Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What do I take with me out on the course?
Water stations will be positioned around the course where runners can fill up with water and sports drink. There will also be a selection of sliced fruit such as bananas available at the water stations so take that into consideration when planning your nutrition strategy. There will be no cups at the aid stations so you MUST take a bottle or other drinking container with you. 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.
Q: 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.
Q: Are spectators allowed to come and watch me race?
Spectators are welcome at the Start and Finish area at Killcare Surf Life Saving Club. Remember though that no outside assistance is permitted at the event.
Q: Is public transport available to the event?
Click HERE for public transport information.
Q: Where does the event start?
The race starts and finishes on the beach at Killcare Surf Life Saving Club, Killcare, NSW.
Q: Will my race bib be mailed to me prior to the event?
At registration you will be issued with your race number and safety pins. No race bibs will be mailed to competitors prior to the event. Please wear your race number on the front of your shirt, on your chest, where it is clearly visibly; or by using a race number belt if you prefer.
Q: Will my pre-purchased merchandise be mailed to me prior to the event?
All merchandise is to be collected on race day at registration. No merchandise will be mailed to competitors prior to the event.
Q: Do you offer a training plan?
We do offer a 12 week training plan for this event. Please find all the information available here.
Q: Can I get a refund if I withdraw from the event?
Please see the Refunds & Cancellations section HERE
Q: Can I drive up on the morning of the event?
Yes you are welcome to as the 21km race doesn’t start until 8am while the 14km race starts at 8:30am, so there is plenty of time to make the 1.5 hour trip north from Sydney. However, if you wish to stay overnight on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November, refer to our suggested Accommodation information HERE. In 2019 the event is running in conjunction with the Central Coast Council's Lakes Festival, which means there are plenty of activities to do in the area over the entire weekend. For more information click HERE.
Q: What time does the event start?
For a full schedule of the proceedings click here.
Q: Where can I stay in the area?
Please refer to our suggested accommodation information on the link HERE.
Q: Is a support crew needed for the event?
No, you will be starting and finishing in the same location. You don't need a support crew for this event.
Q: Are there any aid stations?
There are two marshalled feed stations along the course. At the feed stations, runners will have access to the following:
- First Aid
- Unlimited quantities of water
- Electrolyte nutrition
- Selection of fresh, sliced fruit i.e. bananas
- Selection of lollies
- Potato chips
Q: 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. The trail outline and markings will be discussed at the briefing prior to the commencement of the event.
Q: 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.
Q: What if im a slow runner, will I be able to walk the course?
There are no time cut-offs for either course but both courses will be closed at 1:00pm so all competitors will need to be off course by this time.
Q: Are there prizes for competitors?
Prizes will be awarded to 1st place in each age category. Winners must be at the prize giving presentation after the event to receive their prize, nothing will be posted. Also, you have to be at the presentation to be in the running for the lucky draw prizes.
Q: 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. 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).
Q: Will I receive a medal for finishing the event?
All finishers will receive a finishers medal after completion of the course.
Q: Are there any time cut offs?
There are no cut off times for either the 21km or 14km course however we expect the slower runners/walkers to be able to complete the 21km course in 4h 30min and the 14km course in 3 hours. Both courses will be closed at 1:00pm.
Q: What are the expected finish times?
We expect the fastest runners to complete the 21km course in just under 2 hours while the fastest 14km runners will complete the course in just over 1 hour. We expect the slower runners/walkers to be able to complete the 21km course in 4h 30min and the 14km course in 3 hours.