Mt Buffalo - Day 1 - Saturday 2nd Nov 2024
On the day Registration: opens 6.15am at Eurobin Picnic Area (not Alpine Fitness Centre!!!)
Car Parking: Please follow the instructions of parking attendants. You will be asked if you will leaving your car at at the start location all day, or if your family/supporter will be driving to the finish. Distance from parking to start will be less than 500m.
Toilets: Public toilet on in the picnic ground, Portaloos.
Start Time: The Bright Alpine Climb is a staggered start. This is due to both the nature of the trails being run and also the diversity of speed that participants travel.
Participants can self select start time from 7am- 8am at 5min intervals. We would like to keep groups small to reduce crowding at the start line.
Start Period 1: 7-7.30am – "Walkers"
Start Period 2: 7.30-8am – "Runners"
Please note if you are a very competitive athlete, and want to be eligible overall titles, you will need to start in the final 8am start.
Participants are required to check in at the start line and will have their number recorded as they start.
The Course: Starting at the Eurobin Creek Picnic Area – runners depart the lower end of the picnic area onto The Big Walk. The Big Walk winds its way up Mt Buffalo and finishes at the Old Buffalo Chalet. Take a camera – the views and landscapes are amazing.
Road Crossings: There are 4 road crossings where the Big Walk crossed Mt Buffalo Road. Please take care to look for cars and follow instructions of any officials manning these crossings.
Aid along the way: There is a water stop only for the Mt Buffalo Event. This is at Mackies Lookout which is approximately 4.6km from the finish.
Expected Performance for Walkers: Walkers need to aim to summit by 11am. This gives slow walkers 4 hours. A minimum pace of approx 25mins/km.
You need to set out with the intention of being self sufficient for the duration of time you will be out on the course. For slow walkers this could be in excess of 4-5 Hours.
Mandatory Gear: Conditions in Alpine Country can change quickly. The weather at the bottom of the mountain may also be different than at the top.
Updated list of mandatory gear found here.
The finish time is taken at the top of the steps at Buffalo Chalet. Water and Electrolyte provided.
A shuttle bus from the finish line at Mt Buffalo Chalet back to the starting line at Eurobin Picnic Ground. Tickets need to be purchased from here prior to the event.
Please note, this is a 60 minute round trip minimum. Where possible, please car pool and offer rides back down to anybody in need to ensure everybody gets home as promptly and safely as possible.
Volunteers needed for the following jobs on Mt Buffalo Day.
Sweeping: There are two jobs available for fit people who would like to be the Sweepers. It is preferred the sweepers have first aid experience and can keep up with the back of packers. Descend and sweep the course at around midday.
De-Marking: There are two jobs available for fit people who would like to accompany the sweepers and de-mark the course. Midday til around 2pm.
General Marshalls: We need 4 general helpers to lend a hand on the day with various duties. 7am – 9am and / or 11am – 2pm.
Registration/Check in – 4 people are needed to help handle registrations on the day 7am – 9am
To register your interest in volunteering for the Mt Buffalo day – please contact us on 0403296516 SMS or Call or email hello @trailrunninggippsland.com.au