CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

For those a bit different, choose your own adventure – any course length, any number of people, any (reasonable) method of getting through (but no motors allowed).  Elliptigo’s, Bionics, Rollerblades all welcome.  Cartwheelers, hoppers and hand walkers – we’ll take them all.

The full 100km is a picturesque, flat course consisting entirely of bitumen sealed cycling path with just a few sections of concrete footpath (not more than 2km in total). The course starts and finishes at Apex Park Wangaratta and consists of a 50km out and back loop on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, and then a 50km out and back loop on the Ovens River, One Mile Creek and Milawa / Oxley Rail Trail.

The event is an IAAF / AIMS certified accurate 100km, and includes accurate 25km, 50km and 75km splits. This event is also Internationally labeled and Australian Ultra Runners Association sanctioned.

Start time: Between 10:00pm Saturday and 10:00am Sunday (choose start time in entry form, aim to finish near 12:00pm).
Presentations: Commence about 4:30pm at the presentation and dinner (dinner commences at 4:00pm).
On day entry: No. The latest entries will be accepted is Saturday between 4:00pm and 6:00pm. Refer entry page for details.
Aid Stations: Distances below are based on the full 100km course.  Refer to other events for specific distances.

  • 0.0km – Start at Apex Park Wangaratta
  • 6.3km – Bowser Station (M2M Rail trail), self serve until 3:00am
  • 13.3km – Petticoat Lane crossing, self serve until 3:00am
  • 20.0km – Tarrawingee Station (M2M Rail Trail), self serve until 3:00am
  • 25.0km – Wangaratta side of White Post Road Rail Trail crossing, opens at 12:30am
    • CHECKPOINT 1 & relay change-over
    • Vehicles required to park at Everton Station (M2M Rail Trail)
  • 30.0km – Tarrawingee Station (M2M Rail Trail), closes at 8:30am
  • 36.7km – Petticoat Lane crossing, closes 9:00am
  • 43.7km – Bowser Station (M2M Rail trail), closes 9:30am
  • 50.0km – Apex Park Wangaratta
    • CHECKPOINT 2 & relay change-over
    • Cut-off time in any running event is 8:00am
  • 55.0km – Appin Street carpark adjacent to One Mile Creek path, opens at 4:30am
  • 60.0km – Rattray Avenue near bridge over creek, opens at 5:00am
  • 65.0km – Wangaratta Whitfield Road at cycle path crossing point, opens at 5:30am
  • 70.0km – Wangaratta Whitfield Road at cycle path crossing point, opens at 6:15am
  • 75.0km – Cycle path on Snow Road between Woodburys Lane and Milawa, opens at 7:00am
    • CHECKPOINT 3 & relay change-over
    • If entrants arrive before 7:00am they will have to wait, or will not be classified
    • Cut-off time in any running event is 10:30am
  • 80.0km – Wangaratta Whitfield Road at cycle path crossing point
  • 85.0km – Wangaratta Whitfield Road at cycle path crossing point
  • 90.0km – Rattray Avenue near bridge over creek
  • 95.0km – Appin Street carpark adjacent to One Mile Creek path
  • 97.5km – College St near Scout Hall, also serves 10km entrants twice
  • 100.0km – Finish at Apex Park Wangaratta.
Cutoffs:
  • 50.0km – 8:00am – Apex Park Wangaratta
  • 55.0km – 8:30am – Appin Street carpark adjacent to One Mile Creek path,
  • 60.0km – 9:00am – Rattray Avenue near bridge over creek,
  • 65.0km – 9:30am – Wangaratta Whitfield Road at cycle path crossing point,
  • 70.0km – 10:00am – Wangaratta Whitfield Road at cycle path crossing point,
  • 75.0km – 10:30am – Cycle path on Snow Road between Woodburys Lane and Milawa,
    • CHECKPOINT 3 & relay change-over,
  • 80.0km – 11:00am – Wangaratta Whitfield Road at cycle path crossing point,
  • 85.0km – 11:40am – Wangaratta Whitfield Road at cycle path crossing point,
  • 90.0km – 12:20pm – Rattray Avenue near bridge over creek,
  • 95.0km – 1:00pm – Appin Street carpark adjacent to One Mile Creek path,
  • 97.5km – 1:40pm  – College St near Scout Hall,
  • 100.0km – 2:00pm – Finish at Apex Park Wangaratta.
Arrests:
  • All 100km and 50km Cyclist Troopers will be given an arrest warrant for one of the 100km or 50km Solo Runners.
    • Some CYOA entrants that are akin to cyclists may also be given arrest warrants.
    • Some CYOA entrants that are akin to 100km or 50km runners may have warrants out for their arrest.
  • When the Trooper catches their nominated runner they are to arrest them by handing over a green rubber wristband.
  • Troopers must be courteous and not disruptive to the runner when they catch them. Runners are NOT required to stop. Runners continue to the finish of their event, dropping their wristband into a box at the finish line.
  • The Trooper may accompany the runner to the finish if desired AND if the runner would appreciate the support.

  • Entrants start at Apex Park, Wangaratta on the South side of the second column from the South Eastern corner of the market pavilion.
  • Entrants run along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail as defined until a single point turn-around point on the West side of White Post Road, Everton.
  • Entrants then retrace the course exactly to the start line which is 50km.
  • Entrants then continue along the Ovens River cycle path to College Street.
  • Entrants cross College Street and Park Lane remaining on the cycling path and continue along the North side of College Street.
  • Entrants cross Phillipson St when the bitumen path ends and continue along the College Street footpath on the North side of the road until the end of College Street where they merge back into a bitumen cycle path.
  • Entrants follow the path West until they cross over the footbridge attached to the road bridge near the golf course and immediately turn 180 degrees and head back under the bridge they just crossed.
  • Entrants now follow the One Mile Creek bicycle path as defined all the way to its termination point at Cribbes Road.
  • Entrants (runners and walkers) cross Cribbes Road and turn left onto the footpath on the South of Cribbes road.  They follow this until it meets a bitumen cycle path near the intersection of Cribbes Road and Murdoch Road.
    • Cyclists turn left onto Cribbes Rd itself and continue to the traffic island near the end of Cribbes Rd where they then turn right and onto the bitumen sealed path.
  • Entrants turn right onto this cycle path and follow it as defined all the way out to and through Oxley until they come to a single point turn around cone just past Woodbury's Lane which is exactly 75km.
  • Entrants return to the start / finish line by exactly the same course (ie out and back).


Interactive Course Map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/320646809/

Section 1 is Apex Park to Everton:

Interactive Course Map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/364907255/
Section 2 is Everton to Apex Park:

Interactive Course Map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/364907389/
Section 3 is Apex Park to Milawa:

Interactive Course Map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/317758083/
Section 4 is Milawa to Apex Park:

Interactive Course Map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/364906153/
The entire 100km course has less than 300m of elevation gain and loss. It's flat and fast.

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