2018 GSER Entry Criteria
The GSER 100 traverses the rugged, remote and spectacular australian alps. The course covers some of the most difficult and challenging terrain in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere.
We need to ensure that athletes who undertake this 100-mile course have suitable endurance and race experience to be able to safely complete the course.
To assess your suitability, we consider your immediate race experience within the 18 months prior to GSER 100 in 2018.
Runners are required to accumulate at least 100 points to be able to qualify for GSER100 in 2018. The points system has been put together to ensure that the starting field has a good chance of finishing this monster course. Having said that – we are human and if you consider a race doesn’t fit into a category below and should be considered – please write it on your application form.
100 Point Events
- 100 mile with greater than 5000m elevation
- GSER 100
- GSER 50
- Buffalo Stampede Grand Slam
- Adventure Race (Expedition length 2+ days)
- Ultra Run well greater than 100 miles (eg. C2K)
- 100 Mile Run less than 5000m elevation
- Stage Race (eg: MdS)
- Adventure Race (0-2days)
- 100 km Run
- Buffalo Stampede Ultra
- Hounslow Classic Ultra
- 24hr rogaine
- Ultra less than 100km (eg: 6ft)
Examples of local races and their qualifying points.
|Coast to Kosci Ultra||240+km||90|
|Downunder 135||135 miles||100|
|6ft Track||45 km||40|
|Blackall 100||100 km||50|
|Hume and Hovell 100 Miler||100 miles||90|
|Great North Walk||100 miles||100|
|Alpine Challenge||100 miles||100|
|Hardcore 100||100 miles||90|
|Hubert 100 Miler||100 miles||90|
|Tarawera Ultra||100 km||50|
|Heyson 105||105 km||50|
Frequently asked Questions:
Q: Can I fill out an application if I do not yet have my qualifier?
A: Yes, please note this in your application. You will be able to provide us with your results at a later stage.
Q: What if I enter and I DNF at my chosen qualifier?
A: Anyone who does not fill their qualifier by the 30th August 2018 will forfeit their entry.
Q: What if I enter – do not complete my qualifier but find another runner who wants my entry – can i transfer it?
A: Yes, the other runner must be qualified though. First Step is to get them to fill in an application form.
Q: Is there a limit to the amount of runners who can enter this event?
A: Yes. We will be taking 200 runners only for the 100 Miler.
Q: Have you scrapped the A,B & C qualifier system?
A: Yes, it was a bit cumbersome and we want people who have the goods to run the event to get some clarity early on this epic endurance event.
Q: I sadly DNFed last year at GSER100 at East Buffalo Rd (or Mt St Bernard or Harrietville) – do I need to qualify again?
A: Athletes who made it past Mt Speculation (approx. 50 miles) will qualify and be accepted, as we feel that you know what will be expected of you. Please list this in your application.
If you would like to discuss your qualifier with the race committee – please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get back to you asap so you can plan your year of training and racing!