60KM TEAMS

TEAMS OF 5 – FOR EACH SECTION 4 TEAM MEMBERS WALK AND 1 TEAM MEMBER ACTS AS SUPPORT CREW

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1 DAY CHALLENGE

60km teams will hit the course on Saturday, May 1, 2021

LOCATION

Nowa Nowa to Bairnsdale, with stops at Lakes Colquhoun Rd, Bruthen, Bumberrah & Nicholson.

TIME

Teams will depart at 6am and have 18 hours to complete the course.

TEAM SIZE

Your team must have at least 5 members. 4 members will walk each section with the other member acting as the support crew. You can change who walks and who is support crew at any Wellness Stop.

WALKING SPEED

Teams agree to maintain an average speed between 4-7km/hr & depart each Wellness Stop within 30 minutes of arrival.

RUNNING TEAMS

Running teams are permitted as long as you let us know so that we can make arrangements to ensure that all road crossings have been opened in time.

QUESTIONS

Feel free to DM us on social media or send an email at anytime. You may also find our FAQ page helpful too.

60km SECTION DETAILS

60km COURSE

Looking for an amazing challenge? 60km in under 18 hours is the ultimate challenge for your team. Departing from the township of Nowa Nowa as the sun rises, teams will pass through Colquhoun Regional Park before visiting the village of Bruthen, winding through the Tambo and Bumberrah regions and then transversing the rural farming lands 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. Running teams will only be accepted with permission from event organisers via team@greataussiehike.com.au

60km COURSE WOULD SUIT:

  • teams who are serious about developing their fitness levels.
  • those who have a 3-4 month window to time to train & prepare.
  • those looking for the longest continuous walking distance the event offers.
  • those who are interested in doing the 100km challenge in 2022 and are completing the 60km as part of a long term training plan.
  • those without pre-existing injury or serious health conditions.
  • those who have participated in other endurance walks and are looking for a new challenge.
  • 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 looking to complete a big challenge to attract more donations.
  • teams wanting to support the East Gippsland community.
  • companies wanting to participate in a corporate challenge with a relay team.

60KM 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 + 1 Support Crew

4 team members who train and plan to complete the entire 60km distance.

Remaining team member participates in some training to ensure s/he can complete a section in the case a walker becomes injured or fatigued.

They will also act as the support crew throughout the event.

3 x 60km Walkers + 2 x 30km Walkers

3 team members who train and plan to complete the entire 60km distance.

Remaining 2 team members train and plan to complete a 30km section each.

They will also act as support crew when not on course.

60km Relay Team (5 Walkers)

All 5 team members participate, with a roster set up for who will walk each section and who will act as the support crew.

An example of how this could work is below.

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.

RESERVE A SPOT FOR YOUR TEAM

Team numbers will be strictly limited to ensure the challenge can go ahead if restrictions are tightened.

You can now reserve a place for a two week period while you recruit team members and get organised. Simply fill out this form with your contact details and which distance challenge you are interested in.

There is no obligation to commit and you can cancel your reservation at anytime.

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