THE 2013 EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
(please see the home page for details).
All runners are to note that one of the conditions of entry (#x) states that you are obliged to inform run officials if, for any reason, you have withdrawn from the race, otherwise you could be liable for fees incurred for search and rescue teams.
Silva Plana Reserve, Queens Avenue Mt. Wilson
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Run to commence at 10.00am, XXXXXXXXX - Silva Plana Reserve, Queens Avenue Mt. Wilson.
Bilpin Community Hall, Bells Line of Road, Bilpin. (Approx 1.5kms west of Bilpin Village). Your time and place will be recorded and a certificate and race results will be available to download from this website shortly after the event.
Presentation of awards will commence at approximately 2.30 pm on race day at Bilpin Hall.
Before the race:See contact page
On the day of the run: The Bilpin Fire shed will be manned from 7am (Phone 02 - 4567 1394).
The course distance is 34.4km. First 20kms undulating hills, a few of them a little steep, along fire trails and bush. Last 15 km's includes 8kms of downhill dirt road and then 7km graded ascent.
The event is open to all individual runners who are satisfactorily trained to safely complete this grueling 35kms.
Runners may also form teams to qualify for a trophy. Minimum number for a team is 3. Teams can be formed by emailing email@example.com
Entries close by mail Friday XXXXXX or online Friday XXXXXXX at 5pm. Late entries will be taken on the day at the start line, ie @ Mt Wilson.
Team entries close Friday XXXXXXXX.
Your race fee includes
Free bus transport from Bilpin Hall to the start of the Run.
Fresh scones and refreshments prior to the start of the Run.
Timing chip to be returned at the race end ($20 fee for chips not returned).
Refreshments at nine manned drink stations.
Over 100 volunteers keeping an eye out for you.
Ambulance support service.
Free downloadable race photos (so don't hide from the cameras at the end of the race!) .
Free HOT SHOWERS at the end of the race.
$90.00 for registrations up to and including XXXXXX The fee for entrants who register on race day will be $110.00.
Team entries are now FREE. Team entries close Friday XXXXXXX. You must email the firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE XXXXXXXX with your team details ie. both the names of the runners and a team name.
If a runner withdraws before on or before XXXXXXXXX a refund will be considered. Late withdrawals (i.e. on or after XXXXXXXX) will forfeit entry fees. Don't worry your money does go to a very good cause, the Mt Wilson and Bilpin Volunteer Fire Brigades.
Race numbers and timing chips
Race numbers and timing chips will be issued to all runners on the day of the Run at Mt Wilson. Timing chips must be removed and returned to race officials at the finish line.
Bendigo Bank (North Richmond Branch) donate a Perpetual Trophy which will have the winning Male & Female names engraved upon it. The winning male and female will recieve a smaller version to keep.
Other winners (see below) will also receive a trophy.
First Male & Female
Second Male & Female
Third Male & Female
First Male & Female over 40 years of age
First Male & Female over 50 years of age
First Male & Female over 60 years of age
First Team with best team time.
Second Team with best team time .
Third Team with best team time.
The teams will be open teams, i.e. male, female or mixed.
Only pre entered runners will be eligible for a prize in the Age or Group Team Categories.
Complete five Mt. Wilson to Bilpin Bush Runs – Receive a 5 year cap.
Complete ten Mt. Wilson to Bilpin Bush Runs – Receive a 10 year cap
Complete fifteen Mt. Wilson to Bilpin Bush Runs - Receive a race jacket
Progress throughout the race will be monitored at race HQ and if it is judged that insufficient progress is being made in relation to your likely finishing time, or if you appear too distressed, you may be withdrawn from the event.
All runners are requested to assist the organisers by clearly displaying their race number at all times and ensuring that they cross the timing mat located at Drink Station 3. The progress of every runner will be monitored at Race HQ via radio communication with every aid station to prevent, as far as possible, a runner becoming lost.
