Run The Gap
24.5.15

RunTheGap
24.5.15

Earlybird Rates
Until 18.5.15

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6km Walk 6km Run 12km Run 21km Run
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6km Walk 12km Run 6km Run 21km Run
Family Pass

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6km Walk 6km Run 12km Run 21km Run
6km Walk 12km Run 6km Run 21km Run

24.5.15No. 4

Halls Gap, the heart of the majestic Grampians National Park, one of Victoria’s most stunning natural features, will play host to the annual Run The Gap event on Sunday May 24 2015. Participants can complete a 6km walk/run along Fyans Creek trail, run 12km including a lap across the wall at stunning Lake Bellfield, or test themselves in the 21km trail run.

Entry Prices

6km Run/Walk & 12km Run Early Late On Day
Adults $32 $34 $37
Children Under 15 $22 $24 $27
Concession* $27 $29 $32
Family - 2 Adults & 3 Children $80 $85 $90
Family - 2 Adults & 2 Children $75 $80 $85
Family - 2 Adults & 1 Child $70 $$75 $80
       
21km Trail Run      
Adults $50 $55 N/A

*Full-time student or health care cardholder

Early entries close at 5pm Friday one week prior to the event.
Online/Late entries close at 9am the Friday prior to the event.
On day entries open at 7am from Halls Gap Centenary Hall on event day.
No refunds. No dogs / bikes / rollerblades / scooters.

Event Inclusions: Clearly marked scenic course with varied terrain; electronic chip timing, that records your time as you cross the finish line; complimentary barbeque brunch, provided by the Halls Gap Community Group; medals to overall placegetters in the run events and to all children participating, compliments of Livefast Lifestyle Cafe; the opportunity to win one of many spot prizes; two free trial issues of Runner's World Magazine, and first aid assistance, if required. All proceeds go towards the enhancement of the walking/bike paths and leisure areas in Halls Gap through to Lake Bellfield.

2XU event t-shirts - these high performance garments are subsidised by 2XU and Halls Gap Tourism and can be ordered online at a cost of $18 and collected at the event. A number of t-shirts will also be available for purchase when registering on event day.

Course Map

Courses: The 6km run will follow the walking path from the parklands to Tandara Road, crossing the creek and picking up the Fyans Creek Trail to Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre and returning along the walking/bike path.

The 12km run will continue from Brambuk and follow varied terrain through to Tymna Drive and up to Lake Bellfield (for a lap of the wall) and return via the walking/bike path. The course will be clearly marked with cones, kilometre markers plus a lead bike. Please listen to instructions given by course marshals. For your own safety, ensure you eat and drink adequately before the event.

The 21km trail run is for the experienced trail runner and not recommended for road runners or those starting out. FAQ sheet and map is provided when signing up.

You will find varying terrain with sandy tracks, sandstone rocks and perhaps even mud, with one major climb and further undulations in the second half. You are likely to see or hear kangaroos, emus and other wildlife, and the views across to Mt Rosea and the Pinnacle and down onto Lake Bellfield make it all worthwhile. Runners last year found the run a challenging, but rewarding experience.

Early Registrations close May 15.

  • 6km Walk
  • 6km Run
  • 12k Run
  • 21k Run

21km Trail Run

This event was introduced in 2014 and is for the experienced trail runner and not recommended for road runners or those starting out. FAQ sheet and map is provided when signing up.

Participants need to carry their own food, gel and compression bandage. Device for carrying at least 500ml of fluids is recommended (Camelbak, Fuelbelt, handheld bottles). Fuel / Aid stations may be up to 10km apart.

The Grampians

The mountains of the Grampians (Gariwerd) can be seen far across the west of Victoria, and all who come to visit, are in awe of their majestic beauty. Halls Gap is located in the very heart of the breathtaking Grampians National Park and provides the inspirational base for exploring the region.

Accomodation
Halls Gap is the perfect tourist village with bed and breakfast or self contained units, group accommodation, cottages, holiday houses, caravan and tourist parks plus backpackers. Read more and choose the level of accommodation to suit your needs at www.visithallsgap.com.au

Getting There

Halls Gap is 3 hours from Melbourne; 5.3 hours from Adelaide; and 4 hours from Apollo Bay. The village is just 20 minutes from Stawell (home of the Stawell Gift and off the Western Highway) where you can access a daily local bus service to Halls Gap if you are travelling here via public transport. Halls Gap is also within 45 minutes of Horsham and Ararat - the destination of bus and train travel from Melbourne and Adelaide.

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Things To Do

There are more than 160 kilometres of walking tracks - ranging from short, easy walks to challenging overnight expeditions. Walking in the Grampians allows you to discover a variety of super, impressive panoramas, for instance Boroka Lookout and the Balconies, spectacular waterfalls such as the famous McKenzie Falls, and secluded bush settings, rugged rock formations, aboriginal rock art sites and fern gullies.

Further information on walking, camping or touring in the National Park is available from the Visitor Information Centre, Grampians Road (main street) of Halls Gap (Phone: 1800 065 599) or Brambuk, the National Park and Cultural Centre located in Halls Gap (Phone: 13 19 63).

In addition to the great bush walking opportunities, there is much more to see and do during your visit to the region and all within easy distance. Go abseiling, rock climbing, canoeing or mountain bike riding, play adventure mini golf or a round at the Mount Difficult golf course, or stroll along the wall at Lake Bellfield taking in the vista. You can also visit Brambuk, the National Park and Cultural Centre, MOCO Art Gallery, see hand crafted wood furniture made from the local redgum at Grampians Furniture, visit the region's wineries The Gap Vineyard, the Heatherlie Quarry Historic sites, or the largest privately owned regional zoo, Halls Gap Zoo.

