Bendigo Trail Run Festival

Bendigo Trail Run Festival

Sun 26  Nov 2017
Crusoe Reservoir, Bendigo, VIC

Bendigo Trail Run Festival

Join us for some of the most scenic and challenging Trail Running in the heart of Victoria’s Gold Rush Country including:
  • Half Marathon | 21.5k
  • 11k
  • 5k
  • + FREE Kids Mud Rats Run

The Bendigo Trail Run Festival is hosted in conjunction with the TreX Cross Triathlon Series which together make up an action packed weekend of off road events for the entire family.

Taking in some of the most spectacular bushland trails this all new trail run festival is set to delight, challenge and inspire trail runners of all ages and abilities.

Based in the heart of Victoria’s Gold Rush Country at Crusoe Reservoir in Bendigo the courses challenge runners with a diverse array of terrain and scenery, from the natural beauty of Crusoe Reservoir and No 7 Park, to the challenge of Big Hill within Bendigo Regional Park.

So whether your a hardcore trail runner, a weekend warrior, someone who just loves getting in 2 the outdoors, or a family and kids, there’s something for everyone.

Event Details

Race Categories

Half Marathon11k5k
Athletes must be at least 16 years of age on 31 Dec 2017Athletes must be at least 12 years of age on 31 Dec 2017Athletes must be at least 10 years of age on 31 Dec 2017
Young Guns 16-17yrsJunior 12-13yrsJunior 10-11yrs
Open 18-29yrsJunior 14-15yrsJunior 12-13yrs
Veteran 30-39yrsOpen 16-29yrsJunior 14-15yrs
Masters 40-49yrsVeteran 30-39yrsOpen 16+yrs
Super Masters 50+yrsMasters 40-49yrs
Super Masters 50+yrs

Additional age group categories may be added as entries warrant.


Registration Times

Please refer to the EVENT TIMETABLE for Registration Times

Race Numbers & Timing Chips

Race Number including Timing Chips will be distributed in race packs at registration.

Juniors Aged Under 18 years

Juniors under 18 years must be accompanied for the duration of the event by a Parent or Guardian who is present on site.  At registration participants are to record the name and contact phone number of the accompanying adult or guardian on the Parental Registration Form.

At registration

  1. Please line up in the queue indicated.
  2. Advise officials of your name and category & check your details on the registration list.
  3. Collect your race bag.
  4. Collect pins for your race number at the table near the registration desk.
  5. Then get ready to Run!


Water & Nutrition

Please Note: This is a self sufficient event

Participants must carry their own water and nutrition sufficient for the duration of the event, however, water refill stations, where participants can refill bottles and hydration packs with water are located at:

  • Half Marathon: 2 Water Stations on the course (locations tbc) and Finish
  • 11k Trail Run: 2 Water Stations on the course (locations tbc) and Finish
  • 5k Trail Run: 1 Water Station on the course (location tbc) and Finish

It is recommended that competitors bring the following equipment.

Compulsory Equipment: The Stuff You Hafta Have

As Event Organisers we are often asked why ‘Compulsory Equipment’ is included as part of some of our races.  The simple answer to this question is that it’s about keeping participants safe, which we believe should be the priority in any decision making when it comes to event management. To find out more please visit FAQ Compulsory Equipment.

This is a self supported event and the following equipment is compulsory and must be carried by all participants.

All Participants
  • Enclosed Trail Running Shoes suitable for the trail conditions.  These must be worn at all times throughout the trail run.
  • Race Number Plate worn on the front torso and attached to the outermost garment at all times.  This can be worn on a race belt (available for purchase on line or at Race HQ on the day) OR attached with pins available at Race HQ.
  • Mobile phone (Telstra Next G recommended)
  • A hydration pack or water container capable of carrying a minimum of up to 1 litre of water.
  • Whistle
  • *Waterproof jacket (breathable fabric strongly recommended)
  • *Long sleeve thermal top

*Participants must bring these items with them to the event.  Participants will be advised at race registration if these items are compulsory to be carried on the day.

