CBR.48hr, 24hr, 12hr/100km, 6hr & Marathon Races, Canberra

Dates: 17th-19th March 2017
Venue: AIS Track & Field Facility
Masterman St, Bruce, ACT

Race Director

Billy Pearce
Pearce Performance

Timing Provider

Martin Fryer
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Registratration is now Open

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AIS Official Venue Partners CBR.48hr

The CBR.48hr is the AURA 2017 National Championship for 48Hr

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IAU Bronze Label Event

About the Event

Welcome to the CBR.48hr, 24hr, 12hr, 6hr, 100k and marathon track races, this now “Annual Event” will be hosted at the AIS (Australian Institute of Sport) in Canberra. On a certified 400 metre track.

“New for 2017 is the inclusion of a Friday night marathon and the 48hr international challenge.”

Also included is an official 100km IAU Bronze label race distance within the 12hr event. Just enter the 12hr event and notify us by email that you will be running a 100km and if you feel good keep going for the full 12hr! If your are part of the international challenge please let us know by email or prior to race start on the day.

Our aim is to provide a quality track race that is for runners by runners and walkers. We have chosen the AIS Canberra as the venue because the facilities are top quality, this will allow both runners and crew the best chance of a great race.

Throughout the weekends racing there will be turn around in direction approximately every four hours.

  • 48 hour race begins at 12:00hrs on Friday 17th March 2017 and ends 12:00hrs Sunday 19th March 2017.
  • 42.2k marathon starts at 18:00hrs on Friday 17th March 2017 ( no time limit )
  • 24 hour race begins at 09:00hrs on Saturday 18th March 2017 and ends 09:00hrs Sunday 19th March 2017.
  • 12 hour/100km race begins at 12:00hrs on Saturday 18th March 2017 and ends 24:00hrs Saturday 18th March 2017.
  • 6 hour race begins at 12:00hrs on Saturday 18th March 2017  and ends 18:00hrs Saturday 18th March 2017.

All events will be followed by an official awards presentation and photography, each event will have Trophies and prizes for first three male and female finishers. Awards for age group categories across all races. All competitors will receive a medal and certificate. We will also be awarding two best crew prizes from the 48 hour event!

This event is a runners event with a family atmosphere amongst helpers and athletes (most of the organising team are or have been ultra runners).

Whether you are an experienced ultra veteran, or first-timer keen to explore the realms beyond the marathon, we look forward to welcoming you and encourage you to participate in this special event.

Before the Race

Registration

Each entrant will receive two race numbers. The number must be worn on the front and back. We recommend an elastic belt to allow for fast clothes changes.

Registration will open trackside on Thursday 16th March 2017 at 3pm and end at 7pm.

On race day registration is also available 90 minutes prior to each event up to 45mins before the race starts.

On the Day Registration Timetable

  • 48 hour run – Opens at 10:30am and Closes at 11:15am on Friday the 17th March 2017
  • Marathon – Opens at 4:30pm and closes at 5:15pm on Friday 17th March 2017
  • 24 hour run – Opens at 7:30am and Closes at 8:15am on Saturday 18th March 2017
  • 12 & 6 hour runs – Opens at 10.30am and Closes at 11:15am on Saturday 18th March 2017
$ Pricing
Category AURA Member Early Bird Std Rego
48hr Yes $310 $360
48hr No $320 $370
24hr Yes $190 $230
24hr No $200 $240
12hr & 100km Yes $120 $150
12hr & 100km No $130 $160
6hr Yes $60 $80
6hr No $70 $90
Marathon Yes $55 $75
Marathon No $65 $85

AURA Members get discounted pricing to the races and must be a current financial member to benefit.
N.B. Membership status will be checked.

Early Bird  –  23/05/2016 9:00:00AM to  31/10/2016 11:59PM (unless sold out prior)
Standard-Registration –  31/10/2016 11:59PM to 10/03/2017 11:59:00PM (unless sold out prior)

The 2016 races sold out well in advance of the registration closing date, so if you don’t want to miss out, get in early.

Please also kindly donate to KTKC, proud supporters of PCFA when paying your registration fees to support continued promotion, research and prevention into Men’s Health .

Support Crew Setup

It is desirable that you bring your own tables and comfortable chairs (if you can). Preference for the provision of tables and chairs will be given to people travelling by air from interstate. While self-crewing is possible for these events, please consider the possibility of “adopting” a runner without a crew and at least help them out intermittently if you can.

You will be able to set up your drink table and chairs in a defined Crewing Zone, to be located on the outside of the track.

NB: As this is a National training facility with a special surface, NO, stakes, pegs etc are to be driven into the surface, any securing down will need to be achieved with weighted containers or bags, with water or sand inside. The AIS have kindly suggested we use sand from the long jump pit, please return after use.

