Tassie Trail Fest: Event Schedule 2018
FRIDAY 23rd FEBRUARY 2018
AM Arrivals. Hopefully you have you accommodation sorted, so swing the swag down and explore the town (it won't take that long!). You may like to hire a MTB and go for a spin on the trails - recce some of what you'll be running! Or fuel up and relax, readying yourself for a big few days.
PM Registrations. From 2pm, at the Derby Town Hall; register, get your race number and ask any curly questions you have. We'll smile, look at you blankly, and then point you back to the Race Director - it's all in his head...
From 6pm - Event welcome at Derby trailhead.
7pm - IO Merino Derby Dash for Cash - Time Trial Madness. A (very) short course time trial event to warm you up. No pulled hamstrings, now, y'hear?! Runners will set off at 30 second intervals. Then it's a race against time, the best time wins, with a leaderboard tracking who has registered the fastest as runners come in over the line, all vying for $100 cash (male and female) winners take all. A great one for the spectators with an eye on the leaderboard!
SATURDAY 24th FEBRUARY 2018
6.30am 9.30am - Registrations for 44km, 21km, 6.5km, 2km Kids - head to the Event Hub at the start/finish/trailhead OR, if average weather, we will relocate to the Derby Town Hall (about 200 metres away) and register.
8am - START, marathon - Blue Derby Trailhead (head to the southern end of town, down the hill past the Town Hall, the car park adjacent to the road is the event HQ for start/finish).
8.30am - START + Find Your Feet half marathon - Blue Derby Trailhead (head to the southern end of town, down the hill past the Town Hall, the car park adjacent to the road is the event HQ for start/finish).
10am - START, Run Goat Run 6.5km & 2km Kids run (parents welcome to run)
from 10.30am - first half marathon finishers expected (finish line is where each race started)
from 12pm - first marathon finishers expected (finish line is where each race started)
2.30pm - Derby trails open to MTB (Blue Tier open to MTB all day)
3.30pm - SEMINAR. Presenter TBC, Derby Town Hall.
7.30pm - START Black Diamond 16km night run - finish at Derby Town Hall. [NOTE: sunset is at 7.34pm, last light at approx 8.06pm.]
From 8.30pm - live music and Little Rivers craft brew at Derby Town Hall. Night run finish via stage.
SUNDAY 25th FEBRUARY 2018
9am - START IO Merino half marathon (at Blue Tier / Weldborough). NOTE: this run begins at the pub in Weldborough, an approx 15 minute drive further east from Derby. Runners are responsible for their own transport. The run starts and finishes in the same location.
9.309am - START 5km Run, Weldborough.
From 12noon lunch @ Weldborough Hotel
1pm - Late registrations for Derby-based 16km and 2km Kids' run
head to the Event Hub at the start/finish/trailhead OR, if average weather, we will relocate to the Derby Town Hall (about 200 metres away) and register.
2.30pm - 16km day run NEW COURSE
3pm - Kids run
4.30pm - Presentations** and Festival close
*Timings subject to change. All competitors will be notified closer to the event date.
**Presentations will be held in the Town Hall if foul weather.