11k and Half Marathon Trail Run

In addition to the items listed above participants in the 11k and Half Marathon Trail Run are also required to carry the following items:

  • Space Blanket
  • 1 x crepe bandage (Minimum Dimensions 7.5cm Wide x 2.3m Long Unstretched).

Recommended Equipment: The Stuff It’s Good to Have!

  • Waterproof bag or snaplock bag for mobile phone
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses / Eye Protection
  • Additional clothing to match the weather conditions on the day
  • Warm clothes in case of bad weather, preferably layers that can be removed as the weather conditions change
  • Sun Lotion
  • Insect repellent
  • Nutrition and hydration
  • Body lubricant
  • Sports injury tape
  • Chairs
  • Plastic bags for rubbish
  • A sense of adventure!


Details coming soon.


Athletes Guide

The athlete guide will be available for download prior to the event.  Please read the entire document carefully as it includes all the information you need to ensure you have a safe, fun and enjoyable event.

Race Numbers & Timing

Race numbers with electronic timing chips attached to the number will be provided for all competitors in their race packs.

Race Numbers
  • It is a race rule that all participants must have their race number clearly visible on their front torso at all times during the event.  Non-compliance will result in penalties
  • The race number can be worn on a race belt, or attached to the outermost garment on your front torso using safety pins.
  • Ensure the number is safely secured.  If your number is lost on the course, you must report the loss to the Race Director immediately.
  • Participants are not permitted to enter the course without displaying their allocated number.
  • Numbers are not to be cut, altered, disfigured, damaged, covered or obscured in any way. Penalties, disqualification and/or fines will apply in this circumstance.

Start | Finish

Course & Safety Brief

The Course & Safety Brief will take place at Race HQ.  All participants must attend the briefing with all equipment ready to start the event.  The brief will cover all the information you need to ensure a safe and enjoyable race as well as important information about the course and any changes on the day.

The event will start soon after the Safety Brief is finished.

Event Start

The event will commence with a mass start from the start point.  Please follow the instructions of the Race Director at the Start Brief.

Event Finish

Each course will finish at Crusoe Reservoir Reserve.

Race Rules

A good and fair race always includes a few rules and to ensure you can enjoy your race it’s a good idea to have a read of the race ri;es BEFORE the start of the event.  These rules will be enforced by the Race Director and ignorance isn’t an excuse that can be accepted.

Safety & First Aid

Your safety is a key consideration; however, trail running events do involve risk.  Dedicated first aiders are on hand at Race HQ and on the course to assist where necessary.

3 Safety Rules

  1. Stop and assist any competitor that is in need of emergency assistance.
  2. Report any incident to the next available marshal or emergency radio point on the course.
  3. Compete within your abilities.

On the course there are a number of things you can do to assist yourselves and fellow competitors:

  • Slow down in steep or technically challenging areas.
  • Run on the left hand side of tracks.
  • Compete within your limits.
  • Let common sense and courtesy prevail.  We want to see you safe and sound at the end of the event.

First Aid

First Aid will be located at Race HQ and at manned check points on the course.  This will be identified at the safety briefing.

Check Points

There are check points on the course, staffed by First Aid Qualified team members. These are marked on the course map at HQ.

Emergency Evacuation

In the event of fire or other emergency, follow instructions from event officials.  On the course marshals will direct you back to the Evacuation Meeting Point at HQ.  Please follow instructions from Emergency Personnel and/or event officials.

Event Signage & Promotion

Our event partners have been extremely generous in supporting this event so we can all enjoy the sport we love.  We reciprocate that support and therefore no signage, flyers, promotional banners, promotional tents, branded vehicles, sales, service or trade displays are permitted to be set up within the Race HQ or car parking areas without written authorisation from the event directors.

Please be respectful of this to avoid being asked to remove tents etc.

Please see the ‘Event Promotion Policy’ displayed on the Policy page.

