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2017 Race Information

2017 Entry Fees

All Glasshouse Trail Series events offer discounted entry fees to Trail Running Association of Queensland (TRAQ) members. At an annual
membership fee of only $17.50 which includes Queensland Athletics
membership, we encourage all competitors to consider joining TRAQ.
Click here for TRAQ membership information

                                                                                                                         On-line Standard entry 
  up to 12:00pm 8th April      
          
  In-person Late entry 
  12:01pm 8th April to
  15 minutes before start       
(minimum age) Inclusions Current TRAQ
member

non-member

                                             
Marathon Solo (18) permit and forest fee, T-shirt, brunch      $95    $105    N/A
Marathon Relay (16)   permit and forest fee, T-shirt, brunch    N/A    $155    N/A
Half-marathon Solo (16) permit and forest fee, bus transfer, T-shirt, brunch    $84    $92    N/A
9 km Solo (12) permit and forest fee, brunch    $42    $46    $60


Breakfast Extras $14 per person
T-shirt extras $35

Date

Sunday, 9th April 2017

2017 Race Day Schedule

Registration for all events is at Rangers Compound, Sellin Rd, Mt Mee.
Please bring your E-ticket (copy of confirmation
e-mail) and photo ID with you.

Marathon and 9km events start at Rangers Compound.

Half-marathon competitors will be bussed to their start point at Mt Mee Tennis Courts.

6.00-6.45am     Marathon Solo and Relay
                           Registration
6.50am              Marathon Solo and Relay
                           Race Briefing
7.00am              Marathon Solo and Relay
                            Race Start

7.00-8.15am     Half-marathon Solo Run
                            Registration
7.50am              Bus transfer to start at
                            Mt Mee Tennis Courts

8.50am              Half-marathon Solo Run
                            Race Briefing

9.00am              Half-marathon Solo Run
                            Race Start

9.00-9.45am     9km Run & Walk               
                            Registration
9.50am              9km Run & Walk
                            Race Briefing
10.00am            9km Run & Walk
                            Race Start

10:30am            Brunch

Cut off times

1.00pm             9km Run & Walk

3.00pm             All other events

2017 COMPETITOR’S BRIEF

  1. If you are feeling ill or running a temperature do not start the race. Better to rest than cause further injury or death. This is a very demanding event and you will need all your faculties functioning 100% to complete this adventure.
  2. Follow Officials directions. These are deemed to be best for your safety. If in doubt ask for the chief official who will be wearing a pink vest to clarify.
  3. If you come across an injured or lost competitor assist where necessary. If you have a mobile phone call (if you get reception) for help (auto dial the race director’s number into your phone before starting). Never leave anyone alone. Generally you are only 5km from the nearest assistance. There will be 2 vehicles at all times traversing all parts of the course.
  4. You must carry water with you at all times. It is compulsory. You will be entering dense rainforest in some areas. NO WATER BOTTLE, NO START & DISQUALIFICATION for yourself and team if applicable.
  5. Your race number will be worn on the front only and easily visible at check-ins. If a bunch of runners enters timing check-in zones and the number is not visible you will go to the back of the bunch to wait your turn. With over 200 competitors and especially the earlier check-ins this could waste you some time.No excuses will be accepted. It is your responsibility to make sure that you are checked off. No check off no finish.
  6. Competitors will be catered for at all Checkpoints and Aid stations. Special drinks and drop bags, clearly marked (Site no. top line, race no. 2nd line & surname bottom line) in black marker will be accepted. Do these before you arrive at the start venue. Drop bag sites are Checkpoint (CP) 1 (8.6k & 34.5k), (CP) 2 (16.7k & 26.7k), (CP) 3 (21.7k). All Checkpoints and Aid Station 1 will have water, Endura electrolyte, and fruit in season and sweets. All other requirements to be supplied by competitors.
  7. Course markings are as follows:- 
    Marshal directions on all road intersections. If unmanned, directional arrows will be placed on barriers at sites. 
    In Forest areas, all intersections will be marked by A4 sized Red TRAQ arrows taped to trees (no nails are used).
    Large, white arrows on ground will indicate direction change. White surveyors tape streamers will also hang from trees.If no streamers within 400metres you are advised to retrace your steps as you may be off course. 
  8. Marathon & 9km races start and finish at Rangers Depot, Gantry Mt Mee State Forest at 570m. Runners in the 19km will be bussed to their start from the Gantry to the Mt Mee tennis courts on Robinson Rd and will finish at the Gantry. On several occasions the course will crest 600m and 500m and drop to 200m.
  9. The surface in some areas is very rough, so footwear (enclosed Shoes) must be worn at all times.
  10. All competitors must take their own cup with them. No plastic/paper cups will be supplied at drink stations. This way we can preserve the Environment from litter and wastage.
  11. Everything you take into the forest you take out. Bins are provided at every water table for your use. Discard all wrappers into bins not the roadside or forest.
  12. Toilets are available at start, in the Gantry Picnic area and Checkpoint 3 at the Mt Mee tennis court. If you cannot make any of these step well off the course, dig a deep hole with the heel of your shoe and recover with soil when finished. If wet conditions check for leeches afterwards.
  13. For safety reasons anybody using walking poles will start at the back of the field. Walking poles are very dangerous especially to head areas, when carrying the poles they must be in a vertical position at all times. This includes when attached to your pack. There have been many near eye gouging accidents seen at the Kokoda Challenge starting 2km with excited people jockeying for positions.
  14. When on course keep left at all times. This allows clear access for Event personnel, emergency vehicles and oncoming or passing competitors. Practise this in training as quite often you see packs split in 2 and go left and right. Some of these roads are blind bends and very narrow. KEEP LEFT WHERE POSSIBLE it is for your own safety.
  15. Contra flow traffic will occur on L Traverse Rd.
  16. Earphones are not recommended as you need to hear approaching traffic. You are out with nature; enjoy what it has to offer.
  17. Use anti chaff lotion before starting. Most will stay on when wet and reapply every 3 hours. This can save your event and make it enjoyable. Ask the staff at The Run Inn for more information.
  18. Practise drinking Endura before the event, it does not suit everybody. Ask the staff at The Run Inn for more information.
  19. Relay changeover is at the street sign post on the corner of Robinson & Settlement Rds next to the Mt Mee Tennis court.

