ONLINE ENTRIES TO THE 2019 MARGARET RIVER ULTRA MARATHON WILL OPEN IN SEPTEMBER 2018 - stay tuned!
Note entries for 2019 will open mid-September 2018.
Scroll down or click the index link below for further details about entries (relating to the 2018 event for a guide):
Online entries will close 8:00am AEST Tuesday 30 April, 2019
ENTRY LEVEL TIME FRAME
*note these times and dates refer to 2018. These will be confirmed and updated when 2019 entries open in mid-September 2018.
||Entries received before 8:00am AEST, Monday 25th September 2017.
||Entries received between 8:00am AEST, Monday 25th September 2017 and 5:00pm Friday 6 April 2018.
||Entries received between 5:00pm Friday 6 April and Saturday 5 May 2018.
|Online Entries Close
||8:00am, Tuesday 1 May, 2018 - paper entries are available at the event.
ENTRY FEES PER CATEGORY (2018)
|80km Solo Adult
|80km Solo Junior (U18)
|Team of 2 or 3 (male, mixed, female)
|Team of 4 or 5 (male, mixed, female)
|Junior Team (any combination)
|Kids Run (Sunday)
There is nothing like setting an objective as part of a group then working together and supporting each other to achieve your goals, and the Margaret River Ultra Marathon is the ideal goal for your running group.
As such we are providing a range of entry benefits for groups of 3 or more. Check out the Group Entries page for details.
Runners entering the Margaret River Ultra Marathon will receive the following as part of their entry fee:
- Cotton event t-shirt (2018 featured)
- Access to the significant amounts of food and beverages available from the Race Kitchens and Water Points located around the course
- Finisher wine glass trophy for 80km runners finishing under 10hrs (large) or under 14hrs (medium)
- Finisher medal for all 80km course finishers
- Fully marked, marshalled course
- Professional medical support on course
- Professional electronic timing and results
- Event photographer along the course to capture your finest moments
- Opportunity to win a random prizes at the presentations after the race
Kids Run - $7
When: 9:30am on Sunday 5 May (before presentations)
Where: Cheeky Monkey
Who: Reccomended for kids Up to 12 years
How: Enter online prior to 8:00am Tuesday 30 April or enter at race registration. A parent / guardian will be required to attend Registration to complete the entry form.
Particpants will receive:
- Number plate
- Finisher Ribbon
- Fruit at finish line
All entrants, solo and relay team members, will receive an official 2019 Margaret River Ultra Marathon cotton T- shirt. 2019 design unveiled in September 2018!
ENTRY AND REFUND POLICY (2018)
Written notification prior to 9:00am, Friday 13th April 2018:
- Credit: Credit towards another Rapid Ascent event - less a 15% administration fee
- Refund: A refund will be offered, less 20% administration (max fee $50)
Notification after 9:00am, Friday 13th April 2018
- Credit: No credit will be issued
- Refund: No refund will be issued
Refunds must be requested in writing via email@example.com
- An individual or team may transfer their entry to another individual for a $15 transfer fee prior to 8:00am AEST on Tuesday 1 May 2018.
- Providing there are spaces available, a runner may transfer from a higher entry fee event to a lower entry fee event before 8:00am AEST on Thursday 3 May. In this case, the difference between the two entry fees will not be refunded.
- Providing there are spaces available, a runner may transfer from a lower entry fee event to a higher entry fee event up to one week before the event for the cost of the increase in entry fee only – no admin fee will be charged. Any entry upgrades requested within one week of race day will incur a $15 upgrade fee (plus entry fee difference).
Under 18yrs Participant Entry Policy
Rapid Ascent believes junior runners should be given the opportunity to compete in challenging adventure sports events so long as they have sufficient experience, the appropriate framework is in place on race day and the necessary support on hand to help if required.
As such, Rapid Ascent has placed the following guidelines and requirements on competitors under the age of 18yrs in the Margaret River Ultra Marathon:
For under 18yrs runners wanting to do multiple legs whose total distance adds up to more than 20km, we require that the participant provides evidence that they have:
- Run at least 20km in less than 3hrs within 6 weeks of the race – preferably off road
- Completed training program lasting at least 8 weeks that meets our expectations. Training program and diary to be submitted to Rapid Ascent for approval no later than seven days before the event
- Participated in at least 2 trail running races between 10km and 20km in the 2 months leading up
For under 18yrs runners wanting to compete as a solo runner doing the entire 80km themselves, Rapid Ascent requires that the participant provides evidence that they have:
- Completed a minimum of 3 training runs, off-road that are at least 4hrs in length within 3 months of the race.
- Complete a training program lasting at least 12 weeks that meets our expectations. Training program and diary to be supplied for approval no later than seven days before the event.
- Participated in at least 2 trail running races between 10km and 20km in the 2 months leading up to the event
- Submitted a hydration and nutrition plan for what they will consume during the race, along with safeguard measures to ensure that it is followed during the race
- Supplied a doctors' certificate saying that they are have no known medical conditions that should limit them from tackling and completing the 80km event solo
- A support crew who can assist them during the entire event.
- Rapid Ascent has spoken with the participant and their parents to discuss what is involved with running 80km.
We ask that any under-age runner wanting to participant in the Margaret River Ultra Marathon calls us to discuss their intentions and these requirements prior to entering (03) 5261 5511.
EVENT RESCHEDULING / CANCELLATIONS
- If the event is deemed unsafe or unable to be held on the proposed date due to extreme climatic conditions, the following steps shall be followed:
- Rapid Ascent will endeavor to reschedule the event to another date with all entries carrying over to the new date
- If you are unable to attend the newly proposed date no refunds will be made
- If the event cannot be rescheduled for any reason, Rapid Ascent will refund your entry fee.
- In all other circumstances it should be assumed that the event is still going ahead UNLESS otherwise stated
- Rapid Ascent reserves the right to alter or amend the originally proposed course(s) from that which was published on the event website for any reason
- Advice of any event postponement or change will be made on the front page of the event website as early as possible before the event, and will be posted to the official race notice board at the registration marquee.