Snowies Trail Run Festival

Snowies Trail Run Festival

03 months : 00 days : 04 hours
Sun 25  Feb 2018
Snowy Mountains
Crackenback, NSW

Snowies Trail Run Festival

Join us for some of the most scenic and challenging Trail Run courses found anywhere in Australia including:
  • 50km Ultra
  • 21km Half Marathon
  • 12km
  • 5km
  • + FREE Kids Mud Rats Run

The Snowies 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 mountain scenery this all new trail run festival is set to delight, challenge and inspire trail runners of all ages and abilities.

Starting at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa the course follows the beautiful Thredbo Valley Trail (TVT) which undulates and climbs the spectacular Thredbo Valley alongside Thredbo River within Australia’s iconic Kosciuszko National 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

50km Ultra21km Half Marathon12km5km
Athletes must be at least 18 years of age on 31 Dec 2017Athletes 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
Junior 10-11yrs
Junior 12-13yrsJunior 12-13yrs
Young Guns 16-17yrsJunior 14-15yrsJunior 14-15yrs
Open 18-29yrsOpen 18-29yrsOpen 16-29yrsOpen 16+yrs
Veteran 30-39yrsVeteran 30-39yrsVeteran 30-39yrs
Masters 40-49yrsMasters 40-49yrsMasters 40-49yrs
Super Masters 50+yrsSuper Masters 50+yrsSuper Masters 50+yrs

Additional age group categories may be added as entries warrant.

Registration

Registration Opening Times

Please refer to the EVENT TIMETABLE for Registration Opening Times

Race Numbers & Timing Chips

Race Number & 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!

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. To find out more please visit FAQ Compulsory Equipment.

50k Ultra Trail Run Equipment
Semi Supported Event

This is a semi-supported event.  What that means is that there is one Aid Station at the halfway point where:

  1. Participants may receive equipment and support from a support person or team; OR
  2. Participants can leave a box of equipment with the race organisers which will be transported to the aid station at the half way point.

The remainder of the event is Self Supported which means that No Outside Assistance is permitted outside of this and participants must carry all the equipment, nutrition and hydration required with them.  This is due to course access restrictions.

50k Ultra Support Box

Each participant in the 50k Ultra may leave one gear box with the race organisers that will be transported to the aid station at the half way point.  It must be:

  • No more than 30 litres capacity with dimensions no bigger then 40cm (L) x 30cm (W) x 30cm (H);
  • Sealed and waterproof; and
  • Labelled with the participants name clearly visible on the top and outside of the box.
Compulsory Equipment 50k Ultra
  • 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 1 litre of water.
  • Whistle
  • Space (Foil) Blanket
  • 1 x crepe bandage (Minimum Dimensions 7.5cm Wide x 2.3m Long Unstretched).
  • *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 or may be placed in their Support Box or left with their support crew.

 

Half Marathon & 12k Trail Run Equipment
  • 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 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.

 

5k Trail Run Equipment
  • 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.

 

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!

 

Water Stations

Five water refill stations where runners can refill bottles and hydration packs with water will be located at:

  1. Diggings Campground – 50k, 21k, 12k
  2. Ngarigo Campground – 50k, 21k
  3. Half Way Aid Station – 50k
  4. Ngarigo Campground – 50k, 21k
  5. Diggings Campground – 50k, 21k, 12k
  6. Race HQ

Dining

Alpine Larder

Throughout the event the Alpine Larder will be open offering honest country style service in a relaxed environment, whilst delivering wholesome, affordable comfort food that you simply can’t resist. Traditional wood fired pizzas, delicious pasta, mouthwatering tapas, hand tossed gourmet salads and mouth watering desserts are on offer.

Visit us for your morning coffee before enjoying a day of activities, a casual lunch, afternoon coffee and sweets or our delicious selection of wood fired pizzas.

Cuisine Restaurant

Boasting inspiring views of the Lake Crackenback waterfront and mountains beyond, Cuisine Restaurant & Bar offers authentic, flavoursome dishes incorporating produce from the local region.  A team of dedicated chefs headed by Director of Food & Beverage, Jean-Michel Gerst serve a range of fresh, seasonal fare delivered with friendly, attentive service.

