Tassie Trail Fest: Event Schedule 2018

FRIDAY 9th MARCH 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...

SATURDAY 10th MARCH 2018

6.30am 9.30am - Late 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)

1pm - DAY 1 PRESENTATIONS - at event hub (half marathon, marathon, 6.5km). If foul weather - presentations will be at the Derby Town Hall.

2.30pm - Derby trails open to MTB (Blue Tier open to MTB all day)

3.30pm - SEMINAR.  Presenter TBC 

7pm  - SCREENING: Film TBC - Hosted at the Derby Town Hall.

SUNDAY 11th MARCH 2018

6.30am - 7.30am - Late registrations for 14km and 6.5km - 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 - 14km day run & Run Goat Run 6.5km

NOTE: Due to the shifting of the event over to Weldborough for the 21km we will not be able to do presentations until the evening. We apologise if anyone has to head home prior to this.  

10.30am - Derby trails open to MTB (Blue Tier Weldborough open until 11am)

10am-11am - Late registrations for 22km - head to the rear of the Weldborough Hotel, near the start finish hub. IN foul weather we will take registrations inside the hotel.

11.30am - 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. 

From 12noon lunch @ Weldborough Hotel

3.30pm - SEMINAR – Presented TBC. 

5pm - 2km Kids run (parents welcome to run), from Blue Derby trailhead car park.

7.30pm - START Black Diamond 14km 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 craft brew at Derby Town Hall. Night run finish via stage.
Includes DAY TWO PRESENTATIONS (at some stage!).

MONDAY 12TH MARCH 2018

7.30am-8am - Late registrations for 2km Dash - 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)

8.30am - IO Merino Derby Dash for Cash - Time Trial Madness. A (very) short course (you may have a hangover) time trial event. 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 $200 cash (male and female) winners take all. A great one for the spectators with an eye on the leaderboard!

9.30am - BBQ breakfast & FINAL PRESENTATIONS including overall King & Queen of Tassie Trails and Multiday Madness. (NOTE: individual presentations for the marathon, half marathon(s), 14km(s) and 6.5km will be made on the day/night of those events). 

From 9.30am - trails open to MTB.

11am - Festival close.

*Timings subject to change. All competitors will be notified closer to the event date.