- Last Updated on 26 June 2012
In partnership with Friends of the Heysen Trail, SARRC presents...
SUNDAY 10th June 2012
32km and 15km Run or Walk
King of the Mountain: Dion Byas
Queen of the Mountain:Charmaine Symons
Final Results are here
2012 Participant Notes (8 June, 2012) CLICK HERE
2012 S2S MAPS (8 June 2012) CLICK HERE
2012 GARMIN ROUTE CLICK HERE
The iconic George Driscoll Sea to Summit Trail climbs from the Kingston Park beach through O'Halloran Hill Recreation Park, Sturt Gorge Conservation Park, Belair National Park and Cleland Conservation Park to the Mt Lofty Summit. Traversing bush tracks and suburban streets, this unique trail is surely Adelaide's most challenging yet rewarding run with a total climb of 1,400m.
In 1996, South Australian trail guru, George Driscoll (1936 - 2007) plotted a track from the beach at Kingston Park to the Mt Lofty summit keeping the trail as "bushy" as possible. The Sea to Summit Trail was officially opened on 5 April, 1998 by world renowned mountain climber and adventurer, Tim McCartney Snape, the first person to climb from sea level to the top of Mount Everest. George included the Sea to Summit Trail in his book '50 Real Bushwalks around Adelaide' (Scout Outdoor Centre, 2000)
The inaugural Sea to Summit Trail Run/Walk took place on Sunday 4 January, 2009 as part of the SARRC monthly trail runs. In 2010 the event was moved to the long weekend in June and attracted over 150 participants. In 2011 over 300 runners and walkers took part in the event.
A highlight of the event of the past two years has been the involvement of the Driscoll Family. Elfi Driscoll, the wife of George, has set everyone on their way, supported by her son Harry and grandson George. George and Elfi's other son, Toby has been given the honour of leading the field. It is hoped that the Driscoll family will once again be involved in the event in 2012.
The George Driscoll Sea to Summuit Run/Walk has now become one of Adelaide and indeed Australia's iconic trail runs. Adelaide is one of only two capital cities, and indeed the only mainland capital city, where it is possible to traverse from sea to summit (Hobart's 21.4km Point to Pinnacle being the other). In March, 2012 the event was listed by the Jet Star in-flight magazine, as one of Australia's top five trail runs.
The George Driscoll Sea to Summit Run/Walk is one of two South Australian runs recognized by Australia's premier trail run, The Six Foot Track Marathon, is held in March each year starting at Katoomba, NSW. Runners need to complete the Sea to Summit course in 4 hours and 30 minutes to meet the criteria for this event.
In 2012, SARRC is pleased to be once again presenting the 2012 Sea to Summit Run/Walk in partnership with the Friends of the Heysen Trail who have been largely responsible for mapping and marking the trail.
START LOCATIONS & TIMES
32km - Kingston Park at 8.00am
15km - Apex Park, Hawthordene at 9.15am
Mt Lofty Summit
For entries received by 21 May, 2012:
32km Runners/Walkers - Members $25 Non Members $35 Youth $10
15km Runners/Walkers - Members $15 Non Members $25 Youth $10
For Entries received from 6th June:
32km Runners/Walkers - Members $30 Non Members $40 Youth $10
15km Runners/Walkers - Members $25 Non Members $30 Youth $10
Membership rates apply to members of the South Australian Road Runners Club (SARRC) and the Friends of the Heysen Trail.
Buses to the start cost $10 and leave from the Cleland Wildlife Park car park at 7.00am to travel to Kingston Park for the 8.00am start and 8.30am to travel to Hawthordene for the 9.15 start. A shuttle bus will run from the summit to the Cleland Wildlife Park car park all day to return finishers to their cars. Alternatively you may choose to descend to the car park by foot. Parking at Cleland Wildlife Park ensures that the event has a minimal impact on other people accessing the Summit area as well as providing additional parking at the Summit for friends and family.
You need to indicate at the time of entry if you wish to book a bus ticket at a cost of $10.00 per entrant. This year bus tickets will not be issued. Entrants who pay for a bus will have their name put on the relevant bus list.
Please note, there will not be any buses returning runners from the Finish (Mt Lofty) back to the starting locations.
If you are leaving a vehicle at Kingston Park please park in the streets adjacent to the car park. This ensures that the car park is free for the race start as well as ensuring the event has minimal impact on the local business. There is also plenty of off street parking adjacent to the Hawthorndene start.
Whilst much of the route is on well managed trails, part of the course is also along roads and involves crossing main streets. Participants will be responsible for taking care at all times to obey road rules and to follow the instructions of marshalls to ensure that everyone arrives safely at the Mt Lofty Summit. Runners/walkers should also ensure that other park users are not inconvenienced in any way.
The course will follow the trail detailed in the official George Driscoll Sea to Summit Trail Map available for $9 from Friends of the Heysen Trail Shop (10 Pitt St, Adelaide) or the Scout Outdoor Centre (192 Rundle St, Adelaide).
Every attempt will be made to mark the trail with chalk, arrows and ribbons. Runners and walkers should however make sure that they make themselves familiar with the trail in advance and carry a map.
Drink stations will be available every 4-5kms offering a mixture of water and sports drinks. Locations are recorded on the course map.
Adjacent to the start at Kingston Park
Shell Petrol Station/ McDonalds, South Rd;
Apex Park, Hawthorndene;
The Pines Oval, Belair National Park
Full Course Map update 10 June 2011
Download the garmin route of the course
ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS IN 2011
RESULTS AND RACE REPORTS
FOR MORE INFORMATION
THIS EVENT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY:
THIS EVENT IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY:
Don't Forget.... the Summit to Sea Run... Sunday 1 January, 2012.