Before your meal, join us in the Cuisine Bar for our famous mountain cocktails, or try our selection of schnapps, cognacs, liqueurs, beers and wines from around the world. Sit by the fire and enjoy light bar snacks and a great range of local and imported beers, wines and a wide selection of cocktails.

 

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 timing chips attached to the back 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 Officials 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 at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.  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

After the safety brief the the event will commence with a mass start from outside the Alpine Larder.  Please follow the instructions of the Race Director at the Start Brief.

Event Finish

Each course will finish at Race HQ at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.

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 rules 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 nearest Evacuation Meeting Point.  Please follow instructions from Emergency Personnel and/or event officials.

Unsolicited 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, on the course or in car parking areas without written authorisation from the event directors.

Please be respectful of this to avoid penalties and 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.

Insurance

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.

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa

The Event Venue

Stay at the heart of the Snowies Trail Run action at the host resort at Lake Crackenback.  A natural playground, the Resort’s spectacular setting and unique offering has something for everyone. Guests come here to relax, rejuvenate and activate.

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa is nestled on 150 acres, bordering Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains within easy reach of both Thredbo and Perisher.

A year round destination, the Resort offers a wide range of soft adventure experiences; numerous FREE onsite activities; the finest local produce with a choice of two restaurants; a variety of 4.5 star accommodation including stunning Lake View Apartments and luxurious Mountain View Chalets and an array of pampering treatments at the Spa.

A natural playground, the Resort’s spectacular setting and unique offering has something for everyone. Guests come here to relax, rejuvenate and activate.

1650 Alpine Way
Crackenback, NSW, 2627
W: www.lakecrackenback.com.au
T: 1800 020 524
E: Send an Online Enquiry

Getting Here

The Snowy Mountains and Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa are centrally located approx:

  • 2.5 hrs drive from Canberra;
  • 5.5 hrs drive from Sydney; and
  • 6.5 hrs drive from Melbourne.

International and Interstate flights can be easily booked to Canberra Airport.

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Accommodation

Stay at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa from $85 pp/pn

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa offer a wide range of accommodation from apartments to Chalets with spectacular lake & mountain views featuring spacious living areas, cosy fireplaces and private balconies/patios designed to capture the sunset over the magnificent Thredbo Valley.

All are comfortably furnished carrying the outside in with warming tones and rustic timber furniture. Enjoy the magical lake and mountain views from your balcony or living space perfectly designed to capture the Snowy Mountains scenery. Lovely reflections bounce off the lake into the apartments making you feel instantly calm.

Event Accommodation Packages
Bookings

1650 Alpine Way
Crackenback, NSW, 2627
W: www.lakecrackenback.com.au
T: 1800 020 524
E: Send an Online Enquiry

Dining

Alpine Larder

The Alpine Larder provides honest country style service in a relaxed environment, whilst delivering wholesome, affordable comfort food that you simply can’t resist. Traditional wood fired pizzas, delicious pasta, mouthwatering tapas, hand tossed gourmet salads and mouth watering desserts are on offer.

Visit us for your morning coffee before enjoying a day of activities, a casual lunch, afternoon coffee and sweets or our delicious selection of wood fired pizzas.

Cuisine Restaurant

Boasting inspiring views of the Lake Crackenback waterfront and mountains beyond, Cuisine Restaurant & Bar offers authentic, flavoursome dishes incorporating produce from the local region.  A team of dedicated chefs headed by Director of Food & Beverage, Jean-Michel Gerst serve a range of fresh, seasonal fare delivered with friendly, attentive service.

Before your meal, join us in the Cuisine Bar for our famous mountain cocktails, or try our selection of schnapps, cognacs, liqueurs, beers and wines from around the world. Sit by the fire and enjoy light bar snacks and a great range of local and imported beers, wines and a wide selection of cocktails.

Facilities & Activities

Activities at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa can be enjoyed just reading a book or relaxing by the lake taking in the magical views of the surrounding mountains, however the resort boasts many activities and is the perfect base for mountain adventures!

