We are extremely lucky to be granted permission to run on this iconic walking track. The future approval of this race is dependent on the behaviour of runners each year. Please be conscious of these etiquette outlines to help secure the future of this great race.

Hikers and Other Trail Users

There will be other users on the track. You may encounter large organised groups of hikers or solo day trippers. At all times show courtesy to people you encounter along the course. We do not have exclusive rights to the trail and it is imperative for the future of the race that we leave a good impression, especially on the tour groups. Always approach with care and ask if it is possible to pass where/when possible. You will generally find hikers move readily out of the way but it is not an obligation and we cannot afford complaints.


There are toilets at all the established campgrounds and checkpoints, with the exception of The Gables (no toilets). Please attempt to use these when needed.

Where this is not possible it is important to follow standard bushwalking etiquette: please go well off the trail (leaving your pack so that the sweeps do not go past you) and scrape a hole sufficient to allow you to bury your waste.  Do not go within 25 metres of any watercourse.

Rubbish and No Cup Policy

The race aims to follow "Leave No Trace" principles. Runners must not drop litter of any sort on the course. Any disposable item taken from a checkpoint must be carried to the next. There will not be cups at checkpoints except at the Gables and 12 Apostles for hot drinks only. You must either carry your own cup or use your own hydration system.

Any runner or crew found littering will result in the runner being disqualified.