MELROSE RUNNING FESTIVAL


Adelaide Trail Runners are very excited to bring you the 2021 Melrose Running Festival held at the Mt Remarkable National Park in Melrose, South Australia on Saturday August 7th, 2021. 

Mt. Remarkable National Park is located just over 3 hours drive north of Adelaide. This location really lives up to it's name - it's REMARKABLE! 

First staged in 2017, the event will offer 4 distances to cater for runners of all abilities. A 42.2 km Trail Marathon starting at Baroota Ruins Campground will take in some incredible views, including Hidden Gorge before you finish with an 8 km descent from the summit of Mt. Remarkable into the gorgeous township of Melrose. The 30 km and 15 km options will both also enjoy some amazing views from the summit before a very rewarding and well deserved 8km descent into Melrose. A 7 km flat "Fun Run" has been included for the first time time so no one has an excuse to miss out on the fun! All 15, 30 & 42.2 km finishers will be presented with a medal upon crossing the finish line. 

BIB PICK-UP & PRE-RACE DINNER

Bib Pick-up will be on Friday August 6th from 5:00pm at the North Star Hotel in Melrose followed by a casual meal from 6:00pm.

Please EMAIL US to reserve your spot as space will be limited. We would prefer ALL bibs are collected on the Friday night however,  bibs can be collected on Saturday morning from 7:15am at Baroota Campground for the 42.2 km and from 9:15am in Melrose for the 30 km, 15 km & 7 km

We are very excited to announce that Kevin Fergusson OAM will be joining us for a friendly Q & A session after dinner. Kevin is a 13-time World Champion in the sport of Triathlon including several Ironman World Championship wins in Hawaii. Kevin is bringing a group of 12 runners up to Melrose for the Running Festival. Listening to Kev talk will no doubt have you all fired up for your run the following day. CLICK HERE for more info on Kevin.

BUS TRANSPORT FOR THE 42 km MARATHON

The starting location for the 42.2 km Marathon is at Baroota Campground which is around a 1 hour drive from Melrose. The Bus will depart from the North Star Hotel at 6:15am sharp. There will also be a second pick-up option at 7:05am at the intersection of Port Germein Gorge Rd where it intersects with the Augusta Highway. There is NO return service if you are not staying in Melrose so please make your own arrangements. Bus bookings can be made at the time of entry for $10. Please EMAIL US to advise your preferred bus pick-up location.

PRICING & START TIMES

42.2 km Trail Marathon - $99 starts at 8:00am

42.2 km Trail Marathon + Bus Transfer - $109

30 km Trail Run - $79 starts at 10:00am

15 km Trail Run - $59 starts at 10:30am

7 km Fun Run - $29 starts at 11:00am

7 km Fun Run - Kids under 10 FREE

Please EMAIL US to register your children under 10

CUT-OFF TIMES

All cut-off times will be at 4:00pm

42.2 km - 8 Hours

30 km - 6 Hours

15 km - 5.5 Hours

DRINK STATIONS 

42.2km runners will have access to 2 drink stations. These are located at the 17.3km and 34.6km mark. 

30km runners will have access to the drink station at the Mt Remarkable Summit at the 7.0km & 22.5km mark.

15km runners will access the drink station at the Mt Remarkable Summit at the 7.0km mark. 

In addition to this, 42.2km & 30k  runners will pass "Grays Hut" which has a drop toilet, possible tank water and shelter. 

All of these points are marked on the course maps

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is likely we will only provide water and no food. You MUST provide your own drinking vessel to the volunteers for them to fill for you. There will be NO disposable cups provided.

DROP BAGS

If 42.2km & 30km runners would like to provide their own "Drop Bags" these must be delivered to us on Friday night at the bib pick-up and dinner at the North Star Hotel. If you are not attending this event, please make contact with us beforehand. All bags must be clearly marked and ATR takes no responsibility for the contents. 

MANDATORY GEAR

Mandatory gear requirements are put in place for the safety of all runners. With the unpredictable weather that is common in the Southern Flinders, we have developed a "Good Weather" and "Bad Weather" option. This will show you all of the gear you may potentially need to carry. We will make a final decision on mandatory gear in the days leading up to the event. Please remember that even a "good weather" day will still likely mean starting your races in 0 degrees temperature. Please CLICK HERE for the Mandatory Gear lists

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

CLICK HERE FOR MANDATORY GEAR

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CLICK HERE FOR COURSE MAPS

DIRECTIONS TO MELROSE

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