FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do I take with me on the course (mandatory gear)?
You will need to carry a minimum 500ml water bottle or hydration pack (or similar) to refill at the Aid Stations out on course. There will be NO CUPS at the aid stations. There are Aid Stations positioned around the course where runners can fill up with water and Tailwind Nutrition. There will also be a selection of sliced fruit such as bananas available at the aid stations so take that into consideration when planning your nutrition strategy. Please be sun smart – much of the route is exposed and even on cloudy days you can get sunburnt so please take a hat and sunscreen. Please note that the trails in the Bouddi National Park will not be closed for the event, so runners need to be careful when overtaking each other and be courteous to other track users.
Can I transfer my race entry to another person?
Can I change from one distance to another distance?
Do you have a GPX route file available for pre-event training?
No, we do not offer a downloadable GPX file of the course maps for you to train with before the event. Refer to the interactive course maps to work out where the course goes and to train on parts of it before the event.
Is there a bag drop available?
Am I able to run the course before the event?
You will be able to run the whole course (or sections of it if you wish) in the Bouddi National Park as the area is open to the general public. Check out the NPWS information.
Are spectators allowed to come and watch me race?
Is public transport available to the event?
Yes, please refer to the Transport section of the website for further information.
Where does the event start?
Do you offer a training plan?
Will my pre-purchased merchandise be mailed to me prior to the event?
Will my race bib be mailed to me prior to the event?
Can I get a refund if I withdraw from the event?
Can I drive up on the morning of the event?
What time does the event start?
Please refer to the Race Schedule for further information.
Where can I stay in the area?
Please refer to our suggested Accommodation for further information.
Is a support crew needed for the event?
Are there any aid stations?
There are marshalled aid stations along the course. At the aid stations, runners will have access to the following:
- First Aid
- Tailwind Nutrition
- Selection of fruit
- Selection of lollies
- Potato chips
Mandatory Gear: You will need to carry a minimum 500ml water bottle or hydration pack (or similar) to refill at the Aid Stations out on course. There will be NO CUPS at the aid stations. Please refer to the Aid Stations page for information on the distances between each Aid Station.
How will I know where to go on the course?
On the day of the event, the course will be marked with brightly coloured markers for easy guidance. Marshals will also be positioned at critical points along the course for extra guidance where needed.
How fit or skilled do I need to be?
With two distance options you have the choice to enter the event that best suits your skill and fitness level. We recommend a combination of road miles and off road running to develop endurance and technical skills over a variety of terrain. Nothing that can’t be walked if you are uncomfortable running all the way. If you need some help with training, check out our Training Plan on offer.
Will I be given a start wave time?
Are earphones allowed during the race?
Is there a Runner List published before the event?
A Runner List which includes runners allocated race bib number and age category will be emailed to runners 2 days before the event in the Last Minute Info email as well as published on the event website in the Last Minute Info Latest News post. The list will not be published before this time.
Is the Bouddi Coastal Run an accredited event with the International Trail Running Association (iTRA)?
No, the Bouddi Coastal Run is not an accredited event with the International Trail Running Association (iTRA). The last time it was an accredited event was in 2019 and this was also the case in 2018 and 2017. Finishers from this event (21km course only) will not earn iTRA points (Mountain points) and will not contribute to a finishers ‘Performance Index’.
What if I’m a slow runner, will I be able to walk the course?
There are no cut off times for either the 21km or 14km course however both courses will be closed at 3:00pm. We expect the slower runners/walkers to be able to complete the 21km course in 4h 30min and the 14km course in 3 hours. All courses will be closed at 3:00pm so all competitors will need to be off course by this time.
Are there prizes for this event?
Yes. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place getters in each age category for the 14km and 21km events courtesy of our event sponsors. Winners must be at the prize giving to receive and physical prizes, nothing will be posted. Any prize vouchers can be emailed out upon request.
Will I receive a finishers t-shirt for finishing the event?
No, we do not give out complimentary finishers t-shirts. If you would like to purchase a limited edition event t-shirt, this needs to be pre-purchased with your online entry, or added online after entering, see Merchandise for further information. Orders must be placed by the cut-off date. Merchandise is to be collected on race day (no merchandise is mailed out prior to the event).
Will I receive a medal for finishing the event?
Are there any time cut offs?
There are no cut off times for either the 21km or 14km course however both courses will be closed at 3:00pm.