Schedule/Race Day Info -Yarra Bend

Race day schedule

Sunday 6 June, 2021

7:00amRace registration opens
8:35amHIIT Factory aerobics warm up – Long Course runners
8:40amSTART – Long Course (15km)
8:50amHIIT Factory aerobics warm up – Short Course runners
8:55amSTART – Short Course (5.2km)
9:00amHIIT Factory aerobics warm up – Medium Course runners
9:05amSTART – Medium Course (10.3km)
9:15amShort course winner expected
9:40amLong course winner expected
9:45amMedium course race winner expected
10:40amRace presentation and spot prize giveaways 
11:30amCourses close

The location:

The event expo and race finish line is at the end of Deep Rock Rd. Yarra Bend Park, Fairfield.

Car parking and access to the event:

We recommend that people run, walk, ride or take public transport to the event to save fossil fuels, but if you choose to drive, there is a range of parking locations surrounding Yarra Bend as outlined below:

  • Yarra Bend Rd . All parking on this side is accessed off Heidelberg Rd.
  • Studley Park Boathouse, accessed off Yarra Boulevard (walk over the bridge!)
  • Yarra Boulevard (walk over the bridge!)

The start

Start line location

On Deep Rock Rd.

Starting procedure

All distances will start racing with a single wave start at the following start times:

  • 8:40am LONG COURSE (15km) – all runners start 
  • 8:55am SHORT COURSE (5.2km) – all runners start 
  • 9:05am MEDIUM COURSE (10.3km) – all runners start


Please place yourself in the start chute according to your honest running ability, with fast runners near the front, recreational runners in the middle and those who are here to enjoy yourself towards the back.

Competitor number plates

Number plate identification

All competitors are required to wear their race number plate whilst running in the race. Numbers must be safety pinned to the front of your race top so it is clearly visible from the front.

  • GOLD number plates denote runners who have entered the entire Trail Running Series, doing at least 4 of the 5 events in the series.
  • RED, GREEN & BLUE number plates will be given to all other runners who are not entered into The Series

If you have a GOLD number plate and are doing all races in the series please KEEP YOUR NUMBER PLATE and timing tag to use for all of your races in the series. We will not be re-issuing number plates to series runners.

Number plate collection

Competitors who entered Race 1 before 8:00am Friday 21st May will receive their event number plate in the post before the event. If you are going to be away from home or if you have not received it in the post by Tuesday 9th June then please call the Rapid Ascent office on 03 5261 5511.

Competitors who enter Race 1 after 8:00am Friday 21st May must collect their event number plate from Registration on race morning.
Once you have received your number plate (either via post or collection) you do not need to ‘report in’ or register at the event venue on race morning, just warm up, arrive at the start line ready to race! 


We strongly encourage all runners NOT TO WEAR HEADPHONES or listen to music whilst running in the The Trail Running Series. This is primarily for your safety, so that runners wishing to overtake on a narrow section of track can communicate with you and advise where/how they’d like to pass without causing a crash. The courses also pass through some magnificent eucalypt bush land filled with birds and other wildlife that is all part of the trail running experience and if you’re pounding away to music you can’t hear that either!