Key Dates

Earlybird Entries Open

5th Feb 2021

Standard Entries Open

28th May 2021

Late Entries Open

22nd October 2021

All Entries Close

5th November 2021

Race Date

20th November 2021 (50K, 50M, 100K & 100M)
21st November 2021 (25K)

25K

Early Bird $80 Until 28 May

Standard $100 Until 22 Oct

Late Entry $120 Until 05 Nov

Total Ascent 686m

Total Descent 686m

Actual Distance 26.1km

Cut Off 5h

50K

Early Bird $125 Until 28 May

Standard $150 Until 22 Oct

Late Entry $175 Until 05 Nov

Total Ascent 1,499m

Total Descent 1,499m

Actual Distance 50.3km

Cut Off 9h

50M

Early Bird $170 Until 28 May

Standard $200 Until 22 Oct

Late Entry $230 Until 05 Nov

Total Ascent 2,416m

Total Descent 2,416m

Actual Distance 80.0km

Cut Off 18h

100K

Early Bird $210 Until 28 May

Standard $250 Until 22 Oct

Late Entry $290 Until 05 Nov

Total Ascent 3,058m

Total Descent 3,058m

Actual Distance 101.4km

Cut Off 23h

100M

Early Bird $300 Until 28 May

Standard $350 Until 22 Oct

Late Entry $400 Until 05 Nov

Total Ascent 4,480m

Total Descent 4,480m

Actual Distance 161.9km

Cut Off 36h

GNW Ultra Background

The Great North Walk Ultras (GNW Ultras) event was first organized by the Terrigal Trotters running club in 2005. Initially, it consisted of two ultra-distance races - a 100 Mile and a 100 Kilometre – which followed much of the spectacular Great North Walk hiking trail that runs between Sydney and Newcastle. In 2018, popular 50 Mile and 50 Kilometre races were added to the program, and in 2021, for the first time, a 25 Kilometre (not strictly an “ultra”, we know), will be included.

Increasing traffic management restrictions meant that in 2019 the course was changed to ensure the GNW Ultras can continue into the future. The new courses, which remain a challenging test for any runner, all start and finish at the major event hub in Patonga and include parts of the GNW along with other trails in scenic Brisbane Water National Park.

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GNW ULTRA MARATHON PARTICIPATION WARNING

Despite its proximity to the populated Central Coast of New South Wales, the course passes through rugged and spectacular terrain and is a demanding challenge for all runners. Entrants need to cope with precipitous ascents and descents, muddy trails and creek crossings, slippery rocks and roots, and hard-to-follow trail.  There are a number of sections where running is impossible.

IT IS EASY TO GET LOST OR INJURED ON THIS COURSE IF YOU DO NOT EXERCISE SUFFICIENT CARE AND/OR ARE ILL-PREPARED.

For the longer races (100M, 100K, 50M) there will be no marshals on the course and all runners will need to be capable navigators and prepared to travel at night in remote areas on difficult trail.  They will also be required to carry certain equipment and must carry sufficient water to last them between checkpoints which can be up to 30 km apart.  IT IS COMMON FOR RUNNERS TO WITHDRAW SUFFERING FROM DEHYDRATION.

GNW ULTRAS IS GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES

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