Hares & Hounds '22
PLEASE NOTE - THE EVENT WILL RELOCATE TO BEERBURRUM IN 2022
Starting from Beerburrum for the first time (at the Beerburrum Community Hall) Hares & Hounds retains it's traditional format, where the hares (running 50km solo) start at a set time ahead of the hounds (running 50km in a relay team) as usual, but in line with the tradition of the format. All solo runners who get to the finish before cut-off will be awarded a time, but if a runner is caught by all the hounds before the last checkpoint, they will be listed as 'caught' as opposed to being a finisher.
Rescheduled to January 15th, 2022
3:00 am - Hares (50km solo) $120
4:30 am - Hounds (50km team relay) $180
4:30 am - Lone Wolves (50km solo) $120
6:00 am - 25km trail run, $90
7:00 am - 10km trail run, $70
Cut-off for all events is midday.
Mandatory & Recommended Kit
Please familiarise yourself with the course map and course directions, both of which can be found on this page. (maybe print off the map and carry a copy if you’re unsure of directions)
Headlamp (for runs commencing before sunrise)
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.
Bite and sting treatment
Compression bandage (cheaply available at most chemists)
Alun Davies - 0407 836 775
AAA racing accept it in good faith that the mandatory list is adhered to by participants, though there will be spot checks on course
Start – Bushland Reserve Trail Head, Beerburrum
CP1a – 4.0 (10 km turnaround 5km, arriving via Jack Ferris lookout)
CP4a – 6.2 (2.2 km)
CP6 – 14.0 (7.8 km, 25 km turnaround)
CP7 – 21.5 (7.5 km)
CP7 – 30.0 (8.5 km)
CP6 – 37.5 (7.5 km)
CP4a – 45.3 (7.8 km)
CP1a – 47.5 (2.2 km)
Finish, Beerburrum Community Hall – 52.0 (4.5 km)
Relay teams can hand over at any Checkpoint with team members running as many legs as the team wishes - ALL members must run at least one leg.
During the Event
Course marking will consist of flagging tape, arrows on trees and 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 all CPs along with other provisions (specifics to be advised as necessary to participants by email, prior to event day)
Any rubbish can be taken from you each time you visit a checkpoint. Anything that leaves the checkpoint with you must stay with you until you can dispose of it properly and not on the course. We’d like to set and maintain an example to those less conscientious.
Toilet facilities are available at the start/finish area and at some locations along the course (dependent on the event). Please do not remove paper from the toilets.
If you pull out or have to leave the course for any reason, please advise the checkpoint 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.
Remember where you are
We don’t like to talk about it, but we are in Queensland and many of the locals aren’t so friendly if they’re frightened or disturbed. Watch where you’re putting your feet and keep a close eye on the ground as well as ahead.
We recommend that you carry a compression bandage and understand how to apply it. Take a look here:
The event crew are running the show
Cooperate with event crew/officials/volunteers all the times - 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 events to have fun. Failure to have any fun will be frowned upon by the event management team!