Take some time out to relax with at the resort spa. Surrounded by the beauty of the alpine wilderness, The Spa at Lake Crackenback draws from nature its inspiration to nurture and restore those who enter

The Spa at Lake Crackenback is open daily from 10am, please call 02 6451 3000 or email [email protected] as bookings are essential.

Complimentary Activities for Guests

Complimentary Activities offered at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa include the following: *mountain bikes not included in free activities.

  • 9 hole par 3 golf course
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Fitness centre & sauna
  • Archery
  • 14 kms of Mountain biking and bushwalking trails
  • Trout fishing in Lake Crackenback
  • 2.4km Fitness Track
  • Canoeing
  • Low ropes course
  • Trampolines
  • Mountain bike skills course
  • Tennis, badminton and volleyball courts
Activate @ Lake Crackenback Resort

Activate @ Lake Crackenback allows guests to immerse themselves in the beautiful surrounds of the Kosciuszko National Park whilst undertaking in the excitement of an exhilarating mountain bike tour or day walk, fly fishing or kayak lessons all complete with a local expert instructor or guide.

Activate tours and guides will be running when possible during the weekend,. These include:

  • Segway Experiences
  • 1 Hour Segway Eco Tours
  • 2 Hour River Sled Experience
  • Guided Fly fishing
  • FIND OUT MORE 

Bookings are essential for the above guided experiences.

For bookings please call +61 2 6451 3000 or email: [email protected]

Race HQ

Race HQ for the Snowies Trail Run is based in the heart of Lake Crackenback Resort on the grassed area opposite Alpine Larder.  Spectators and visitors have a great view of the start and finish from here.

Pets

At In2Adventure we love our fur kids, however, pets ARE NOT permitted within Lake Crackenback Resort grounds or within Kosciuszko National Park, so please leave them safe at home to avoid being asked to leave the event site.

Course & Maps

Courses

 

Snowies 50k Ultra Trail Run

1 x 50km lap

Based in one of Australia’s most iconic locations and taking in some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the country, the Snowies 50k Ultra course is set to challenge Australia’s ultra trail running fraternity with a course that promises to delight, challenge and inspire at every turn.

Starting at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa the course follows the beautiful Thredbo Valley Trail (TVT) which undulates and climbs the spectacular Thredbo Valley alongside the Thredbo River within Australia’s iconic Kosciuszko National Park.

Starting at an altitude of 1260m and with an elevation change of 530m, runners will be tested with over 50k of rugged mountain terrain, technical single track, a mammoth ascent, and awe inspiring downhills.

Think this is a boring uphill slog? THINK AGAIN!

The Thredbo Valley Trail presents some of the best running trails found anywhere in Australia. Yes, you’ll be gaining height, but you’ll be doing it along deceptively undulating single track that twists and turns with flowing descents along the way.

And the Scenery!….

Runners ascend to the top of the Thredbo Valley Trail before the return journey back to the Diggings where they will take on the all new 7km section of the Thredbo Valley Trail south of The Diggings before returning along the river trail to the luxury of beautiful Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.

Even though you’re working hard, runners will enjoy some of the most spectacular views in the Snowy Mountains Region as the Thredbo Valley Trail leads you on a gradual climb through a diverse landscape including mountain ash forest, snow gum woodlands, riverine woodlands, mountain bog, wet heath and sub alpine grasslands. Among the many highlights of the trail are the numerous suspension bridges spanning the river, offering runners a brief reprieve from the trails, as well as spectacular views of the Thredbo River from above.

Runners will be afforded rewarding views of Porcupine Rocks exploding out of the rugged realms of the Ramshead Range, and discover a hidden gem in the Muzzelwood Wetlands.

50k Ultra Trail Run Map

Course map coming soon

Half Marathon Trail Run

1 x 21km lap

Based in one of Australia’s most iconic locations and taking in some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the country, the Snowies Half Marathon course is set to challenge Australia’s trail running fraternity with a course that promises to delight, challenge and inspire at every turn.

Starting at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa the course follows the beautiful Thredbo Valley Trail (TVT) which undulates and climbs the spectacular Thredbo Valley alongside Thredbo River within Australia’s iconic Kosciuszko National Park.