Environmental Policy

In2Adventure is committed to maintaining a minimal impact policy that will protect the environment and enable us as individual members of the general public and members of the outdoor community to continue to enjoy the vast natural environment that is Australia’s backyard.  Therefore we ask that competitors read and agree to abide by the Bush Code and Mountain Bike Code outlined on in our Environmental Policy and ensure that no rubbish, gel packets or wrappers are dropped on the course during the event.


In2Adventure has public liability insurance. This DOES NOT cover you as a participant.  If you fall over or hurt yourself, there is no accident cover for you.  In2Adventure strongly recommends that each participant has their own personal accident insurance. Each participant has been required to read & accept the RELEASE & INDEMNITY WAIVER when registering online.

Bendigo, VIC

Crusoe Reservoir, Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo


The Bendigo Trail Run Festival is based at the Crusoe Reservoir Reserve, Bendigo, VIC.

Race HQ

Crusoe Reservoir Reserve

229 Crusoe Road, Kangaroo Flat, VIC, 3555



There is ample parking located near Race HQ in the Reserve car park, on Crusoe Road and in the event parking area located across the road.

Please follow signage on arrival.

Race HQ

Race HQ is based at the Crusoe Reservoir Reserve on Crusoe Road.


There are numerous accommodation options available for all budgets and tastes throughout Bendigo.

View and Book at Bendigo Tourism


The Crusoe Reservoir and No 7 Park Precinct is popular for cycling, walking, jogging and fishing. The 210-hectare area is surrounded by the Greater Bendigo National Park. It is known for its beauty, rich cultural heritage and various recreational features.

Facilities include:

  • Portable Toilets
  • Catering provided by a local community group

Find out more here.


At In2Adventure we lova our fur kids, however pets are not permitted within Crusoe Reservoir Reserve. Please leave your furry friends at home to avoid being asked to leave the event site by Council Rangers.

Course, Maps & GPX Files

Half Marathon Trail Run

1 x 21.5km lap

Encompassed within the natural beauty of Crusoe Reservoir and No 7 Park and then tackling the challenge of Big Hill within Bendigo Regional Park, the half marathon course will both challenge and delight runners as they discover the beauty of Victoria’s historic goldfields region.

Download GPX File

11k Trail Run

1 x 11km lap

Encompassed within the natural beauty of Crusoe Reservoir and No 7 Park and Big Hill within Bendigo Regional Park, the 11k course will both challenge and delight runners as they discover the beauty of Victoria’s historic goldfields region.

Download 11k GPX File

5k Trail Run

1 x 5km lap

Encompassed within the natural beauty of Crusoe Reservoir, No 7 Park and Bendigo Regional Park, the 5k course will both challenge and delight runners as they discover the beauty of Victoria’s historic goldfields region.

Download 5k GPX File

5k GPX File Coming Soon

FREE Kids Mud Rats Run

This is a free, fun, non-competitive event for our youngest champions of tomorrow.  The run is a 500m course that takes runners around Race HQ at Crusoe Reservoir to the cheers of the crowd.

Being a non-competitive event parents/guardians are more than welcome to accompany runners on the course.


The trail run course is signed with red and white In2Adventure arrows, cones and tape. Follow the course as indicated by the signage.  It is important to note that the course will also be marked for the TreX Cross Triathlon so please ensure to follow the trail run signage.

Marshals will be in place at strategic points throughout the course, however ultimately it is up to each competitor to know and follow the correct course route.



6:30amREGISTRATION OPEN | All Events
7:00am'Late On Line Entries' Closed | Half Marathon
7:30amREGISTRATION 1 CLOSED | Half Marathon
7:45amHalf Marathon Course & Safety Brief (All athletes must attend!)
8:45am'Late On Line Entries' Closed | 11k & 5k
9:00am11k Course & Safety Brief (All athletes must attend!)
9:15am11K START
10:00am5k Course & Safety Brief (All athletes must attend!)
10:15am5K START
*11:30amPRESENTATIONS | Dirt Master Titles & Trail Run Festival
12:30pmEvent Close

Local Accommodation

After a challenging day taking on the Trex Cross Triathlon Series, what better way to compliment your visit to the city and beyond than to stay a night or more in one of the many accommodation options we have on offer.