Accommodation

Camping trackside during the event will be permitted on the infield throughout, set up for entrants and crew from 09:00hrs on 17-03-17 and breakdown following 48 hour awards at 13:00hrs on Sunday 19-03-17. There is no fee for camping and we strongly encourage a “Village” atmosphere to be created, whilst taking care of the grass and runners needs.

NB: As this is a National training facility with a special surface, NO, stakes, pegs etc are to be driven into the surface, any securing down will need to be achieved with weighted containers or bags, with water or sand inside. The AIS have kindly suggested we use sand from the long jump pit, please return after use.

We are also promoting staying with a host family, see the Hosting tab.

Hosting

To help involve the local community and in an attempt to keep costs down, we will be promoting staying with a host family on the Thursday night before the 48hr race.

If possible we will assist with getting to and from transport points etc.

This will be organised by contacting the race director directly. pearceperformance@hotmail.com

During the Race

Nutrition

Tailwind NutritionAs individual athletes have different food/drink requirements and tastes it is recommended that competitors bring their own specific food/drink for the event. However, water, sports drink, flat Coke, lollies, biscuits and cake will be provided at a trackside aid station. You will also have unlimited supply of tea, coffee, milo etc.

Our sponsor Tailwind will be supplying ready diluted total endurance fuel throughout the whole 48 hours.

Please go to the Tailwind website and familiarise yourself with the product

  • Potent energy and electrolytes-no need to juggle gels, pills or chews.
  • Easy on your gut, so you can push the pace and feel great.
  • Tastes great hour after hour so you can drink and fuel from start to finish.

A microwave and hot water urn will be available.  The AIS campus will have a cafe open for “proper coffee” and light snacks. There will be a BBQ for some of the time, usually around lunch and dinner times of the event to raise monies for PCFA.

The nearest major shops for purchasing groceries and/or take-out are about a 5 minute drive away.

Amenities
  • Toilets and showers are available trackside throughout the 48 hours.
  • First aid provided by Blackwell Medical for the full 48 hours. We are also less than 5 minutes from a large hospital with 24 hour emergency department.
  • Massage bed and therapist available during races.
  • Rest rooms attached to the male and female toilet and shower blocks will be open for breaks, sleeping or changing.
  • A dedicated area for food warming will be trackside. Two urns, two microwaves, fridge for milk and a toaster. Whilst tea, coffee and Milo will be provided please remember to bring your own supplies.
  • Camping allowed on the infield.
  • Within the AIS campus you will find swimming pool. Spa area, cafe, AIS clothing store.
  • Dedicated car parking for entrants and crew ( free of charge )

The KTKC Team certainly hope that your race planning is well under-way.

For those travelling from interstate or international locations, please see attached maps to the closest shopping venues. The race location is marked as ‘Athletics ACT” on the right hand side of the maps

Westfield Belconnen is a large shopping centre and has multiple chain and specialty stores. 24hr KMart and late night Woolies and Coles.
For those using GPS, Westfield Belconnen is located on Benjamin Way, Belconnen

Jamison Centre is a local shopping centre, hosting Coles, Aldi and other specialty stores. For those using GPS Jamison Centre is on Bowman Street, Macquarie

Below are buttons to download the required maps as pdf’s for printing.


Weather
Canberra - Current Temperature with 5 day forecast
16°
fog
humidity: 93%
wind: 2m/s NW
H 23 • L 11
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Weather Averages for Canberra in March

Low Temperature 12°C (54°F)
High Temperature 24°C (75°F)
Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
Chance of Sunny Day 24%
Rainfall days 7 days
Chance of Rain 23%
Chance of Cloudy Day 26%
Chance of Windy Day 10%
AIS Campus Map

AIS have supplied a map for the main AIS Campus so that if you need to go over to that site you can find your way around.

Click here to view/download the AIS Campus .pdf

Race Rules

Helpers

As this is an IAU certified event, the following crewing rules must be observed or competitor disqualification may occur:

  • Crew/helpers may not enter the course nor obstruct any athlete. They may hand the refreshment to the athlete either from behind, or from a position no more than one metre in front or to the side of, the refreshment table.
  • Crews are not able to pass food/drinks to their competitors anywhere else on the track outside of the defined Crewing Zone.
  • Crews are not allowed to run/walk with competitors at any time during the race.

In practice, what this means is that if a runner needs to give instructions to their support crew, or a crew has to provide information to the runner, they either have to do it in the seconds that the runner passes by the table or the runner has to stop for more detailed interactions.