The event starts at an altitude of 1260m and has an elevation change of 530m.  Runners will be tested with 21ks of rugged mountain terrain, technical single track, a challenging ascent, and awe inspiring downhills.

Think this is a boring uphill slog? THINK AGAIN!

The Thredbo Valley Trail presents some of the best running trails found anywhere in Australia. Yes, you’ll be gaining height, but you’ll be doing it along deceptively undulating single track that twists and turns with flowing descents along the way.

And the Scenery!….

Runners ascend to the top of the Thredbo Valley Trail before the return journey back to the Diggings before returning along the river trail to the luxury of beautiful Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.

Even though you’re working hard, runners will enjoy some of the most spectacular views in the Snowy Mountains Region as the Thredbo Valley Trail leads you on a gradual climb through a diverse landscape including mountain ash forest, snow gum woodlands, riverine woodlands, mountain bog, wet heath and sub alpine grasslands. Among the many highlights of the trail are the numerous suspension bridges spanning the river, offering runners a brief reprieve from the trails, as well as spectacular views of the Thredbo River from above.

Runners will be afforded rewarding views of Porcupine Rocks exploding out of the rugged realms of the Ramshead Range, and discover a hidden gem in the Muzzelwood Wetlands.

21k Half Marathon Trail Run Map

Course map coming soon

12km Trail Run

1 x 12km lap

Based in one of Australia’s most iconic locations and taking in some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the country, the Snowies 12k course is set to challenge Australia’s trail running fraternity with a course that promises to delight, challenge and inspire at every turn.

Starting at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa the course follows the beautiful Thredbo Valley Trail (TVT) which undulates and climbs the spectacular Thredbo Valley alongside Thredbo River within Australia’s iconic Kosciuszko National Park.  12k runners continue up the Thredbo Valley Trail to Ngarigo Camp Grounds before returning along the TVT and the River Trail to finish at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.

Even though you’re working hard, runners will enjoy some of the most spectacular views in the Snowy Mountains Region as the Thredbo Valley Trail leads you on a gradual climb through a diverse landscape including mountain ash forest, snow gum woodlands, riverine woodlands, mountain bog, wet heath and sub alpine grasslands. Among the many highlights of the trail are the numerous suspension bridges spanning the river, offering runners a brief reprieve from the trails, as well as spectacular views of the Thredbo River from above.

Runners will be afforded rewarding views of Porcupine Rocks exploding out of the rugged realms of the Ramshead Range, and discover a hidden gem in the Muzzelwood Wetlands.

12km Trail Run Map

Course map coming soon

5km Trail Run

1 x 5km lap

Based in one of Australia’s most iconic locations and taking in some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the country, the Snowies 5k course is set to offer a fun and spectacular trail run course

Starting at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa the course takes in the beautiful trails of the resort and the Little Thredbo River before returning to Race HQ and the luxury of Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.

 

5km Trail Run Map

Course map coming soon

Course Closure

At In2Adventure we don’t usually have cut off times and wherever possible make every effort to enable competitors to finish the event. The only exception to this is:

  1. To continue in the event poses a risk to the participants safety;
  2. There is not sufficient daylight hours to enable the participant to finish safely;
  3. Permit times do not permit an extension of the event times; or
  4. Logistics and staffing do not allow this.

We focus very much on ‘participation’ which is one of our key corporate principles and within reason make every effort to allow each participant to finish where it is practical.

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 the obstacles within Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa before finishing at Race HQ to the cheers of the crowd.

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

Signage

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 you 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.