Centrally Placed

Gently stroll back to your accommodation and savour the fresh country air. Many Bendigo hotels, motels, Bed and Breakfasts, self-contained apartments and hostels are centrally located for great convenience. For those wishing to escape to a rural setting there are farm stays, rural retreats and Bed and Breakfasts outside of the city.

Family Fun

Affordable and welcoming caravan parks and motels are bursting with convenience and things to do. Many have highlights for kids like swimming pools, jumping pillows, playgrounds and kindy playrooms.

Heritage Buildings with Contemporary Offerings

Many of Bendigo’s gracious heritage buildings have been transformed into superb, contemporary accommodation properties. The iconic Hotel Shamrock has presided over the city for more than a century and now offers a glimpse at the grandeur of its golden past. Famous performers Lola Montez and Dame Nellie Melba have visited and in 1983 crowds saw Lady Diana Spencer wave from the balcony.

Accommodation Bookings Made Easy

We offer a free booking service. Search for accommodation online or call our friendly Accommodation Booking Specialists on 1800 813 153 to book.

Please note each accommodation provider has selected the most appropriate category for their business, however some services offered may overlap into other accommodation types.

Getting Here

Race HQ is located at Crusoe Reservoir Reserve

229 Crusoe Road, Kangaroo Flat, VIC 3555






Both Melbourne Tullamarine and Avalon Airports hosts flights to and from Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Newcastle, Gold Coast, and a host of regional destinations.

For more information on Melbourne Tullamarine Airport call 03 9297 1600 or visit

For more information on Melbourne Avalon Airport call 03 5227 9100 or visit


Public Transport Victoria provides services from Melbourne to Bendigo daily. Phone 1800 800 007 or visit Bendigo Railway Station


Bendigo Airport Services operates the Bendigo shuttle bus to Melbourne Airport offering several services per day, stopping at Kangaroo Flat, Castlemaine, Chewton, Malmsbury, Kyneton, Woodend and Gisborne en route. Book instantly* on our website by clicking here.

Timetable: visit Bendigo Airport Shuttle Bus

Car Hire

For rental car information visit:

Visit Bendigo

Things to See & Do in Bendigo

Apart from discovering all the awesome natural beauty of Bendigo during the TreX XTri Series and Multisport Festival, Bendigo is a city of insta-worthy shops, locally-made drops, pottery, pictures and fun times for the family. Are we ticking off your list here?

In other words, in our lovely city you can partake in your fair share of holiday dining, sampling local wines, craft beer and market goodies.

You can shop for amazing things you never knew you needed until you spied them. Find boutiques curated by quirky locals and collections of Bendigo-made art, craft and fashion. It’s well worth a good old rummage.

You can marvel at our arts and culture in the galleries and museums, then cultivate a healthy love of our natural attractions.

Walk and cycle the city and beyond, book a guided tour of the best bits or take your time experiencing our authentic attractions – if you’ve got kids, you’re going to want to do them all.

Mix and match from these ideas, then hatch your plan for a visit worth writing home about. Or at the very least posting, tweeting, etc etc. Selfies with Sun Loong anyone?

To plan your stay go to

Information and Booking Centres

Situated in the historic Post Office, Bendigo Visitor Centre can help you sort out all your needs while you are at the TreX X-Tri Series, including accommodation, shopping, dining, booking attractions & tours, and provide you visitor information, map and guide books. They also have quality gifts and souvenirs so it is a must stop during your Bendigo Visit.  The Visitor Centre opens everyday from 9am to 5pm(except Christmas Day).

