Mt Feathertop - Day 2 - Sunday 30th October 2022

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Toilets: Public toilet on otherside of footbridge, Portaloos.

Services: A coffee van will be open from 6.30am outside Mountain View Retreat just across the footbridge from the Race HQ.

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. 

We will also be implementing COVID-Safe protocols which will change the way the start works.

Participants can self select start time from 7am- 8am at 5min intervals.

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

Start Period 1: 7-7.30am – "Walkers"
Start Period 2: 7.30-8am – "Runners"

Participants are required to check in at the start line and will have their number recorded as they start.

The Course: Starting at the Tavare Park in Harrietville – runners make their way up via Bungalow Spur Track to The Summit of Mt Feathertop passing Federation Hut on the way.

In case of bad weather, the course will be shortened to finish at Federation Hut at 11km mark. 

Expected Performance for Walkers: Walkers need to aim to the summit by Midday. This gives slow walkers 5 hours. A minimum pace of approx 25 – 30 mins/km.

Please check-in at the Event start/HQ when you return to Harrietville so we know you are safely off the mountain.
If you intend to descend Mt Feathertop via a different route (NW Spur/Razorback) you must SMS Race Director on 0403296516 to indicate your plans and you will be marked safe by event staff.

Aid along the way: There is no provided water or food on the course for the Mt Feathertop event. Water can be accessed from the Federation Hut tank but is untreated and used with caution. 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 7-8 hours. Please manage your nutrition and hydration closely, especially as it may be warmer than the traditional November events. 

Finish: Please check-in at the Event start/HQ when you return to Harrietville so we know you are safely off the mountain.

Volunteers needed for the following jobs on Mt Feathertop 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 – 2 people are needed to help handle registrations on the day 7am – 9am

  • To register your interest in volunteering for the Mt Feathertop day – please contact us on 0403296516 SMS or Call or email hello@trailrunninggippsland.com.au

Distance: 12km

Elevation Gain: 1652m

Maps: COURSE MAP is HERE

GPX FILEDownload HERE

Where to start: At Tavare Park, Harrietville.

On the day Registration: opens 6.15am

Car Parking: It has been requested by the Harrietville locals to ensure there is no parking in Pioneer Park (next to the Great Alpine Road), which is adjacent to Tavare Park. (See side image RED X = no parking) We request cars are parked adjacent to Tavare Park, along Feathertop track. (See side image Green TICK - Parking)

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Mt Hotham - Day 3 - Monday 31st October 2022