32km Handicapped Running Event

Description: The feature race! This event begins at Naracoopa and follows a 32 kilometre undulating course across the Island to Currie. Runners start at varying times depending on their handicap.

Distance: 32 km

Handicapping: In order to determine a handicap entrants are required to submit details of previous performances.  Based on this information each entrant is allocated a handicap.  The handicap determines the runner’s starting time.  For example if a runner is given a handicap of 0 minutes their starting time would be at 8:05 am whereas if their handicap is 55 minutes their starting time would be 9:00 am.  The aim of the handicapping system is to give runners of all abilities an even chance to be first over the line.

Start Time: From 8:05 am (depending on handicap)

Race Start: Naracoopa (East coast of King Island)

Race Finish: Currie (West Coast of King Island)

Course Map: Click Here

Age Categories: 18 to 29 years, 30 to 39 years, 40 to 49 years, 50 to 59 years 60 to 69 years, 70 + years

Road Closures and Target Times
There will only be a partial road closure.  As the day progresses the roads will be opened to normal traffic movement.  The table below is intended to assist entrants to understand when the roads will be opened.  Any competitor who is behind this race schedule will be offered transport to the finishing line or may continue on the course but at their own risk.  If competitor opts to continue on the course after the roads have been opened them must stay off the road at all time.

Target Times:
24 km – 11:30 am
Finish – 12:30 pm

Finishers Rewards: King Island Cheese Hamper