race dates and times

The 2019 Duncan’s Run will be held on Saturday the 23rd of March. 

Click here for Entrant A - Z Information Booklet

All races start from the Balook Visitor Centre, Grand Ridge Road, Balook.

  • The 100km race will start at 6:00am (race briefing at 5:45am).

  • The 50km race will start at 8:00am (race briefing at 7:45am).

  • The 21km race will start at 9:30am (race briefing at 9:15am).

  • The 6km race starts at 10:30am (race briefing at 10:15am).

Please Note: The briefings are MANDATORY. If runners do not attend, they will not be able to start their race.

CHECKPOINT CUT-OFFS

Cut-offs will be applied for each checkpoint – each checkpoint will be at the Balook Visitor Centre. Cut-offs will be strictly enforced and any runner not able to leave a checkpoint before the designated cut-off time will be removed from the race.

The following cut-off times apply for entrants in 50km event only:

  • 50km Race Completion: Entrants passing the finish line more than 9 hrs after the official start time will not receive an official time and will be awarded a "did not finish" (DNF).

The following cut-off times apply for entrants in 100km event only:

  • Entry to Loop 3: not allowed 10 hours after the official start time.

    (Loop 1: 35km & Loop 2: 21km = 56km)

  • Entry to Loop 4: not allowed 16 hours after the official start time

  • Within Loop 4: not allowed past 93km (base of Mt Tassie) 18 hours

  • 100km Race Completion: Entrants passing the finish line more than 20 hrs after the official start time will not receive an official time and will be awarded a "did not finish" (DNF).


RACE ROUTE

Printed maps will be distributed to entrants of the 100km, 50km, 21km and 6km races upon registration at race headquarters. Digital maps may be downloaded via Avenza using the QR code provided below.

100km course

Loop 1 - Mack’s Creek 35km

Loop 2 - Mt Tassie 21km (anti-clockwise)

Loop 3 - Tarra Valley 29km

Loop 4 - Mt Tassie 19km (clockwise)

50km course

Loop 1 - Mt Tassie 21km (anti-clockwise)

Loop 2 - Tarra Valley 28km

21km course

Mt Tassie 21km (anti-clockwise)

6km course

The whole 6km course is on trails within the Tarra-Bulga National Park


AVENZA digital MAPS for your mobile device

Don't get lost out there!

The course is well marked, but it's easier than ever to stay on course with our digital maps. First, you will need to install "AVENZA MAPS" onto your mobile device. 

QR Code - Duncan's Run 100km Course Map 2019.png
Phone and AVENZA Image.png

Then, simply open the AVENZA App, click  on  "+" 

Click on the QR Code symbol in the App and then aim your camera at this QR code.

Click ‘view PDF map’

Click on the download icon

Click ‘Copy to Avenza Maps’

Easy!!

Your course map should download and display in the AVENZA App.  


ITRA and UTMB evaluation

The International Trail Running Association has introduced a new race evaluation service. This service introduces a major updating of ITRA points (now a 1 to 6 scale) and new evaluation criteria called "Mountain" and "Finisher". For full details on the updated ranking system please check here.

The main benefit of DRH being evaluated by the ITRA is that runners can easily compare the difficulty of different races both in Australia and around the world. And for entry purposes to events such as the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc held in Chamonix, France and is regarded as the foremost ultra distance trail event in the World. For more details on qualifying for UTMB check here

For a list of events and opening dates around the world check the ITRA Calendar.

Duncan's Run Hundred 100km Ultra

Evaluation Criteria:  TBA

Duncan's Run Hundred 50km Ultra

Evaluation Criteria:  TBA

Duncan's Run Hundred 21km Ultra

Evaluation Criteria: TBA

 

Accommodation options

For any runners or spectators looking to travel to the area we can recommend the following local places of accommodation. 

Fernholme Caravan Park

Fernholme Caravan Park can provide 7 cabins.  The Caravan park is 12km (about 10-15 min away) from Tarra Bulga

1906 Tarra Valley Rd, Victoria.
Call +61 (0)3 5186 1283
email@tarra-valley.com
http://tarra-valley.com

Tarra-Bulga Guest House & Lyrebird Cafe

1885 Grand Ridge Road Balook, 3971
Call +61 (0)3 5196 6141
http://www.tarra-bulga.com