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THE GREAT NORTH WALK 100s

 

RACE INFORMATION

CHECKPOINTS
 

Checkpoint Protocol        Cut-Off Times        Checkpoint Supplies

 

There are six Checkpoints along the GNW100s Course in addition to the Start and Finish.  Maps and details of the Checkpoint Locations & Access can be found here and Checkpoint Sketch Maps can be found here.

Checkpoint Protocol

ALL RUNNERS MUST REGISTER WITH THE CHECKPOINT OFFICIALS ON BOTH ARRIVING AND LEAVING A CHECKPOINT AND MUST ENTER AND EXIT THROUGH THE GATE PROVIDED.  IT IS ALSO CRITICAL THAT ANY COMPETITOR WITHDRAWING AT A CHECKPOINT NOTIFIES OFFICIALS AT THE EXIT GATE.  In past years we have devoted significant resources to finding runners who had withdrawn after arriving at a Checkpoint and failed to tell the Checkpoint Officials.

Cut-Off Times

Runners must leave Checkpoints by the time listed in the table below, or retire from the Race.  Runners who leave a Checkpoint before the Cut-Off Time and then return to that Checkpoint after the Cut-Off Time will be compulsorily retired from the Race.  Runners who arrive at the Finish of the 100 Kilometre or 100 Mile Races after the relevant Cut-Off Time will not have their finishing times recorded and may find that the Finish Areas have been dismantled and the Officials have left.

Checkpoint

Distance (km)

Cut-Off Time (hrs)

START

0.0

0:00

Checkpoint 1

28.6

6:00

Checkpoint 2

52.5

11:00

Checkpoint 3

81.6

17:00

Checkpoint 4/FINISH 100KM

103.7

22:00

Checkpoint 5

132.1

28:00

Checkpoint 6

149.9

31:00

Staples Lookout Track (not a Checkpoint)

160.8

33:00

FINISH 100ML

175.3

36:00

Checkpoint Supplies

All Checkpoints will have water, sports drink, Coke, jelly beans, jelly snakes, bananas, vegetable soup, tea, coffee and hot water available and be manned by one or more Volunteers.  Other food may also be available but is not guaranteed.  Because water availability or quality is limited at some Checkpoints, Runners with Support Crews are encouraged to have their Crews carry sufficient water for themselves and their Runners.

  

 

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