Important information for runners
Important information for runners
Aside from a start/finish line drop-bag service, participants WILL NOT be able to have drop-bags taken to aid stations on course. Participants must make use of the event supplied course nutrition available at the aid stations (see "course nutrition" below) - anything particular you may want will need to be carried with you.
There will be a drop-bag area at the start line where participants may leave any (non-valuable) items they wish to have available at the finish line. This will be useful to participants staying at the start line who wish to have fresh clothes for the finish line, or participants who take the shuttle bus on race morning and wish to bring along a book/music/blanket/jumper etc for the long bus ride to the start line. Please clearly mark your bag with your NAME and RACE BIB NUMBER.
The Wild Earth Coastal High 50 is an UNCREWED event - participants are not to receive external support or assistance either at or between aid stations, unless from event staff or in a medical or emergency situation. The remote nature of the course means that there is not sufficient area on-course or at aid stations for crew.
There are no pacers in the Wild Earth Coastal High 50, and you must not have anyone unregistered for the event run with you at any time. Running alongside an unregistered runner may see you withdrawn from the event.
It is permissible for friends, family and other supporters to attend CP2 in the Numinbah Valley to wait and watch participants run through - however runners are not to receive assistance from them at this time. A quick cuddle is OK!
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All runners must complete a compulsory gear check prior to race day - we will have an online record of all gear checks completed and you will not be permitted to run without having done this check. No check, no bib, no run.
Gear checks will be performed by Wild Earth staff either in-store or via Skype for interstate or overseas runners. To book a gear check appointment please contact Wild Earth:
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The WECH50 course will be saved as a bookmark in the app, and will be visible on the map as an ORANGE LINE. There are also several other markers visible on the map:
To view information about any of the course markers click on them and information will show up on the bottom of the screen.
To view your location on the map click on the left-most symbol in the bottom navigation bar - the map will zoom in on your location, shown by a blue arrow. As you move your location moves with you - which is useful for navigation if you are on the course and unsure of the direction you should be going.
To get your location coordinates at any time, first click on your location arrow and then swipe up on the "My Position" text. You will then be able to view latitude and longitude coordinates - this will be useful if you are lost or injured and need to provide your location to event personnel.
The app doesn't require cellular data other than to initially download the base map ("Brisbane" is the map you will need - you will be asked to download this when you first open the app).
For event day, we suggest you use the following settings on your phone:
You need location services (GPS) turned on to use the app, but leaving it on at other times will potentially prematurely flatten your battery. Remember, your phone is to be used for making emergency phone calls and accessing the mapping app - please conserve battery life to ensure your phone is functioning if you require it.
Please make sure you are familiar with the app before event day. If you have any questions as to how to setup your phone for event day please contact us well in advance of race week.
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The Wild Earth Coastal High 50 will make use of Tailwind Nutrition at all aid stations, including the start and finish line. Tailwind contains both energy and electrolytes - refer to the Tailwind Nutrition website for additional information.
All aid stations will also have plain water and soft lollies available to participants. Numinbah Valley and Apple Tree Park aid stations will also have cola flavoured soda and salted potato chips.
We strongly recommend that you trial anything you wish to use on event day in your training - there's nothing worse than an upset stomach in an ultra run.