Withdrawal from the Run
Should you decide to withdraw from the race you MUST ensure that a race official is advised. Race officials are at at the start and finish lines and at every drink station.
Why is this so important? You will be running through a wilderness area and the race organisers, that is volunteers from the RFS, believe that your welfare is of the uppermost importance. Every race participant must be accounted for at the end of the race.
Walkers are welcome so long as they get up EARLY. They will start at 8am. Contact organiser for special instructions. NB if you start early then you are advised that we will not be supporting the race (Drink Stations) until about half way. Walkers do not qualify for any trophies or prizes.
Spectators are permitted at the following locations, Mt. Wilson at the start, Drink Station 1, Drink Station 2, Cnr Bowens Creek Road and Mt. Irvine Road (Between Drink Station 4 and Drink Station 5). There is no access for spectators past this point until runners emerge at Bells Line of Road, Bilpin. Of course there are always plenty of spectators at the finish line tasting the BBQ to make sure it is all ok for the runners as they arrive!
Transport by bus will be provided from Bilpin Community Hall to the start at Mt Wilson for runners and spectators (and back to Bilpin for any spectators) indicating that they require transport on the entry form. The cost is free for this if you lodge your entry before the cut off day. Buses will depart Bilpin Hall commencing about 7.45 am. The last bus will leave at 8.45am. The trip to Mt Wilson takes about 40 minutes.
On the registration form you can indicate if you want to catch the bus from Bilpin Hall to the start. Please arrive at Bilpin Hall early to get your seat and do not rely on spare seats being available on the day, as there may not be any. This also helps the organisers to make appropriate bus arrangements.
At the start line, when you pick up your race numbers, you will be given a bag for your warm clothing. That bag will have your race number on it and can be collected at the finish.
And if you eat too many of those fantastic scones at the start line (those mountain girls know how to cook) then porta-loos will be available!
At the finish there will be refreshments available. The Bilpin Public School P & C and staff will be there selling steak and sausage sandwiches, sweets and more refreshments. There is also a toilet and hot shower facilities available, please bring your own toiletries and towel.
There will be eight aid stations supplying electrolyte drinks, water and limited first aid. Food such as fruit and jelly beans will also be provided, as well as any special drinks (see below). Each drink station is approx 5kms apart.
Special drinks and food bags are permitted, provided that they are lodged at the start with the drink marshals for transportation to the specified drink station. These items must be clearly labeled with your race number, and lodged in the crates marked for each aid station.
Please do not litter at all in any area, as most of the run is in the National Park. Drop cups etc. in the special receptacle located just past each aid station. DO NOT throw litter in the bush, as this may threaten the conduct of future events.
The roads used by the runners in this event are not closed to traffic, but most are seldom used. However, caution must always be exercised by runners at all times. At Bells Line of Road, from Mt Irvine Rd to the finish, the course is marked off the road on the road verge and runners must not run on Bells Line of Road or the road shoulder. Running on the Bells Line Of Road or its shoulder could mean disqualification.
If an entrant becomes aware of another runner in distress or requiring assistance in any way, then please provide help to the best of your ability and notify an aid station attendant. Any entrant who withdraws from the event is requested to immediately notify an aid station attendant who will have radio communications back to Run HQ, and arrangements for transport back to the finish can then be made.
There will be sweepers traveling the course with all the runners. They will have radio contact with Race Control. If you cannot complete the course or injure yourself you will be assisted by one of these sweepers. Each drink station will have two way radio contact with Race Control.
When you receive your race bib you will also get a numbered plastic bag (same number as your race bib) to put your warm up clothes in. You can collect that bag at the end of the race.
During the course of the run, if you need to dispose of any clothing hand it to one of the sweepers or leave it at a drink station and the sweepers will transport it back to the finish for you to collect.
In the event of bad weather the organisers reserve the right to cancel the race or change the course at short notice; although this has not yet been necessary in the history of the race, it should not be ruled out.