"CAVE RUN" 2023!!
Adelaide Trail Runners are very excited to bring you "Cave Run" formerly known as MegaFest, in Naracoorte, SA on Saturday November 4th, 2023.
5km / 15km / 23km / 33km
Naracoorte Caves National Park – Visitor Information Centre, 89 Wonambi Road, Naracoorte SA. Please note, the start line is approximately a 12-minute drive from town.
Start and finish: The lawned area near the Visitor Information Centre and Wonambi Fossil Centre, follow the signs from the car park at MCG.
Welcome to the 2023 Cave Run! – Naracoorte World Heritage Trail Run!
Held for the first time in 2019, this is an event that is gaining real traction with trail runners and also links the township of Naracoorte with the World Heritage Naracoorte Caves and its walking trails. Through local businesses’ support, we hope that people come for the run/hike but stay for the Naracoorte hospitality.
The inaugural event in 2019 was an outstanding success and the stage was set for the event to return in 2020. Devastatingly, the event had to be cancelled at the very last minute due to COVID restrictions, but it was back in 2021 & 2022 and was a great success!
5km - 3.5km (#5)
15km - 4.5km (#3) / 10km (#4) & 13.7km (#5)
23km - 7.6km (#2) / 12km (#3) / 17km (#4) / 20.7km (#5)
33km - 9.4km (#1) / 18km (#2) / 22km (#3) / 28km (#4) / 31.7km (#5)
AID STATION SUPPLIES
Aid Station #1 (33km Only at 9.4km) - Water & Lollie's Only
Aid Station #2 (23km & 33km Only) - Water, Huma Electrolytes & Lollie's
Aid Station #3 & #4 (15km, 23km & 33km Only) - Water, Huma Electrolytes, Coke, Lollie's, Chips, Jatz & Cookies
Aid Station #5 (Victoria Caves - All Runners) - Water Only
** ALL AID STATIONS ARE CUP-FREE, YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN DRINKING VESSEL. THIS INCLUDES THE FINISH LINE **
EARLY BIRD PRICING (Midday Thursday September 7th to 5:00pm Monday September 11th, 2023) 33km $109, 23km $89, 15km $59, 5km "Fun Run" $19
STANDARD PRICING (6:00pm Monday September 11th to 9:00am Tuesday October 3rd, 2023) 33km $119, 23km $109, 15km Run $79, 5km $29
LATE ENTRY PRICING (9:00am Tuesday October 3rd to 9:00am Thursday October 26th, 2023) 33km $139, 23km $129, 15km Run $89, 5km $39
VERY LATE ENTRY PRICING (9:00am Thursday October 26th to 5:00pm Thursday November 2nd, 2023) 33km Marathon $149, 23km $139, 15km Run $99, 5km $39
ON-LINE ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3rd AT 9:00am.
33km - 18 years old.
23km - 15 years old.
15km - 12 years old.
5km - No Restriction
33km - 7:30am / 23km - 8:15am / 15km - 9:00am / 5km - 9:30am
Bib pick-up will be from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Wildgame Wine Bar, 91 Ormerod Street, Naracoorte, adjacent to the Art Gallery and very close to the Naracoorte Hotel on Friday November 3rd. Additionally, bibs can also be collected on race morning at the start-line.
Medal Presentations will be held at the conclusion of the event, likely around 11:00am. The top-3 male & female finishers in all distances will be presented with winners' medals. ALL finishers in all distances will also earn themselves a commemorative finishers medal.
33km - 11:45am (4.25 hours - 8:30 mins/km pace)
23km - 11:30am (3.25 hours - 8:30 mins/km pace)
15km - 11:45am ( 2.75 hours - 10:30 mins/km pace)
5 km - N/A (Walking permitted)
A big round of applause to everyone at our incredibly unique Naracoorte Caves, which will once again co-host this fabulous community event – National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia and Forestry SA!
And a big round of applause for everyone at our incredibly unique Naracoorte Caves, which will once again co-host this fabulous community event – National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia and Forestry SA!
Stay tuned for more details real soon!
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