GSER provides one of the most rugged and picturesque mountain trail runs in Australia, while being an all inclusive event with big event feels while keeping a strong community vibe!

Starting and finishing upon the top of the Victorian High Country, from the start line runners venture into the mountains, summiting peaks with views that last for days, and experience sections of the iconic Australian Alps Walking Track. all within the Victorian Alpine National Park and Hotham Resort boundaries.

Events of GSER 2024:
14km – An introduction to trail running in the mountains, while taking in breathtaking views.
28 km – Capturing the summits of Mt Feathertop and Mt Hotham , while traverseing the iconic Razorback.
56 km – The perfect event for anyone looking to step up from a marathon, while becoming an ultra marathoner in the mountains.
50 mile – For the trail lover who’s done a 100 km event, but wants to run the best mountain trails in Australia.

50 mile Relay – Designed to allow 2 runners the chance experience the best of pure mountain trail running! Runner 1 – 42kms, Runner 2 – 38kms.

And for any women taking part in any of the events at GSER become a member of Race Director Megan’s vision for the event, the #womenofgser group – an encouraging, empowering and supportive group of women getting out onto the trails!

We are very excited to see you and your trail crew in the mountains, November 2024.

Regards Matt and Megan (the Ultra Endurance Team)

2024 Events

Capturing the best trails within the Victorian High Country.

GSER 14km has been designed as an introduction to mountain running with the course tackling the Hotham Huts loop trail that provides very rewarding views.

There is no doubt that this will take true grit and determination to finish, but the views alone is worth the adventure plus the cheers from your trail crew will be awaiting your arrival at the finish line!

GSER 28km is a step up to pure mountain running with the course tackling some very sweet trails and including steep climbs with very rewarding views.

There is no doubt that this will take true grit and determination to finish, but with your trail crew waiting at the finish line, you’ll make it happen! 

GSER 56 km provides all runners an epic day out on the trails. Our course showcases the iconic high country trails of Bon Accord track, Bungalow Spur, Mt Feathertop, the Razorback, Mt Hotham and the Mt Hotham Huts walk trail, before finishng at the Alpine Gateway.

If you’ve completed a coastal 56 km, your next challenge is a High country 56 km – we know which one is more rewarding and think you’ll love what we have in store for you!

The 50miler event has been designed to allow runners who have conquered a 56k or 60km trail running event to take that next step, with the desire of conquering the mountains.  

The course tackles trails that are predominantly single track and include the historical Australian Alps Walking Trail for many parts. The grit and determination it takes participants to finish will be nothing short of extraordinary. The experience along the way – is priceless.

COUNTDOWN UNTIL GSER 2024

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QUICK DETAILS FOR GSER 2024

What dates will GSER 2024 be held on?

November 16th and 17th.

Where will GSER 2024 be held?

GSER 2024 RACE HQ will be on Mt Hotham – showcasing the views over the Victorian High Country.

All 5 events will take place on trails within the Alpine National Park and throughout the Hotham Resort.

What events are planned for GSER 2024?

At GSER 2024 – we have 5 events on offer;

50mile – 79.92km with 4,107m of elevation, capturing 360′ views of the Victorian High Country – Starting 6 am at Hotham Central on November 16th.

50 mile Relay – 79.92km with 4,107m of elevation in total, Runner 1 takes on 42kms, Runner 2 37kms – both capturing 360′ views of the Victorian High Country – Starting 6 am at Hotham Central on November 16th.

14k – 600m of elevation, taking in the Hotham Huts loop – starting 9am at Hotham Central – November 16th.

28k – 1800m of elevation, tick off conquering Mt Feathertop and Mt Hotham all on your way to that finishline – Starting 8 am in Harrietville – November 16th.

56k – 2994m of elevation – summiting Mt Feathertop and Mt Hotham before taking on the Hotham Huts loop – Starting 7 am at Hotham Central on November 16th.

How do I qualify for GSER 2024?

We understand that attending events just to qualify can be difficult and costly, with this in mind we’ve made the qualifying process for GSER 2024 as supportive as possible, by allowing you to use training runs as qualifiers for the distance of your choice.

We allow all entrants to qualify via uploading their race and/or training results after they sign up, allowing you to lock in your entry before they sell out.. 

Check out our qualifying page for all the details on how to get your entry approved for GSER 2024.

** Please note: GSER 14k has no qualfying requirement.

Can I have a support crew and pacer?

Yes, you certainly can have a support crew (we encourage it – the more support for runners out on the trails and at the finish line the better) – check out our support crew page

Yes, Pacers are allowed for our 50-mile events – see the pacer page for more details

Who is the team behind GSER 2024?

The team behind the scenes of GSER 2024 is made up of past competitors and trail lovers alike, with the core management team taking over ownership of the event from former owners; Mountain Sports.

Matt Veenstra – Event Director: all-around trail lover who loves to give back to the trail running community.

Megan Harper – Race Director: Isn’t called the Happy Trail Runr for no reason and has been known to be very handy behind the camera and also is very well suited in front. 

 

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