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Checkpoints, Cutoffs and Opening Hours

Please note that there were major track realignment for 2013, for the better! From the Gables you will return to singletrack to the Devil's Kitchen rather than run down the gravel road and onto the sandy Old Coach Rd. This great section of new singletrack takes you right through the Devil's Kitchen camp ground. Please be quiet at night passing through here (go straight through ignoring all the side paths.

This has now been remeasured and compared to the old course and the 2013 cut-off of 18.5 hours is retained (15hrs at the Gables). As any other changes made to the track are minor all other cut-off times remain the same. The distances are almost exactly the same. 

From Gibson Steps we no longer run down the bitumen highway. There is now a tunnel under the road and singletrack all the way to the visitor centre. Be careful navigating the tourists around the visitors centre and crossing the carpark to the finish chute.



PLEASE NOTE THAT SINCE 2011 MOONLIGHT HEAD HAS MOVED TO THE GABLES. THIS IS A LONG, TOUGH SECTION. IF THE WEATHER IS HOT AN UNMANNED WATER DROP WILL BE PLACED AT MOONLIGHT HEAD. TO BE CONFIRMED AT BRIEFING. 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 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

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
 11:00 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 Visitor Centre Checkpoint

The 12 Apostles Visitor Centre checkpoint is within a section of the visitor centre carpark (bus parking bay). There are 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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