Competitions and spot prizes


At The Trail Running Series, a large emphasis is placed on simply enjoying your trail run and the community of like-minded people you’re running alongside. So there are plenty of competitions and spot prizes to be won in the lead up to and on each race day. We encourage you to be part of it.

Like the The Trail Running Series Facebook page to stay up to date with all the details 

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Selfie station

Share a selfie and win!!!

We have bought a bunch of selfie sticks (including a 3m long one!) and will have these available for anyone to use at our ‘Selfie Station’ that will be set up adjacent the finish line at each event centre.

Just snap a smile with your chosen background and share it with the tags #bitumeisboring and #trailrunningseries to be in the running to win!!!

VIP Group Experience

Part of a running club, group or pack? Enter your group name in the online entry process for your chance to WIN a VIP Group Experience. One lucky group will be drawn prior to each race and will win VIP access on race day! The VIP area includes air lounges, your very own marquee, and a tasty hamper of post race food and drinks to consume there and then.

Minimum of 5 per group to be eligible.
*Enter your group name in the online entry system before the online entry cut-off for each race

The HIIT Factory Home Straight and hill climb

The HIIT Factory Home Straight and HIIT Factory Hill Climb are BACK for 2019 woohooo!

A short timed section of each course that leads into the finish line. Being just ~100m long we encourage you to crank up the legs and ‘sprint’ as fast as you can for a speedy finish whilst the crowd cheers you home!! Your HIIT Factory Home Straight times will be published in the results and we’ll award a small prize to the fastest (and funniest!) to add to the fun! 

Then at Race 2 at Smith’s Gully and Race 3 at Silvan – add the HIIT Factory Hill Climb to the fun!

With Race 2 based at a historic hill climb venue it made perfect sense to include a timed segment up the climb in the course for each race – and so The HIIT Factory Hill Climb was born! All races start by going up the length of the hill climb course and we will identify a seperate time for each runner up the hill climb course as part of your overall time. The fastest male and female will win a great prize thanks to the HIIT Factory as you power up the legs up this iconic hill.

The HIIT Factory Hill Climb at Race 3 is a short but very steep hill that all courses ascend during your races (previously called the Hill from Hell!) It is no more than 500m long but climbs 120m vertical metres and will definitely get your heart, legs and lungs pumping. Your HIIT Factory Hill Climb times will be published in the results and we’ll award a great prize to the fastest male and female to add to the fun!

HIIT Factory Home Straight

Spot prizes

Stick around for presentations after your race as we’ll be awarding spot prizes for a range of things such as: good sportsmanship, entertaining finishes, interesting race outfits, etc.

Social Media

All new competitions will be announced and shared on Rapid Ascent’s social media channels so make sure you follow us!