BACK TO INSPIRE ONCE AGAIN!
An iconic South Australian trail race, the Heysen 105 is an endurance event like no other in Australia. Traversing a 105km section of the 1200km-long Heysen Trail, competitors experience the best trail running has to offer in the state, taking in rolling farmland, sandy forests, rocky hillsides and lots lots more.
The views are spectacular through
Runners are tested over all sorts of surfaces and need to be prepared to use some self-navigation where parts of the trail are not obvious. As day becomes night they are rewarded with a run to the finish through the whispering pine trees of the Kuitpo Forest plantations.
Friends of the Heysen
This year we are thrilled to announce that $5 from every entry will go to the Friends of the Heysen, who have been so integral in ensuring the Heysen Trail remains accessible all year round.
About the Heysen Trail
The Friends of the Heysen Trail now manage the Trail, in a partnership with the South Australian Government and various groups, individuals and private landowners.
The Friends have recently converted their Guides into a series of eight Trail Sheets.
Sheet 1 and Sheet 2 are the sheets applicable to the event. These Trail Sheets can be purchased for 15.00ea.
This sheets are available for purchase through FOTHT either online or by visiting their shop at 10 Pitt Street, Adelaide.
You can also download various Heysen Trail GPS and kml files through their website.
Their website is an amazing source of information. We would also highly recommend becoming a Heysen Trail "Friend" for a very reasonable annual membership.
Training Runs (all dates TBA)
Run 1: Start to CP1 (17km - Sunday June 12)
Run 2: CP1 to CP2 (18km - Sunday June 26)
Run 3: CP2 to CP3 (22km - Sunday July 17)
Start times (all times are for Saturday October 22 2016):
6.30am: All 37km runners
7.00am: all 57km runners, and the remaining 105km runners
The 6.00am start time for the 105km runners is for first-timers, or for those who believe they may need the extra hour to complete the course by 7.00am the next day.
Quarry entrance, junction of Waitpinga and Range Roads.
Mandatory Gear List 37km
(Checkpoint cut-offs will also be applied).
On race morning a bus will be available to transport runners from the Finish to the Start. There is no shuttle bus from the Finish back to town.
Number Pickup, Mandatory Item Allocation and Gear Check will be carried out on the morning of the race. There will be an option to have your gear checked in the week before. Details to follow.
Sign-in from 5.15am or 6.15am depending on your wave start time.
This year, buddy runners are optional however still highly encouraged. If you can't run in the event but might like to buddy someone who is running, let Ben know.
Once again we will be having a pre-race dinner in the weeks before.
As always, we are in need of volunteers. Don't forget that Yumigo! has a fantastic initiative where volunteers contributing 4+ hours will receive 50% off their entry into any Yumigo! event in the next twelve months (except for the Trail Series).
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