Razorback Run 58km Track Notes & Course
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LA SPORTIVA RAZORBACK RUN 58km

Another classic alpine run of Australia that takes on some of the most spectacular country in Victoria’s Alpine National Park. If you are running the Alpine Challenge 100M in November this is a good recy run as it covers some of the course that you battle in the later stages.  Starting in Harrietville and climbing up Bungalow Spur to the summit of Mount Feathertop then across the high plains to Pole 333 and onto Mount Hotham, then down Bon Accor into Harrirtville.  An amazing mountain run for Australia!

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 4

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.

5

15.0km

At the junction of the Razorback Track and Diamantina Spur head left and down off the ridge. This is one of the steepest sections of the course so caution should be taken here.

6

19.5km

Once in the bottom of the valley head right towards Blair Hut (crossing a locked barrier at 1km). After passing through the locked barrier across the road take the indistinct track down to Blairs Hut. There is a small clearing with a large “to” to mark this obscure turn off, on the left hand side of the track. Head down and cross the creek then head up past Blairs Hut.

6

20.5km

Blair Hut

8

22.0km

Weston Hut as you get close to the tree line you will come across Snow Poles. Follow these to pole 333 major pole junction

9

26.0km

Pole 333 checkpoint. Here you turn right towards Cobungra Gap and Mt Hotham on the Alpine Walking track following the numbered poles.

10

28.5km

At the junction to Youngs Hut, veer right and proceed downhill following widely spaced snow poles

11

31.5km

Cobungra Gap, turn left here and head down to the river crossing at the footbridge.

12

32.0km

Dibbins Hut proceed up Swindlers Spur

13

33.5km

Derrick Hut right to stay on Alpine Way Walking trail

14

37.5km

Mt Loch Car Park, cross the road and proceed up to the summit of Mt Hotham

15

38.5km

Mt Hotham Summit, then follow the Alpine Walking track down to Diamintina Hut

16

39.5km

Diamintina Hut checkpoint

17

40.5km

Take the track straight on following it to the Bon Accord summit

18

41.0km

Stay leftward and down the Bon Accord Spur

19

57.0km

Arrive in Harrietville, keep going straight to caravan park watch out for traffic

Finish

58.0km

Well Done

Razorback 58km

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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