WTF – Course Information – 50 miles

Start Location & Time

The 50 mile event starts at 6am, Saturday 28, 2019, from Nanga Bush Camp, a 10 minute drive south from Dwellingup.

Dwellingup is an approximately 80min drive south from Perth CBD, and runners should aim to be at the start no later than 5.20am.

Accommodation will be available at Nanga Bush Camp for Friday night before the race, and Saturday/Sunday night after the race.

Bibs & Race Briefing

Bibs will be available for collection, per email advice ahead of race.  Your options will probably be:

  • in the days before the event from the event sponsor (Runningworks, located in Hilton),
  • from the “race headquarters”, Nanga Bush Camp, between 7-8.30pm on Friday night,
  • at the start line from 5.20am.

A race briefing will be given ten minutes before the race commences.

General Information

At this stage, all we can tell you is that:

  • you’ll start and finish at Nanga Bush Camp
  • you’ll be running approximately 50 miles, most likely a touch more, but not by much
  • you’ll probably see the 100 mile runners a fair bit
  • there’s a bit more elevation on the course this year than in the last several years (in 2018, it was roughly 1680m climb & descent)
  • the maximum distance between aid stations will be 21km
  • there’s a variety of single track, fire trail, power-lines and mixed-use mountain bike trail
  • it’ll be very different to the last few years!

Outside Support and Pacing

Support can only be provided at the listed aid stations – your own support crew can provide unlimited assistance at each of the aid stations, however we request no assistance outside of the aid stations in fairness to those without a crew.

No pacing is permitted for the 50 mile event.

Mandatory Gear

It is a requirement that all runners carry a mobile phone throughout the race. Please be aware that reception is very patchy if not with the Telstra network.

Weather conditions can be variable at this time of year. Runners should bring gloves, a beanie, running tights or thermals and a jacket for night time and possible wet weather running. Runners will need to carry adequate nutrition supplies between aid stations.

There are long sections where runners will need to be self-sufficient between drink stations. This will mean runners will require at least 1 litre of water to be carried between aid stations. Slower runners will require more.

Any runners expecting to take longer than 11 hours to complete the event should ensure they carry a torch after 3pm.

Bibs must be clearly visible at all times.

Finshers medal and presentations

All finishers will receive a WTF finishers medal.

Presentations will be held at the finish line (Nanga Bush Camp) immediately after all place getters are in (i.e. 3rd place female and male). This generally occurs around 4pm.