Welcome to the home of the Runningworks WTF 50 & 100 Miler, the first and only AURA-sanctioned 100 mile race in Western Australia.
Held annually on the last weekend in September (WA’s Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday weekend), the 50mi and 100mi events both start at 6am on Saturday, and have generous cut-off times. The 50mi event runs south from Jarrahdale to Dwellingup, mainly following the Munda Biddi mountain bike trail. The 100mi event runs from Dwellingup to Jarrahdale and back again, along the same course, with a bonus “out and back” hill on the outbound leg.
Why WTF? Other than being an attention-grabbing name, WTF is an acronym for “Waterous Trail on Foot”. The Waterous Trail, located south of Dwellingup, was to host the course for the inaugural event in 2013. Unfortunately, as the race-date neared, authorities advised of a prescribed burn in the area planned around the time of the event. This resulted in a switch to the current course. Although it is hoped that the event will one day return to it’s original location, the investment required in 2015 to develop a Traffic Management Plan means that, for at least the next few years, the event will remain on the Munda Biddi trail.
How long in existence: Inaugural race was 28 September 2013
To enter: Visit the Registration page
UTMB points: Finishers of the 2017 100mi event qualified for 6 Points, and the 50mi race for 4 points. Hopefully the same points will be on offer for 2018.
|2017||Ben Harris||8:20||Martine Nield||8:55|
|2016||Lukas Scheidegger||8:17||Martine Nield||9:04|
|2015||Nathan Fawkes||7:32||Emily Laidley||9:03|
|2014||Josh Garrett||6:34*||Nikki Wynd||8:20*|
|2013||Tom Bakowski||7:38||Helen Roberts||8:53|
|2017||Keith Holt||19:11||Margie Hadley||19:57*|
|2016||Richard Gould||20:10||Emily Laidley||22:38|
|2015||Ben Harris||21:45||Crystal Shiu||25:54|
|2014||Hunter Dodds||19:23||Natalie Wallace/Anne Ziogos||30:56|
|2013||Ewan Horsburgh||17:37*||Fiona Johnson||21:14|
Race Director: Dave Kennedy