EVENT TIMETABLE

Sunday

6:15amREGISTRATION OPEN | Ultra Trail Run
6:30am'Late On Line Entries' Closed | Ultra Trail Run
6:45amREGISTRATION 1 CLOSED | Ultra Trail Run
6:45amUltra Trail Run Course & Safety Brief (All athletes must attend!)
7:00amSTART | Ultra Trail Run
10:00amREGISTRATION OPEN | 21k, 12k, 5k
10:15am'Late On Line Entries' Closed | 21k
10:30amREGISTRATION 2 CLOSED | 21k
10:30am21k Trail Run Course & Safety Brief (All athletes must attend!)
10:45amSTART | 21k Trail Run
11:30am'Late On Line Entries' Closed | 12k, 5k
11:45amREGISTRATION 3 CLOSED | 12k, 5k
11:45am12k/5k Trail Run Course & Safety Brief (All athletes must attend!)
MiddaySTART | 12k/5k Trail Run
*1:30pmMUD RATS KIDS RUN START
*2:00pmPRESENTATIONS | All Events - Estimated time only
*Estimated timings please listen for announcements

Flights

The Snowy Mountains are centrally located between three major capital cities including Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.  Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and is the closest international airport to the event.  Find out full information about Sydney Airport at www.sydneyairport.com.au

  • Sydney  offers international and domestic flights and is approx 5.5hrs drive from the Snowy Mountains
  • Melbourne  offers international and domestic flights and is approx 6.5hrs drive from the Snowy Mountains.
  • Canberra has a domestic airport with flights from both Sydney and Melbourne. Canberra airport is approx 2.5hrs drive from the Snowy Mountains.
Canberra Airport: 2.5hrs from Snowy Mountains

Canberra Airport is the closest major airport to the Snowy Mountains.   Regular flights from all Australian capital cities arrive and depart regularly from Canberra. Hire car facilities and bus services also operate from the airport.

More information about Canberra airport can be found at canberraairport.com.au

Flying to Canberra from Sydney or Melbourne International Airports takes roughly one hour.  Domestic flight services are provided by:

Snowy Mountains Airport: 1hr from the Snowy Mountains

Snowy Mountains Airport is located 16km southwest of Cooma on the Kosciuszko Road.  It offers direct return services from the Snowy Mountains to Sydney and is serviced by Regional Express (Rex) . Onward connections around Australia and globally are available at Sydney airport.

A variety of options are available to passengers arriving at or departing from Snowy Mountains Airport.  Airport shuttle, private transfers, rental cars and taxis service the airport.   Full details can be found on the airport website at snowymountainsairport.com.au.

Travelling from Sydney to the Snowy Mountains

A stopover in Sydney is a fantastic option before your journey to the Snowy Mountains.

Sydney Australia is one of the world’s most loved cities and it has a lively and vibrant buzz that makes it the ultimate destination throughout the year.  There are always plenty of things to do in Sydney  – from world-class dining, shows and entertainment, to sightseeing and great walks or fun in the sand at one of Sydney’s idyllic beaches.

There are a number of ways to travel from Sydney after your stay:

  1. Hire a Car and Drive
  2. Take the Train to Canberra and drive
  3. Take a domestic flight to Canberra and drive

See details below for more information.

Hire a car at Sydney Airport and drive to the Snowy Mountains

The Snowy Mountains are located approximately 470km from Sydney airport and will take just under 5 hours to drive.  Click on the map or go to Google Maps for driving details.

Visitors can pick up a hire car from Sydney airport from a variety of car hire companies.  More information about car hire at Sydney airport can be found at sydneyairport.com.au

Catch the train from Sydney to Canberra

There are train stations located at both the Sydney Airport Internatoional and Domestic terminals, which operate a service to Canberra as part of  the Airport Train Link service.  Full details can be found at www.sydneyairport.com.au/go/by-train

From Sydney Central Station there are three express train services per day to Canberra.  Full details can be found at nswtrainlink.info

Take a Connecting Flight from Sydney To Canberra

Canberra is the Capital of Australia and the nearest airport to the Snowy Mountains.  It is 195km trip from Canberra Airport and just over a two hour drive. Click on the map or go to: www.goo.gl/maps/60J7e

Travelling from Melbourne to the Snowy Mountains

There are a number of ways to travel from Melbourne to the Snowy Mountains:

  1. Hire a Car and Drive
  2. Take the Train to Canberra and drive
  3. Take a domestic flight to Canberra and drive

See details below for more information.

Hire a car at Melbourne Airport and drive to the Snowy Mountains

The Snowy Mountains are located approximately 550km from Melbourne airport and will take just under 6 1/2 hours to drive.  Go to Google Maps for driving details.

