The 6 inch Trail Marathon is a 46km point to point trail run along the Munda Biddi Trail, 70km south of Perth in Western Australia.
The 46km running event covers a small section of the 1000km long The Munda Biddi Trail (which means path through the forest in the Noongar Aboriginal language) and fast becoming a world class cycle trail. With this in mind the wide trails have been shaped nicely for runners to get into a rhythm and enjoy the unspoilt bushlands and shade of towering eucalyptus trees.
Now in its 11th year, the race has welcomed runners of all abilities from across Australia including some of the country’s best international distance runners. The well groomed trails make for easy running providing an awesome running experience for every adventure seeker… Something for everyone!
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Sunday 20th December 2015
Munda Biddi Trail, North Dandalup, Perth, Western Australia
RACE ENTRY FEE:
$111:00 NZD ($100 AUD) inc Race T-Shirt & BBQ at the finish line
*Please note – NO on the day entries
MARATHON REFUND POLICY:
If in the unfortunate circumstances a participant must withdraw from the event – NO REFUNDS will be allocated – only race entry transfers to the following year or race entry transfer to another participant will be permitted. Should you need to withdraw and / or transfer your race entry – please notify the Race Director as soon as possible.
RACE DAY SCEHULE:
|RACE DAY CHECK IN:||3:30am||North Dandelup Hall, Corner of Del Park Road and Whittaker Road|
|RACE DAY BRIEFING:||4:15am||Goldmine Hill (1km from North Dandalup)|
|RACE DAY START TIME:||4:30am||Goldmine Hill (1km from North Dandalup)|
|CUT OFF TIMES:||8.30am||Aid Station 1 (23km / 4hrs)|
|10:30am||Aid Station 2 (34k / 6hrs)|
|12:30pm||Finish Line (46km / 8hrs)|
Race Entries CLOSE at 12pm Midnight on Sunday 6th December 2015 unless the MAX number of entries (350) has been reached beforehand. Please note – race entries sell out early each year so don’t delay – enter today!
RACE NUMBERS & RACE PACKS:
You will be able to pick up your race numbers and race packs in the week leading up to the event at ‘The Running Centre’ 1/1273 Hay St, West Perth, Western Australia, 6005.*Specific times TBC
Race numbers and packs can also be collected at the Dwellingup Caravan Park the day before the race on Saturday 19th December. *Specific times TBC
RACE DAY DROP BAGS
Runners are permitted to have ONE drop bag available at Aid Station 1 (23km / Halfway mark). Items in the drop bags are to be kept to a minimum ie: shoe bag, bum bag or grocery bag and clearly labelled with participants name, race number and list contained items. Once all participants have passed Aid Station 1; drop bags will be transported to the finish line for collection.
COMPULSORY GEAR CHECKS:
Gear Checks are COMPULSORY and will be carried out at the ‘The Running Centre’ in the week leading up to the event. *Specific times TBC.
Gear Checks will also be available at the Dwellingup Caravan Park the day before the race on Saturday 19th December. *Specific times TBC.
COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT FOR THE RACE:
- Torch *(the race starts in the dark therefore a head torch or hand held torch is necessary)
- 1ltr Water
- Mobile Phone (95% of the trail has Telstra reception)
COMPULSORY FIRST AID KIT:
- First Aid Kit must contain the following items:
- 4-5m long (un-stretched) roll of 5cm wide crepe bandage
- 4-5m long roll of 2-3cm wide strapping tape
- 10 band aid strips
- Triangular bandage
- Small scissors
- Survival blanket
*The compulsory equipment and first aid kit must be carried for the duration of the race.
COURSE MAP / PROFILE:
A map of the marathon course will be allocated to all runners upon collecting their race numbers and packs and completion of compulsory gear checks at The Running Centre in the week leading up to the event or at the Dwellingup Caravan Park the day before the race.
Bus transport from the North Dandalup Hall to the start at Goldmine Hill (1km) on the morning of the race is included in the price of your race entry fee.
