race dates

It’s with great excitement that we announce the 2017 Duncan’s Run will be held on Saturday April 1st. 

50k and 21k will start from Balook information Centre 8 am, Race briefing 15min prior.

6k starts at 8:30 am


Cut-offs will be applied for each checkpoint – each checkpoint will be at the Balook Visitor’s 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.

Cutoffs will be for 50 km event only which are as follows:

21 km check point of 50 km - 4 hrs

50 km finish cut off time - 9 hrs


Duncan's Run 2017 route information below, printed maps will be distributed to runners at the race briefings for 50k and 21k . 

Race options

Duncan's Run can be completed in the following distance options:

  • 50 km — Solo
  • 21 km — Solo
  • 6 km — Solo

Please note that the 100km Solo run will not be running at this year's event...

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 50km Ultra

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Endurance points: 
    1 points (old scale) / 3 points (new scale)
  • Mountain level:    
  • Finisher level:      

Duncan's Run Hundred 21km Ultra

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Endurance points: 
    0 points (old scale) - 1 points (new scale)
  • Mountain level:     
  • Finisher level:  

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

Tarra-Bulga Guest House & Lyrebird Cafe

1885 Grand Ridge Road Balook, 3971
Call +61 (0)3 5196 6141