Saturday, 2 August 2014

Stromlo Running Festival in November 2014

Posted by speedygeoff on Saturday, August 02, 2014 with No comments

16th November 2014
50km, 30km & 10km Trail Races
Limited Entries!
- Exciting New Courses
- $50 Mizuno Finishers Shirt
- Finishers Medal
- Free Post-Race Breakfast
- Free On-site Camping
- Electronic Timing

The STROMLO Running Festival is now entering its sixth year with some new and exciting changes. As you may be aware, the event has been moved from its traditional February time-slot to now be held in November.

In 2014, the STROMLO Running Festival will now concentrate on three trail running events: a 50km, a 30km, and a 10km.

The early bird entry fee ($80 for 50km, $60 for 30km and $40 for 10km) includes:
Mizuno finishers shirt (RRP $50)
A finishers medal
Post-race breakfast
Access to on-site camping
Electronic Timing

Entries for all events are limited, so enter early to make sure you don't miss out - ENTER NOW!

All of the courses have been revised for 2014 and now start and finish from STROMLO Forest Park. The unique clover leaf designed courses will ensure plenty of opportunity for spectators to support their loved ones, while providing an event for runners of all levels - beginners through to the very experienced. Aid stations will be positioned at approximately every 5km on all of the courses.

Starting at 8am, the 10km course skirts around the lower slopes of Mt Stromlo, providing beautiful scenery with a few undulations suitable for runners of all levels. The field will be limited to a maximum of 400 participants and there is no cut-off time. The field will be limited to a maximum of 400 participants and the event will start at 8:00am.

Participants in the 30km event will initially complete the 10km course before passing through the event hub and completing a second loop of 20km. The 20km loop is a challenging run which travels around the western part of Stromlo Forest featuring amazing views of the Brindabella mountains before ascending the western side of Mt Stromlo to take in all of the glory of Canberra. The final few kilometres are a fast descent back down to the event hub and the finish line. There is a 4 hour cut-off to be considered an official finisher of the 30km event. The event will start at 7:30am and the field will be capped at 300 participants.

For those runners seeking a real challenge this could be exactly what you are looking for. The clover leaf course includes of the 10km and 20km loops featured in the 30km event, and follows with an additional 20km loop which travels east along the Molonglo River and climbs through the Arboretum to the top of Dairy Farmers hill, providing a stunning view of Lake Burley Griffin, before returning through pine forests to the event hub and the well-deserved finish line. This event will be a tough 50km race and is intended for accomplished runners who are capable of running a marathon in under 4 hours. Although there is no qualifying performance required to enter the 50km event, in order to receive what will be a highly sought after finishers medal and t-shirt, competitors must complete the course in under 5 hours. It is important that runners are aware that a strict cut-off time of 3 hours will be applied as competitors pass through the 30km point. Any runner outside this time will be considered to be a 30km event finisher. The event will be limited to 300 competitors and start at 7am.

Looking for a qualifier for the 6-Foot Track Marathon? The 30km and 50km events are now both listed as qualifying events

Early bird entries will be taken from the 1st of August through to the 31st of October. Entry fees will then increase to late entry prices from 1st November and online entries will be open until the 13th of November. Entries are limited for all events, so please enter early to ensure you don't miss out. If positions are still available late entries will be taken at the event hub on Saturday afternoon between 4pm and 6pm at late entry prices.

Lighting Strike 50km: $80
Lightning Strike 30km: $60
Lightning Strike 10km: $40

Lighting Strike 50km: $100
Lightning Strike 30km: $80
Lightning Strike 10km: $60

We are also excited to announce the Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) as the event's 2014 charity partner. The IMP is a health promotion charity, established by Rob de Castella in 2009, that uses running to instil pride and demonstrate the incredible capacity Indigenous Australian men and women have to achieve. Click here to find out more about the IMP.

 More information about the events, courses, sponsors, fund raising ,accommodation and more, at the event website


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