Summer Trail Series

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Dec 9th 2018 (Anstey Hill Recreation Park)
Jan 13th 2019 (Cleland Conservation Park)
Feb 17th 2019 (O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park)
Mar 17th 2019 (Belair National Park)

Short Courses: 8.5km - 14km

Long Courses: 14km - 18.5km

The focus of the Summer Trail Series is to encourage runners of all abilities to experience the thrill of trail running. Our courses are clearly marked and designed to make your time on the trail as successful as possible. Whether you are new to trail running, a seasoned veteran, or somewhere in between, we're confident you'll thrive in Ultra Runners South Australia's wonderfully supportive environment.

The series comprises four races; each race has the option of a short course or long course. The distances for each course vary depending on the location of the race but range between 8.5km-13km for the short courses, and 14km-18.5km for the long courses. Details of race lengths are described below.

 

Dozens of runners heading off on the O'Halloran Hill course

Age group categories have now been reduced to five-year spans, and there is also an improved points-score system to reduce the number of drawn results at the end of the Series. There will still be Long Course and Short Course Champions awarded at the end of the Series, as well as top-three age group awards. Plus medals will be awarded to the top three overall males and females at each event.

But you don’t need to be aiming to be a “contender” for Series points. Each run is still a stand-alone trail event, and we would love to see you out there no matter what your motivation.

As ever, the focus of the Series is to encourage runners of all abilities – whether you are new to trail running or a veteran – and we hope that you find the pre- and in-event instructions plain and simple, to allow you more time to enjoy the event! We love running trails and we just want you to fall in love with it too. Or to stay in love with them even after you have run your event.

Back again for 2018/19 we have a special “Junior Run” for children 12 years old and under. For just $5 each Junior entrant will receive a bib and the opportunity to run on a short (1km or under) trail course. Their event is untimed so that they all have a chance to run a trail without the pressure to do well against their peers. Each Junior finisher will receive their own special medal at each event.

Summer is a great time to get out and exercise, especially first thing in the morning. We hope this Series will continue to inspire people to get out and enjoy the environment, something near and dear to Yumigo!.

Don’t forget to enter all four events before the Anstey Hill race to receive your fourth event free!

Race Information

Race Calendar

Dec 9th 2018 (Anstey Hill Recreation Park)
Jan 13th 2019 (Cleland Conservation Park)
Feb 17th 2019 (O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park)
Mar 17th 2019 (Belair National Park)

Registrations open for all races: Aug 1st 2018

Start / Cutoff times

Anstey Hill Recreation Park

RaceStart timeCutoff timesAllowed time
14km7:30am Sunday Dec 9 201810:30am Sunday Dec 9 20183 hours
8.5km7:30am Sunday Dec 9 201810:30am Sunday Dec 9 20183 hours

Cleland Conservation Park

RaceStart timeCutoff timesAllowed time
16km7:30am Sunday Jan 13 201910:30am Sunday Jan 13 20193 hours
10km7:30am Sunday Jan 13 201910:30am Sunday Jan 13 20193 hours

O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park

RaceStart timeCutoff timesAllowed time
18.5km7:30am Sunday Feb 17 201910:30am Sunday Feb 17 20193 hours
14km7:30am Sunday Feb 17 201910:30am Sunday Feb 17 20193 hours

Belair National Park

RaceStart timeCutoff timesAllowed time
Long course7:30am Sunday Mar 17 201910:30am Sunday Mar 17 20193 hours
Short course7:30am Sunday Mar 17 201910:30am Sunday Mar 17 20193 hours

Race fees

Long course races:

  • AUD $35.00 per race
  • AUD $105.00 - four race package (must be purchased prior to race one - Anstey Hill)

Short course races:

  • AUD $30.00 per race
  • AUD $90.00 - four race package (must be purchased prior to race one - Anstey Hill)

Junior Runners (12 and under):

We hold a special “Junior Run” for children 12 years old and under. For just AUD $5.00 each Junior entrant will receive a bib and the opportunity to run on a short (up to 1km) trail course. Their race is untimed so that they all have a chance to run a trail without the pressure to compete against their peers. Each Junior finisher receives their own special medal at each race.

Early bird discounts

Get 25% off: pre-pay for three races prior to race #1 and get the 4th race free.

Refund policy

Please view our refund policy.

Maps

GPX files (suitable for most GPS, tablet and mobile devices)

Anstey Hill Recreation Park

Long course - GPX file (238KB)
Short course - GPX file (37KB)

Cleland Conservation Park

Long course - GPX file (672KB)
Short course - GPX file (44KB)

O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park

To be uploaded
Short course - GPX file (56KB)

Belair National Park

To be uploaded
To be uploaded

Apps for mobile devices

We have made a list of some of the apps used by runners throughout the world. Have a look at our Resources page for links.

Anstey Hill courses

Anstey Hill - Long Course

Anstey Hill - Short Course

Cleland Conservation Park courses

Cleland - Long Course

Cleland - Short Course

O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park courses

O'Halloran Hill - Long Course

To be advised.

O'Halloran Hill - Short Course

Belair National Park courses

Belair - Long Course

To be advised.

Belair - Short Course

To be advised.

Race bling & merchandise

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Aid stations

Below is a list of the things you can expect to find at the race aid stations.

All Ultra Runners South Australia races are cup-free. Athletes are asked to bring their own refillable vessels such as flasks, bottles or collapsable cups.

Drinks:

  • Water
  • Powerade energy drink
  • Coke

Food:

  • Watermelon
  • Bananas
  • Chips
  • Lollies (Party Mix)
  • Trail Mix

Race Briefing

While almost all the information you require about Summer Trail Series races is on this web page, the race director will provide a 'Race Briefing' shortly before the race. This will detail all crucial race information and alert you to any necessary adjustments. Please check back here closer to the race dates for the Summer Trail Series Race Briefing.

This document is considered essential reading for all competitors, support crew and volunteers.

Provisional starters' lists

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Volunteers & Support Crew

If you are able to volunteer at any races please email Ultra Runners South Australia.

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Photos

Photos from all Ultra Runners South Australia events can be accessed via the Bluemelon website. Here's some to get you started...

Race results

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Podium Results - Summer Trail Series 2017-2018

Conditions:

  1. Entrants must compete in at least three of the four events to be eligible for Series awards.
  2. If an entrant completes four events, their worst result is dropped.
  3. The three events must either be all Long Course or all Short Course.
  4. Points are awarded in accordance with placing i.e. 1st place=1 point, 2nd place=2 points etc.
  5. The lowest accumulated point scores are the winners.
  6. In the event of a tied series placing, priority is given to the entrant who
    • completes the final series event or, if both complete the final series event,
    • finishes ahead of the other in the final series event.