Important Information About The Irrational SOUTH 200 & 100 Miler

KEY INFORMATION

Wednesday 8th May 2024 at 07:00 (ACST)

Entry Fees:

Solo 200 Miler

Final Release Pricing:

Upfront payment = $1,890*

SOLO TRIPLECROWNUNDER ENTRY (an entry into all 3 x Ultra Series Majors 200 milers with 3 years to complete them)

Upfront Payment = $4500*

* Plus C/C and Booking Fees

Solo 100 Miler

Final Release Pricing:

Upfront payment = $799*

SOLO AUSSIE THRILLOGY ENTRY (an entry into all 3 x Ultra Series Majors 100 milers with 3 years to complete them)

Upfront Payment = $1800*

* Plus C/C and Booking Fees

 

 


Irrational SOUTH 200 & 100 Miler

Dates:
Wednesday 8th May to Sunday 12th May 2024

Location
The Irrational SOUTH will head North-West from Blinman first along Glass Gorge Road, before turning in a South-West direction and joining the trail head of the Heysen Trail at Parachilna Gorge. Follow the Heysen South from here through Wilpena Pound and to Quorn, noting the few loops and deviations along the way that will be well marked.

GPX Files & Map (updated 9/04/24)

100 mile GPX File

200 mile GPX File

Driving route GPX File (including running courses)

Interactive Caltopo Map for both distances

Start Times:
The 200 miler starts Wednesday 8th May 2024 at 07:00 (ACST)

The 100 Miler starts Friday 10th May 2024 at 11:00 (ACST)

May Average Temp
Quorn = 18 degrees Celsius max and 9 degrees Celsius min

Blinman = 21 degrees Celsius max and 9 degrees Celsius min

CUT OFFS

200 Miler cut off = 104 hours (3pm Sunday 12th May)

100 Miler cut off = 52 hours (3pm Sunday 12th  May)

There will also be cut offs at the sleep stations that will be enforced:

200 MILER:

  • Wilpena Pound at 108.2k (220.6k to go)
    • 11:00 Thursday (28 hours)
  • Wilpena Pound at 126.6k (202.2k to go)
    • 17:00 Thursday (34 hours)
  • Mount Little at 171.5k (157.3k to go)
    • 08:00 Friday (49 hours)
  • Mount Little at 180.5k (148.3k to go)
    • 11:00 Friday (52 hours)
  • Hawker Sleep at 201.7k (127.1k to go)
    • 19:00 Friday (60 hours)
  • Warren Gorge at 274.8k (54k to go)
    • 19:00 Saturday (84 hours)

100 MILER

  • Warren Gorge at 109.1k (54k to go)
    • 19:00 Saturday (32 hours)

ENTRY PROCESS

Entries open 8th June 2023, 07:00 ACST and close 14th April 2024 at 23:59 ACST, unless sold out prior. There is a maximum of 100 entrants for the 200 miler and 100 entrants for the 100 miler. A waitlist will be put in place should the event sell out.

 

QUALIFICATION

We trust your own judgement of your abilities so if you are irrational enough to consider entering, then you must be irrational enough to enter!!!

COMPETITOR DOCUMENTS

TIME UNTIL THE IRRATIONAL SOUTH 200 MILER

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MANDATORY GEAR

ALL RUNNERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO CARRY MANDATORY EQUIPMENT.

  • These will include
    • Mobile Phone (Telstra or Optus)
    • 2 x powerbanks to recharge phone (1 must be on runner at all times)
    • Mini First Aid Kit inc:
      • Space blanket
      • Crepe (or compression as substitute this year) bandage x 1 (7.5cm x 2.3m)
      • Snake Bandage x 1 (10cm x 10.5m)
      • 1 x Triangular bandage
      • 6 x wound closure sterile strips
      • 2 x non-stick wound dressing pads
      • 1 x pair of surgical gloves
    • Whistle
    • Bivvy
    • Seam sealed waterproof jacket
    • Seam sealed waterproof pants
    • long sleeve fleece top
    • long sleeve thermal tops and bottoms
    • Minimum 2.0lt water
    • 2 x Headlamps
    • Hi vis vest to current AS/NZ standards
    • GPX File downloaded onto Gaia maps on your phone app.
    • Spare batteries for headlamp(s)
    • 8 x AAA Lithium batteries for changing in spot trackers at intervals (these are to be handed in at check in) 100 milers will only need to supply 4 x AAA Lithium

    AID STATIONS

    Aid stations will be full service along the entire course, offering water, Tailwind Nutrition, coffee, tea and a selection of savoury and sweet items. Menus will vary from aid station to aid station, but they will all be based on what us ultra runners love and guidance for menu selections will be given.

     

     

    CREW COMMUNICATION

    We are just finalising a suggested crew driving route to make navigating a little easier. We will update here as soon as done.

    We have also created an Irrational South crew & volunteer chat page on Facebook. This is awesome for communication during the event for tips, things to look out for, assistance, queires etc. Please can we encourage all crew & volunteers to hit up this page to keep the main Facebook page free come event week for relevant material.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/545989486367241 

    VOLUNTEERS

    The magnitude of this event is extreme. And the ONLY way it can happen, is with the incredible support of a huge number of over 100 volunteers filling so many roles all along the course and in the lead up to the event. If you can help out at Irrational South, please fill in the form on the website. All volunteers will receive a Volunteer Tech Shirt and $400 Ultra Series voucher to redeem for ANY Ultra Series event and you can even accrue and/or gift with your mates.

    CONTACT

    Ultra Series Event week Ph Number = 0423 858 660

    Ph: 0412 054 427 or from overseas +61 412 054 427

    Email: info@ultraseries.com.au

    Registrations rollover and refund requests: registrations@ultraseries.com.au

     

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