On the Day

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50km Start - Gosch's Paddock

50km Challenge

The 50km Challenge starts at 7am, with registration opening at 6am.

We suggest taking public transport to the start as Richmond train station is immediately adjacent to Gosch’s Paddock. Parking is available by entering through entrance D of Melbourne & Olympic Parks.

  • Participants are required to register at least 30 minutes prior to their allocated start time

  • All participants must register on event day

  • Participants will receive an ID Race Bib at registration; it is to be worn and visible at all times during the event

 

We are transporting water to this location, so please come with full water bottles (our limited supplies can be used to top up bottles). Portable toilets will be available.

20km Challenge

The 20km Challenge starts at 9:30, with registration opening at 8:30.  To navigate to the start, put "Yarra Flats Entry Road" into google maps.

 

We suggest taking public transport to the start.

Heidelberg train station is 1.6 km from Yarra Flats (allow 20 min to walk). Limited parking is available, however please be mindful that support crews will also be using this car park throughout the day.

  • Participants are required to register at least 30 minutes prior to their allocated start time

  • All participants must register on event day

  • Participants will receive an ID Race Bib at registration; it is to be worn and visible at all times during the event

 

We are transporting water to this location, so please come with full water bottles (our limited supplies can be used to top up bottles). Portable toilets will be available.

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20km Start - Yarra Flats

Check Point 1 - Kevin Bartlett Sporting Complex

Location: Kevin Bartlett Sporting Complex—F.R Smith Dr (off Yarra Blvd), Burnley

Melways Ref: 59 B1

Checkpoint is located between the carpark and the J.A Loughnan Oval

Support Crew Parking: On street

Facilities: Limited public toilet, portable toilets & water drums

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Check Point 2 - Fairfield Park

Location: Fairfield Park – Fairfield Park Drive (off Heidelberg Rd), Fairfield

Melways Ref: 30 H12

Checkpoint is located between the toilets and path

Support Crew Parking: Very limited within car park

Facilities:Public toilets, portable toilets & water tap

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Check Point 3 - Yarra Flat Reserve

Location: Yarra Flats Reserve – Cnr The Boulevard and Banksia St, Eaglemont (Ivanhoe East)

Melways Ref: 32 C6

Checkpoint is located 100m east of track in the BBQ shelter

Support Crew Parking: Sufficient within reserve

Facilities: Portable toilets, water drums, first aid

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Check Point 4 - Westerfold Park

Location: Westerfolds Park – Lower Carpark K, Enter through main entrance (off Fitzsimons Lane), Templestowe

Melways Ref: 33 F1

Checkpoint is located between the river trail and the carpark, approx 200m before the Fitzsimons Lane overpass.

Support Crew Parking: Sufficient within park

Facilities: Public toilets, portable toilets, water taps, first aid

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Finish Line - Donvale Christian College

Location: Donvale Christian College – 155 Tindals Rd, Donvale

Melways Ref: 34 K9

Parking: There is parking in the school grounds. Enter via gate 4.

Facilities: Toilets, showers, food

Public Transport: Charter bus has been organised to deliver participants to Nunawading Station or the 20km start free of charge.

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