Sunday, April 9, 2017
The Ultra Marathon is internationally recognised again in 2017 and is the AURA Australian Championship event for 50km. Competitors from this event will be selected to represent Australia at the World Ultra Marathon Championships.
The Australian Running Festival gives participants the opportunity to go 'beyond the marathon' and compete in a 50km Ultra Marathon. This option is popular with ultra runners seeking a fast 50km course, marathon runners seeking to step up to ultra race and participants training for such events as the Comrades Marathon. Participants looking to enter the Ultra Marathon will need to pre-register.
*Course details subject to change
How are the cut-off points calculated?
The first 24.5km of the course has cut off times based on a 7:10/km pace. (Race completion time of 6 hours)
For the last 25.5km of the course, the cut-off time pace slows down to an 8:15/km pace. (Race completion time of 6 hours 55mins)
However, there is a diversion to a trail at 47km at 11:50am, in line with 7:10/km pace. Runners who are diverted to the pathway will still complete the last 1km on road and use the official finish line.
|Time of day||Race Time||Distance||Cut-Off||Diversion||Location|
|6:15am||10mins||0km||X||King George Terrace - all entrants must have crossed the Start Line|
|9:00am||175mins||24.5km||X||Can't continue along Parkes Way at Lady Denman Drive|
|10:08am||243mins||29km||X||Clear Parkes Way|
|11:22am||317mins||38.5km||X||Clear Lady Denman Drive|
|11:51pm||346mins||42km||X||Clear Banks Street|
|12:16pm||371mins||45km||X||Clear Weston Park|
|12:41pm||396mins||48km||X||Clear Alexandrina Drive|
|1:00pm||415mins||50km||X||Reach Finish Line|
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