Course Information


Start Location & Time

The 50 mile & 100mi events starts at 6am, Saturday 25, 2021, 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.

50mi & 100mi runners have an extremely generous cutoff time of 36h i.e. 6pm Sunday.

Bibs & Race Briefing

Bibs will be available for collection, per email advice ahead of race, generally:

  • 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.

Course Overview

To visualise this online, see the Garmin Connect visualisation in the Navigation section below.

The race starts and finishes from the event HQ at Nanga Bush Camp, with three out and back legs.

  • Leg 1 (red) is 25 km with 1225m elevation gain (aid station at the half-way point). 
  • Leg 2 (blue) is 33 km with 657m elevation gain (aid station at Nanga Brook Campground, approx 7.5k & 25k into the leg)
  • Leg 3 (green) is 22 km with 654m elevation gain (no aid station)

The 100mi event covers each leg twice.

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.

Drop bags & Aid Stations

Runners may have two drop bags, labelled “Leg One” and “Leg Two”. You can also leave a drop bag / clothing etc at the Race HQ (Nanga Bush Camp), as runners pass through this when transitioning between legs 1, 2 and 3.

Aid stations will have basic supplies of water, coke, lollies & chips.  Nanga Bush Camp has a full kitchen, cold storage and showers.

You’ll also pass the Leg One aid station at around 9k & 19k. Probably don’t want to spend too much time there though!

Support Crew

Support crew can assist runners at:

Access is limited to the other aid stations:

  • Leg 1 aid station. It’s a gravel road to Scarp Pool, then you’ll need to cross the river to get to the track. Not recommended if there’s been recent heavy rainfall. Do this at your own risk (we’d suggest you don’t).
  • Leg 3 aid station — park at Nanga Mill and or Stringers and walk in. Navigate to Stringers. Park entry fees apply. Or park at the entry station/Trees Adventures and walk in 1km. Please don’t block traffic as Nanga Mill is very busy at this time of year.

Note: no assistance may be provided to runners outside of the official aid station locations – penalty is DQ.

Pacers

100mi runners may have a pacer from the half-way (50mi) point.  Pacers must carry all required mandatory gear, and may not “mule” for their runner (i.e. runner must still carry their own pack, hydration etc).

No pacers are permitted for the 50mi event .

Navigation

The course will be flagged with signage at cricital intersections.

This is a moderately difficult event, and a key requirement is that you have experience with navigating in remote locations. The GPX files below can assist you with that.

The complete 50mi GPX course (scan QR code with phone to download, or click on one of the links below)

Download 50mi GPX file

Individual leg GPX files:

Runners should be able to self-navigate using GPX files on watch and/or phone.  If you have a modern GPS-enabled watch with course following, ensure that you have the course loaded and are familiar with using that feature in-advance of the event.

On an iPhone or Android Phone, you can follow the course (offline) using a number of different apps. GAIA GPS is recommended (no reception is required, you can have your phone in plane-mode to extend the battery life).

Loading the course to GAIA

Start by installing the Gaia GPS app onto your smartphone. You do not need to pay for a membership or subscription, the free version works perfectly.

  • On your phone, navigate to this website (and page), then click on the GPX file (above) to download the required file (scan the QR code below from your phone to save having to type the URL into your browser!)
  • If prompted, select Download
  • You then need to locate the downloaded file and use your phones “Send To” feature to send it to Gaia GPS app (note this behaviour will differ depending on whether Apple or Android phone, and depending on which web browser you are using).
  • Select the Map screen in Gaia GPS app, then locate Dwellingup on the map. You should see the WTF course displayed.