Visitors can pick up a hire car from Melbourne airport from a variety of car hire companies.  More information about car hire at Melbourne airport can be found at melbourneairport.com.au

Catch the train from Melbourne to Canberra

From Melbourne Southern Cross Station there are daily express train services to Canberra.  Full details can be found at nswtrainlink.info

Take a Connecting Flight from Melbourne To Canberra

Canberra is the Capital of Australia and the nearest airport to the Snowy Mountains.  It is 195km trip from Canberra Airport and just over a two hour drive. Go to Google Maps for directions.

Travelling from Canberra to the Snowy Mountains

Canberra is the Capital of Australia and the nearest airport to the Snowy Mountains.  It is 195km trip from Canberra Airport and just over a two hour drive.

You can hire a car and drive or take the NSW regional coach link, however with limited public transport within the Snowy Mountains car hire is the best option for travelling to the event and enjoying the region while you are there.  The drive along the Monaro Highway to the Snowies is one of the most picturesque drives in the country with lots to see and do along the way.  See details below for more information.

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Hire A Car and Drive

It is 195km trip from Canberra Airport to the Snowy Mountains and just over a two hour drive.

Driving the Kosciuszko Alpine Way is remarkable. The route winds its way through quaint country towns and alpine villages, with breathtaking views of the majestic mountains and sparkling rivers.  Take a stopover along the way at one of the many tourist spots including:

Cooma

Have a break in Cooma and visit the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre and unravel the design and technology of the world famous Snowy Scheme.  Walk along Cooma’s Lambie Street to the Raglan Regional Art Gallery, passing the historic stone and timber architecture of the town.

Visit Cooma’s railhead, a functioning attraction with trains running to a regular timetable. Take a detour along Tourist Drive 1 south of Cooma and drive to the top of Mt Gladstone, 3km south of Cooma. Heidi’s Tea House at the top of Mt Gladstone provides great gluhwein and 360° views over
Cooma, the Monaro, the Snowy Mountains and Mt Kosciuszko.

Berridale

Continuing towards the Snowies and just past the Snowy Mountains airport lies Berridale, a cross-roads village that features a local winery and cafés. Take some time to relax and enjoy the peacefulness.

Lake Jindabyne

As you get closer to the Snowy Mountains spectacular Lake Jindabyne comes into view. Stop at the Jindabyne Dam wall for  some great photos and scenic views. In Jindabyne itself visit the Snowy Region Visitor Centre for park passes and maps, and to view an interpretive display of the towns
amazing history.

In Jindabyne cycle along the lake’s edge, take a scenic or fishing boat charter, take to the air in a scenic flight or hire a runabout or catamaran for time on the water.

In Banjo Patterson park visit the monument to Count Paul Edmund Strzelecki, and learn about his amazing contribution to the region. Fish for Rainbow and Brown Trout, the occasional Brookie or Atlantic salmon from the lake, or in one of the many surrounding streams.

Take the NSW Regional Coach Link

NSW Trainlink run a coach service between Canberra and Jindabyne. Jindabyne is 20 mins by car from Lake Crackeback Resort & Spa.

The service operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and the cost is $25.48 one way.

Car Hire

With limited public transport within the Snowy Mountains car hire is the best option for travelling to the event and enjoying the region while you are there.  The drive along the Monaro Highway to the Snowies is one of the most picturesque drives in the country with lots to see and do along the way.  Driving distances to the Snowy Mountains are listed below

map_canb_snowiesThe Drive to the Snowy Mountains

Driving the Kosciuszko Alpine Way is remarkable. The route winds its way through quaint country towns and alpine villages, with breathtaking views of the majestic mountains and sparkling rivers.  Take a stopover along the way at one of the many tourist spots including:

Cooma

Have a break in Cooma and visit the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre and unravel the design and technology of the world famous Snowy Scheme.  Walk along Cooma’s Lambie Street to the Raglan Regional Art Gallery, passing the historic stone and timber architecture of the town.

