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24.5.20No. 8

Halls Gap in the heart of the majestic Grampians National Park is one of Victoria’s most stunning natural features, and is again playing host to the annual “Run the Gap” event on Sunday 24th of May 2020. Participants can compete in a scenic 6km run/walk along Fyans Creek, a 12km run including a lap across the wall at stunning Lake Bellfield, or challenge themselves in the 21km trail run.

All proceeds go to community projects to enhance bike and walking paths. Plus $1 from each registration is donated to the "Grampians Walking Track Support Group” to help maintain walking tracks within Grampians National Park.

Entry Prices

6km Run/Walk & 12km Run Early Late Event Weekend
Adults $34 $37 $44
Children Under 15 $24 $27 $34
Concession* $29 $32 $39
Family - 2 Adults & 3 Children $85 $95 $100
Family - 2 Adults & 2 Children $80 $90 $95
Family - 2 Adults & 1 Child $75 $85 $90
       
21km Trail Run      
Adults $52 $62 $69
  • *Full-time student or health care cardholder
  • Online early bird entries close at 5pm, Friday 24th of April 2020.
  • Online late entries close at 9am, Friday 22nd of May 2020.
  • On weekend entries for the 6km and 12km events are open at Saturday registration (3pm-6pm) and from 7am on event day.
  • **On weekend 21km entries are open at Saturday registration (3pm-6pm). No event day entries for the 21km.
  • No refunds. No dogs / bikes / rollerblades / scooters.

Event Inclusions:

  • Clearly marked scenic course with varied terrain
  • Electronic chip timing that records your time as you cross the finish line
  • Complimentary barbeque breakfast provided by the Halls Gap Community
  • Medals to overall place getters in the run events and to all children participating. No medals for the 6km walk
  • The opportunity to win one of many spot prizes
  • Two free trial issues of Runner's World Magazine
  • Professional first aid service

Event T-shirts: These high-performance garments are subsidised by 2XU. To guarantee a T-shirt please order online when entering the event. T-shirts are collected at event registration. A limited number of t-shirts may be available for purchase at registration.

Course Map

Courses: The 6km run will follow the walking path from Halls Gap Village parklands to Tandara Road, crossing Fyans Creek and picking up the walking track to Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre and returning along the walking/bike path to Hall Gap Village.

The 12km run will continue from behind Brambuk and follow varied terrain to Tymna Drive, up to Lake Bellfield (for a lap of the wall) and return via the walking/bike path to Halls Gap Village. The 12K & 6K courses will be clearly marked with cones, kilometre markers plus a lead bike. Please listen to instructions given by course marshals at the start line of each event. For your own safety, ensure you eat and drink adequately before the event.

The 21km course is a great introduction to competitive trail running, with a combination of meandering fire trail, steep and technical single track climbs/descents and stunning scenery. Road runners and trail runners, both experienced and new, will find the variety and diversity of the course a rewarding and worthy challenge.

  • 6km Walk
  • 6km Run
  • 12k Run
  • 21k Run

21km Trail Run

The 21km course is a great introduction to competitive trail running, with a combination of meandering fire trail, steep and technical single track climbs/descents and stunning scenery. Road runners and trail runners, both experienced and new, will find the variety and diversity of the course a rewarding and worthy challenge.

Carrying your own food, gel, compression bandage and device for carrying at least 500ml of fluids is strongly recommended (vest, belt or handheld bottles). Fuel / Aid stations may be up to 10km apart.

The start line for the 21km is on the bike path opposite the Halls Gap Police Station and Recreation Oval.

Elevation Map

Min, Avg, Max Elevation: 226, 304, 539m
Range Totals: Distance 21.4km
Elevation gain/Loss:662m, -663m
Max Slope: 32.0%, -23.8%
Avg Slope: 6.0%, -6.0%

The Grampians

The mountains of the Grampians (Gariwerd) can be seen far across the west of Victoria, and all who come to visit, are in awe of their majestic beauty. Halls Gap is in the very heart of the breathtaking Grampians National Park and provides an inspirational base for exploring the region.

Accommodation
Halls Gap is the perfect tourist village with bed and breakfasts, self-contained units, group accommodation, cottages, holiday houses, tourist parks and backpackers.
For more information on the region and accommodation options please visit visitgrampians.com.au

Getting There

Halls Gap is 3 hours from Melbourne and 5.5 hours from Adelaide. The village is just 20 minutes from Stawell (home of the Stawell Gift and off the Western Highway) where you can access a daily local bus service to Halls Gap if you are travelling here via public transport. Halls Gap is also within 45 minutes of Horsham and Ararat - the destination of bus and train travel from Melbourne and Adelaide.

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Things To Do

There is more than 160 kilometres of walking tracks in Grampians National Park - ranging from short, easy walks to challenging overnight expeditions. Walking in the Grampians allows you to discover a variety of impressive panoramas, such as Boroka Lookout and Reed Lookout, spectacular waterfalls such as Mackenzie Falls, ancient Aboriginal rock art and rugged rock formations like the Pinnacle.

Further information on walking, camping or touring in the National Park is available from the Visitor Information Centre in Halls Gap (Phone: 1800 065 599) or Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre located 2.5km south of Halls Gap (Phone: 13 19 63).