Contact

Contact Monique if you have any questions via:

Phone: 03 5356 4664
Email: info@runthegap.com.au

FAQs

Start Times
21km run – 7.30am
12km run – 8:00am
6km run – 8:15am
6km walk – 8:20am

On Day Registrations: Are accepted 7:00am at the Halls Gap Centenary Hall, next to the Visitor Information Centre. Bring along family and friends! Cash only on day. No refunds.

Take advantage of the discounted early bird rates by pre-registering online now. Early bird rates expire on Friday, May 15

Race Number Pick Up (if pre-registered): Will be available at the Halls Gap Centenary Hall from 4:00pm to 5:30pm on the Saturday and again at 7:00am on event day. Simply line up in the queue that indicates the first letter of your surname. Note: race numbers will not be mailed out.

Assembly Area: Is located at the Halls Gap Parklands, opposite the Visitor Information Centre.

Start Line: Is located on School Road opposite the Halls Gap Parklands, just before Halls Gap Caravan Park.

Finish Line: Is located at the Assembly Area, at Halls Gap Parklands.

To Change Distances: Please email your request to monique@runthegap.com.au or call (03) 5356 4664 by 9:00am Friday 22 May. You can also notify staff at Centenary Hall, on collection of your race pack on Saturday from 4:00pm to 5:30pm and on the day from 7:00am.

Results: Will be posted online by 6:00pm on Sunday 24 May.

Participant Clothing: If you wish to drop off a bag or clothing whilst participating in the event, you may do so at the marquee marked Clothing Drop Off in the Parkland. Simply attach your clothing tear off from your event race bib. Please do not leave any valuables (RTG will not be liable for the replacement of any personal possessions lost or damaged).

Lost Property: Will be located at the Halls Gap Centenary Hall.

Public Toilets: Are located directly opposite the Halls Gap Centenary Hall in the parklands and on course for the 12km runners at Lake Bellfield.

Running Etiquette: keep to the left if walking or slower than other runners.
Note: There will also be general public (pedestrians and bike riders) using the course, so please be aware you are sharing the path and trails with others.

Traffic Management: Will be in place along the course.

Drink Stations: Will be located every 2-3km on course and at the Assembly Area plus Finish Line.

Presentations: The first three males and first three females in the 21km, 12km and 6km runs will be presented with their medals on the morning at the Assembly Area. Placegetters will be awarded based on gun time and it is the responsibility of the participant to position themselves closest to the start line, should they believe they have a chance of placing in the event.

Mini Run The Gap "For the Little Ones": is for the younger members of the family who are too little to register for the big run or walk. Youngsters can participate in the Mini Run The Gap Circuit in the parkland just for fun after the main event, but prior to presentations to event placegetters. Entry is on the day via a gold coin donation and a participation medal will be awarded to all competitors.

Medical Assistance: A First Aid officer will be in attendance in the assembly area. If you have any medical issues, please advise one of the course marshals or drink station attendants.

Recommendations: a) Seek medical advice to ensure that you are fit to compete and this advice is obtained regularly and with the specific demands of this event in mind, and: b) Take appropriate steps to ensure that you are hydrated prior to, and during, the event.

Safety: No dogs, bicycles, scooters, or rollerblades are permitted. Pushers and strollers are allowed, however they should keep to the left of the course and at the back of the group. For the safety of all, walkers are asked not to walk more than two abreast. Please keep to the left of the path to allow runners to pass. You will be using public paths and trails, so please be mindful of other people not in the event.

Contingency: In the interest of participant safety, RTG reserves the right to alter the course without notice.

Rules:

  1. Obey all Parks Victoria rules when in the Parks.
  2. The event will not proceed if there is a storm expected or a code red fire warning for the day. It is illegal to enter the park on a Code Red fire warning day.
  3. Leaving the Course. Entrants who leave the course during the event eg. for toilet stop, getting lost or meeting up with support people; must re-enter the course at the point they left the course. Lost entrants may use any legal method to get back to the course, but must re-enter where they left and resume running from that point.
  4. Withdrawing from the race. Any entrant withdrawing from the race must notify race officials that they have done so. Mobile phone numbers will be provided on the map given to all participants.
  5. Support Crew. Runners can have supporters meet them at some points on course with food, drink, vaseline etc., so long as those supporters give way to runners, and obey all park rules.
  6. Do not use a mountain bike to support you as a runner as this risks you and other people. Don't even think about it.
  7. Obey the direction of Race Officials and Volunteers. Entrants ignoring marshals at road crossings will be immediately disqualified.
  8. Be courteous to all you encounter on the course. This includes all staff, volunteers, traffic controllers and other users of the trail.
  9. Entrants must help fellow runners in distress.
  10. Entrants must race with a means of carrying at least 500ml of fluids. (Camelbak, fuelbelt, handheld bottle etc.)
  11. Entrants must not leave rubbish on the course. Carry it with you to the next aid station and deposit it there if there is a bin. Otherwise; carry it in - carry it out.
  12. No I-pods, MP3 players etc. to be used. There are too many single track sections, some road crossings and other runners to be aware of.
  13. If you are even mildly asthmatic then a puffer is mandatory equipment.
  14. Rubbish:We are fortunate to be allowed access to the trail to run our event, so please make sure you leave no trace of having been there. Take all rubbish with you or risk disqualification.

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