Half Pyramid Race

Information for Athletes

Be advised that this is an arduous event and requires a good level of fitness.  Temperatures may exceed 30 degrees on the race day so please consider your level of fitness and suitability to compete in this race. Consider your own health in the lead up to the race. If you are unwell or have been unwell in the 2 weeks prior to the race, then consider the consequences of running on the day.

 

A Hydration backpack is COMPULSORY. You must be self-sufficient with water. Water will be supplied only in emergency situations. You will be disqualified if sighted anywhere along the track without a hydration pack.

The Runners singlet and runners number bib must be worn at all times during the race.

Course details

 

Date: Saturday 17th August 2019
Race Start Time: 2:00 pm
Check-in: 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Race Briefing: 1:45 pm in the Runners Tent
Time Limit: Athletes must have completed the event within 4 hours of the start time. Cut off time to be at the base of the Pyramid is 45 minutes from the start of the race
Adult Categories:

  • Junior 14-18 years
  • Open 18+ years

Entry Fee:

  • August $70.00 (online registrations CLOSING 9am 15th Aug)
  • 15th to 17th $70.00 (cash only)

Distance: Approx. 9 km, to the half way rock on Walsh’s Pyramid
Start Line: Alley Park, Gordonvale
Turn around: Half way rock of Walsh’s Pyramid
Finish Line: Alley Park, Gordonvale

Participants are to enter the age category as their age on the event date.

Collection of singlets:

Collection of runner’s singlets will be available at the official runner’s registration tent at Alley Park as per Check in time, as per program.

FAILURE to wear the runner’s singlet for the event will result in disqualification and you will not be permitted to participate.

 

Check-in:

As per time in the event program: Report to the runner’s registration tent and receive your runners bib number. This bib must be worn for the entire duration of the race. FAILURE to wear your runner’s bib will result in disqualification and you will not be permitted to participate.

Course outline

  • Start behind the banner at Alley Park.
  • Run out the marked Shute onto the race track heading towards George Street/Scouts hut.
  • When leaving race track follow witches’ hat onto intersection and head down George Street
  • Turn left onto Moller street
  • Turn right onto Mill Road
  • Run down and through the Green Patch area
  • Run on the old Bruce highway up to tunnels
  • Run under the highway at the first set of tunnels
  • Run on the cane headland to Moss Road
  • Proceed along Moss Road to the Pyramid car park
  • Follow the track up the mountain, to the half way rock
  • At each SES check point (base, half way rock) –SHOUT YOUR NUMBER
  • Follow the reverse route back to the finish.

Downhill runners have RIGHT OF WAY

Stay on the track always. No short cuts as this results in disqualification

Runners will be checked off by the SES at checkpoints at the base, halfway point and finish line. Marshals will be present on the track and will be noting runners not wearing hydration backpacks.

Prizes

To be advised depending on sponsorship

Race presentations:
As per event program

Number bib and Certificate:

Your runner’s bib is yours to keep and will be your certificate for participation in the event. No further certificates will be printed or emailed for this event.

Race rules

 

  • A Hydration backpack is COMPULSORY. You must be self- sufficient with water. You start with it and finish with it. Water will be supplied only in emergency situations. You will be disqualified if sighted anywhere along the track without a hydration pack.
  • Please obey all marshals. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
  • There is to be NO outside assistance. Pacing by outside persons is prohibited. This includes a non-entrant joining the race, or a person shouting instructions from a bicycle. Anyone caught receiving outside assistance will be disqualified.
  • Personal music devises are NOT permitted to be used due to safety issues.
  • Runners MUST be at the base of the mountain check point within 45 mins from leaving the start line . If you are not, you will be asked to return to the Park. If you don’t complete the full coarse within 3 hours you will be marked as did not finish and your time will not be recorded.
  • Runners who do not complete the full course should pass through the finish line and collect your participation medal. Please present yourself to volunteers at the finish line and identify as not completing the coarse so they can check you off with SES and inform time keepers.
  • Downhill runners have RIGHT OF WAY
  • Stay on the track always. No short cuts as this results in disqualification
  • Race singlet MUST be worn always. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
  • Runners will be checked off by the SES at checkpoints at the base, halfway point, and finish line. Marshals will be present on the track to aid in staying on coarse and will be noting runners not wearing hydration packs.
  • Any protests must be lodged within 15 minutes of your return. The Committee will hear these and their decision will be final.
  • Anyone caught running on the highway will be disqualified. This is not allowed under our permit.

 

You must read and accept the race terms and conditions.