Event Details

Mt Helena 40 Miler and Relay
64.4km

Date: April 17th, 2017
Start: Mt Helena Tavern
Finish: Mt Helena Tavern
64.4km Start Time: 6.30am
Relay Start Time: 7.00am

This community event is conducted by the West Australian Marathon Club Inc. with the proceeds being donated to the Chidlow and Mt Helena Bush Fire Brigade. Our aim is to promote the sport of running. 

RACE DIRECTOR
John Pettersson

ENQUIRIES
WA Marathon Club 9472 4833
E: wamc@wamc.org.au

RELAY

LEG 1 SHORT LOOP THEN DOWN TO SEABORNE ST.
Length 7.15km, total 7.15km.

LEG 2 SEABORNE ST. BACK TO START AREA
Length 6.75km, total 13.90km.

LEG 3 START AREA EAST ALONG TRAIL TO ASH RD.
Length 9.15km, total 23.05km.

LEG 4 ASH RD. BACK ALONG TRACK TO START AREA
Length 9.15km, total 32.20km

LEG 5 START AREA DOWN TO SEABORNE ST.
Length 7.15km, total 39.35km.

LEG 6 SEABORNE ST. BACK TO START AREA
Length 6.75km, total 46.10km.

LEG 7 START AREA EAST ALONG TRAIL TO ASH RD.
Length 9.15km, total 55.25km.

LEG 8 ASH RD. BACK TO START / FINISH AREA
Length 9.154km, total 64.40km.

Relay Categories:

A Team of two
B Team of four to eight runners.

ENTRY FEES

SOLO
Adult: $45.00
Under 16 or U/18 student*: N/A

RELAY
Team of 2:
$80.00
Team of 4-8: $110.00

TIMING

This event is not timed by Bluechip, members & non members will be given a race bib on the morning of the race, Times will be recorded for both events at multiple points during the event. Results will be recorded and published on the website.

CUT OFF & RACE INFO

The course is two laps on the Historic Railway Heritage Trail adjacent to the Mt Helena Tavern with the finish located at the entrance to the beer garden.

Course description:  Start on trail adjacent to Mt Helena Tavern car park.  A short loop then proceed west down the trail to Seaborne Road.  Turn back up the path, past the start, cross Sawyers Road, then up to turn prior to Ash Road.  Return on the same route to the start area.

1. A cut off time of 5 hours at point 6 (start line- approx. 46 km) shall apply.

2. A cut off time of 6hrs 20 shall apply at point 7 (top turn approx. 55.1km). Note runners must have passed this point and be proceeding.

This is a trail run and there are no official water stations. Runners are advised to carry water or make their own arrangements for on course hydration and nutrition.  However, marked drinks will be accepted at the start area for transport to the 2 relay change points FOR FULL DISTANCE RUNNERS ONLY UP UNTIL 6.15 A.M.

All runners will be timed at Relay Points. IF YOUR RACE NUMBER IS NOT DISPLAYED, NO TIME WILL BE RECORDED.

AWARDS

40 Miler Awards:
All 40 Miler finisher’s will receive a medallion – this will be sent out once results have been consolidated
1st Male & Female receive a medallion
2nd & 3rd Overall receive a medallion

Relay Awards:
1st & 2nd Teams of 2 receive a medallion
1st & 2nd Team of 4-8 receive a medallion

HEALTH & SAFETY
Entrants must not take pets on the run. Skateboards, roller-skates/rollerblades or similar devices, are strictly forbidden due to the risk of injury to participants. Be aware we may not have exclusive use of some of the shared paths.
All runners will assemble in the advised start area by foot and obey Police and Officials’ directions whilst awaiting the official start.
To ensure your safety and that of everyone else in the race, the use of headphones or any musical device is strongly discouraged. Any use of headphones is a safety hazard since such use may compromise a participant’s ability to hear critical safety and/or directional instructions, especially instructions that may arise in an emergency situation.
There are no prizes for running prams and we request all those pushing running prams not to be competitive, start from the rear and enjoy the experience. Pushing through runners could lead to injuries.
Dehydration can be potentially lethal, particularly if you overextend yourself in hot and/or humid conditions. However, your body can still overheat even if climatic conditions are only moderate. Ensure you drink plenty of water throughout the day prior to the event and drink early in the event before you become thirsty. Stop to walk or at least slow down at drink stations to allow adequate rehydration. DO NOT compete if you have had diarrhoea within 48 hours prior to the event or are suffering from a viral infection or even feeling unwell.

REMEMBER to also drink plenty of water after the event. If you feel distressed, disorientated, dizzy, or excessively tired, SLOW down or rest for a while. If you do not improve WITHDRAW.

Course Map

Mt Helena 40 Miler and Relay 64.4km