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The Elephant Trail Race Course is a 25-27km course, with approx. 1455m elevation. Friday Night at 10pm see's the start of the 160 Km race (2 laps reverse, 2 laps clockwise and 2 laps in reverse), Saturday the 100km course, Solo and Teams of 2, (being 2 laps in clockwise and 2 laps in reverse).

Saturday will also be the 50km course, 2 laps clockwise one direction. Sunday the 25km, 13km course and the Kids Trail Race.

The ETR Race is only a short distance from Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Telegraph Point in the beautiful Hastings Area. All racing will take place in Cairncross State Forest.You will travel through the State Forest and NSW Crown Lands and land of the traditional owners, the Birpai People.

How to enter the Elephant Trail Race

  1. 160k

    Run 160km
    AUD $325–AUD $355
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  2. 100k

    Run 100km
    AUD $240–AUD $270
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  3. 50km

    Run 50km
    AUD $170–AUD $190
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  4. 25k

    Run 25km
    AUD $110–AUD $130
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  5. 13k

    Run 13km
    AUD $50–AUD $55
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Elephant Trail Race routes

The Elephant Trail Race Course is a 25-27km course, with approx. 1455m elevation. Friday Night at 10pm see's the start of the 160 Km race (2 laps reverse, 2 laps clockwise and 2 laps in reverse), Saturday the 100km course, Solo and Teams of 2, (being 2 laps in clockwise and 2 laps in reverse). Saturday will also be the 50km course, 2 laps clockwise one direction. Sunday the 25km, 13km course and the Kids Trail Race.

Event Details

Raceday Logistics

Proposed Schedule

Friday

  • 4:00pm - Event Registration & Bib Pick Up (160km & 100km & 50km) Opens at Coastal Sports and Fitness
  • 6:00pm - Pre-Race Pizza Dinner begins (Pre-Booking Only) At Coastal Sports and Fitness
  • 10:00pm - Event Registration Closes
  • 10.00pm- 160km Race Start
  • Saturday

  • 6:30am - 100km Race Starts
  • 10.30pm - 50km Race Cut-off (15 Hrs)
  • 7:30am - 50km race Starts
  • 5:00am - Event HQ Center Opens and Bag/gear Drop
  • 4:00pm - Event Registration & Bib Pickup (25km & 13km & Kids) Opens at Coastal Sports and FItness
  • 8:00pm - Event Registration Closes (25km & 13km)
  • 6:00pm - Pre-Race Pizza Dinner begins (Pre-Bookings Only) at Coastal Sports and Fitness
  • Sunday

  • 5:30am - 4th Lap/75km Cutoff (100km Race)
  • 7:00am - 25km Race Starts
  • 7:30am - 13km Race Starts
  • 11.00am - FREE Kids Race
  • 12:00pm - 160km Race Cut Off
  • 1:00pm - Course Closed to all racers
  • Kit List

    160km and 100km Mandatory Gear

    Mandatory Gear you must carry at all times:

  • Mobile Phone ( for photos and to call us if you need us )
  • Whistle
  • Water Bottles or Bladders (capacity to carry 2 Litres of water)
  • Compression Bandage (Minimum Dimensions 7.5cm Wide x 2.3m Long Unstretched)
  • Small Backup Light
  • Emergency Space Blanket
  • Mandatory Gear to be available at the Start/Finish HQ aid station tent.

  • Main Headlamp + Spare Batteries (required to collect after 1pm Saturday)
  • Long Sleeve Synthetic Fleece Top
  • Long Sleeve Thermal Top (polypropylene, wool).
  • Long Leg Thermal Pants (polypropylene, wool).
  • Waterproof and Breathable Jacket with Fully Taped.
  • Beanie or Buff.
  • Full-Fingered Lightweight Thermal Gloves (Polypropylene, Wool)
  • 50km Mandatory Gear

    Mandatory Gear you must carry at all times:

  • Mobile Phone (for photos and to call us if you need us)
  • Whistle
  • Water Bottles or Bladders (capacity to carry 2 Litres of water)
  • Compression Bandage (Minimum Dimensions 7.5cm Wide x 2.3m Long Unstretched)
  • Headlamp
  • Emergency Space Blanket
  • Recommended Gear (Depending on Conditions)

  • Long Sleeve Synthetic Fleece Top
  • Long Sleeve Thermal Top (polypropylene, wool).
  • Waterproof and Breathable Jacket with Fully Taped.
  • Beanie or Buff.
  • Full-Fingered Lightweight Thermal Gloves (Polypropylene, Wool)
  • 25km and 10km Mandatory Gear

  • Mobile Phone (for photos and to call us if you need us)
  • Whistle
  • Water Bottles or Bladders (capacity to carry 2 Litres of water)
  • Compression Bandage (Minimum Dimensions 7.5cm Wide x 2.3m Long Unstretched)
  • Emergency Space Blanket
  • 25km and 10km Recommended Gear

  • Long Sleeve Synthetic Fleece Top
  • Waterproof and Breathable Jacket with Fully Taped.
  • Beanie or Buff.
  • Full-Fingered Lightweight Thermal Gloves (Polypropylene, Wool)
  • Spectators

    Spectators are not permitted to run with or pace runners

    FAQs

    RULES

    You must complete the marked course on foot under your own power.

