Competitions and spot prizes

At the Trail Running Series presented by the MINI Countryman, 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 


Test your speed against our friends from The Melbourne Coffee Ground! Females who run faster than Zabs and males who run faster than Ty in the 10km race will receive one free coffee at our first physical race back on the calendar later in the year.

The Melbourne Coffee Ground will have a list of results on hand and you’ll just need to bring your ID to claim.

Make sure you UPLOAD YOUR RESULTS to be in the running!

Ty reckons he’ll be on 4:50/km pace and Zabs will run 5:10/km pace. Have you got the goods!??

Physical Races

Below Competitions relate to the Physical Races:

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 2020 woohooo (pending Physical Races)!

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! 

At Smith’s Gully and Silvan – add the HIIT Factory Hill Climb to the fun!

With Smiths Gully 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 Silvan 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!