Date: Sunday 24th November 2019
Time: 6am start
Aid Station: Drink stations are approximately every 5-7km along the course and will provide water, Hammer Sports drink, and lollies.
Course Limits: The field will be limited to a maximum of 100 participants.
Performance Expectations: Runners are expected to be adequately trained to participate in this event and finish in the 9.5 hours time limit. There is a cut off of 5.5 hours at the 30km mark.
All runners who register before September 15 will receive a 50km finishers t-shirt (RRP $35).Every runner receives a finishers medal, and access to a post race snack station consisting of fruit and munchies.
COURSE PROFILE AND MAP
SRF50 returns to the National Arboretum with the first 20km of the race being a scenic loop which travels east along the Molonglo River and climbs through the National Arboretum to the top of Dairy Farmers hill, providing a stunning view of Canberra and Lake Burley Griffin, before returning through pine forests back to the main event hub.
The next 30km follows the same track as the SRF30 course, taking in the eastern and northern lower slopes of Mt Stromlo before heading out the back of Stromlo Forest Park and taking in spectacular views looking west to the Brindabella Ranges. Runners make their way up the mountain to conquer “The Mother” aka the top of Mt Stromlo and take in all the glory of the Canberra region at this selfie-worthy point. The final few kilometres are a descent back down to the event hub and the finish line.
SRF50 consist of stretches of relatively flat ground with numerous rises and two major climbs for a total of 960m vertical gain and is suitable for intermediate/advanced runners prepared to be out 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.
SRF 50km Mandatory Gear
- Mobile phone in working order with fully charged battery and working SIM card
- Compression bandage (minimum dimensions 7.5cm wide x 2.3m long unstretched)
- Water bottles or bladders, 2 litre capacity
- Food bars / portions
- Race number
- 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).