Drop Bags

Runners are able to have drop bags at the following aid stations:

  • Harrietville
  • Mt St Bernard
  • Selwyn Creek Rd
  • East Buffalo Rd
  • Mt Speculation
  • Upper Howqua
  • Bluff Hut
  • Gardners Hut
  • Please see guide below which outlined the limits for Drop Bags at each of the aid stations.


    Harrietville


    Location: Tavare Park
    Distance: 33.7km
    Crew: YES
    Notes for Crewed Runners:

  • DROP Bags at this aid station should only be used if absolutely needed – if you have a crew – consider having them bring your gear for you and do not have a drop bag.
  • There is plenty of parking for crew in and around Tavare park in Harrietville which is the site of the Aid Station.
  • At most crew will need to walk 100m to access their runner. likely less though as the field spreads out.
  • Please let your crew know your “expected” time of arrival in Harrietville.
  • Harrietville is approx 35min drive from Bright.
  • Harrietville has a great little Bakery which serves well priced quiches, cakes and pies. Their coffee is great too!
  • There are toilets at Harrietville – right on the event course. This may be the last loo you see for days! Enjoy it.
  • This is a great place for your crew to come and cheer for you.
  • Notes for NON Crewed Runners

  • Runners without crew are encouraged to bring a drop bag if needed.
  • There are toilets at this checkpoint – right on the event course. This may be the last loo you see for days! Enjoy it.

  • Mt St Bernard


    Location: Dargo High Plains Rd and Great Alpine Rd Junction
    Distance: 55.6km
    Crew: YES
    Notes for Crewed Runners:

  • DROP Bags at this aid station should only be used if absolutely needed – if you have a crew – consider having them bring your gear for you and do not have a drop bag.
  • There is limited parking at this site – due to this crews are asked to proceed past the aid station to Diamantina Hut which is approx 6km further along the Great Alpine Rd and wait in the parking bays there for their runners to exit Bon Accord Spur Track at the Diamantina Hut. As runners start the 6km road portion and are running down to the Mt St Bernard Aid Station —
    crew can come down and park and wait for you.
  • Pacers can start from Mt St Bernard and will need to check in with staff before their runner arrives.
  • Crews may need to park down Dargo High Plains Rd and walk up.
  • Crews need to be aware of runners on the verge of the road.
  • Notes for NON Crewed Runners

  • Runners without crew are encouraged to bring a drop bag if needed.

  • Selwyn Creek Rd


    Location: Selwyn Creek Rd
    Distance: 72.4kkm
    Crew: NO
    Notes for ALL Runners:

  • DROP Bags are allowed for ALL runners at this aid station
  • Bags are limited to the size of a standard drawstring backpack.
  • A standard Drawstring Backpack will be provided and numbered for you at check in.

  • East Buffalo Rd


    Location: East Buffalo Rd
    Distance: 86.6km
    Crew: NO
    Notes for ALL Runners:

  • DROP Bags are allowed for ALL runners at this aid station
  • Bags are limited to the size of a standard drawstring backpack.
  • A standard Drawstring Backpack will be provided and numbered for you at check in.

  • Mt Speculation


    Location: Mt Speculation
    Distance: 119.4km
    Crew: NO
    Notes for ALL Runners:

  • DROP Bags are allowed for ALL runners at this aid station
  • Bags are limited to the size of a standard drawstring backpack.
  • A standard Drawstring Backpack will be provided and numbered for you at check in.

  • Upper Howqua Campground


    Location: Upper Howqua Campground
    Distance: 136.7km
    Crew: YES
    Notes for ALL Runners:

  • DROP Bags are allowed for ALL runners at this aid station however if you have crew coming – please do not pack a drop bag!
  • Drop bags are limited to the size of a standard drawstring backpack.
  • A standard Drawstring Backpack will be provided and numbered for you at check in.

  • Bluff Hut


    Location: Bluff Hut
    Distance: 151.5km
    Crew: NO
    Notes for ALL Runners:

  • DROP Bags are allowed for ALL runners at this aid station
  • Drop bags are limited to the size of a standard drawstring backpack.
  • A standard Drawstring Backpack will be provided and numbered for you at check in.

  • Gardners Hut


    Location: Gardners Hut
    Distance: 171.3km
    Crew: YES
    Notes for ALL Runners:

  • Crew can access Gardners hut and are encouraged to do so.
  • From the roadside parking there is approx 300m walk on a trail to the Aid Station.
  • DROP Bags are allowed for ALL runners at this aid station
  • Drop bags are limited to the size of a standard drawstring backpack.
  • A standard Drawstring Backpack will be provided and numbered for you at check in.
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