YouYangsTrail Runs 2012 Race-3 Victorian Trail Running Championships

Little River / Lara, Vic
Sunday, 22 July 2012
YouYangsTrail Runs 2012 Race-3 Victorian Trail Running Championships
Sunday, 22 July 2012 07:15 - 17:15 (GMT)

You Yangs - Little River
Rego opens 6am 80/50k only
10 Branch Road
Little River / Lara
Vic
Australia

THIS IS THE 2012 SITE FOR YOU YANGS
             2013 WILL OPEN SOON
A LINK WILL APPEAR HERE WHEN 2013 
 YOU YANGS TRAIL FESTIVAL IS OPEN

 
Our Great Friends and Photographers are likely to be
seen at the You Yangs again so be sure to bring yor smile,
though we do love to see the pain on your face too :-)

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN
CLICK REGISTER BUTTON TO THE RIGHT


GENERAL INFORMATION
 

Website continually updated keep a look out for latest news

Event Distances 


You Yangs Trail Runs Consist of 5 events, 

10K Intro
15K Fun Run
30K Challenge
50K Ultra
50Mile Extreme

Schedule of Events

We are hoping to conduct some training runs
(at least 2, to go over parts of the course)
weather permitting a casual BBQ post run will be held - stay tuned

Race Day

06:00 - Park Gates Open

50k/50m Events
06:00 - Registration and Number Collection 50k/50m Events
07:00 - Race Briefing 50k/50m Events
07:15 - Race Start 50k/50m Events (pending light level start may be delayed)

15k/30k Events

07:30 - Registration and Number Collection 15k/30k Events
09:00 - Race Briefing 15k/30k Events
09:15 - Race Start 15k/30k Events

10k Event
09:00 - Registration and Number Collection 10k Event
09:45 - Race Briefing 10k Event
10:00 - Race Start 10k Event

Presentations will be conducted at the conclusion of each event or on an ad hoc basis as place getters need to leave.
Please be sure to collect your trophy if you need to leave before the presentation


Cut Off Times

Only likely to come into play for the 50 mile event, the cutoff time is set at 11:00 hours, that is 6:00pm,  I dont imagine there will be any 50km runners that dont make that very generous time. For the 50 mile runners you will be assessed on your last passing of the start/finish aid station as to wether you will be capable of making the cut off. If deemed unlikely too make it you may be asked to finish at that point. Race Directors decision will be final in the interest of everyones safety. Thank you for your co operation. 


Car Parking

Due to the increased number of participants across all events parking at the top car park will be limited. In order to comply with the need for other park users to have spaces to park we will be making use of carparks in the lower areas of the park. These car parks range from 300M from the start line to approximately 1km. We will provide a shuttle service to bring runners from the lower car parks to the start area and provide an area for putting your kit bags if required. The shuttle service will  operate doing continuous loops, each loop should take approx 5 minutes if people are ready to hop on board and off quickly at each end. The car parking will effect the 15K and 30K runners more as they start later, but the 50K 50M runners will also need to park some cars in the lower car parks. Please consider car pooling or connecting up with a friend at a lower carpark and only bring one car to the start area. When parking at turntable carpark please consider the space you take by sensibly parking close to other vehicles to make room for others. Especially in the unmarked parking areas around the corner from the main car park.

Thank you for your assistance in this as it is crucial to the ongoing support of Parks that we cater for other park users.

Aid Stations

Aid stations are planned to be in the following locations.
there may be some variation to the locations pending volunteer numbers

 Distance Water  Electrolyte  Food  Drop Bags  First Aid  Toilets 
 0  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
 2.5  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N
 5  Y  N  N  N  N  N
 10  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
 12.5  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  N
 15  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
 18  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
 21  Y  N  N  N  N  Y
 23  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
27.5   Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  N
 30  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
 33  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
 35.5  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  N
 40  Y  N  N  N  N  N
 44  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
 47  Y  N  Y  Y  Y  Y
 50  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
 54  Y  N  N  N  N  N
 58  Y   Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
 60.5  Y   Y  Y  N  Y  N
 64  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
 68.5  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
 74  Y  N  N  N  N  N
 77.5  Y  Y  Y  N  Y  N
 80   Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
 Start  Un  Rockwell  Un  Kurrajong  Un  Info
 Finish  Manned  Road  Manned  Plantation  Manned  Centre
             
             


Maps

Refer to maps and information tab for further details.
This year maps will be produced in 1 Part showing each seperate distance continuing on from the previous
in a different colour. Maps will be available at registration.
This will make for a less confusing appearance of the course on paper.
Example.
Map 1 from start to 15k finish ORANGE
Map 2 from 15k to 30k finish GREEN
Map 3 from 30k to 50k finish PURPLE
Map 4 from 50k to 80k finish BLUE
NOTE THE 2012 EVENT WILL USE THE SAME TRAILS AS 2011, HOWEVER IF FLINDERS PEAK IS REOPENED IN TIME WE WILL REVERT TO THE 2010 COURSE AND CLIMB FLINDERS PEAK.  (TWICE FOR THE LUCKY ONES)


Rules and Regulations

All participants must adhere the instructions of the Race Director, event representative or Parks Victoria employees and follow rules as detirmined by the RD. 

The GET LOST or RD Rule - as race directors we understand that often you travel further when it goes wrong, however to be fair to all participants we will enforce this rule on all trails+ events.
 
