Drop bags are recommended for extra food, gels, body lubricant, spare socks, clothing, batteries, and spare headlamp at the aid stations, and for warm, dry clothing and footwear at the finish line.
Bag Type/Material: must be closable and SOFT (recommend – Woolworths/Coles chiller Bags).
Plastic/garbage bags and plastic boxes will not be accepted.
Aid station Drop Bag: less than 20Litres volume and less than 10kg weight.
Finish Drop Bag: can be as large as needed.
Important: must not contain glass bottles and valuable items
Marking your Drop Bag:
We will provide labels that correlate to each aid station, each label will be a different color.
Clearly mark each label for that specific aid station using a permanent marker pen with:
Your surname and race number
All drop bags will be lined up in numerical order.
Any bags without or clearly written/visible with a name and race number will be placed at the end of the queue.
AID STATION DROP BAGS (100 and 50 mile runners only)
All runners can take advantage of our aid station drop bag services.
Runners may use a mixture of the support crew at some aid stations and the drop bag service at others, you can also use the drop bag service at any aid station whether your support crew will be in attendance or not.
Checkpoint drop bags are for the following locations:
Aid station 3 – Blowhard Hut (50M and 100M)
Aid station 4 – Mt Murray Hut site (50M and 100M)
Aid station 5 – Selwyn Creek Road (100M only)
Aid station 6 – Van Damme’s Saddle (100M only).
Aid station drop bags must be delivered to the drop bag marquee at RACE HQ before the start of your event.
It is the responsibility of the runner to ensure that all drop bags have the correct aid station label along with name and bib number on them.
FINISH LINE DROP BAG
Runners may leave a finish drop bag in the drop bag marquee at (near the start line) on
the morning of your race.
This bag should contain warm, dry clothing and footwear to change into at the finish. One
finish drop bag per runner is permitted.
It is the responsibility of runners to collect their finish drop bag from the drop bag marquee.
Any finish line drop bags not collected by midday on Sunday the 14th will be disposed of.