The 50km event starts in the Melbourne CBD and follows the Yarra River out to the eastern suburbs. Once in Templestowe, the track leaves the Yarra and follows Mullum Mullum Creek to finish in Donvale. The 20km event starts at Yarra Flats (CP3 of the 50km event) and also finishes at Donvale.
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The track is clearly marked on event day, however it is a good idea to have an understanding of the course.
Location: Gosch’s Paddock, Olympic Bvd (Swan St) Melbourne
Melways Ref: 2G F10
Parking: There is no street parking on Olympic Bvd. Around the Botanical Gardens and along the Yarra River metered parking is available.
For longer duration, there is a parking complex next to Hisense Arena. Parking is $7.50 flat rate.
Train: Get off the train at Richmond Station and exit to Swan St.
Participants are required to check in with event staff at EVERY checkpoint for safety reasons.The 50km course has four checkpoints (at approximately 12km, 20km, 30km and 40km). The 20km course has one checkpoint at approximately the half way point.
Checkpoint sponsor: Kwik Kopy Braeside
Location: Kevin Bartlett Sporting Complex—F.R Smith Dr (off Yarra Blvd), Burnley
Melways Ref: 59 B1
Checkpoint is located between the carpark and the J.A Loughnan Oval
Support Crew Parking: On street
Facilities: Limited public toilet, portable toilets & water taps
Checkpoint sponsor: a2 Milk™
Checkpoint manned by: Isabella & Marcus Fund
Location: Fairfield Park – Fairfield Park Drive (off Heidelberg Rd), Fairfield
Melways Ref: 30 H12
Checkpoint is located between the toilets and path
Support Crew Parking: Very limited within car park
Facilities:Public toilets, portable toilets & water taps
Checkpoint sponsor: PaperCut
Checkpoint manned by: Very Special Kids
Location: Yarra Flats Reserve – Cnr The Boulevard and Banksia St, Eaglemont (Ivanhoe East)
Melways Ref: 32 C6
Checkpoint is located 100m east of track in the BBQ shelter
Support Crew Parking: Sufficient within reserve
Facilities: Portable toilets, water taps, first aid
Checkpoint sponsor: Available
Checkpoint manned by: TBA
Location: Westerfolds Park – Lower Carpark K, Enter through main entrance (off Fitzsimons Lane), Templestowe
Melways Ref: 33 F1
Checkpoint is located between the river trail and the carpark, approx 200m before the Fitzsimons Lane overpass.
Support Crew Parking: Sufficient within park
Facilities: Public toilets, portable toilets, water taps, first aid
Location: Donvale Christian College – 155 Tindals Rd, Donvale
Melways Ref: 34 K9
Parking: There is parking in the school grounds. Enter via gate 1 or 2.
Facilities: Toilets, showers, food