Anyone under 19 years old $50
Everyone else (aged 19 years and older) $75
Late entry fee (if you enter after the closing date) an additional $25 per person.
Closing Date, late entries and refundsEntries Close at 11:59pm on Tuesday 19th March 2013. After this date a late entry fee of $25 will apply. If you decide not to race after your entry has been accepted and you let us know in writing before entries have closed we will give you a refund of 50% of your entry fee. After entries have closed no refund will be payable.
Junior/Youth (aged under 19) - Blue Mountain Gorges Challenge is not recommended for children under 12. Competitors under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult participant and must be approved by the race director. Mt Peel Mountain Bike Marathon - you must be 15 years or over to enter this race.
Seniors (19-44 years)
Veterans (45+ years)
Tandem (2 people on 1 bike) - The riders can be any age but each person must register and pay the appropriate registration fee.
|6.30am||Pre-Race Check in and Late Entries Open|
|8.00am|| Mt Peel Race Late Entries Close
Complusory Pre-Race Briefing, Gear Check & Weather Check
|8.15am||Mt Peel Race Starts|
|8.30am||Blue Mountain Race Late Entries Close|
|8.45am||Complusory Pre-Race Briefing, Gear Check & Weather Check|
|9.00am||Blue Mountain Races Start|
|12.00pm||Complimentary lunch served for all competing riders|
All riders must check-in before the race and collect race packs at the Peel Forest Hall.
Race packs contain your race plate (race number along with cable ties to secure it to your bike) and some sponsors goodies and important race safety information. At check-in we confirm your details and you can find out who else is racing in your category.
All riders are issued with a race plate. This is your race number and should be attached securely to the front of your bike (it needs to be able to be seen at all times, so make sure it stays on and visible). Your race plate helps us keep track of you during the race and it is also used to record your time as you cross the finish line.
At the finish line we’ll have clippers available to take you race plate off the bike
The Mt Peel Mountain Bike Marathon and the Blue Mountain Gorges Challenge races are staged in an exposed, high country alpine area and in the case of flooding, snow, high winds, or weather conditions or any natural disaster that might affect rider safety, the courses may be changed or the race may be cancelled. This is unlikely, but if so the following measures would be put in place:
Course Changes: If after an inspection of the course on Saturday or Sunday, the organisers deem it unsafe, the course may be changed. In this case the start and finishing location will not change (although the start may be delayed). During the compulsory pre-rider briefing riders will be advised of the course changes.
If the Mt Peel Mountain Bike Marathon race is deemed unsafe, but the Blue Mountain Gorges Challenge course is safe to ride, all participants in the Mt Peel race will be transferred to the Blue Mountain race and the events wil lbe combined.
Cancellation: If the course (or alternatives) are deemed unsafe the event may be cancelled. In this case the decision would be made by 8:00am at race HQ and advised on the the PortFM cancellation service.
Refunds Policy: In the unlikely event of change of course or cancellation, entry fees are non-refundable.
Bring with you
Prizes and prize giving - plenty of booty to be won
Every entrant competes for a $5,000 prize pool made up of cash and product.
The first male and first female finishers in each race will win the coveted Trophies which they keep for the year (or 3).
There are also trophies for the first junior male and female to finish in the Blue Mountain Gorges Challenge and the first male and female to the top of Coal Hill.
Depending on the number of entries in age group category winners will receive merit cash, voucher or product prizes.
We have heaps of spot prizes. All major spot prizes are awarded during the prize giving. Race plates are randomly selected and the winners are invited up to collect their prize. If the winners are not present then the prize is redrawn.
To ensure your number is in the major spot prize draw, you need to hand it in at the finish line.
The Prize giving will be held in the Peel Forest Hall at approx 3.00pm. Some riders may still be riding at this stage but the prize giving will still proceed.