Schedule/Race Day Info for Silvan

Sunday 4 August, 2024


Slower runners are starting earlier and faster runners starting later – so all runners finish at the same time. There will be 5 different starts for each distance – all forming a start window for each race. The start windows are listed below.

The exact schedule of starts will be CLEARLY EXPLAINED 1-2 weeks before the race.

6:45am – 12:00pm Race registration open
7:30am – 9:05amLong course start window
8:20am – 09:35amMedium course start window
9:30am – 10:20amShort course start window
11:10am onwardsFood, live music, entertainment… CELEBRATIONS!
12:00pm onwardsPresentations

Event expo

The Event Expo and Start / Finish area at Silvan includes sponsors displays, food / coffee for sale, live music, race commentary, social media boards, presentations and plenty more.

It’s a lovely, welcoming environment for everyone to enjoy whether you are running or not. For a full list of services, see the Event Expo page.

The location

Event centre and race finish line:
Silvan Reservoir Park, Stonyford Road, Silvan (Dandenong Ranges). Event centre will be in the parkland on Stonyford Road, below the dam wall.

Directions to get to Silvan Reservoir Park:
If coming from central Melbourne, drive out on the Eastern Freeway and continue onto Eastlink past Ringwood. Turn left onto Canterbury Rd and follow this through Montrose and then turn right onto York Rd to Mt Evelyn where you turn right onto Monbulk Rd and finally right onto Stonyford Rd at Silvan that leads to the parkland at the base of the reservoir wall.

Distance from the Melbourne CBD:
52km and 1hr 3mins according to Google maps.

We recommend that as many people as possible car pool with friends in order to get to SIlvan because parking is very limited in the start / finish area (and driving fewer cars saves fossil fuels!). Parking options may involve cars being parked up to 1km from the start / finish area (making it a great warm up!)

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.

Your number plate will have a small timing tag stuck to the back of it so we can record your start and finish time. This tag looks just like a strip of foam, so please do not remove it from your number plate otherwise you will not get an official result.

  • GOLD number plates denote runners who have entered the entire Series, doing all 3 events in the series.
  • RED, GREEN & BLUE number plates will be given to all single race runners… ie, those who are not entered into the entire Series. Red (long course), Green (medium course), Blue (short course).

Competitors who entered BEFORE 8:00am Wednesday 17 July 2024 will receive their event number plate in the post before the event. If you have not received your race plate in the post by the Thursday before the event please email [email protected]. You will be able to collect a race plate at the registration tent at the event.

Competitors who enter AFTER 8:00am Wednesday 17 July 2024 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!

NO Headphones!

For the handicap system to work, and for the safety of all runners so you can communicate with one another, we ask that you do not wear headphones during the event (it also means you can hear the wilderness around you!)