Race Rules
  • No smoking, alcohol or pets allowed in the boundaries of the venue during the entire period of the event.
    Note: This applies to participants, crews and spectators.
  • The computer lap scoring tent is strictly out of bounds to all except those involved in lap scoring. All queries to go to the race director/referee who will liaise with lap scorers/timing. Our lap scoring team will provide a live display to competitors and a separate live screen for crews and spectators as well as having live results available online on the race website.
  • Children are not permitted on the track.
  • All athletes are to use the lane or lanes allocated to their event, single file at all times and care to be taken when slowing for aid.
  • It is good sportsmanship to allow faster movers to be on the inside of a lane, in longer events walking and eating are allowed. Please move to the outside of the lane or the next lane (when two are allocated) to allow faster athletes to continue.
  • LANES 1 & 2 Reserved for athletes in the 48 & 12 hour races. Single file only please, unless overtaking. Crews for these events will be located on the inside of the track.
  • LANES 3 & 4 Reserved for athletes in the 24 & 6 hour race. Single file only please, unless overtaking. Crews for these events will be located in LANE 6 of the track on the main straight.
  • LANE 5 Reserved for walkers of ALL races. Crews for these events will be located in LANE 6 of the track on the main straight.
  • Entry to and from the track to either the toilet block or crew area will be at the 50 metre point, directly under the large black display screen.
  • Athletes taking either extended breaks from the track or withdrawing from their event should alert the race director/referee. In the latter case the timing chip and Velcro strap must be returned or a $100 fee will be incurred.
  • When joining the race after a “break” the athlete should be aware of any turnarounds that may have happened: The procedure for joining the race following a turnaround is to continue in the direction that you were going when you left the track. If the race is still going the same direction then you simply continue. If the race is coming in the opposite direction to when you left then you need to run against the traffic (preferably in the outer lane of your event) until the start finish line where you will turn around after crossing the timing mat and rejoin the field in their direction.
  • The infield (centre of the ground) is available for all support crew to set up tents and sleeping quarters. However, direct crewing of runners/walkers is to be done from either the infield (48H and 12H runners) or Lane 6 (24H, 6H runners and all walkers) as shown on the “crewing zone” track map.
  • The infield grass area is available for camping from 9am Friday to 1pm Sunday; no pegs are to be used. Sand from the sand pits is available (please bring own containers or securing device) the camping area will be marked out clearly.
  • Crew support is only allowed from the tables used by each athlete on the 100 metre starting straight. The remaining 300 metres of the track (please refer to track plan) is not a “crewing zone”. Please be aware that the competitor may be disqualified if they receive support in the 300 metre “no crewing zone”, except in a true medical emergency.
  • Only race competitors are allowed in Lanes 1 to 5 of the track. No supporter pacing is allowed, including anywhere on the inside of the field or in any of the outer lanes.
  • It is strongly recommended that all runners and crews runners read and understand the following document. This is particularly important for runners on record attempts who should note any perceptions of “pacing”: http://www.aura.asn.au/data/General/Guidelines_on_Assistance_to_Athletes_AURA_Version_1_September_2012.pdf
  • Ultimately, competitors are responsible for the actions of their crews and supporters.
  • All complaints and/or protests to be made in writing to the race director/referee.
  • Rule violations may lead to disqualification of ultra-competitors.
  • An appeal can be lodged track side to a race director/referee decision within 30 minutes.
  • The appeal will be reviewed by an expert panel consisting of the Race Director, Timing Official and the President of AURA. The outcome of the panel will be final.
  • Ultra-competitors are to advise in advance in writing of any record attempts at any of the race distances or events. Given the large numbers of people on the track, crews of these competitors should work with the timing official to alert of upcoming key distances/times that need recording (some require extra stopwatch validation or markers dropped on track with wheel measurement).
  • The electronic timing chips to be used for lap scoring are Race Result Active Pro Transponders, which are high-end chips with a built in battery for 100% reliable detection (incorporating a 3D activation antenna) and ultra-high precision (0.01 s). These will attached to a very comfortable neoprene Velcro strap that should be worn around the ankle (leg choice doesn’t matter). These chips cost close to $100 a piece and runners and crews should ensure that they do not leave the race venue without having returned the chip, either directly after the race or after withdrawing from a race. Failure to do so will incur a $100 charge.

Active Chipneoprene velcro strap

  •  The most important message is NO CHIP=NO TIME. If you forget to put the chip on and do any laps you will not be credited with these, irrespective of video recording. Crews should pay strict attention to this, particularly when the chip has been taken off for socks changes or showers etc.
  • You will receive two Race Numbers (like the one in the picture below), which are to be securely pinned front and back (not on the side). It is best to place these on a race number belt or vest for easy changing of clothes. Two race numbers are given for identification by the video back up recording system. While these numbers do not have a timing chip, if they are obscured this could interfere with any video lap auditing after the race if this is required.

