'SANDMAN I: True Grit' - Busselton to Dunsborough Beach Run
4:30am, SUNDAY 10/1/2016

Yes, you read that correctly. 4:30am. Before the day even has a chance to start, it's time to run, following the starfish-studded arc of Geographe Bay from Busselton Jetty to Old Dunsborough.

SANDMAN I RESULTS HERE

Sandman I: True Grit reflects the regularity of astronomy, a race aligned with a new moon, a low, low tide, and a perfectly timed sunrise. Whether you share the moment in company, sifting through the remains of last night's high tide, or go it alone with silent stingrays and dancing crabs, admiring the improbable grace of pelicans, this 25 kilometre beach run promises a mostly firm and flat surface, with up to 7 shallow water crossings. You will be able to run freely in the coolness either side of dawn, but you will also get wet feet, and shoes are definitely optional. There are no roads or pavements - just start to finish sand, water and rocks, the way nature intended it.

Find out more on the EVENTS tab - and join the discussion on our Facebook Event page.


SCHEDULE

PLEASE NOTE: NO REGISTRATION ON THE DAY OTHER THAN BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT

SUNDAY 10 January

4:00 - 4:20amBib Collection
4:20amRace Briefing
4:30amRace Start
9:00amPresentations

Email us for all enquiries.

You can run the full distance solo, or enter as part of a 2 - 3 person relay team. The relay legs are more or less 8km, 8km and 9km. Entry fee: $30 (solo or team)

COURSE MAP

Head west, keep the water on your right, run.

RELAY CHANGE 1

On the Dunsborough side of the Abbey boat ramp

RELAY CHANGE 2

AT the water's edge, directly in front of the horse exercise car park. If driving from Busselton, turn right immediately after the bridge, 500m on the Dunsborough side of the Wyndham Resort.

Zoomable course map on mapmyrun

Notes
  1. Water re-fills will be available at both Relay Change locations. Bring your own containers.
  2. Relay competitors must only swap at the designated locations. These have been selected so as not to disturb residents.
  3. Relay competitors are responsible for their own transport to and from the changeover points.
  4. The race line is within 5 metres of the water's edge, other than where there is an obvious path over rocky areas.
  5. Runners must give way at boat ramps.
  6. iPods are permitted, though we think it would be a shame to spoil the experience.
  7. In Dunsborough Bay, the course keeps to the beach - do not run out onto the sandbar.
  8. If a water crossing is deemed unsafe, you will be re-directed to an alternative route.

Email us for all enquiries.
ENTRIES CLOSED

While you consider the manifest wonder of running through the dawn of a new day, let us entertain you.

SANDMAN: No Roads. No Sunburn.

Presented by Margaret River Trail Runners
Race Director: Andrew Cohen