THE MSF SUGAR

Race to the Base

Cross Country Race

Course Summary

 

The 6.2km Race to the Base course commences at Norman Park, travelling along streets throughout the town of Gordonvale, to the base of the Pyramid. If the mountain climb isn’t your cup of tea, this race may best suit your style.

Course details

Date: Saturday 21st August 2021
Race Start Time: 1:00 pm
Check-in: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Race Briefing: 12:45 pm at the Start Line
Time Limit: 45 minutes from start time.
Adult Categories: 19+ years
Junior Categories: 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17
Entry Fee:

  • Jan, Feb, March $35.00
  • April, May, June $40.00
  • July, August $50.00

Distance: 6.2km
Start Line: Norman Park, Gordonvale
Turn around: Base of the Pyramid car park
Finish Line: Norman Park, Gordonvale

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

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.

Course map

  • Start behind the banner in Norman Park.
  • Leave start line and head down Gordon Street
  • Turn right onto Mill Road and follow Mill Road along to Green Patch Day use area.
  • Run down and through the Green Patch area turn left
  • 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.
  • Turn around at the designated turn point, and have your runners bib number marked off. (Call out your number) 
  • Return to Norman Park following the reverse route back.
  • Finish under the Start/Finish line.

Prizes

 

  • Adult Categories:                    1st, 2nd, 3rd, Male and Female – Cash Prize: (To be advised depending on sponsorship)
  • Junior Categories:                   1st, 2nd, 3rd, Male and Female – Cash Prize (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

 

This event requires a good level of fitness. Temperatures may be as high as 30+ degrees on the day so please consider your hydration requirements. Please consider your own health in the lead up to the race. If you are unwell or have been unwell in the two weeks prior to the race, then consider the consequences of running on the day.

 

 

  • Please obey all marshals. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
  • There is to be NO outside assistance.  Anyone caught receiving outside assistance will be disqualified.
  • Pacing by outside persons is prohibited. This includes a non-entrant joining the race, or a person shouting instructions from a bicycle.
  • Personal music devices are NOT permitted to be used due to safety issues.
  • Runners that do not complete the full course are NOT to pass through the finish line. Upon return please present yourself to SES to be marked off.
  • Stay on the track always. NO short cuts as this results in disqualification
  • Race Numbers will have to be marked off at checkpoints to gain a finish place in the race.
  • 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 as this breach the conditions of our permit.

 

You must read and accept the race terms and conditions.