    Race directors have final authority on any question that may arise during all Races

    Your race number must be visible at all times on the outside of your clothing and on the front of your body over your belly or chest. It must not be worn on your pants or leg. Do not cover over your race number with any backpack strap or article of clothing such as thermal top or waterproof jacket.

    You must not fold, cut or change your race number in any way. It must be worn as is, unfolded.

    Your bag timing tag must be attached securely to the back of your running backpack or, if not wearing a running backpack, to the back of your t-shirt.

    The wearing of iPods or other music players with headphones is not permitted . This is both for safety and of the other runners

    If you need First Aid help on the course you must use the phone numbers on your Participant Emergency Instructions Card to contact the Event Safety Team who will arrange to retrieve you. Supporters, spectators or any unauthorised persons are not allowed to enter the event course to collect runners.

    Runners are expected to assist competitors who have injured themselves. If you come across an injured runner, provide assistance and ask a fellow runner to inform race officials at the next intersection. Times will be adjusted to compensate for any losses.

    Outside assistance on course is not permitted. Assistance at Check Points and from event staff is ok.

    The participant is responsible for the actions of their support crew. Support crews must comply with all instructions from event staff and officials. The participant may be penalised or disqualified for actions or breaches of the rules by their support crew.

    You must stay on the marked course. Short cuts are not permitted. If you get lost return to the last sighted marking.

    You must carry your own Mandatory Gear at all times during the event. Random gear checks may be performed during the event.

    You must obey directions of checkpoint staff or course marshals and withdraw from the race if you miss any time cut-offs at checkpoints or on course.

    Each participant must be checked-in at all checkpoints and have your name & number recorded.

    Littering is prohibited.

    Spectators are not permitted to run with or pace runners.

    Pacers are not permitted.

    Only Event officials are allowed to enter the event course to collect runners.

    The event organisers reserve the right to disqualify a runner for behaviour that is considered unsporting.

    Breaking any of the rules may incur a time penalty, disqualification or pre-race withdrawal. Any such penalties are at the organisers’ discretion and are final

    Medical Assistance During The Race

    In order to ensure race safety, race headquarters will prepare and arrange for rescue and medical assistance during the race.

    St Johns Staff and Event staff have the authority to stop a racer from continuing the race. This will be done by taking off the racer's bib.

    Depending on your condition, an emergency evacuation may be required. This evacuation will be at the expense of the person being rescued. For overseas racers, it is strongly recommended that you obtain adequate travel insurance coverage

    Dropping Out Of The Race

    If you decide to drop out of the race, you must notify race staff. Please remove your race bib so that race headquarters can be notified. Once you've dropped out of the race, you will not be able to re-start.

    Tell an aid station staff that you've decided to drop out of the race.

    If you are able to move on your own, please make your way to the closest aid station (either return to the aid station you just left or go the next aid station). If you are unable to move without assistance, please tell pass-by runner to contact race headquarters.

    Runners Responsibilities

    You understand the unique nature and requirements of competing in an ultra-long distance running race. You will be running all day & night and have undertaken the necessary training to compete in such a race.

    You will be responsible for yourself and have the ability to deal with any problems that may be encountered during the race.

    You are able to deal with, on your own without assistance, deteriorating weather conditions (raining, strong winds) and other troubles expected when traveling across road & hill.

    You are able to deal with extreme fatigue, internal organ and digestive problems, muscle pain, mild physical injuries and psychological problems on your own.

    You are fully aware that when participating in an outdoor activity such as this race, your safety depends on your own skills and abilities.

    CATEGORIES

    Individuals: (160km)

  • 18-29yrs Male and Female
  • 30-39yrs Male and Female
  • 40-49yrs Male and Female
  • 50-59yrs Male and Female
  • 60+yrs Male and Female
  • Individuals: (100km)

  • 18-29yrs Male and Female
  • 30-39yrs Male and Female
  • 40-49yrs Male and Female
  • 50-59yrs Male and Female
  • 60+yrs Male and Female
  • Individuals: (50km)

  • 18-29yrs Male and Female
  • 30-39yrs Male and Female
  • 40-49yrs Male and Female
  • 50-59yrs Male and Female
  • 60+yrs Male and Female
  • Individuals: (25km)

  • 18-29yrs Male and Female
  • 30-39yrs Male and Female
  • 40-49yrs Male and Female
  • 50-59yrs Male and Female
  • 60+yrs Male and Female
  • Individuals: (13km)

  • 18-39yrs Male and Female
  • 40-59yrs Male and Female
  • 60+yrs Male and Female
  • Relay teams of 2: (100km) - there are no relay teams for any other event

  • Male
  • Mixed
  • Female
  • Kids Fun Run

  • No categories
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