2017 INSTRUCTIONS TO COMPETITORS

Mt Mee Classic Trail Run

All entrants must carry a water bottle or pack and finish with it. Ultra runners must complete a medical form when entering the race. Should there be any changes to your medical history between your entry and start time please inform the people at registration so they can update your record for our Medical Staff. Your weight will be written on your Race Number. Race Number and your weight will be checked when arriving at checkpoints. PLEASE WEAR YOUR RACE NUMBER ON THE FRONT to make it easier for recorders at the checkpoints and the finish.

1. COURSE MARKING:

a) White flagging tape in trees and bushes.

b) Red arrows which will indicate which checkpoint you are heading for.

c) White arrows on the ground OR lines across track to indicate not to cross.

STAY ALERT for these markings at all times particularly at intersections. If you have run for about 10 minutes and have not seen any of these markings you should backtrack. White lines may be placed right across track where there are critical turns. Do not cross these lines.

2. Do not LITTER the course. Anything taken from a checkpoint that is not edible should be placed in the rubbish receptacle at the next checkpoint. In case of a toilet emergency runners should carry some biodegradable toilet paper and depart the track and bury the human waste.

3. Competitors do not have the right of way over any traffic you may encounter while crossing or following gazetted roads. Some Forestry or Parks and Wildlife tracks and roads will be closed using signs but there may be trail bike riders or 4WD vehicles which will ignore these. If you hear them coming, get out of the road. The Police permit requires competitors to keep to the left hand side of the road when possible which means you run with the traffic on all roads.

4. There are no spectators allowed on course but can reach Checkpoint 3 via Robinson Rd. No pets are allowed in a National Park so don’t bring them.

5. It is the responsibility of each runner to ensure they have their number is crossed off at each checkpoint. Failure to be registered as passing through a checkpoint may mean you are ineligible for awards. Report to the timekeeper before you leave the checkpoint.

6. It is important you know the order of the checkpoints (write them on your race number if you cannot remember them). Normally the red arrows taped to trees will have a number on them indicating towards which checkpoint you are heading.

7. Ultra entrants may have DROP BAGS taken to some checkpoints ( see Race Information ). Ensure the bags are clearly marked with your NAME, Race Number and Checkpoint Number. A permanent marker will be available to put your number on after it is assigned.

8. Remember to be polite and courteous to checkpoint staff as these volunteers are out there for considerable time for your benefit.

9. AT THE FINISH

BBQ. Entrants will be given a BBQ ticket when they sign in. Any friends or family who are not competing will need to purchase their food (about $13) unless they are volunteering to help out in a significant manner. You should have pre ordered extra BBQ tickets on entry.

i. Random Draw prizes will be place on a board near the finish. Check for your name.

ii. Placegetters names will be placed on a board as soon as available and they can collect their Trophy if they are not staying for presentations.

10. First Aid – There will be a FIRST AID kit at each checkpoint and there will be a Sports Trainers in attendance along the course.

Bruce Cook – Race Organiser – bruce@theruninn.com.au – 07 3356 3646 or 0481 134 054.

Allow at least a 90 minutes to drive from Brisbane to the Start area. Parking is at the Ranger’s Compound on the left at the end of the bitumen opposite to the Gantry Picnic area Sellin Rd Mt Mee State Forest.

Do not park in the picnic area parking.

Toilets are in the Picnic area, short stroll from parking compound, and at the Mt Mee Tennis Courts.