CALL TOLL FREE ON 1800 813 153 OR INTERNATIONAL +61 3 5434 6060


Address: 51 – 67 Pall Mall, Bendigo

T: 1800 813 153
E: [email protected]

Visitors Guide

Download our official guides to assist you in planning your stay in Bendigo. Help us save the trees and use an e-copy if you can.

If you require a paper copy to be posted, please contact us and let us know which guides you would like. If you are looking for something in particular, contact one of our friendly staff members on 1800 813 153 or email [email protected], they will be more than happy to answer any questions you have.

range of maps is also available to download as PDFs.


2017 Official Visitor Guide

The 2017 guide features all new experience and motivational sections focusing on our heritage and history, arts and culture, food and local produce, active lifestyle and itineraries.

Please click here to view.

2017 Bendigo Dining & Shopping Guide

This handy guide is all about finding the perfect dining and shopping experiences whilst discovering the best of Bendigo and the surrounding region.  Explore the city by precinct and discover all the must do experiences.

Please click here to view.

Weather & Climate

Bendigo’s location on the northern fringe of the Great Dividing Range means it enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate. The region avoids extremes in weather such as snow and strong winds and averages 240 rain free days per year.

With the average January temperature of 29 degrees and 12 degrees in July – the variation between the seasons is very pleasant. Bendigo is still one of the few places in Australia that you can enjoy all four seasons.

Weather forecast for the next 7 days for VIC: Bendigo


You are what you eat… ever fancied being totally scrummy? That’ll be you after a taste tour of Bendigo restaurants, cafes, farmers markets and fresh food stores. You’ll be fashioning napkins willy-nilly in the most unexpected of places.

Dine in a heritage bank vault, in a former glass factory, a heritage-listed Beaurepaires site, plus down laneways, byways and basements.

Many of the loveliest locals grow, make, bake and brew the food, beer and wine on offer. Salt-of-the-earth people who produce seasonal food so good, ironically, you won’t need salt nor seasoning. Meet them at a market, or on a dedicated foodie tour of the city.

Of course you’ll need to be washing all this down with a bevvie or two; a local wine, a Bendigo beer, or something a wee bit fancy from some of regional Victoria’s best cocktail menus.

Find out more at 

Bendigo Craft Beer

Once upon a time the words ‘craft’ and ‘beer’ would never have fraternized so closely. No crafter would risk a malty spillage on their finger knitting. Cheers to that. But times have changed and we all know there’s no beer quite like a craft beer.

Bendigo does it so well. You’ve got your True Brew, your Tooborac, and your Cornella Real just a short drive away. Visit them at the source, find them headlining a beer festival or head to a local pub for a pint or two and a spot of yarn spinning. Pun intended. Many Bendigo venues champion the local brews and can help you choose a favourite.

At True Brew you can get truly crafty; brew your own beer using their time-honoured methods and equipment.

Since 2011, Bendigo Beer has championed local craft beer and breweries by running fun, approachable events to educate and tantalise, while showcasing the city’s vibrant and ever-evolving nightlife and dining culture. Bendigo and central Victoria boasts 6 genuine craft breweries and over 60 venues stocking some of the world’s best ales and lagers.

From cool outdoor bars to brewery bars to traditional pubs to Age Good Food Guide Chef’s Hat restaurants to Australia’s most unique mobile beer festival “Bendigo On The Hop”, Bendigo’s beer scene is considered by some in the industry as the best in regional Australia.

Enough talking, time to get sampling! Head to to quickly discover the best of the best in Bendigo! Cheers!

Entry Information

Special ONE DAY ONLY Entry Offer: Tuesday 3rd October

Entries open at 9am (AEST) on Tuesday 3rd October with an extra special ‘One Day Only Entry Offer’ to launch this exciting new trail run festival.

Be one of the first 50 entries on Tuesday 3rd October and enter…

  • HALF MARATHON… for only $30!
  • 11k… for only $20!
  • 5k… for only $15!

