start Time

  • 50km and Relay: 8:00am (Eastern standard time, to coincide with low tide)
  • 25 km: 10:00am,
  • 12 km: 11:30am
  • 5 km: 12:00pm.

The start times are arranged to enable prize-giving to be held at approximately the same time.

Race singlets
These will be provided free of charge to runners and will be available for collection with your race-bib. Although by no means compulsory, it would be appreciated if you could wear your singlet on the day. Please note that these need to be ordered 5-6 weeks before the event date. Runners who enter after this ordering date risk not receiving a singlet.
Volunteers

If you're keen to volunteer contact the race organiser directly to submit your interest

Race Director:
Michelle Frost
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 0488 486 862

Assistant Race Director:
Jemina Stuart-Smith
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 0429 408 856

FAQs

Cut-off times
8 hours or 4:00 p.m. for the 50 kms. If you need longer, talk with the race director about an earlier start. No cut-offs are imposed for the shorter races.

Trash
Please bring all trash back to base. Please do not leave any wrappers or other trash on the trails. Leave only footprints and take nothing but photos.

Convicts and Wenches Trail Run weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

17°C
Predicted highs
10°C
Predicted lows
IconModerate wind possible, up to 21mph

Meet the organizer

Convicts and Wenches Trail Run reviews (2)

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 50 Km in 2018

    Convicts & Wenches is a beautiful and scenic run never straying far from the coast line. The scenery of isolated beaches, rugged headlands and breathtaking ocean views keep you engaged from start to finish. There is not a dull moment and it is difficult to say with certainty which part of the course is my favourite. I have ran this race for the past 7 years (5x 50km and 2x 25km) and I keep coming back for more.
  • Did the 12 Km in 2018

    My fellow wenches & I had the best day out!! We are still talking about how its one of our favourite events!! Beautiful scenery, well organised, great photography! & a fantastic atmosphere, already registered for next year with an idea to top our costumes this year