- PRE RACE Transport – if you are staying in or near to Dwellingup (race finish) the night before the race, you can leave your car in a designated area near to the finish line and a private bus service will be available on race day to take you to the start at North Dandelup for a small charge of $12 per person. This option can be purchased at the time of your online race registration. *Specific timings TBC.
- POST RACE Transport – if you are staying in or near to North Dandelup (race start) you can leave your car in a designated area and a private bus service will be available on race day to take you from the finish at Dwellingup (race finish) back to North Dandelup (race start) after the event prize giving. There will be a small charge of $12 per person. This option can be purchased at the time of your online race registration. *Specific timings TBC.
You’ll be able to leave your personal belongings in a race marquee located close to the start line / finish line. Please name your belongings clearly. Drop bags will be transferred to the finish for you to collect at the end of your run and located near to the finish line.
OFFICIALS / CHECK POINTS / DRINK STATIONS / COURSE MARKING:
Participants are responsible to carry their own food and hydration for the marathon event – however water, energy drinks, fruit, lollies and flat coke will be readily available at TWO checkpoints located at 23km & 34km along the course. The course will be marked with fluorescent pink tape and red arrows to guide you. Please follow these markers, do not deviate from the course and obey the instructions of the race officials at all times.
In the unlikely event of an emergency, first aiders will be located around the course and at the START / FINISH. Qualified personnel will be assessing participants during the race to make sure that everyone is in a fit and good physical condition to continue.
In the unfortunate situation a participant must withdraw from the event you must inform the nearest checkpoint staff and wait with them until the last participant passes the checkpoint and then be escorted – transported to the finish line accordingly.
In the unfortunate circumstances a participant has an accident during the race – please (if you can) make your way to the nearest checkpoint and notify the first aid staff. If a participant cannot make it to the next checkpoint as a result of injury – the participant must stay in the area of cause of injury and does not deviate from the course whilst also use their compulsory gear as required whilst also notifying other participants of their injury for them to in turn notify the next checkpoint staff. Whilst waiting for assistance the participant must stay in the location where they obtained their injury and the first aid team will come to them.
Should another participant assist another injured runner; they are to take note of the time spent assisting the injured person and this time will be deducted from their overall time upon notification at the finish line.
SUPPORT CREWS / PACING:
This is a non-pacing event. Non-participants may NOT accompany runners along the course on foot, bike or motorized transport.
Participants may have their own personal support crew at only ONE SECTION during the event at Aid Station Two (34k mark). Crewing is NOT permitted at any other point during the race.
In addition, no crew / spectator vehicles may travel along any portion of the Munda Biddi trail during the race hours of 4:30am – 12.30pm. This includes the gravel road sections on Whittaker Road, Kesners Road, and Scarp Road.
Please be mindful that you are participating in a national park and you are to respect the environment accordingly. Runners need to be aware that they will be running through a handful of residential areas, campgrounds, water catchment areas.
The course will be open to the public on the day therefore please be courteous to others and aware of other users.
Please dispose of any waste in the rubbish bins provided. Do not litter on the course – what goes in must go out!
It is recommended that participants traveling from overseas obtain appropriate travel insurance taking in to consideration they are taking part in a sporting event in the event of a medical emergency.
CHANGING FACILITIES & TOILETS:
All amenities are available at the start/finish areas. Please follow directional signage and instructions from race officials.
Prize giving and after party location and timing TBC.
There is plentiful car parking in both start and finish areas. Please follow instructions of parking officials and follow car parking signs accordingly.
There will be a team of talented massage therapists on site ready to ease away any aches and pains after your accomplishment at the Finish Line.
There are a number of local cafes and restaurants surrounding the race finish area to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger! You sure will have worked up an appetite!
RUNNERS COURSE MAP/PROFILE
To view course map/profile click here
SPECTATOR & SUPPORT CREW MAPS
To view maps select region below;
Spectator and crew access roads are highlighted in green. Note, for example, that crews may not access Aid Station 2 from the north, but only from Pinjarra-Williams Road to the south. These limits do not apply to volunteer vehicles.
SEE YOU ON THE START LINE!
PROVISIONAL RACE ENTRIES
Want to see who you’ll be lining up against at the 2015 6 Inch Trail Marathon? Click here to view provisional race entries.