Participants must follow the defined course, although trails are marked to assist runners on the day, there is an expectation that runners will study or carry a course map with them. An event like the You Yangs Trail Runs is unlikely to see a runner get lost, but there is every chance runners will take the wrong turn or go up the wrong trail if they are not paying attention. The race organisors expect all entrants to be able to read a basic map to assist them with following the correct trails.
Unlike in other sports like "Triathlons" if a competitor leaves the correct course they may receive assistance getting back to the same location they left, then continue on and complete the correct course. However in Trail Running Events If a runner takes the incorrect trail, they must make there own way back to the same point they left the defined course and continue on the correct trail, no outside assistance of any type is permitted. This means you must not except a ride in a vehicle of any kind, a breach of this rule will result in disqualification or a noted time finish with incorrect course followed, for official record purposes though it will be considered a DNF..

Restrictions and Mandatory Gear

In the interest of Safety of runners and members of the public the following restrictions apply
NO IPODS shall be used on the course, some parts of the course are single technical track and you may have a runner wanting to pass you, you will need to be able to hear them to permit passing. More importantly while you are running on some of the bike trails it is extremely important that you can hear bikes approaching you. Thirdly you will need to be able to hear course marshals giving you directions, it has been reported in the past that runners have ignored marshals as they couldn't hear and resulted in them taking the wrong trail.

Warm rain jacket or suitable clothing may be required on race day, the final pre race brief will confirm if you need to bring mandatory clothing items, we will make a final assessment on the morning of the race as to wether it has to be carried or worn.

Postponement

Should the weather or other conditions outside the control of the race director prevent the race from proceeding on the 
scheduled date, the event will be postponed to a future date, refunds will be made available less a small administration fee. This fee increases and and a no refund will be provided as the evnt gets closer. As a result of the damaging rains we have experienced leading up to the 2011 event, there is a very slight chance of a postponement, we will do everything we can to avoid this but please be aware that as repairs are being carried out there may be unforseen delays in the reopening of the whole park to the public.
 
Pre Event Withdrawels

Please refer to refund policy
 

RACE DAY Withdrawels

For the safety of all participants please notify the nearest checkpoint of your intention to withdraw from the event

Safety

All events of this nature carry elements of risk, it is the responsibility of all participants to conduct themselves in a safe manner and if required help other participants if injured or in need of assistance. Conditions can vary quickly with the most likely problem being exposure to the weather. All participants should have suitable clothing as the conditions are likely to be mild to cold and wet, participants should also be prepared for extreme cool conditions. 
Generally NO compulsory kit is required, however the final briefing notes closer to race date will confirm if the weather is likely to warrant the need for carrying compulsory warm top. Please use commonsense. It is advised that water should be carried between check points, a small amount of energy food is also recommended.

Injured

If a participant becomes injured or incapacitated, 
other participants MUST assist them to nearest check point if safe to do so.

Rubbish

No rubbish to be left on the course, please place all items no matter how small in pockets for depositing in bins at check points.
To ensure the ongoing support of Parks Victoria Please Ensure you leave NO Rubbish on the course.

Insurance

Participants should note that public liability insurance exists for this event, however it does not cover individual medical or rescue costs, it is the individuals responsibility and it is highly recommended that your ambulance cover is up to date. Note that a trip in the ambulance can cost thousands of dollars if you are not a member, if you are collected by helicopter it can be tens of thousands of dollars.

Refunds & Carry Forward Entry Fees. 

Due to the nature of organising events and purchasing things like food, trophies, medallions,signage, flag markings, race bibs, food, hydration sports drinks, insurance based on participant numbers, etc it is often difficult to work out the balance of how a refund will work. Some items are purchased in advance and some are left as late as possible to cover late entries and ensure fresh food supplies and correct numbers of medals etc. 
We love putting on events but try to do it as close to neutral cost as possible
To try to put something fair to all in place we have decided on some of the following guidelines.
If you withdrawal 14 Days prior to the event you will receive a refund less $20 admin
this is due to registration fee cost.
If you withdrawal within 14 days of the event you will will NOT BE refund as race bibs, food etc will have been purchased.
In some circumstances a discounted entry to the next event may be made available can be carried forward to another trails+ event. 
On the day NO SHOWS will not be refunded
We are always happy to discuss other options but feel at least the participant should be given some notice of what can occur, thank you for your understanding.


Course Notes

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT - over the previous 3 runnings of this event, someone has taken a wrong turn, this is always as a result a brief lack of concentration and missing course markers. Unfortunately it is also the lead runners that this tends to happen too and they become ineligible for prizes. To place in these events you must have followed the correct course, please don't make it difficult for me and have to exclude you from your place in the field, it gives me no pleasure and I know it is upsetting for you the runner. My advice is, that if you are a fast runner and have expectations of placing then study the maps provided and do a training run to get familiar with the course.

URGENT NOTE - we have experienced course marking tampering in the past and this can add to the problems of navigating the course, hopefully this year we will not suffer from this unsavoury act.

The course will be marked, and all efforts will be made to make the course easy to follow. 
We suggest each participant make themselves familiar with the course, a little knowledge just may come in very handy. The design of the You Yangs course provides spectators with several opportunities to see their runners pass through the main start finish area, this does add a bit of complexity to the course as this area can become busy with runners from various distance events heading in various directions, all efforts will be made to make it clear where to go as you pass through this area and it is invisaged a dedicated course marshall will be on hand to direct you up the correct trail. However we recommend you carry a map in case you get off course. 

 

Contact Details

  • Tel: 0418557052
    Em:trailsplus@gmail.com











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