Welcome to the home of the Runningworks WTF 50 & 100 Miler, the first & original 100 mile trail 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 new for 2022, there will also be a 50km event !
All events (solo and relay distances) will depart together at 6am, sharing the trail for the first 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 a course run predominiantly on the Munda Biddi trail between Jarrahdale and Dwellingup.
In 2019, the race HQ moved from Dwellingup to Nanga Bush Camp (around 10 minutes south of Dwellingup), with two out-and-back legs. In 2021, this changed to three out-and-back legs. And in 2022, a new race distance of 50km was added.
When: Saturday, September 23-24, 2023 at 6am.
How long in existence: Inaugural race was 28 September 2013
To enter: Coming soon
The 2022 events are registered with ITRA and eligible for ITRA points as follows:
- The 100mi event is worth 5 ITRA points
- The 50mi event is worth 3 ITRA points
- The 50km event is worth 2 ITRA points
The 2022 events are UTMB® World Series Qualifiers (no Running Stones)
- The 100mi event is a UTMB 100M qualifier
- The 50mi event is a UTMB 100K qualifier
- The 50km event is a UTMB 50K qualifier
100 Mile Winners
|2022||Michael Hooker||16:40:26*||Cherie Savin||26:38:54|
|2021||Edgar Cepeda||26:46:25||Beck Hefferon||24:30:59|
|2020||Sergio Gustinetti||23:29||Kate Jenour||25:43|
|2019||Sergio Gustinetti||19:31||Jen Millum||22:48|
|2018||Stephen Redfern||16:45||Angelique Plaire||19:05*|
|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|
50 Mile Winners
|2022||Justin Kelly||9:19:09||Casey Edlington||10:35:29|
|2021||Nathan Fawkes||8:51:56||Casey Edlington||9:57:42|
|2020||Nathan Reeves & Daniel Chidlow||9:05:50||Casey Edlington||9:26:50|
|2019||Mick Fracis||8:37||Sarah Dawson||10:31|
|2018||Gerard Hill||7:53||Michelle Brown||10:03|
|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|
Race Director: Dave Kennedy