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THE GREAT NORTH WALK 100s

100 Mile and 100 Kilometre Races along The Great North Walk

10/11 September 2016

Entries close at midnight on 12 August 2016.  Click here.

 

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The Great North Walk is a 250 km walking track that runs between Sydney and Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia.  It was opened in the Australian Bicentennial year of 1988 and passes through some of Australia's most outstanding scenery.

The Great North Walk 100s (GNW100s), organized by the Terrigal Trotters running club for the first time in 2005, are two simultaneous trail races, a 100 Mile and a 100 Kilometre, along The Great North Walk south from Teralba on Lake Macquarie.  The 100 Kilometre race will finish at Yarramalong in the scenic Yarramalong Valley and the 100 Mile at Patonga on spectacular Broken Bay.  Although the route is primarily on foot tracks and fire-trails, it does include some minor back roads.  There is more than 6,200 metres (20,000ft) of ascent (and descent) in the 100 Mile and 3,800 metres (12,500ft) of ascent in the 100 Kilometre.

Both races will start at 6:00am on Saturday, 12 September 2015.  There will be cut-off times at Checkpoints en route and the overall time limits will be 22 hours for the 100 Kilometre and 36 hours for the 100 Mile.

If you have any questions about The Great North Walk 100s, please contact Dave Byrnes at GNW100s@terrigaltrotters.com.au or on +61 (0)428 880784.

If you want to be put on the event mailing list, please click on the GNW100s Email List link below.

You can see a short film about the 2009 GNW100s here and a video made by Hendra Wijaya of 2012 GNW100s here.

Short film clips from the 2015 GNW100s can be viewed by clicking on the following links:  "The Jungle", "Early Finishers", "Last Finisher"

 


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 CoolRunning 2016 GNW100s Forum

WARNING

Despite its proximity to the populated Central Coast of New South Wales, the course passes through rugged and spectacular terrain and is a demanding challenge for all runners. Entrants need to cope with precipitous ascents and descents, muddy trails and creek crossings, slippery rocks and roots, and hard-to-follow trail.  There are a number of sections where running is impossible. There will be no marshals on the course and all runners will need to be capable navigators and prepared to travel at night in remote areas on difficult trail. 

IT IS EASY TO GET LOST OR INJURED ON THIS COURSE IF YOU DO NOT EXERCISE SUFFICIENT CARE AND/OR ARE ILL-PREPARED.

Runners will also be required to carry certain equipment and must carry sufficient water to last them between checkpoints which can be up to 30 km apart.  IT IS COMMON FOR RUNNERS TO WITHDRAW SUFFERING FROM DEHYDRATION.

 

THE GREAT NORTH WALK 100s IS GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES