Date: Saturday 2nd September 2017
The Bigfoot Snow Trail SnowSprint takes runners on a spectacular journey into the high country of Victoria. The unique scenery is amazing and with a projected thick layer of snow cover, the sights and challenges will be some you usually don’t usually get in your average Australian trail running event. Starting in the Ski Resort Village of Falls Creek, this event provides a great backdrop to an amazing family weekend in the snow country.
McKay Summit Dash – 12k
Max Altitude: 1852m
Go as you please?
This is a go as you please event – runners have mandatory gear they must wear and carry – however when it comes to the mode of travel across the snow – the conditions can and will vary throughout the course. This is a footrace – you will need a good pair of shoes. On top of shoes selection however – you may find at times the snow is icey and the best grip is gained from microspikes. This event is mostly on groomed trails and the use of Microspikes should suffice. Be aware if there is a big snow dump in the days or evening before the event – snowshoes would be more suitable. Part of this adventure is managing what the elements throw at you on the day.
Aid Station List
- All MAPS and GPX Files HERE
Due to the nature of the terrain, the season and snow – the course has been set however it could have minor changes. Below is the preliminary course. On race weekend the course will be marked and all runners will be notified of any course changes if any are needed. Runners must all carry a smart phone with the PDF Apps Maps loaded for added navigation.
The start of the event is at Slalom Plaza at Falls Creek.
Leg 1: Slalom Plaza to Mt McKay Summit
Description: Runners embark on their journey from Slalom Plaza in Falls Creek and head directly to the summit of Mt McKay. There will be an aid station on Mt McKay and some of the finest views of the mountains.
Distance: 6km (approx)
Leg 2: Mt McKay Summit to Slalom Plaza
Description: After leaving Mt McKay, runners take the same route back to Slalom Plaza taking in the Home Trail and finishing fast with a huge downhill into the Slalom Plaza hub.