In addition to the great walking opportunities, there is much more to see and do during your visit to the region and all within easy distance. Undertake an adventure activity such as abseiling, rock climbing, canoeing or mountain bike riding, visit a winery or brewery, eat out at a great selection of cafes and restaurants, visit an art gallery or artisan, immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture at Brambuk the National Park and Cultural Centre or visit the animals at Halls Gap Zoo.

For more on the region visit www.visitgrampians.com.au

Contact

Contact support if you have any questions via:

FAQs

Start Times
21km run – 7.30am
12km run – 8:30am
6km run – 8:45am
6km walk – 8:50am

Event Weekend Registrations: Are accepted between 3:00pm and 6:00pm on the Saturday prior to the event or from 7:00am event day at the Halls Gap Centenary Hall, next to the Visitor Information Centre. No event day registrations for the 21km.

Both Eftpos and cash are accepted.

No refunds are available; however, you may rain check until the following year.

Race Number Pick Up (if pre-registered): Will be available at the Halls Gap Centenary Hall from 3:00pm to 6:00pm on the Saturday prior to the event and again at 7:00am on event day. Simply line up in the queue that indicates the distance of your event. Note: race numbers will not be mailed out.

Assembly Area: Is located at the Halls Gap Village Parklands, opposite the Visitor Information Centre.

Start Line: The start line for the 6km and 12km events is located on School Road situated between Halls Gap Parklands, opposite the Visitor Information Centre and Halls Gap Caravan Park. The start line for the 21km event is just north of the village on the walk/bike path opposite the Halls Gap Police Station and Recreation Oval.

Finish Line: Is located at the Assembly Area in the Halls Gap Village Parklands.

Distance Changes: Please email your request to support@runthegap.com.au or call 0400 113 218. Distance changes can also be made in person on the weekend of the event at registration.

Results: Will be posted online by 6:00pm on Sunday 24th of May 2020.

Participant Clothing: If you wish to drop off a bag or clothing whilst participating in the event, you may do so at the marquee marked Clothing Drop Off in the Parkland. Simply attach your clothing tear off from your event race bib. Please do not leave any valuables (RTG will not be liable for the replacement of any personal possessions lost or damaged).

Lost Property: Can be found at the marquee marked Clothing Drop off.

Public Toilets: Are located directly opposite the Halls Gap Centenary Hall in the parklands and on course for the 12km runners at Lake Bellfield.

Running Etiquette: Keep to the left if walking or slower than other runners. The routes used by the event will remain open to the public. Please respect others you may encounter.

Traffic Management: Will be in place along the course at all major road crossings.

Water Stations: Water stations on the 6km and 12km events will be located every 2-3km on the course. In the 21km event a water station will be located at the 10km mark.

Presentations: The first three males and first three females in the 21km, 12km and 6km runs and the first across the line in the U15 categories will be presented with their medals after the events at the assembly area. Place getters will be awarded based on gun time and it is the responsibility of the participant to position themselves closest to the start line, should they believe they have a chance of placing in the event.

Mini Run The Gap "For the Little Ones": is for the younger members of the family who are too little to register for the other events. Youngsters can participate in the Mini Run the Gap Circuit in the parkland just for fun after the main event and prior to presentations. Entry is on the day via a gold coin donation; a participation medal will be awarded to all competitors.

First Aid: Professional First Aid will be in attendance in the assembly area. If you have any medical issues, please advise one of the course marshals or water station attendants.

Pets and Wheeled transport: Dogs/pets, bicycles, scooters, or rollerblades are not permitted.

Strollers: Running / Jogging type strollers are allowed in the 6km and 12km events, however they should keep to the left of the course and at the back of the group. Please note stairs are located at each crossing of Fyans Creek. Be prepared to lift and carry the stroller.

Walkers: Walkers are asked to not walk more than two abreast. Please keep to the left of the path to allow runners to pass.

Contingency: In the interest of participant safety, RTG reserves the right to alter the course without notice.

Rules:

  1. Obey all Parks Victoria rules when in the Parks.
  2. The event will not proceed if a severe weather warning has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology.
  3. Entrants who leave the course during the event Eg: for toilet stop, getting lost or meeting up with support people; must re-enter the course at the point they left the course.
  4. Any entrant withdrawing from the race must notify race officials. For the 21km event, mobile phone numbers will be provided on the map side of the race bibs.
  5. Runners may have supporters meet them at points on course with food, drink, Vaseline etc., so long as those supporters give way to other participants, and obey all National Park rules.
  6. Obey the direction of Race Officials and Volunteers. Entrants ignoring marshals at road crossings will be immediately disqualified. Be courteous to all you encounter on the course. This includes all staff, volunteers, traffic controllers and the general public.
  7. Entrants must help fellow runners in distress.
  8. 21km entrants carrying their own food, gel, compression bandage and device for carrying at least 500ml of fluids is strongly recommended (Camelbak, Fuelbelt, handheld bottles). Water and aid stations are 10km apart.
  9. Entrants must not leave rubbish on the course. Carry it with you to the next aid station and deposit it there if there is a bin. Otherwise; carry it in - carry it out.
  10. iPods and music devices are not permitted. Please remain alert and aware of your surroundings.
  11. If you are even mildly asthmatic then a puffer is mandatory equipment.

Rubbish:We are fortunate to be allowed access to the national park to run our event, so please make sure you leave no trace. Take all rubbish with you or risk disqualification.

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