Visit Cooma’s railhead, a functioning attraction with trains running to a regular timetable. Take a detour along Tourist Drive 1 south of Cooma and drive to the top of Mt Gladstone, 3km south of Cooma. Heidi’s Tea House at the top of Mt Gladstone provides great gluhwein and 360° views over
Cooma, the Monaro, the Snowy Mountains and Mt Kosciuszko.

Berridale

Continuing towards the Snowies and just past the Snowy Mountains airport lies Berridale, a cross-roads village that features a local winery and cafés. Take some time to relax and enjoy the peacefulness.

Lake Jindabyne

As you get closer to the Snowy Mountains spectacular Lake Jindabyne comes into view. Stop at the Jindabyne Dam wall for  some great photos and scenic views. In Jindabyne itself visit the Snowy Region Visitor Centre for park passes and maps, and to view an interpretive display of the towns
amazing history.

In Jindabyne cycle along the lake’s edge, take a scenic or fishing boat charter, take to the air in a scenic flight or hire a runabout or catamaran for time on the water.

In Banjo Patterson park visit the monument to Count Paul Edmund Strzelecki, and learn about his amazing contribution to the region. Fish for Rainbow and Brown Trout, the occasional Brookie or Atlantic salmon from the lake, or in one of the many surrounding streams.

Some Tips When Driving

1. We drive on the left – quite important to remember this one 🙂
2. Try to avoid driving around dusk and dawn as these are the main times for our local wildlife, including some very big roos, to be out on the road and you don’t want to tangle with them, even in a vehicle.
3. Don’t underestimate distances. This is a big country and travelling between major towns and cities can be 100’s of kms (1 mile = 1.6km).

Visit Snowy Mountains

Welcome to Australia’s Spectacular Snowy Mountains!

The NSW Snowy Mountains region is Australia’s ultimate, year-round, nature and adventure playground. From the exhilaration of a snow experience, to the culture and exquisite tastes of our communities. From unique landscapes, spectacular lakes and high-country beauty, to the bounty of activities and events for all ages, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

For more information about the Snowy Mountains go to: www.snowymountains.com.au

For information about the closest town to the event, Jindabyne go to: www.destinationjindabyne.org.au

Geography & Climate

Weather

Mountain weather can be very unpredictable and can change very quickly.

Summer temperatures can get as high as the mid-thirties in the townships of the Snowy Mountains, however the night-time temperatures can get down to sub-zero on occasion, so be prepared for any weather. During the summer months temperatures will always be a few degrees cooler the higher the elevation you travel to.

Geography & Climate

The Snowy Mountains are in the south east of New South Wales, and are the highest point in Australia’s Great Dividing Range. Much of the region is incorporated into Kosciuszko National Park. At 2,228m, Mount Kosciuszko is the highest peak on the Australian mainland. The flat expanse of the Monaro High Plain to the east of the region is sheep country renowned for the quality of its Merino wool.

Food & Wine

Whether you’re seeking a casual bite or a gourmet dining experience, roam the countryside savouring differing tastes throughout where all budgets are catered for. The ski resorts and the Snowy Hydro Scheme have brought to the region chefs and restaurateurs from across the world. From Lebanese to Thai, Austrian, Chinese and Prussian, there is a multi-cultural plate to please your palette.

The Snowy Mountains boasts the only Schnapps Distillery in Australia where beautiful local fruit is used to make delicious Raspberry, Pear or Apple Schnapps.

The region is also home to famous cold climate wines and local beers that will tempt the discerning traveller. And, we also have a cookie factory that is building a huge reputation and is a popular tourist stop.

A hot chocolate or a mulled wine next to an open fire, autumn, winter and spring, is always a wonderful way to end the day in the Snowy Mountains.

Visitor Centres

Drop into a local Snowy Mountains Visitor Centre, a great place to find out what to do in the Snowies. Information on local tour and hire operators, regional maps and assistance in getting you oriented with the Snowies. There are four main Visitor Centres, Cooma, Jindabyne, Tumut and Tumbarumba. The friendly staff are there to help you get on your way.

Things To Do in the Snowy Mountains

The NSW Snowy Mountains region is Australia’s ultimate, year-round, nature and adventure playground. From the exhilaration of a snow experience, to the culture and exquisite tastes of our communities. From unique landscapes, spectacular lakes and high-country beauty, to the bounty of activities and events for all ages, there is something for everyone to enjoy.  Extend your trip to the Snowy Mountains and discover all this amazing region has to offer.