Entry Fees

Day-one SpecialEarly BirdStandardLate Entries
First 50 Entries
Tues 3 Oct 2017
Close midnight
Sun 29 Oct 2017
Close 5pm
Wed 22 Nov 2017
Close 30mins before
close of event registration
Half Marathon 21k Trail Run$30$70$85*$115
11k Trail Run$20$35$55*$85
5k Trail Run$15$20$30*$50
*Late online entries will be made
available after close of entries on
Wed if the event is not fully subscribed
Any late entries are only accepted online.

How To Enter


All entries are via secure online entry system provided by eWay.  Payment is by Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

Late Online Entries

Where an event is not fully subscribed by close of entries at 5pm on Wednesday, late online entries will be made available.

Late Online Entries may be submitted after close of entries and up until half an hour before the close of event registration.

Late Online Entries incur an additional $30 administration fee.  All late entries must be completed online,  manual entries are NOT available at event registration.  Please enter using your phone, device or computer prior to the Late Entry Close Time.


How Do I Enter a Late Online Entry?
  • Enter & Pay Online up until half an hour before the close of registration  ENTER HERE
  • Bring a copy of your In2Adventure Order Email to registration.  Please note: race packs can only be collected with proof of entry.
  • Join the ‘Late Entry’ Queue at Race HQ, show your entry invoice and collect your race pack.
Tomaree Triail Run Festival Late Online Entry Close Times
  • Half Marathon Trail Run: 7am Sunday
  • 11k & 5k Trail Run: 8:45am Sunday

Entry Closure

Early Bird Online Entries

Early Bird Entries close 4 weeks prior to the event.

Standard Online Entries

Standard Entries close at 5pm Wednesday prior to the event.

Late Online Entries

Late online entries close at least half an hour before close of registration.  Please check the event timetable for exact times. All late entries must be completed online using your phone, device or computer prior to the Late Entry Close Time.

Minimum Age

Half Marathon Trail Run:   16 years of age on 31 Dec, 2017

11k Trail Run:   12 years of age on 31 Dec, 2017

5k Trail Run:  10 years of age on 31 Dec, 2017

Kids Mud Rats: any age

Family Discounts

Every effort has been made to keep entry costs to an absolute minimum, however we are keen to encourage families to be involved in In2Adventure events and we do understand that entries for a large family can add up.

If you are a family unit, and members of your family are looking at taking part in the race, then email us at [email protected] PRIOR TO ENTERING with the following details:

  • Your name, telephone number & email address
  • The names of those in your family who will be taking part, and the events they will be entering.

We will consider each request on an individual basis.

Important Information about Family Discounts

  • Entries must be for members of one family unit. Groups of friends are not eligible.
  • An email does not guarantee a discount. A family discount will be offered only at the discretion of the Event Managers.
  • Discounts will only be considered prior to entries being received. No refunds will be given as a result of a Family Discount.
  • Entries must be made on the same order.
  • If a discount is offered and the entry does not match the details in the email request In 2 Adventure reserve the right, without prior notice, to debit the difference in entry fees from the credit card listed on the entry.


A big thank you to our event partners City of Greater Bendigo Council for their support in staging this event in the beautiful Goldfields region.

Find out more about beautiful Bendigo Region HERE

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Have Compulsory Equipment?

As Event Organisers we are often asked why ‘Compulsory Equipment’ is included as part of some of our races.  The simple answer to this question is that it’s about keeping participants safe, which we believe should be the priority in any decision making when it comes to event management.

Compulsory Equipment lists are developed by the event team based on a number of factors.  These include, but are not limited to:

  1. The general weather conditions in the area;
  2. Duration and distance of the course;
  3. Technical difficulty of the course;
  4. Event terrain;
  5. The remoteness of the event course;
  6. Time to emergency response;
  7. Time to hospital/medical services;
  8. Expected participants skill level; and
  9. Weather conditions on the day.

Based on the qualifications, skills and knowledge of our team compulsory equipment lists are developed based on what we believe is the minimum to keep our participants safe and well if they are delayed for any reason during the event.

