6-7 April 2013
Location: Blackwood and Lerderderg State Park, NW of Melbourne
6-7 April 2013
|Blackwood and Lerderderg State Park, approximately 1:10 drive North -West from Melbourne CBD. |
Wild Traverse is a self-supported, two-day navigation-based trekking race for teams of two (male, female and mixed categories), with an overnight stop.
The idea of the race derived from Russian 'March-brosok' and British Original Mountain Marathon.
We setting this course as close as possible to the city trying to make it more accessible, however we keeping the nature of event - course is demanding and challenging for everyone.
Race designed for ultra runners, rogainers, orienteerers, adventure racers and bushwalkers. Navigation level of compulsory checkpoints is easy getting harder for optional CPs.
Stage one: Teams navigate their way from the start to mid-camp, visiting a number of checkpoints along the way. At mid-camp, teams will camp overnight before starting stage two. Approximate distance through all checkpoints for stage one is about 15 km through the mandatory CPs up to 35 kilometres though the all optional CPs.
Stage two: Teams will navigate their way from mid-camp to the finish (the same place as the start), again visiting a number of checkpoints. Approximate distance through all checkpoints for stage two is 32 kilometers, 15 km along the shortest route.
Maps will be distributed one hour before the start of each stage. Routes are different for the each stage; some checkpoints are compulsory, others are optional.
Checkpoints equipped with flags and electronic stations.
Teams must supply and carry their own race food and camping equipment for the entire event. Detailed list of compulsory and recommended equipment is here>>.
BBQ dinner and drinks will be provided at the mid-camp, and drinking water will be provided at designated checkpoints.
Registration opens 20th of December and closes 1st of April.
Late fees apply for registration after the 23 March.
Entry fee: $189 per team of two*
*A $30 per team late fee applies if registration occurs less than two weeks prior to each event
*Refund policy >>>
What is included into entry fee
| Course design, 2 sets of corrected maps per team, electronic timing, results, all parks permits, dinner at the mid camp, water drops at designated locations. |