14th SRF, November 16-17, 2024
SRF is a fun and inclusive event that is proudly supported by the ACT Government
SATURDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2023
Start time: 6.00am
Participants should self-seed behind the start line
Early bird (27 Feb – 27 March 2023): $135
Regular (until 31 Oct 2023 or sold out): $170
Performance Expectations: Runners are expected to be suitably trained to participate in this event and finish in the 9.5-hour time limit. There is a cut-off time at the 20km event hub aid station of 3.5hrs. Runners coming in after this point will not be able to complete the remaining 30km course.
Must be at least 18 years old on race day.
Runners who register before June 30th, 2023 will receive a free event tshirt (RRP $35). Every runner receives a finishers medal and zooper dooper.
- Elevation gain: +1050m
- Distance: 51.20km
- 84% path, 14% track, 2% road
- ITRA and UTMB indexed
The first 20km of the SRF50 course is a scenic loop which travels east along the Molonglo River and traverses through mostly single track of the National Arboretum Canberra (NAC). This stunning track weaves through almost 50% of the NAC’s forest planting lots that have been specifically chosen for their conservation, symbolic, aesthetic and sustainability nature. The farthest point of this loop is a summit of Dairy Farmer’s Hill providing a stunning view of Canberra and Lake Burley Griffin. Runners then make their way back to the event hub for the second loop of this quintessential Canberra ultra.
The remaining 30km follows the same track as the SRF30 course, taking in the eastern and northern lower slopes of Mt Stromlo before heading out to the western side of Stromlo Forest Park and taking in spectacular views of the Brindabella Ranges. Runners make their way up the mountain to conquer “The Mother” aka the top of Mt Stromlo and take in a panoramic view of the Canberra region at this selfie-worthy point. The final few kilometres are a descent back down to the event hub and finish line.
SRF50 consist of stretches of relatively flat ground with numerous rises and two major climbs for a total of 1050m vertical gain and is suitable for intermediate/advanced runners prepared to be on course for a several hours with a cut-off of 9.5 hours for this event.
Runners can expect the course will be well marshalled and marked to ensure they can run carefree and enjoy the race without worry of navigation.
SRF50 MANDATORY GEAR
- Mobile phone in working order
- Compression bandage (minimum dimensions 7.5cm wide x 2.3m long unstretched)
- Water bottles or bladders, 2 litre capacity
- Food bars / portions
- Race number, attached and visible on the outside front
- Collapsible cup
- Anti-chafe body glide / body lubricant
- Cap or sun hat
- Favourite race food
- More substantial first aid kit (sterile dressings, roll of strapping tape, blister care such as blister block patches or Compeed, antiseptic wipes and any relevant personal medications).
Please note that due to on-going negotiations with other Stromlo Forest users, there may be some final small adjustments to the courses, but these maps provide what we hope will be the final course layouts.