East Gippsland

5-7 Aug 2022

The tranquil Gippsland Lakes system is the ultimate adventurer’s playground. East Gippsland is one of Victoria’s premier holiday destinations; loved for its swimming beaches, waterfront cafes and fleet of colourful fishing boats, many of which sell the day’s catch from the jetties.

SuperTrail Series brings amazing course designs and iconic locations taking in the highlights of this region. The festival aims to bring together runners, and their friends and families, to celebrate our sport in such a naturally spectacular environment.

Grab the kids, pack the car and head to Lakes Entrance on Friday afternoon.  You’ll be rewarded with a beautiful 10km Blizzard out and back Trail run from the Lakes Entrance Rotunda.  Just in time to tuck in for some delicious local delicacies at one of the many seafood restaurants and cafes.

55km Hurricane on Saturday is something special. This point to point run from Nowa Nowa follows the East Gippsland Rail Trail before turning left onto the Lakes Discovery Trail. You will discover trails only the locals know about, set beside this tranquil seaside town. For mum, dad or the kids, all the fun isn’t out of town.  Sign up for the Kids Tiny Trails 2km race or the Stormy 5km Trail, racing from the Rotunda.

No time for Sunday sleep ins when the Tornado is calling.  26km from the Rotunda through stunning beach side bushland trails. If you or the family missed the Tiny Trails and the Storm 5km, these will be run again on Sunday morning from the Rotunda Festival area.

Race three events over the weekend and earn points for the Triple Crown.  Triple Crown: racers who choose to run three events; 10km Blizzard, 55km Hurricane, 26km Tornado, totaling 91km Cyclone, go into the running for the Triple Crown.

With the largest prize purse in Australian trail running events on offer, place getters for the Triple Crown will go home with cash prizes.

Elite Category and Age Group winners will get to shine on the podium.

Soak up the atmosphere at the Festival zone, maybe buy any last minute nutrition or gear that you forgot to pack at the Festival Expo. Enjoy the post race glow with some yummy food and refreshments from the local food trucks and vendors.

Gear Lists, transport options, cut off times and course maps to come – stay tuned to the Facebook event page for update notifications.

Courses Available Soon

Course Maps

Schedule

 

DAY TIME EVENT
Friday Late PM 10KM
Saturday Early AM 55KM
Saturday AM 18KM or 28KM TBC
Saturday PM 2KM TINY TRAILS
Sunday AM 26KM
Sunday AM 2KM TINY TRAILS
Sunday AM 5KM TRAIL SPRINT

 

triple crown Prize money

 

Event Placing Prize money
Triple Crown 1st Male Overall $1000
2nd Male Overall $750
3rd Male Overall $500
4th Male Overall $350
5th Male Overall $150
1st Female Overall $1000
2nd Female Overall $750
3rd Female Overall $500
4th Female Overall $350
5th Female Overall $150
Total Prize Money $5500

 

Mandatory & Optional Gear

There may be random gear checks throughout the day. Penalties will apply.

 

MANDATORY ITEMS 8.5KM 20 & 30KM 60KM
Compression Bandage ^
Emergency Space Blanket
Water Bottles / Bladders
Zip Lock Bags (Large)
Whistle
Mobile Phone
Food Bars / Portions
Appropriate Footwear
Waterproof and Breathable Jacket ^ *  
Waterproof Pants *    
Lightweight Dry Sack    
Headlamp    
High-Visibility Vest ^    

 

OPTIONAL ITEMS
Soft cup (no cups will be provided)
Appropriate sun proection (sunscreen, cap)
Additional first aid (sports strapping tape, blister protection)
Chaffing cream, salt tabs or cramp treatment
Spare socks

* To be confirmed the day prior if required

^ Specifications:

  • Compression bandage – minimum dimensions 7.5cm x 2.3m long unstretched
  • Waterproof & breathable jacket – fully taped seams and hood. Breath-ability must be provided by the material itself and not exclusively by mesh panels. Minimal underarm vents are allowed if the jacket material itself is technical and breathable. Large mesh panels, even if covered by flaps, are NOT permitted. The jacket must fit you. Plastic rain ponchos, wind jackets, water resistant jackets are NOT suitable.
  • High-visibility vest – must be worn when the light is fading or on the final lap out if the light is fading

Visit East Gippsland

Located 319 kilometres from Melbourne on the edge of Ninety Mile Beach where the Gippsland Lakes meet the ocean, Lakes Entrance offers myriad water-based activities. Download the Lakes Entrance Town Centre Map listing all the attractions and town centre streets. For all the walking tracks in town the Lakes Entrance Walk Map will show you all the leisurely strolls you can take.

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