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Mount Buller Skyrun

Sun 7th Apr 2019
8 The Avenue, Mount Buller VIC 3723, Australia

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Head to the skies to take in some stunning scenery for this trail run series. Each distance takes you across the mountain tops of Victoria's high country with views of rivers and tracks. Come along for the finisher's medal and don't forget your camera.
  • Trails
  • Fell/Mountain
  • Hilly

From the organizer

Organizer's website

Join in the 10th running run of one of Victorias classic alpine runs, 3 distances 45/36/22 km covering superb scenery taking in the beautiful Delatite River, the historic Klingsporn Track, majestic Mt Buller, Mt Stirling and the historic Craigs Hut.

Take in views across to some of Victorias great alpine scenery, the Crosscut saw Mt Speculation, Mt Buggery, Hells Window and Mt Magdala. Set in the heart of Victorias high country the Mount Buller Skyrun is one of the most amazing high altitudes runs that Australia has to offer.

Distances in this event

  1. 45 km

    Run 45km
    7:00am Sun 7th Apr 2019
    AUD $80
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  2. 36 km

    Run 36km
    7:00am Sun 7th Apr 2019
    AUD $80
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  3. 22 km

    Run 22km
    9:00am Sun 7th Apr 2019
    AUD $70
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Course Maps
What’s Included
All entrants receive
  • A race bib
  • A complimentary photo
  • Public liability insurance cover
Course Details

The Mount Buller Skyrun offers three unique runs

  1. 22 km introductory trail run from Mount Buller to Mount Stirling and back.
  2. 36 km mid-distance course from Mount Buller to Mount Stirling and then a quad busting descent to the Delatite River before a gut-wrenching 1200 m climb to the summit of Mount Buller.
  3. 45 km ultra course which takes in Mount Stirling, Craigs Hut, great views over the Crosscut Saw and the Bluff, a scenic jog along the banks of the Delatite River and a final crushing climb to the summit of Mount Buller itself before an exhilarating 2 km descent to the finish line
  4. ...all up an exhilarating day trip from Melbourne.

    Cut offs for the 45 km:

      1:00 P.M. at Mirimbah Park—runners who do not make the Mirimbah cut off will be pulled from the run.
      3:00 P.M. at Northside Express—runners who do not make the Northside Express cut off will be directed to the finish line without summiting Mt Buller.

    Experience: Runners attempting any of the courses must have experience in trail running and have a high degree of fitness. This is a tough course and should not be undertaken without sufficient training.

    Navigation: Whilst this is a marked course, participants are expected to have basic map reading skills and determine which way they are going at junctions.

Raceday Logistics

Location: Mount Buller Alpine Resort

Start/Finish: The Village Square Mount Buller

Pre run Briefing: A pre run briefing will be conducted in the Village Square on the Sunday morning at 06:50 A.M. (36/45 km), 08:50 A.M. (22 km). This is a mandatory briefing, no briefing = no start.

36/45 km runs

    Registration: 06:30 A.M.
    Briefing: 06:50 A.M.
    Start: 07:00 A.M.
    Presentations: 1:00 P.M.

22 km run

    Registration: 08:30 A.M.
    Briefing: 08:50 A.M.
    Start: 09:00 A.M.
    Presentations: 12:00 Midday
Travel: Mount Buller is approximately 3.0 hours drive from Melbourne.
Kit List

What to bring

All runners (that includes those doing the 22 km—so please do not ask again), must carry with them as a minimum the following safety equipment. The reason for this is if someone were to injure themselves out on the trail, they may need to either walk out or wait a couple of hours for medical assistance.

Given the area is subject to sudden changes in weather and the possibility of an injured person rapidly losing core body temperature or going into shock, these items are considered the minimum safety requirements:

    Waterproof and windproof jacket with hood
  • Waterproof and windproof pants
  • Spare long sleeved thermal top and long johns (not “skins” or equivalent)
  • Beanie and/or hat, gloves
  • A waterproof map of the area, compass or GPS (knowledge of how to use them in both day and night conditions). Recommended is Vic map 1:25,000 Buller Stirling or Spatial Vision 1:50,000 Buller – Howitt Alpine Area. You may download and use the maps on the website
  • Lighter or waterproof matches
  • Whistle
  • Emergency space blanket/bag
  • Personal First aid requirements: bandaids, antiseptic, painkillers etc.
  • Broad bandage for snake bites and sprains (8-10 restrictive bandage—white crepe bandages are NOT acceptable) – see below
  • Mobile phone (Telstra has the best coverage) and/or Personal Location Beacon
  • Torch and spare batteries (plus spare batteries for GPS)
  • Food for the run and emergency food if lost
  • Camera—highly recommended— the scenery is fantastic
  • Spectators
    Feel free to come and support!
    Be a part of helping the runners do their best.
    It's fun, exciting, fulfilling and often exhausting!
    It's a great way to be a part of the action. Work in a team, knowing that your support makes a real difference.

    There's a variety of ways you can help....

    registering competitors
    manning aid stations
    marshalling (making sure competitors don't take a wrong turn!!)
    presenting medals
    be the sweeper
    ..and more

    If you would like to volunteer, or want to know more, please contact the race organiser. Include any information about how you would like to help.

    Age Limit: The minimum age for an entrant is 18 years old.

    Accommodation: There are a range of accommodation options available on Mt Buller including self-contained apartments, comfortable lodges and hostel style beds. Visit the accommodation section of the Mt Buller website or call 1800 BULLER (285 537).

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      Deb C2nd Mar
      Is there a time limit that you have to complete the race in? For example, would it take too long if I ran half and walked half?


      Steph E5th Mar
      Hi there. There are two cut offs for the 45km: 1:00 P.M. at Mirimbah Park, and 3:00 P.M. at Northside Express - please bear these in mind! There are further details regarding the cut off, including the course map, on our event page. Please reach out to [email protected] if there's anything else we can help with!

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