Race Information Cook's Tour
Saturday, 9th May 2020

Event Start Times:

Cook's Tour Information Sheet

Thank you for entering the Glass House 50 (Cook’s Tour) Trail event. Please note the following points.

EventStart   Time LimitCut Off
50mile Run  3.00am  12 hrs         3.00pm
50km Walk3.00am  12 hrs     3.00pm
50km Run6.00am    9 hrs     3.00pm
30km Walk6.00am      9 hrs     3.00pm
30km Run8.00am    5 hrs     3.00pm
10km Run9.00am 3.5 hrs    3.00pm
10km Walk9.00am 2.5 hrs    3.00pm

Program Schedule:

Please note: 50 Mile runners and 50km walkers start time remains as originally scheduled at 3:00am.

2.00 – 2.45am – Registration, Number Pick up for Ultra competitors, Medical weight check, and Drop Bag distribution for 50Mile Run and 50km Walk.

2.50am – 50km Walk & 50 Mile Run briefing

3.00am – 50km Walk & 50 Mile Run Start

3.20am - Checkpoint 1 Open time

4.30am- Checkpoint 2 Open time

5.00 – 5.45am - Registration, Number Pick up 30km Walk & 50km Run.

Medical weight check, and Drop Bag distribution for 50km Run.

5.50am – 30km Walk & 50km Run briefing

6.00am - 30km Walk & 50km Run Start

7.00 – 7.45am – Registration, Number Pick up 30km Run.

7.50am – 30km Run briefing

8.00am – 30km Run Start

8.00 – 8.45am – Registration, Number Pick up 10km.

8.50am – 10km briefing

9.00am – 10km Start

9.55am – 12km 2016 winning time

10.00am – Brunch is served.

10.43am – 50km 2016 winning time

10.44am – 33km 2017 winning time

11.28am – 50mile 2016 winning time

1.00pm - Checkpoint 2 Cut off

1.30pm – Checkpoint 1 Cut off

3.00pm – Cut off time all races

      (a) Registration – Race Numbers will be collected on Race Day at the Registration desk at  Stanmore Rural Fire Brigade. Ultra Runners and Walkers (50Mile and 50km events) will have a weight check at this time and the weight will be written on their race bib. This gives the Medical staff an early indicator of dehydration with weight loss comparison.

      b) All competitors must carry a water bottle or wear a hydration pack. In the past some competitors have taken the wrong course and travelled greater distances and no cups of water will be available at checkpoints (to minimise litter). Water bottles can be refilled at checkpoints but no plastic cups of water will be available. Failure to start and finish with a water bottle may result in disqualification.

      c) Waste Disposal Each checkpoint will have a rubbish bin. Anything taken from a checkpoint and not ingested must be placed in the bin at the next checkpoint. There may be camping toilets for emergency use by entrants and officials at checkpoint 1 and 2. Runners would be advised to carry biodegradable toilet paper in case of an emergency stop and depart the track and bury the waste.
      Do not litter the course.

      d) FIRST AID– A first aid kit will be available at each checkpoint and a Sports Trainer will be present at checkpoint 2.

      e) DROP BAGS: If competitors in the 50mile and 50km (ultra events )require special food or fluid to be taken to checkpoints then these should be clearly labelled (with name, race number and Checkpoint number the bag is to be taken to) and handed in at least 15 minutes before the race start time.

      There will be a designated drop bag area. Drop bags will be taken to all Checkpoints. 

f) Crew of ultra competitors will only be able to travel on gazetted roads to all checkpoints. This should only be done if you are familiar with the area. It is not the task of officials to direct crew. Any runner who is going to have crew should notify the Race Director of Name and Vehicle Registration by May 11. Only official vehicles are allowed on forestry roads. Crew can only give aid at checkpoints after the runner has left the official enclosure. No pets at checkpoints and children must be kept under strict control.

g) There will be no presentation ceremony. Mugs will be collected at the finish after competitors have had their time recorded. Random Draws will be drawn and displayed on a board at the finish.

h) In a few areas competitors may have to cross gazetted roads or follow them for a short distance. Care should be taken even though most are roads that have very minimal traffic. Illegal trail bikes are sometimes in the area so if you hear them coming move off the track.

i) THE COURSE IS MARKED WITH WHITE FLAGGING TAPE IN TREES, RED ARROWS TAPED TO TREES and WHITE ARROWS ON THE GROUND. The red arrows will indicate the checkpoint you are heading for. A white line across a track indicates you should not cross it, there is a right or left turn just before it. BE ALERT for MARKINGS at ALL TIMES. There will be crossover of some events out on course, so don’t assume all markings are for your event. Write the order of the checkpoints you are visiting on your race bib or arm.
IMPORTANT: If you've travelled more than 5 minutes (walking pace) and not seen any course markings, RETRACE your steps.

j) ULTRA ENTRANTS will fill in Medical and Qualification Forms at time of Entry on line. Weight will be written on Race Number. Weight checks at Base and Checkpoint 2 on arrival and final departure.

It is recommended that all entrants take note of cut-off times and consider their level of preparation for their event.

50km or 50 mile events require a minimum marathon (42.2km) distance as a qualifier.

100km or 100 mile events require a minimum 50km distance as a qualifier.

All qualifying performances must be done within 18 months before time of entry. The earlier you enter the event, the longer your qualifying period.