Categories, Prizes & Rules

Those who finish in the top 3 of their age group will receive a medal or award at each race. But ALL PRIZES AND PRODUCT will be given out as RANDOM PRIZES to runners at the finish line or who attend presentations at each race.

Entry Categories

The following categories will be recognised at each of the 2024 Trail Running Series for the long, medium and short course distances:

  • Under 15 Male and Female (in the Short Course only)
  • Under 20 Male and Female
  • 20-39yrs Male and Female
  • 40-49yrs Male and Female
  • 50-59yrs Male and Female
  • 60-69yrs Male and Female
  • 70+ Male and Female

Categories will be determined by your age on race day.

KIDS RUN: no Categories.

FRIENDLY 4KM (Anglesea Race): Male and Female open categories (no age groups)

Race prizes and awards

Medals will be presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category in each race distance at each race location.

A huge number of RANDOM PRIZES will be given out to any runner at each race presentations.

Series prizes and awards

Long, Medium and Short Course Series winners in each age category will be recognised based on the details below:

  • Series results will be determined for runners who complete all 3 races.
  • To be considered for a series result a runner must do all 3 races of the same length (e.g. all long Course runs or all Short Course runs – not a mix of the two)
  • Series runners will be ranked according to their category place in each race, with the lowest cumulative score being the winner of the series in that category
  • If a series runner has a birthday that causes them to change age category during the Series (e.g. they turn from 39yrs to 40yrs after completing race 1) then for their category series standing they will continue to be considered in the category in which they started the series (e.g. 20yrs -39rs)
  • If points are tied between two or more runners, then the runner with the best placing in Race 3 (Silvan) will be the winner.
  • To be eligible for series prizes and awards you can either enter as an individual to 3 single races, OR be entered as a ‘Gold Runner’.

Series Awards

Awards will be presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category for the Long, Medium and Short course Series Overall at the final presentatiosn at race 3.

Collection of medals

We encourage all category winners to stay after their race to enjoy the event expo, watch other runners finish and attend presentations. If you are unable to attend presentations, you are required to contact Rapid Ascent prior to the first Friday after the event to arrange collection at the following event or pay $10 postage. Any awards that are not collected by the first Friday after the event will be forfeited.

WIN a 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 chairs, 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

Rules

  • Juniors only – (under 18 on race day) must have have a parent or guardian to read and sign an authorisation and indemnity during registration.
  • Competitors must follow the complete course as marked and directed. Taking shortcuts or using any unfair means of obtaining an advantage over other competitors will result in disqualification. It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure that the correct course is followed.
  • Your race number must be visible at all times on the outside of your clothing (at the front).
  • Competitors shall not receive any external assistance on the course.
  • One competitor cannot provide assistance in forward progression through physical pushing / pulling / towing, or the provision of food or drinks to a competitor except in emergency circumstances.
  • Australian Road Rules apply at all times on all roads, tracks and trails.
  • Any competitor who withdraws from the race MUST notify an official. This is an essential requirement to avoid unnecessary searches being conducted and emergency services being engaged.
  • Rapid Ascent has sole discretion to alter or amend the race rules in order to increase the safety of participants or for any other reason deemed appropriate.
  • If the race is cancelled or called off after it has started, it is each competitor’s responsibility to get themselves to the start / finish area as soon as you have been notified of the cancellation.