Summer is a great time to escape the heat and head to the Snowy Mountains where you’ll find a kaleidoscope of colour, Australia’s highest point and breath-taking alpine scenery.

Go bushwalking or hiking in Kosciuszko National Park. With glacial lakes, alpine meadows, snow gum forests and Australia’s highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko, bushwalking here is truly inspiring. The hike to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko is regarded as one of Australia’s best one-day walks. Start from the top of the chairlift at Thredbo or from Charlotte Pass.

Explore the historic towns and villages of CoomaDalgetyNimmitabel and Tumbarumba on foot. Walk part of the 12 km Hume and Hovell Track to Tumbarumba Creek, or stroll along the 2 km path beside the Tumut River and past the pretty Riverglade Wetlands.

Mountain bike enthusiasts can hurtle down the challenging Thredbo Downhill. More leisurely trails are plentiful with tracks around Thredbo village, Perisher,Lake Jindabyne, Lake EucumbeneTumut, Cooma and Tumbarumba.

High country horseriding is also a thrill for beginners and experienced riders. Guided horse treks are popular for day trips, overnight or longer.

Throw a line into the crystal clear waters of a lake or quiet stream and discover the fun of fishing in the Snowy Mountains’ pristine environment.

For more information about the Snowy Mountains go to: www.snowymountains.com.au

For information about the closest town to the event, Jindabyne go to: www.destinationjindabyne.org.au

Thredbo Valley Horse Riding

TVHR logo enlargedJoin the events very own ‘Man From Snowy River’ and discover the high country adventure with our friends at Thredbo Valley Horse Riding.

Located just down the road from the event venue, and regarded as a premier horse riding destination for adults and children, from beginners to advanced, there’s rides for  all levels on their 2800 acres of sub-alpine wilderness.

Bookings Essential

Kosciuszko National Park

The rugged alpine landscape of Kosciuszko National Park fresh clean air in summaer and snow in winter to offer visitors an endless choice of activities.

In 2 Adventure would also like to acknlowledge the support of Office of the Envionment and Heritage in the staging of this event. and you can find out more about the park on their website on the link below

Acknowledgement of the Traditional Owners
In 2 Adventure would like to pay respect to the traditional owners of the land on which the event will be hosted, the Ngarigo people of the Gumaal Nation. It is upon their ancestral lands that we will gather.

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Entry Information

EARLY BIRD ENTRIES OPEN NOW… Be Quick the event is already half sold out after just one hour

Entry Fees

Day-one SpecialEarly BirdStandardLate Entries
First 50 Entries
Wed 1 Nov 2017
Close midnight
Sun 27 Jan 2018
Close 5pm
Wed 21 Feb 2018
Close 30mins before
close of event registration
50km Ultra Trail Run$20$85$105*$135
21km Half Marathon Trail Run$20$65$85*$115
12km Trail Run$20$35$55*$85
5km Trail Run$20$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

Online

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL LATE ENTRIES MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE USING PHONE, DEVICE OR COMPUTER ONLY.

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.
Snowies Trail Run Festival Late Online Entry Close Times
  • Ultra Trail Run: 6:30am Sunday
  • Half Marathon Trail Run: 10:15am Sunday
  • 12k Trail Run: 11:30am Sunday
  • 5k Trail Run: 11:30am 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 half an hour before close of registration. All late entries must be completed online using your phone, device or computer prior to the Late Entry Close Time.

Minimum Age

50km Ultra Trail Run:   18 years of age on 31 Dec, 2017

21km Half Marathon Trail Run:   16 years of age on 31 Dec, 2017

12k 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 up to 12 years of 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.

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 Snowies Trail Run Festival is part of the Snowies MultiSport Weekend which includes the TreX Cross Triathlon and Aquathlon hosted on Saturday at Lake Crackenback Resort.

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 XTri and Aqauathlon events are the Australian National Championships and World Champs Qualification rounds.

TreX events include 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 trextriathlon.com.au