CBR.48hr Race Number Proof

  • In ALL events the direction will be reversed approximately every 4 hours according to standard practice. Slight changes to this schedule may be made if other races are starting at that time. Ultra-competitors will turn around a cone placed in the middle of the two Lanes allocated to their race (all run events) or in the middle of Lane 5 (walk events). The direction of flow is from the inside lane to the outside lane until all runners have changed direction.
  • Each walker must walk honestly in such a way that he/she is not gaining an unfair advantage over other competitors through his/her mode of walking. Walkers are not expected to strictly comply with current race walking rules unless pursuing a specific walking record. Otherwise, styles ranging from proper racewalking to brisk street walking are acceptable.
  • Walkers attempting walking records will be notified of any style infringements. A competitor may be retired from the race if repeated warnings do not bring about a satisfactory modification to walking style.
  • Finally, the race rules are not able to include every possible scenario that can play out in such long endurance events, so it is to be noted that fair play, good sportsmanship and the absence of actions perceived of as gaining unfair advantage are to be the gold standard for all.
Waiver

I acknowledge that long distance running involves the real risk of serious injury or even death from various causes including overexertion, dehydration, accidents with other competitors, spectators or other road/trail users, course or weather conditions and other causes.

I understand that I should not compete in this event unless I have trained appropriately and, should I become sick or injured prior to the event, then I shall withdraw from the event.

I certify that I have not been advised not to compete in this event by a qualified medical person and that I have undertaken sufficient training to do so safely.

I accept all risks necessarily flowing from my participation that could result in death or injury, including permanent disability. Accordingly, I release all persons or corporations associated directly or indirectly with the conduct of the event from all claims, demands and proceedings arising out of my participation and I hereby indemnify them against all liability (including liability for their negligence and the negligence of others) for all injury, loss or damage arising out of or connected with my participation in this event. This release shall extend to and include Australian Ultra Runners Association Inc. (AURA) and its respective directors, partners, managers, officers, agents, contractors, employees and volunteers including medical and paramedical personnel appointed for the event, the owners, licensees and occupiers of land upon which the event or any part of it is conducted, any statutory body or local authority having control over any land upon which the event or any part of it is conducted or which is involved directly or indirectly with the event in any manner whatsoever and promoters, sponsors and event organisers. This release and indemnity continues forever and binds my heirs, executors, personal representatives and assigns.

I consent to receiving any medical treatment including ambulance transportation that the event organisers consider appropriate during or after the event and take all responsibility (including responsibility for costs) therefore.

I consent to AURA and event sponsors using my name, image and likeness before, during or after the event for event promotional broadcasting or reporting purposes in any media. I also consent to having my name placed in the AURA database for the receipt of newsletters and other promotional material relating to the sport of ultrarunning.

I am fully responsible for the security of my personal possessions at the event.

I agree to abide by the race rules and directions issued by the event organiser/s

It is acknowledged that the event is staged on behalf of the Australian Ultra Runners Association Inc (AURA) and that it is being conducted by the Race Director (RD) in his/her capacity as a member of AURA.

My registration as a competitor is not transferable to any other person. If I am unable to compete, or if the event is cancelled by way of circumstances outside the control of the race organiser/s, my registration fee is non refundable.

Finishing Protocol

In accordance with IAU protocols, any partial laps completed at the end of the race will be accurately measured with a measuring wheel. Thus, during the last 5 to 10 minutes of the race, competitors will be handed a small bean bag or equivalent marker with their race number on it. This is to be held until the final countdown to zero (PA system) or final siren/gun signalling the end of the chosen race. Unless racing for a pre-nominated record it is recommended that competitors gradually ease down their speed and move close to the track edge during the last 10 sec countdown so that they can stop walking/running abruptly at the final signal (no carryover). At this moment the marker bag should be dropped as close as possible to the edge of the track adjacent to the foot closest to the track edge.

A Race Marshal will soon attend to each competitor, check their number, mark their finish position and then acknowledge that it is OK to depart the track. Competitors are allowed to have a helper bring them a blanket/warm clothes and a chair (NB: placed off the track surface) if required.

Other

Use of iPod/MP3 players

Portable music players may be used for all except the first and last 15 minutes of the race.

Race Venue

The AIS (Australian Institute of Sport) Track & Field Facility is located on Masterman St, Bruce, Australian Capital Territory.

CBR.48hr Official 2017 AURA 48hr Australian Championship Event

AURA Announces CBR.48hr as Official 48hr Australian Championship Event

AURA is very pleased to be able to advise the events successful in securing AURA Australian Championships in 2017.

The Australian Championships next year are as follows:

  • 50km – Canberra 50 9th April
  • 100km – Gold Coast 100 11th June
  • 24 hr – Track Ultra WA 12th-13th August
  • 48hr – Canberra 48hr 17th- 19th March
  • Short Trail – Yurrebilla SA 24th September
  • Long Trail – Blackall QLD 21st October
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