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Blue Goat's Backyard Marathon
Mt Victoria, near Katoomba, The Blue Mountains.
With options from 10 to 100 km along with a LOS event, on a measured course, each run has laps of a challenging 5.3 km for the LOS and approximately 7.5 for the 100 km with enough scenery to keep you occupied. There's something here for everyone, including a free kids run.
This inaugural AAA Racing/Blue Mountains Fitness joint event will be run over Friday 29th to Saturday 30th Nov.
November 27th - November 29th 2020
The event is run on two laps of 5.3 and 7.5 km respectively on a property in Mt Victoria. It's set up so that the event is social with a lot of interaction between participants as different sections pass by each other (though paths don't cross at any point on the course).
You can download a copy of the GPX file here: Blue Goat's Backyard Marathon
Or, you can take a look at the link from Iron Tony's(!) Garmin Connect session to the right
Start times and pricing to be confirmed
Bite and sting treatment
Compression bandage (cheaply available at most chemists).
Access to a map of the course - either by mobile device or printed map (available from this page)
Mobile phone (most areas or the course have coverage and having a phone means you can relocate to an area that has coverage if that’s not the case)
Race directors contact added to phone, Hopefully you won't need it, but if you do, you'll be glad of it
On the Day
Course marking will consist of flagging tape, arrows on trees and other signage where necessary
It is essential, with no exceptions, that each participant carries a water bottle at the very minimum. There will be water at the start/finish area and at and intermediate location on the course.
Anything you take onto the course must stay with you until you can dispose of it properly at the end of each lap.
Toilet facilities are available at the start/finish area. Please do not remove paper from the toilets at the start/finish area.
During the Event
If you pull out or have to leave the course for any reason, please advise event staff or those at the start finish area.
Regardless of ability, please be mindful of other runners: If you’re a faster runner wanting to pass, advise the runner in front by all means, but be patient and don’t pressurise anyone. It can be unnerving and easily lead to a trip. Conversely, if you are aware of a faster runner behind you, take the utmost of care and allow them to pass when it’s safe. Many a runner/walker’s day can be blighted by the smallest of incidents and we want everyone to leave on Saturday night being a little better for their experience. Look after each other out there.
Health and injury
This isn’t the nanny state by any means but we are out on the trail. As per the waiver agreed to on entry, should you become injured or should event staff consider that you need medical attention or examination, do not continue until authorised to do so. If it’s deemed that it’s not in your interests to continue, you will be withdrawn from the event. We’d rather make the mistake of scratching someone who could continue than letting someone who shouldn’t.
The event crew are running the show
Cooperate with event crew/officials/volunteers all the times, they have your safety in mind - they're there not only because they enjoy giving something back or participating in a different way, but because they have event experience. They know what they're doing and they'll be under instruction from the race directors. Under whatever circumstances, the event directors decisions are final ... and they're usually the same as the crew! :)
Finally, have Fun!
It is a compulsory requirement of all participants at AAA Racing and BMF events to have fun. Failure to have any fun will be frowned upon by the event management team!