Sunday 02 April 2017

Event Information

Join in the 8th running run of one of Victoria’s classic alpine runs, 3 distances – 45/36/22 km covering superb scenery taking in the beautiful Delatite River, the historic Klingsporn Track, majestic Mt Buller, Mt Stirling and the historic Craig’s Hut.

Take in views across to some of Victoria’s great alpine scenery, the Crosscut saw, Mt Speculation, Mt Buggery, Hells Window and Mt Magdala. Set in the heart of Victoria’s high country the Mount Buller Skyrun is one of the most amazing high altitude runs that Australia has to offer.

Mt Buller Skyrun 45 km Course details:

Mt Buller Village to Mt Stirling summit via Howqua Gap 8.9 km
Mt Stirling to Craigs Hut—return to summit via Clear Hills Track 8.8 km
Mt Stirling to Mirimbah via River Spur and Delatite River Trail 15.1 km
Mirambah Carpark to Mt Buller Summit via Klingsporn Bridle Track 10.3 km
Mt Buller Summit to Village Square 2.0 km
Total distance (approximate) 45.1 km

Stirling Sprint 36 km Course details:

As for the Mt Buller Skyrun but the run doesn’t go to Craig’s Hut.

Mt Buller Ridge Run 22 km course details:

Mt Buller Village to Mt Stirling summit via Howqua Gap 8.9 km
Mt Stirling to Buller Summit 10.6 km
Summit to Village Square 2.4 km
Total distance (approximate) 21.9 km

Age Limit: the minimum age for an entrant is 18 years old.

Support: The Mount Buller Skyrun is a supported run with aid stations. Runners are responsible for their own safety and assume liability for their participation. Participants must offer assistance, if required to other runners in distress and must give way to walkers.

Support is available at the start/finish at Mt Buller Village, Mt Stirling, Craig’s Hut and Mirimbah Park.

NB: The runs cover arduous terrain in remote areas and is exposed to sudden and severe changes in weather.

Water is available from rivers and huts along the course – it is recommended that you treat all water.

Runners times will be recorded at the start/finish in the Village Square 22/36/45 km entrants. Runners must check in at checkpoints at Mount Stirling, Craig’s Hut and Mirimbah Park as a safety check.

Weather Conditions/Experience: The run takes place in an exposed Alpine environment that can be subject to sudden and severe changes in weather. Rain, fog, high winds, sleet and snow as well as hot sunny days can occur during March. Hypothermia, heat exhaustion and dehydration are all potential and serious risks and runners should be prepared for any weather conditions.

The Mount Buller Skyrun and Stirling Sprint should only be attempted by experienced trail runners with good navigation experience. As a minimum, runners attempting the 45 km course must have successfully completed at least one 30 km organised trail run in the previous 6 months. The Mt Buller Ridge Run is on a marked course and is open to competent runners over the age of 18.

General Information

Medical Evacuation: Given the nature of the terrain and the distance from the closest hospital you should join Air Ambulance Victoria. Medical evacuations are at participants cost. Contact www.ambulance-vic.com.au (Ph: 03 9379 9155)

Entry Restrictions: The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to the event if that person is ill equipped or unfit for the event or considered a safety risk.

Track Etiquette: Mt Buller/Mt Stirling is a major recreational walking/mountain biking area, runners are requested to show consideration to other track users and be aware of downhill mountain bike riders and 4WD’s.

Travel: Mount Buller is approximately 3.0 hours drive from Melbourne.

Volunteers: Support from volunteers at a couple of critical junctions would be of great assistance.

Course Description: Refer map and notes above. Additional information is available at the pre run briefing.