100KM TEAMS

TEAMS OF 6
4 WALKERS AT A TIME
3 STRUCTURE OPTIONS

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100km COURSE

100km is the ultimate challenge for your team. The distance is divided into two sections to be completed over two days. Day 1 will see teams walk 55km from Orbost to Lakes Colquhoun Rd in the Colquhoun Regional Park. Teams will return to the same location for day 2, walking 45km to the finish line in Bairnsdale. Teams agree to maintain a speed between 4-7km/hr and to depart all Wellness Stops by the advised time. Due to safety considerations, we cannot accommodate runners on the 100km course.

100km COURSE WOULD SUIT:

  • those without pre-existing injury or serious health conditions.
  • those who have a 5-6 month window to time to train & prepare (if doing the full 100km distance).
  • those who have participated in other endurance walks and are looking for a new challenge.
  • anyone who has completing a 100km 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.

100km TEAM OPTIONS

Our aim is to help every team cross the finish line, so there are a number of options that your team can choose from.

4 Walkers + 2 Support Crew

4 team members who train and plan to complete the entire 100km distance.

Remaining 2 team members participate in some training to ensure they can complete a section in the case a walker becomes injured or fatigued. They will also act as the support crew throughout the event.

2 x 100km Walkers plus 4 x 50km Walkers

2 team members who train and plan to complete the entire 100km distance.

Remaining 4 team members who train with the aim to complete a single day section (either 55km or 45km).

They will also act as support crew on the alternative day.

100km Relay Team with 6 Walkers

All 6 team members will complete 5 or 6 of the 8 walking sections, with the team captain developing a roster system.

Those who are not walking with take on the role of support crew for that section.

An example of a team roster is below.

Example of a 100km relay team roster

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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100km SECTION DETAILS

DAY ONE – ORBOST TO LAKES COLQUHOUN RD (55km)

DAY TWO – LAKES COLQUHOUN RD TO BAIRNSDALE (45km)

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. Once teams arrive at Wellness Stop 4, they will be shuttled to the pick up location on the corner of Lakes Colquhoun Rd & Uncles Rd. Once arrived, the traffic controller will be notified and the support crew vehicle permitted past the road closure into the Regional Park to collect their team. A one-way road system will be implemented, with vehicles entering via Lakes Colquhoun Rd and exiting via Uncles Rd. Support crew will be able to follow their team via GPS tracker so as not to arrive too early.

To return to the course on day two, support crew will be able to drop teams at the same location. Again, a one-way road system will be implemented, with vehicles entering Colquhoun Regional Park via Lakes Colquhoun Rd, leaving team at the drop off zone and then turning left at Uncles Rd and continuing until they are back in Lakes Entrance. Teams will be permitted to be dropped off between 7am – 8am, and will need to walk from the drop off location to Wellness Stop 4 to return to the course.