[email protected] is a special race as a small donation from each registration will be made to Medicins Sans Frontiers Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in honor of Jill and Roger Guard who were enthusiastic advocates of MSF and, as we approach the fourth commemoration of the MH17 tragedy, its a good time to reflect on the struggle that still goes on in Ukraine and the tireless work that MSF do all over the world.
[email protected] – Wild Horse at Night routes
10km – Section 1 & Section 4
Starting at Wildhorse Mountain car park, runners/walkers head south along the marked trail around the base of Wildhorse Mountain before turning sharp left at close to 2km. Continue a further 2½km until you reach a right turn and cross Tibrogargan Creek. Continue on a further 500 meters to CP1. Check in with the support crew and return.
16½km – Section 1, 2 & 4
Follow the 10km route to CP1 and check-in.
From here, head west for 2km before turning sharp right, heading north. There’s a sharp switchback on the right about 100 meters from Tibrogargan Creek near the Bruce Highway. If you reach the Highway you’ve gone too far, don’t panic, it will be well marked. This turn will take you through the ‘Tunnel of Love’. It’s sandy, watery and seems long but it’s a mere 2.8km. You guys will probably wonder what the fuss is about.
Running alongside Tibrogargan Creek, heading east, you’ll arrive at the south side of the creek crossing you made earlier. Turn right (south) and check in at CP1 before making the trip back to the car park and finish.
25km – Section 1, 2, 3 and 4
Follow the same route as the 16½km for your second visit to CP1. Having checked in, continue through the checkpoint, heading south. The trail swings right left and, at just under 1km, take a square turn left (heading south-east) before arriving at Mekins Rd after 900 meters.
Turn left again, heading northeast. The road swings right at about 900 meters (do not turn left here), continue west for 1km before a square turn left heading north a further 1.1km before heading left (west) along Tibrogargan Creek. After about 3½km you’ll arrive at the north side of the earlier creek crossing. Turn left and head to CP1. Check in and head home.
The course is such that walkers will be able to complete within the 5-hour cut-off should they wish. However, we won’t be going anywhere before everyone is in so if you do choose to walk the longer event and it takes you a little longer, don’t panic!
At the finish, there will be hot drinks and soup. If you’re planning to wait for all finishers, ensure that you bring warm gear to change into as you’ll cool down very quickly after your run/walk.
'The MC 50km' - Section 1, 2, 3 and 4
Repeat the 25km route, starting at 3:30 pm
Questions & answers
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- What's the cut off for the 50k?Hi there. Just to let you know the cut off for all races in this event is midday. Good luck!Apologies, just to correct the previous response - the cut off is midnight, not midday.