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Checkpoints, Cutoffs and Opening Hours

PLEASE NOTE THAT SINCE 2011 MOONLIGHT HEAD CHECKPOINT HAS MOVED TO THE GABLES. THIS IS A LONG, TOUGH SECTION. AN UNMANNED WATER DROP WILL BE PLACED AT MOONLIGHT HEAD. CREW CAN ACCESS THE GABLES BUT IT IS A GRAVEL ROAD. IF WEATHER IS VERY BAD THE GABLES MIGHT NEED TO BE MOVED A FURTHER 500m DOWN THE ROAD FOR SHELTER. THIS WOULD ONLY BE IN EXTREME CONDITIONS. IF THIS IS NECESSARY NOTIFICATION WILL BE GIVEN AT THE BRIEFING OR SIGNPOSTED DURING THE RACE.


Checkpoint Cutoffs   

The following table outlines the cutoffs that will be applied for each checkpoint.  The same checkpoint cutoff times apply for both 100km and relay runners. Cutoffs will be strictly enforced and any runner not able to leave a checkpoint before the designated cutoff time will be removed from the race.

 Checkpoint 100 Km Distance
 Cutoff Time
 Elapsed Time
 Apollo Bay (start)
 0km Saturday 6:30 am
 0 hours
 Blanket Bay Campground
 21.8km Saturday 10:30 am 4:00 hours
 Aire River Campground
 42.1km Saturday 2:00 pm 7:30 hours 
 Johanna Beach Campground
 55km Saturday 4:30 pm 10:00 hours
 The Gables (Carpark)
 80.1km Saturday 9:30 pm 15:00 hours
 12 Apostles Centre (finish)
 100.3km Sunday 1:00 am 18.5 hours


Checkpoint Opening Times for volunteers

The following locations will provide basic food and drinks, first aid, timing, etc.  Checkpoint closing times are dependant on when the last runner comes through but cut-offs are clearly listed below.

 Checkpoint Saturday Open
 Saturday Close
 Apollo Bay (pre run)
 5:45 am
 6:30 am
 Blanket Bay Campground
 8:00 am
 11:15 am
 Aire River Campground
 9:30 am
 3:00 pm
 Johanna Beach Campground
 10:30 am
 5:30 pm
 The Gables (Carpark)
 2:00 pm
 10:30 pm
 12 Apostles Visitor Centre
 3:30 pm
 1:00 am Sunday

12 Apostles Checkpoint - Finish line

The 12 Apostles Visitor Centre checkpoint is now behind the visitor centre carpark, near the helipad. There are still toilets available. Shelter and lighting and a 'patio' style heater and chairs, etc will also be set up in this space for runners waiting for a ride into Port Campbell. Family and crew arriving early can enjoy the viewing platforms overlooking the 12 Apostles. There are commercial helicopter joy-flights available on-site. Absolutely no overnight camping or sleeping in cars is permitted. Please respect other users to ensure our ongoing viability.










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