Most times compulsory equipment won’t be required, however in the case where participants may find themselves injured, immobilised or exhausted, especially in poor weather conditions then the compulsory equipment will aid survival until rescue can be actioned.

We are often asked why participants do not have the option to just take the gear that they think they require, and in an ideal world, this would be great, however, we do not live in a world where every person has the skills, knowledge and experience to know what the potential dangers could be and we prefer to use the years of experience of our team, extensive knowledge of the local conditions and the expertise of local authorities to guide this decision making.

Another important aspect of an event is ensuring it is fair for those participating.  A compulsory equipment list means that each person is carrying the same gear as every other participant and that is why random gear checks are often carried out during events to ensure that everyone is taking part in the spirit of the event.

How old do I have to be to race?

Can I Enter on the Day?

If you miss the entry closure at 5pm Wed prior to the event, late online entries are open until 30mins before the close of registration on the day.  Late entries are online only.

Do I need a license to race?

No licence or club membership is required to take part in this event.

Do I need a support crew?

No support crew is required or permitted for this event, however we do recommend bringing the whole family along to cheer you on and enjoy what the area has to offer.

Can I carry a music device?

Competitors are not permitted to wear personal audio equipment while taking part in the event.  This is for safety reasons to ensure that runners can be alert to their environment and can easily hear calls from officials and from other participants and ensure it is an enjoyable experience for all involved.

What equipment will I need for the event?

Participants are required to be self-sufficient for the event.

  • View Event Equipment List Here

What if I have won a prize and I can't stay for presentations?

If you are unable to stay for prize giving you can send a stamped, self addressed registered envelope (large enough to hold your prize) to In 2 Adventure, PO Box 2003, Brookside Centre Qld within 2 weeks of the event. Please include the following details:

  • The name & date of the event
  • Your category
  • Your Placing (ie 1st, 2nd, etc)

Your prize and medal will be posted as soon as possible, however, due to the fact that prizes are packed away in the event trailer and this sometimes has to be transported long distances there may be a wait time of up to 6 weeks.

Important Notes:

Unfortunately due to past circumstances, we are unable to allow for prizes or medals to be collected by other competitors as we are committed to ensuring that prizes are delivered to the rightful recipient. After 2 weeks following the event if prizes are unclaimed they will be returned to the prize pool for future events.

Random Draw Prizes Only those present at the presentation ceremony will be eligible for random draw prizes.

What happens if an event is cancelled or rescheduled?

A decision to cancel or reschedule an event will not be made lightly, however our main focus is competitor safety and respect for the environment in which we operate.  Sometimes situations outside of our control do result in this outcome.

  • A decision on event cancellation or rescheduling may be made on the evening before or on the day of an event.
  • If an event is cancelled a notice will be posted on the event website and social media channels.
  • Full details of applicable credits in the case of a cancellation or rescheduling can be found in the Event Refund Policy

Can I change or transfer my entry?

It is forbidden to participate in an event under another competitor’s name or to offer your entry to another participant. Transfer of entry to another competitor is not permitted. Details about changing entry details are outlined in the Event Refund Policy 

What if I have to withdraw from the event?

If you are unable to make the event full details are outlined in the EVENT REFUND POLICY  outlining necessary actions and follow up in the case of an applicable refund or credit

TreX Cross Triathlon

The Bendigo Trail Run Festival is part of a MultiSport Weekend Festival which includes the TreX Cross Triathlon Series hosted on Saturday at Crusoe Reservoir.

TreX is triathlon but with a new twist as we head off road for a version of the sport with heart, grit and off road action.  TreX includes a Swim, Mountain Bike and Trail Run on a pre-determined, marked course and is governed by the normal rules and guidelines of a traditional triathlon. Put simply, it’s the on road version of the sport transposed into a bushland setting with mountain bikes and off road trail shoes.

The event includes Standard, Sprint, Junior, Teaser and Dirt Kids Courses as well as a Duathlon and Aquabike format, so there’s something for all comers no matter what your age or ability.

To find out more visit the website at