- Last Updated on 16 May 2012
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* 2012 Start Locations (updated 2 May, 2012)
* 2012 Event Guide (updated 2 May, 2012)
* 2012 Trail Maps (updated 2 may, 2012)
Follow the trail walked by the German women and girls who walked from Hahndorf to Adelaide to sell produce in the early years of the colony. Commencing from The Hahndorf Institute in Main St Hahndorf, the route follows the main road out of Hahndorf crossing the Onkaparinga River before joining the official trail at Verdun. This historic trail winds its way through the back streets of Bridgewater and Stirling, traverses the beautiful bush trails of Mt George Conservation Park and Cleland Conservation Park, before finally opening out onto stunning city views and the descent to Burnside. Stay around for post run celebrations and BBQ at historic Beaumont House which will be open to the public all day as part of the ‘About Time: South Australia’s History Festival’.
This historic event is being organised in partnership with the South Australian Road Runners Club, the Hahndorf Branch (National Trust of SA) and the Burnside Branch (National Trust of SA). The first re-enactment walk along the trail was held in 1980 as part of the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the National Trust of South Australia. The walk was repeated in 1983, 1985, 1986 and again in 1994. The first SARRC run along the trail was held in 2009. This is the thrid year year that the event has been combined as a run/walk, offering South Australians a unique way to celebrate SA History.
Participants have the option of starting at Hahndorf (8.30 am start - 26kms), Bridgewater (9.15 am start - 19kms), Stirling (9.45 am start - 12kms) or Eagle on the Hill (10:15 am start- 6kms) Buses will leave from Beaumont House bewteen 30 minutes and an hour before each starting time to take participants to their starting location. Bus tickets cost $10.
START TIMES Offical Welcome 8.15am
Hahndorf Institute, 59 Main Street, Hanhdorf
26km Runners/Walkers - Start from Hahndorf Institute - 8.30am
19km Runners/Walkers - Start from Bridgewater Mill - 9.15am
12km Runners/Walkers - Start from behind Stirling Shops, Stirling - 9.45am
6km Runners/Walkers - Start from Eagle on the Hill - 10.15am
BEAUMONT HOUSE FINISH
All events finish at historic Beaumont House 631 Glynburn Road, Beaumont and will be open for public inspection.
Food and drinks will also be available to purchase.
Please make sure that you take special care on the roads, ensuring that you obey all road rules at all times. Please use footpaths wherever possible and on any roads please run/walk single file, staying on the right hand side of the road, heading towards the oncoming traffic. As you leave Hahndorf, the police will provide assistance to ensure everyone gets across the Onkaparinga bridge safely. Marshals will be located at a number of locations. Please note - these marshals are not there to stop the traffic - but to stop you - to make sure that you take care crossing the road. Take your time - it is not a race! Take your time and enjoy the scenery and company!
Gear trailer from race start to finish
There will be drink stops at the following locations:
* Bridgewater Start (6.5kms)
* Davenport Rd/Old Carey Gully Rd (10km)
* Stirling Roundabout (13.7km)
* Old Bullock Track Start (18.7kms)
There are toilets on the course at
* Handorf start
* Bridgewater Oval, near the Bridgewater start
* Stirling Memorial Park (on the other side of the Stirling roundabout)
* Crafers Public toilets (adjacent to the Crafers roundabout)
To encourage even greater participation in the community event, we have decided to do everything to keep our costs down and will not be charging a registration fee. We are though "asking" all participants to make a donation towards our running costs of $10 per person.
This year you are not required to pre-register for the event. You can register on the day by signing in at any of the start locations.
You can pre-register in advance on-line if you wish and make the contribution by credit card.
An additional $10 payment is required if you wish to make a booking for the bus on-line.
All funds generated over and above the costs of running the event will go to support the work of the National Trust.
There are no race bibs for this event. We will have the timing clock running at Beaumont House if you wish to record your time. Times recorded will then be published on the SARRC website
There will be no awards or trophies. Everyone is a winner in this event for just participating!
BUS TIMES AND DETAILS
You must book on-line to get a bus seat. Bus bookings will only be accepted until 8.00am Thursday 3 May, 2012.
No tickets will be issued. Entrants who pay for the bus will have their names on a bus list.
All buses depart from Beaumont House, taking runners to their respective starts.
HAHNDORF: 26km Bus - Depart from Beaumont House 7.30 am
BRIDGEWATER: 19km Bus - Depart from Beaumont House 8.15 am
STIRLING: 12 km Bus - Depart from Beaumont House 9.00 am
EAGLE ON THE HILL: 6km Bus - Depart from Beaumont House 9:45am
CHANGES TO THE TRAIL IN 2012
Over the last couple of years we have been worried about the safety of participants having to cross the Stirling roundabout. In 2012 we have to make a slight change to the official PWT trail and take people on to the northern side of the trail from Stirling. So when you come to Stirling roundabout at the end of Pomona Rd, you will be directed to turn immediately right and head under the Freeway. Not far up Glenside Rd you will see an arrow directing you to turn left down a laneway between the houses. This trail runs beside the Freeway until it heads up The Crescent. When you get to the top of this road take the footpath on your left along the south side of Piccadilly Rd passed Fairview Rd, where you be directed to cross the road to Cox Creek Rd. Continue along Cox Creek Rd all the way and you will come back out on the trail near the Crafers roundabout. Don't worry too much - we will ensure that we take extra special care to mark this section of the trail! It is actually a really nice alternative and also voids having to use the main street of Crafers.
The bottom sections of the Pioneer Women's Trail as you approach Beaumont House can get very slippery if it is wet. We also want to ensure that we do not do any damage to the trail. In the event of wet and slippery conditions we will advise runners at each start location to use the Centre Track that takes you directly to Dashwood Rd rather than finishing on the last sections of the trail. Walkers can either choose this alternative route or take the official trail to Brock Reserve.
2012 EVENT GUIDE
* Download 2012 Events Guide here
* Download 2012 Maps here.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Walk – Annette Oien (08) 8391 3969 or
RESULTS & REPORTS:
* 2010 - Results
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