2021 Jungle Cross Trail Run Series Race 2- April 3rd & 4th
The 2021 Jungle Trail Run Series – Race 2
In 2021 we are planning a series of trail run events on the Centaurs Jungle Trail.
The second will be Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th April
The Jungle Cross course has been developed for Mountain Biking over the past 5 years with natural and man-made features throughout and makes for an interesting and very challenging cross country running trail. The full course is 4.8km, however, on race days we will make adjustments according to conditions and utilise the adjacent playing fields to add some distance.
Race Categories and Pricing:
21.1 km – Saturday 3rd April
Our inaugural trail half-marathon, for 18yo + with podiums for :
: Men’s and Women’s Open (18+) and Masters (40+) $57.50
10km. Over 3 waves. Sunday 4th April
: Men’s and Women’s Open (13+). (2 waves ). $47.50
: Men’s and Women’s Masters (40+) (separate race timing) $47.50
3-4km Adventure Race, with obstacles and Easter Egg hunt
: Men’s, Women’s, Boys U14, Girls U14. $37.50
AGE Groups – for Jungle Cross events ages are as at 31Dec2020
Due to the continued restrictions on sporting events, the first race in 2021 will operate in a time trial format. We will start you in seeded waves of 8, 1 minute apart, with a maximum of 45 people in each “wave”, based on your “best time” input in the registration form and previous race results.
There will also be many other requirements in accordance with current Phase 3 restrictions, including safe entry check-in and check-out,spacing between groups, no congregating before or after the race, etc.Some very important points are addressed in the FAQ section – please take the time to read through, as we need everyone’s compliance to be able to stage this event.
At the time of activation, we are still restricted to 64 people in a facility (including marshals), thus entries are limited. IF this changes in the coming weeks we will look to increase the availability.
Jungle Cross Trail Run Course
The course was extended throughout 2020, since then minor updates and improvements have been ongoing. For the Trail Run series we will use the “B” Lines, with the course much the same as in February.
Please check through the frequently asked questions below. If you can’t find the answer you’re most welcome to drop us a question here.
Q: Will the Races be Timed?
A: Yes each runner will be given an “active transponder” to be affixed around the ankle (Velcro tag provided) and a race bib to be affixed to your t-shirt. The timing chip must be returned as these are active chips with a $100 replacement cost if lost.
Q: What are the age restrictions for the various races?
A: The 10 km Open and 21.1 km Open are competitive events, open to anyone who is 13 and older for 10km and 18+ for the Half Marathon
40+ year olds can enter the Open or the Masters event. Podium for the Open will not be by age group though.
A: The Adventure Race – is open to 7 and above.There will be some obstacles and challenges in the race and an Easter Egg Challenge built in for the kids. Divisions are Open and U14
Q: Will there be Course Marshals?
A: Yes the course will be marked and there will be Marshals and many direction signs (more than last time) . Anyone spotted taking a shortcut will be treated as DNF (Did not finish)
Q: How do I collect my Race Bib and Timing Chip?
A: Please be at the Centaurs Sports Park with plenty of time to do your safe entry, in the time window published, sign-in and pick up your timing chip and race number.
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, all runners will be required to “safe distance”. As such, you will be directed to a “holding area” , where you need to stay until you are called into the start funnel. Groups of 8 runners will be set off each minute – your timing till start when your transponder crosses the start/finish line.
There will be a table under a tent in the start funnel, where you can leave a bag, bottle, phone etc.
Please note: Timing chips must be returned after your race
Q: Will there be aid stations?
A: No, as with all events under Covid restrictions, we require you to be self-sufficient. We will try to offer a self-serve drink station within the course , a hose spray near the start finish and you finish, there will be a cold drink tent.
Q: Can I cancel my booking once entered?
A: No, once paid, your entry is confirmed and nontransferable. The time trial nature of the event requires a lot of work to create seeded groups, to minimise passing within the trail, As such, it is difficult for us to manage transfers. No-shows will simply be recorded as a DNS(Did Not Start).
Q: Are there medals for every race category, both male and female?
A: Podium prizes and finisher medals will be provided for each category
Q: How can I warm up before my race?
A: Please use the surrounding roads of Turf City and take caution to ensure you are back in time for your start time. It is advisable to do your main warm-up before safe entry. Once you are in the “holding area”, you can stretch, limber up on the spot only.
Q: Do you have medics on hand in case of emergency?
A: Yes we have a full medical team stationed at the event and ambulances on standby.
Q: Can I practice running on the course?
A: Yes- If you purchase a Jungle Cross tag, available here: https://www.cycosports.com/jxtag19.html you can run from 5pm to 9pm any day (except Wednesday, when it is 0700-1200) , as long as you have registered, paid for, and display the tag (can be tied to shoelace). Please note the trail is exclusively for Mountain Bikes from 0700-1200 (every day except Wednesday, when it is 5pm-9pm) and for Centaurs events and maintenance 1200-1700.
Q: I’d like to help out (volunteer) on the day – is that possible?
A: Absolutely -possible, depending on Phase restrictions. We always need help running these events. Please drop us a message here.