About the Hubert 100
Welcome to South Australia's newest trail ultramarathon event!
Some basic information about the race:
All events finish at Wilpena Resort.
Start date is May 1 2016 for all events. 80km starts at 7.00am.
*Please note that there is no 100mile event this year. The miler is slated to be added to this event in 2017.
ALL runners MUST be through CP6 by 4.00pm (67.5km for the 80km runners/42.5km for the 55km runners/22.5km for the 35km runners). Runners who do not make this cutoff time will be required to finish via the Wilpena Pound Resort (this cuts out approximately 14km).
Runners are to organise their own accommodation. There are a variety of options which can be found at the "Accommodation" link in the right hand column. Please note that the Finish Line is at Wilpena Pound Resort so that may be the first port of call in your search.
There are qualifying standards for the 80km only (minimum one completed 100km, or +120km achieved in a 24 Hour event in the past twelve months).
The course takes in the best of what the Flinders Ranges has to offer, focusing mainly on the land north of Wilpena.
Checkpoints will be an average of approx 20km apart. All are accessible by road.
There will be a mandatory gear list. The list will be available soon - but as a head's up, a mobile phone connected through Telstra will be one item. These can be purchased quite cheaply for around $40-$50.
Buddy runners are optional.
Buses will be organised to transport runners to the start of their events. These buses will be departing from Wilpena Pound Resort on Race Morning.
Wilpena Pound is approx 340km (or 5 hours' drive) north of Adelaide. Road is sealed all the way.
More details to follow very soon. For anything in the meantime contact Ben 0447 550 010.
The event takes its name from
Sir Hubert Wilkins, widely considered the last of the modern-day explorers, was an amazing 20th-century adventurer who blazed a path in many areas of this planet that were unchartered at the time. Wilkins's feats included mapping previously unseen land in the Arctic and Antarctic, being the first person to navigate a submarine under the Arctic ice and flying across the Arctic from America to Europe. He was also one of the first people to grasp the link between the polar regions and predicting climate change.
Sir Hubert was born near the South Australian mid-north town of Hallett, not far from Hawker. The Hubert 100 will cover parts of land that Sir Hubert himself probably once explored. Competing in this event will give each competitor a chance to soak in the history of this country, not just in the history of human achievement, but also in the forces that have created such a stark and unforgiving landscape.
Race director and Yumigo! Director Ben Hockings, who also organises the Heysen 105 and Adelaide 24 Hour ultra running events, said holding a gruelling footrace in Sir Hubert's name is a fitting honour.
"There will be no other event like this in the country. The Hubert 100 is a great chance to not only showcase some of South Australia's amazing landscape, but to also offer a truly unique Australian experience," Mr Hockings said.
The Flinders Ranges are one of Australia's most ancient landscapes, moulded by hundreds of millions
The course will cover trails throughout the Flinders Ranges and will consist of gruelling mountain climbs and technical descents but runners will also be able to enjoy the scenery on the flatter parts of the course.
Need more information?
Course map overview
Communication with the outside
Internet access is also available at the Internet Cafe at Wilpena Resort.
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