100KM CHALLENGE

WALK THE ENTIRE DISTANCE OR FORM A RELAY WITH YOUR TEAM MATES

JOIN THE TRFM 100km CHALLENGE

2 DAY CHALLENGE

Friday, April 30 (55km)

Saturday, May 1 (45km)

LOCATION

Day 1 – Orbost to Lakes Colquhoun Rd
Day 2 – Lakes Colquhoun Rd to Bairnsdale

WALKING SPEED

Teams agree to maintain an average speed between 4-7km/hr & depart Wellness Stops by the advised time.

100km SECTION DETAILS

A Wellness Stop will be set up at each of the locations listed on the map. A section is the part of the course located between two Wellness Stops (WS). For example, the course between Orbost (Start) and Waygara (WS1) is Section 1 and is 16km long. The course between Waygara (WS1) and Tostaree (WS2) is Section 2 and is 12km long.

YOUR TEAM, YOUR WAY

100km teams consist of 6 members. For each section of the course, 4 members will be walkers and 2 members will be the support crew. You can alternate the role of team members for each section (see above for information on course sections).

THIS MEANS THAT NOT ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR TEAM NEED TO BE ABLE TO WALK 100KM TO PARTICIPATE.

Some examples of different team options are detailed below. You are also able to add extra members if you would like a larger team – there just needs to be two people allocated to the support crew role for each section.

Examples of different team options (or make your own):

Regardless of whatever option your team decides to adopt, we encourage all team mates to meet at the end of the trail (McEacharn St, Bairnsdale) and walk the final meters across the finish line together.

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ACCOMMODATION

With an early 6am start on day one, we highly recommend staying close to the start line on Thursday night. There are some great local options in Orbost, with additional accommodation available in Marlo (only 10 minutes away). For those who get in early, the three cottages at TosTaree Cottages are a fantastic choice, as this will also be the location of Wellness Stop 2. Super convenient!

Wellness Stop 4 is located on Lakes Colquhoun Rd. This is where teams will stop on day one and restart on day two, so it’s a good idea to stay close by. The two best options are Bruthen (11mins) or Lakes Entrance (15-20mins).

When deciding where to stay after the finish line, think about where you’d like to wake up on Sunday morning. Lakes Entrance & Metung are beautiful seaside towns, while staying in Bairnsdale means you are closer to getting home!

Don’t forget that you have two amazing support crew who help move your bags and check you in and out of your accommodation, making it easy to stay close to the trail.

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DAY ONE PICK UP / DAY TWO DROP OFF

100km teams will need to be picked up by their support crew at the end of day one. Due to limited space at this Wellness Stop, support crew cars will only be given access to park once their team has already arrived.

To return to the course on day two, support crew will be able to drop teams at the corner of Lakes Colquhoun Rd & Uncles Rd. Teams will then return to the trail on foot, with this 700m included in the 100km course distance.

100km COURSE WOULD SUIT:

  • those without pre-existing injury or serious health conditions.

  • those who have a time to train & prepare if doing the full 100km distance (relay team members require less preparation time).

  • those who have participated in other endurance walks and are looking for a new challenge.

  • anyone who has completing a 100km challenge on their bucket list.

  • those looking to do a long hike overseas and wanting to add to their training while unable to travel internationally.

  • those who missed participating in running or walking events in 2020 and would love to cross an official start and finish line again.

  • teams who are wanting to fundraise for a cause and thus complete the biggest challenge to attract more donations.

  • teams wanting to support the East Gippsland community as much as possible.

  • companies wanting to participate in a corporate challenge with a relay team.