Event Information

This classic Alpine run offers 3 challenging distances:

  1. Razorback Ridge/High Plains Run. 64 km of pure Alpine pleasure and pain with stunning scenery—or possibly lots of mist and no views at all. This is the most stunning and spectacular run of its kind in Victoria and the culmination of over 10 years route planning—a must for the hardened runner.
  2. Razorback Circuit—40 km, a great run up Bungalow Spur, across the Razorback and across to Diamantina Spur then down Bon Accord Spur.
  3. Razorback Ridge—22 km, an out and back run across the Razorback to Mt Feathertop from Diamantina Hut.

Support: the Razorback Run is a self supported run, it is not a race. Runners are responsible for their own safety and assume full liability for their participation. Participants should offer assistance to other runners in distress and must give way to walkers, especially on the Razorback Track.

Support is available at Pole 333, Diamantina Hut and at the start/finish at Harrietville Caravan Park. The 64 km run cover arduous terrain with 3 major climbs that take a cumulative toll.

Water is available from rivers and springs along the course, and will be provided at Diamantina Hut, it is recommended that all water along the course is treated.

Times will be recorded at Start/Finish. Runners must check in at Diamantina Hut, Pole 333 and the finish line as a safety measure.

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. Do not take this run lightly, runners have died in this region. Hypothermia, dehydration and heat exhaustion are serious risks and all runners should be prepared for any weather conditions.

The 64 km Razorback Run should only be attempted by experienced trail runners with good navigation experience. As a minimum, runners attempting this distance must have successfully completed at least one organised trail run over 30 km in the previous 6 months.

General Information

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

Entry Fees: $80 pp. A late entry fee of $95 applies to entries received after 28 February. Entries close 12 March.

Entry Restrictions: The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to the event if that person is ill equipped, is not carrying the prescribed mandatory equipment or unfit for the event.
Age Limit—the minimum age for an entrant is 18 years old unless agreed in advance with the race director.

Track Etiquette: The Razorback is a major recreational walking and camping area, runners are requested to show consideration to track walkers.

Travel/Camping Arrangements: Harrietville is approximately 3.5 – 4.0 hours drive from Melbourne.

Course Description: Available at the pre-run briefing.

For further information contact: Paul Ashton ph: 0418 136 070 (m)