We encourage you to form a team and to work together to achieve the common goal of transcending the Avon Valley.
Please note it is not possible to do non-consecutive legs. For example if you only have a team of 2 you won't be able to have a person do legs 1 & 3 and the other person do 2 & 4 due to logistics being too difficult time wise. You could however have one person do legs 1 & 2 and another do legs 3 & 4. Please note a person may complete up to a maximum 3 stages if that is your teams preference.
For 2021 our focus on Team Entries will be a mixed team (2 women / 2 men). You can however enter in teams of all women or all men, or other mixed variations. This Mixed Category of 2 females and 2 males will be eligible for specific prizes. We have chosen this combination because the 2024 Olympics are set to have a mixed team trail run competition.
Stage 1: WALYUNGA - AVON RIDGE ESTATE PARK ~12.5KM
Stage 2: AVON RIDGE ESTATE PARK TO WALYUNGA SCENIC LOOKOUT ~12.7KM
Stage 3: WALYUNGA SCENIC LOOKOUT TO GGS STRONGHILLS ~16.1KM
Stage 4: GGS STRONGHILLS TO COBBLERS POOL ~22.9KM
This is a very challenging course with approximately 2,500m of elevation and plenty of technical surfaces. The beauty and sense of adventure will take the edge off the pain and physical exhaustion. We provide aid stations approximately every 12km to provide plenty of opportunity to refuel. We also allow ~13 min/km for your team to finish the course (14 hours). All participants must keep ahead of aid station cut off times and be at the finish line before 9:00pm on the 20th of June.
Please note that ~50% of this course is on private land and for that reason can not be completed for training in the lead up or post the event. So you can have the opportunity to complete this course we have had extensive negotiations with the following list plus a number of other relevant organisations. If you ignore this message you will jeopardise our ability to host this event in future years, stopping people from achieving the same experience we want you to have.
Arc Infrastructure - No train line should be crossed in the Avon Valley without prior permission. Our only crossing is at the Orlov Tunnel and will be supervised by an appointed professional.
Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary - You can pay to visit this sanctuary between, May and November for $10 per person. You must stay to designated walking tracks when you attend. Please note they have cameras throughout the sanctuary.
Guildford Grammar Stronghills Property - There is a caretaker on site and cameras throughout the property.
Boral - This is a mining operation and there is strictly no access permitted.
3 Private Lot Owners in Toodyay - They have all requested that you respect their private land ownership. They do not want any incidents on their land, damage done to fences or stock - person interaction.
You are welcome to train at the following locations providing there are no park closures in place:
Walyunga National Park
Jumbuck Regional Park
Avon Valley National Park