Rackback Run 40km Track Notes & Course

LA SPORTIVA RAZORBACK RUN 40km

This classic alpine run takes on some of the most spectacular country in Victoria’s Alpine National Park. Starting in Harrietville and climbing up Bungalow Spur to the summit of Mount Feathertop then along the Razorback to Diamintina Hut which offer some of the most remarkable running and scenery in the Australian Alps! Then it is a descent down Bon Accord and back into Harrietville. If you are up for the 40km in distance this is one of the most amazing high altitude runs for the Australian high country!

MAP REF

CUMULATIVE DISTANCE

INSTRUCTION

START

0.0km

Starting at the Harrietville Caravan Park

1

0.5km

Run through Harrietville on the Great Alpine Road (watch out for cars) past the General Store, turn right up Feathertop Lane and across the footbridge.

2

1.5km

Turn right onto the road and head up to the entry to the national park Bungalow Spur

3

10.5km

At the saddle (Memorial Cross) take the marked track to the left stay right and follow signs to summit

Summit MT FEATHERTOP

12.0km

Summit of Mount Feathertop, note that the actual summit is the second peak. Once here return to the Memorial Cross and head out along the Razorback.

4

15.0km

At the junction of the Razorback Track and Diamantina Spur head right and up the small hill. If you start descending into the valley, STOP and return to the ridge.

5

20.5km

Take the track on the left and around the side of Bon Accord

6

23.0km

Diamintina Hut check-point

7

23.5km

Take the track on the left and up to the summit of Bon Accord

8

24.0km

Stay on the left and head down Bon Accord Spur

9

39.0km

Head straight through Harrietville towards caravan park

Finish

40.0km

Well Done!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Razorback 40km

Mandatory Safety Equipment

All runners must carry with them as a minimum the following safety equipment:

(please note: The race director may remove items on the day of the race due to the weather and conditions on the day)

Waterproof map of the area,  – (recommended is Rooftop’s Mt Feathertop – Hotham 1:30,000)

Water proof jacket with hood must be breathable with fully taped waterproof seams

Waterproof overpants

Whistle

Compass

First Aid kit must contain Broad bandage for snake bite / sprains, Antiseptic swipes, band-aids, painkillers (6)

Long sleeved Thermal top

Long Thermal bottoms

Beanie / Hat / Buff

Gloves

Torch & spare batteries

Emergency space blanket

Food

Emergency food

Mobile Phone – (highly recommended) and / or Personal Location Beacon

NB. All runners MUST have sufficient experience/equipment to allow them to either find an alternate route back to run headquarters or wait out the night & complete the run the following day.

Any runner who withdraws or is unable to complete the run back to Harrietville by 9 pm on the Saturday MUST attempt to contact the run director Paul Ashton by mobile phone (0418 136 070) & advise their status.

For more information about mandatory gear check it out HERE 

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