MELROSE RUNNING FESTIVAL

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Adelaide Trail Runners are very excited to bring you the 2022 Melrose Running Festival held at the Mt Remarkable National Park in Melrose, South Australia on Saturday July 30th, 2022 

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 50km Ultra 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 30km and 15km 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 & 50km finishers will be presented with a medal upon crossing the finish line. 

50km QUALIFYING CRITERIA

Mt. Remarkable National Park is a very tough and challenging course, even for the most experienced of trail runners. For 2022 we will be instigating a qualifying criteria to ensure all 50km runners have the experience to handle such a course. This is not about speed and and is not about trying to eliminate slower runners. We are purely trying to identify runners with the necessary experience to handle such challenging conditions. Once you have entered the 50km Ultra, please send us an email with evidence and history of your qualifying run as outlined here. 

CLICK HERE for examples of qualifying races. If you enter and do not complete a qualifying run, you will be entitled to a full refund, less a $20 admin fee or you can drop back to the 30km run. Please note, no refund will be provided in this instance.  ​June 30th is when all qualifying races/runs must be completed by. 0

 

BIB PICK-UP & PRE-RACE DINNER

Bib Pick-up will be on Friday July 29th from 5:30pm 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 6:45am at Baroota Campground for the 50km and from 8:45am at the start line in Melrose for the 30km, 15km & 7km

AFTER-PARTY & MEDAL PRESENTATIONS

Medal Presentations will be held at our after-party at Jacka Brothers Brewery in Melrose from approx. 6:30pm on Saturday night. The top-5 male & female finishers in the 15km, 30km & 50km Ultra will be presented with medals on the night. CLICK HERE to see the amazing transformation of Jacka Brothers Brewery!

 

BUS TRANSPORT FOR THE 50km ULTRA MARATHON

The starting location for the 50km Ultra Marathon is at Baroota Ruins  Campground which is around a 1 hour drive from Melrose. The Bus will depart from the North Star Hotel at 5:45am sharp. There is NO return service back to Baroota Ruins Campground (50km start). Bus bookings can be made at the time of entry. 

PRICING & START TIMES

Eary Bird Pricing (closes September 30th 2021)

50km Ultra Marathon - $109 starts at 7:15am

50km Ultra Marathon + Bus Transfer - $119

30 km Trail Run - $79 starts at 9:30am

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

7 km Fun Run - $19 starts at 10:45am

7 km Fun Run - Kids under 10 FREE

Standard Pricing (October 1st - June 30th 2022)

50km Ultra Marathon - $119 starts at 7:15am

50km Ultra Marathon + Bus Transfer - $129

30 km Trail Run - $89 starts at 9:30am

15 km Trail Run - $69 starts at 10:15am

7 km Fun Run - $29 starts at 10:45am

7 km Fun Run - Kids under 10 FREE

Late Entry Pricing (From July 1st to July 28th 2022)

50km Ultra Marathon - $129 starts at 7:15am

50km Ultra Marathon + Bus Transfer - $139

30 km Trail Run - $99 starts at 9:30am

15 km Trail Run - $79 starts at 10:15am

7 km Fun Run - $29 starts at 10:45am

7 km Fun Run - Kids under 10 FREE

Please EMAIL US to register your children under 10

CUT-OFF TIMES

50km - 4:30pm (9 hrs 15 mins -  11 mins/km pace) 

30 km - 4:15pm (6 hrs 45 mins - 13.5 mins/km pace) 

15km - 4:15pm ( 6 hrs - 24 mins/km pace) 

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Cut-off times WILL be enforced for 2022 so please take this into consideration when choosing which distance to enter.

DRINK STATIONS 

50km runners will have access to 3 drink stations. These are located at the 8.6km, 25km and 42.3km mark. 

30km runners will have access to the drink station at the Mt Remarkable Summit at the 7.6km & 23km mark.

15km runners will access the drink station at the Mt Remarkable Summit at the 7.6km mark. 

In addition to this, 50km & 30km  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

Drink Station #1 for the 50km runners will have water only. Drink Station #2 at the summit of Mt Remarkable will have water and Coke. There will be NO disposable cups provided and runners MUST provide their own drinking vessel and hand it to the volunteers for filling.

DROP BAGS

If 50km & 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

2021 RACE BRIEFING

 

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

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DIRECTIONS TO MELROSE

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