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PORCUPINE GORGE CHALLENGE

LOCATION - Porcupine Gorge National Park  Hughenden
DATES - 15th June 2019
HOSTED BY - Flinders Shire Council

DATES & TIMES

Saturday 15th June 2019

  • Registrations 7:50am to 8:50am
  • Start Time 9:30am
  • Start times will be staggered with the Junior events starting first.
  • All competitors must make their way to the bottom of the Gorge prior to start times

RACE RULES

Full race briefing will be done in an orientation prior to the race at the base of the Gorge. Participants must follow designated track. Short cuts will result in disqualification.

To qualify for the Local category, competitors must reside in the Flinders Shire.  Proof of residence may be required.

LENGTH OF RACE

  • Approximately 8kms for Open Men's and Women's
  • Approximately 5km for Open Men's and Women's Participation Walk
  • Approximately 3.6km for 16 and Under Boys and Girls
  • Approximately 1.6km for 12 and Under Boys and Girls
  • Approximately 1.6km for 8 and Under Boys and Girls

RACE CATEGORIES

  • Open Male / Female - Must be 17 and over as at 15th June 2019.
  • Open Male / Female Participation Walk - Must be 17 and over as at 15th June 2019.
  • Modified Circuit for junior categories - Girls and Boys, 16 and Under,  12 and Under and 8 and Under.
  • 16 and Under Male / Female - Must be 13 - 16 years of age as at 15th June, 2019
  • 12 and Under Male / Female - Must be 9 - 12 years of age and under as at 15th June, 2019.
  • 8 and Under Male / Female - Must be 5 - 8 years of age and under as at 15th June 2019.
Flinders Shire Resident - Must have a current address residing in the Flinders Shire.

FEES

All participants must pay registration fees and be registered to enter the race.

Open Men's and Women's - $50.00 Early Bird
Open Men's and Women's - $55.00
Juniors - $35.00 Early Bird
Juniors - $40.00
Participation Walkers - $35.00

ENTRIES CLOSE

On the day registrations close 15th June at 8:45am

Early bird online registrations close 1st June at 5:00pm

PRIZES

Open Male and Female categories receive:
First$550.00
Second$270.00
Third$160.00
Fourth$130.00
First  Female Flinders Shire Resident$300.00
First Male Flinders Shire Resident$300.00
Open Male and Female Over 50's Motivation Shield
First$100.00
Second$50.00
Open Male and Female Participation Walk categories recieve:
No prizes will be awarded for this category$0.00
16 and Under Male and Female categories receive:
First$100.00
First Female Flinders Shire Resident$25.00
First Male Flinders Shire Resident$25.00
12 and Under Male and Female categories receive:
First$100.00
First Female Flinders Shire Resident$25.00
First Male Flinders Shire Resident$25.00
8 and Under Male and Female categories receive:
First$50.00
First Female Flinders Shire Resident$25.00
First Male Flindes Shire Resident$25.00
First Male, First Local and First Female will hold the Porcupine Gorge Perpetual Trophies for 12 months.
All category winners in Opens receive individual trophies.
Junior Categories also receive individual trophies for First, Second & Third.
Please note all prizes and trophies for the Hughenden Porcupine Gorge Challenge will be presented following the close of the Race on Saturday 15th June.

VENUE

Porcupine Gorge National Park
Pyramid Lookout Camping Ground 73km North of Hughenden

DISQUALIFICATION

Participants that run in the wrong age group will be disqualified from the race.

Participants that take a shortcut or divert from the marked track will be disqualified from the race.

RACE TIME

All participants have 4 hours to complete the course.

Contact

Hosted by Flinders Shire Council
Sports Co-Ordinator - Taree Walsh
Mobile: 0427 200 712
Email: sportandrec@flinders.qld.gov.au

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