Race day schedule
The following schedule is a draft only. Some minor changes may be made prior to race day and the final schedule will be outlined in the Event Program.
Sunday 18th June 2017
||Race registration opens
||Race registration closes
||HIIT Factory aerobics warm up - short and medium course
||START - Course (15km)
||START - Medium Course (10km)
||HIIT Factory aerobics warm up - long course
||START - Short Course (5km)
||Long course winner expected
||Medium course winner expected
||Short course race winner expected
||Race presentation and spot prize giveaways
||Courses close and event complete
There will be a great setup of competitor services and facilities at the Event Expo and Start / Finish area in Westerfolds Park including sponsors displays, food / coffee for sale, live music, race commentary, social media boards, presentations and plenty more.
The event expo is also right next to a huge playground that is ideal for kids to have fun on.
All in all it’s a lovely, welcoming environment for everyone to enjoy whether you are running or not. For a full list of services see the Event Expo page.
Race #1 is centered in Westerfolds Park in Templestowe.
Navigate yourself to Fitzsimons Lane in Templestowe (ideally driving north so you have a left hand turn into the park) and turn into Westerfolds Park through the main entrance. Follow the roadway around to the right (north) and park your car in one of the sealed car parking areas (there are lots) or as directed. The event expo area is located adjacent the ‘Red Gum’ car parking area and playground in the northern section of the park.
Start line location
The start wline will be immediately adjacent the finish line and event expo area near the 'Red Gum' car parking area.
- 8:30am Long course race start
- 8:55am Medium course race start
- 9:20am Short course race start
All distances will start racing with a single wave start.
Please place yourself in the start chute according to your honest running ability, with fast runners near the front, recreational runners in the middle and those who are here to enjoy yourself towards the back.
- Please be honest about your ability as it will maximise your and everyone else’s enjoyment if you place yourself accurately
- Your time will be recorded when you cross the timing mat at the start, so it does not truly matter where you start
- Those runners waiting for your start are asked to wait to the side of the start chute so you are out of the way of runners getting under way
Competitor number plates
Number plate identification
All competitors are required to wear their race number plate whilst running in the race. Numbers must be safety pinned to the front of your race top so it is clearly visible from the front.
Your number plate will have a small timing tag stuck to the back so we can record your start and finish time. This tag looks just like a strip of foam, so please do not remove it from your number plate otherwise you will not get an official result.
- GOLD number plates denote runners who have entered the entire Trail Running Series, doing at least 4 of the 5 events in the series.
- RED, GREEN & BLUE number plates will be given to all other runners who are not entered into The Series. Red (long course), Green (medium course), Blue (short course).
If you have a GOLD number plate and are doing all races in the series please KEEP YOUR NUMBER PLATE and timing tag to use for all of your races in the series. We will not be re-issuing number plates to series runners.
Number plate collection
Competitors who entered Race 1 (or the series) BEFORE 8:00am Wednesday 31st May will receive their event number plate in the post before the event. If you are going to be away from home or if you have not received it in the post by Thursday 15th June then please call the Rapid Ascent office on 03 5261 5511.
Competitors who enter Race 1 (or the series) AFTER 8:00am Wednesday 31st May must collect their event number plate from Registration on race morning.
Once you have received your number plate (either via post or collection) you do not need to ‘report in’ or register at the event venue on race morning, just warm up, arrive at the start line ready to race!
We strongly encourage all runners NOT TO WEAR HEADPHONES or listen to music whilst running in the Trail Running Series events. This is primarily for your safety, so that runners wishing to overtake on a narrow section of track can communicate with you and advise where/how they’d like to pass without causing a crash. The courses also pass through some magnificent eucalypt bush land filled with birds and other wildlife that is all part of the trail running experience and if you’re pounding away to music you can’t hear that either!