Tower Trail Run FAQ 2017

Listed in alphabetical order:

 

Aid Stations:

There will be aid stations situated adjacent the Centenary Tower car park (#2) and inside the Start/Finish building. (#1)

10km runners will have access these at approximately 5km, 7km, and the finish.
21km runners will have access at 5km, 7km, 10km, 15km, 17km and the finish.
42km runners will therefore have 12 aid stations opportunities including the finish with the furthest distance between stations just 5kms.

Aid station supplies:
Water will be available at each aid station for refilling bottles/bladders.
Cups will also be available at all aid stations.
Boxed water on tap will be available.
Lollies – Snakes, Jelly Babies, Sour Worms
Chips

Fruit and scones will be available at the Start/Finish aid station.
At the completion of your event, bottled water, coke, and lemonade will be available.

* No gels or electrolyte drinks supplied on course.

* Important:
No cups are to be thrown aside on the trails. Do not leave the aid station areas before disposing of these in the bins provided before proceeding on.

 

Ambulance:

We would hope that this service is not required. However, if it is, please be aware that the SA Ambulance service is not a free service and it is the individual entrant’s responsibility to ensure you have sufficient coverage in case of an emergency.

 

Bib Collection/Check In

Collection will only be available from the Start/Finish hub on Sunday 25/6/17  on race day.

Collection from 6:15am

Safety pins supplied. Bibs must be worn, and visible from the front, at all times to ensure your time is accurately recorded.

 

Briefing: Pre-Race
A compulsory pre-race briefing will be delivered 5mins prior to the start of each event.

 

Car Parking:

Parking spaces are limited at the Start/Finish area.
Please strongly consider carpooling with friends to reduce the need for spaces.
Road-side parking along Lake Terrace and Wehl Street is available.
Please be considerate of nearby residents when arriving.

 

Clothing/Equipment:

There is no mandatory equipment for this event but it’s important to choose appropriate clothing for the weather on the day.
Items to consider:
Water carrying device
Long-sleeve top
Weatherproof jacket 

 

Cut-Off Times:

42km race – 7hours after race start.
21km race – 3h 50m after race start.
10km race – 3h 25m after race start.

* A cut-off time  will be enforced at 12:30 for the commencement of the final 42km loop

 

Elevation:

Each 10.5km loop has approximately 420m of elevation gain.
10km – 420m
21km –  840m
42km – 1680m
See the main event page for an image of the elevation profile of the course.

 

Refunds:

If you wish to withdraw prior to the event, please email phil@reflexionfitness.com.au with a request to be withdrawn.

In the event of withdrawal by an entrant, entry fees will be refunded as follows:

Before April 30th  2017 – Less an administrative fee of $12
Before May 31st  2017 – Less a fee of $18.00
Before June 11th 2017 – Less a fee $30

No refund will be given after June 11th 2017.

 

Road Closures:

To increase safety, a road closure will be in place along Keegan Drive for the duration of the event.
The closure will cover the section of the course between the event hub (laundry buiding) and Riddoch Highway(Bay Road)

 

Road Crossings:

There are occasions when road crossing is required during the event.
Vehicles must always be given right of way and a marshall will be present to assist with these areas.
Be aware that you may be momentarily held up at any of these points for your safety and this non-negotiable.
Failure to follow directions of a marshal in this situation may result in your disqualification from the event.

 

Start Times

7:00am:  42km
8:30am:  21km
9:15am:  10.5km


Sweepers:

This event will be utilising sweepers (tailrunners) on course at the completion of the event.
This will be to ensure that no runner is left unaccounted for, or without assistance if required, during the running of the event.

Timing:

Timing at this event is being managed electronically with the use of timing chips with additional manual backup tracking.
It is important that your race number is visible from the front at all times to give yourself the best chance that your time will be recorded accurately.

 Transferring Between Events:

Contact the event organisers to check availability of this option.

Toilets:

Two public toilets only are available at the Start/Finish area.
Two additional port-a-loo toilets will be located near the start/finish area.
Additional public toilets are located at the Pumping Station kiosk if urgently required. Please note, this will require leaving the course during the event and involves a road crossing. This will not be a monitored by a course marshall and, as it constitutes leaving the course, it will be undertaken at the runners own risk and should only be considered in a dire-need situation.  Any runners that choose to use this option must rejoin the course where it was left before continuing on. No time allowances will be given for “nature” breaks. The race clock keeps on ticking.

 

Trail Markings:

The course will be clearly marked using a combination of printed red ARROWS and CROSSES on a white background. If you see an arrow, proceed in the stated direction. If you see a cross, you’ve taken a wrong turn and will need to back-track briefly to re-join the course.
There will also be a number of PINK ribbons placed along the course at various intervals to assist with directions.

 

 

ELECTRONIC TIMING BRIEFING

1)    Electronic Transponder Timing will be used to record your race time

2)    You have been allocated a race number bib and it has an electronic timing tag on the back linked to you. Do not use someone else’s number bib as this will produce false results for everyone.

3)    Attach the bib at waist height to the outside front of whatever top you will be wearing. Do not bend or fold the tag or tamper with it.

4)    Your time and number will be recorded when you pass the timing point provided your race number bib is visible. Covering it with clothing or your hands as you operate a watch will prevent it recording.

5)    There are several starts for different races, make sure you start at the correct time.

6)    Race number bibs are disposable & do not need to be returned.

7)    If you cut the course short (for example by skipping a lap, or taking a shortcut), do not pass through the finish timing point as we may inadvertently think you have won the race. Please notify Timing Officials if this occurs.

8)    If you lose your race number bib during the race you must notify Timing Officials as soon as you cross the finish timing point.

9)    Please notify Timing Officials if you pull out of your race before finishing.
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