The Myponga Loop Long Course is a 19 km circumnavigation of Myponga Reservoir, giving you the unique opportunity to run large sections of trails that are not normally accessible to the public and a crossing of the dam wall whilst closed to traffic.
Look forward to an outstanding course – picturesque and tough, with around 450m elevation change.
Registrations for the 2024 Myponga Loop are NOW OPEN!
|Sunday 18 August 2024
|approx 19 km
|Cut Off Time
|Hansen Street, Myponga
|15 years on race day, unless accompanied by an adult
|Online Registration Close
|Midnight on Thursday 15 August 2024
Entry Fees & Inclusions
|To midnight on Sunday 25 February 2024
Entry fees include GST and all administration & credit card fees – what you see is what you pay!
A finisher’s medal can be purchased online with your registration for $8 with an additional option to pre-purchase engraving of your name and finish time for $10.
Refunds and credits cannot be processed in the 4 weeks before race day unless you have taken out additional Diamond Cover. Please refer to our Refund Policy page for full details.
The Long Course run has approximately 450m elevation change over 19 kilometres.
Starting on Hansen Street, you will initially head north on Main South Road for approximately 1500m before entering the Myponga Reservoir grounds. You will then follow private fire trails for 5 km, alongside the pine forest on the north shore with views through to the reservoir. After popping out on to Reservoir Road, you will reach the high point on the course with more spectacular views before dropping down and over the dam wall before climbing up the other side to re-enter the Myponga Reservoir grounds. The Boundary Track and then the undulations of Track 31 will take you back to Main South Road, which you will follow for 1300m before heading back in to the reservoir grounds. With the big hills behind you, the final 5 km has a couple of rollers as you wind your way along the well groomed, shared use trails tracing the reservoir shoreline back to glory at the finish line.
Water stations for the Myponga Loop Long Course will be located at Reservoir Road (6 km) and near the Boundary Track junction with Main South Road (12.5 km).
Only compostable cups made from plant-based materials will be used at the Myponga Loop to minimize our impact on the environment. Please try to hit the bins provided at the water stations and be aware that littering on the course will result in disqualification. Runners may also carry their own drink bottle or cup to refill at water stations.
Toilets can be found at the start-finish area, then at the 6 km, 10 km, 15 km and 18 km points on the Myponga Loop Long Course.
Cut Off Time
The Myponga Loop Long Course is open to both runners and walkers and the course will be progressively closed at a pace of 9:30 per kilometre (equivalent to a finish time of 3 hours).
A tail walker will follow the last participant around the course for safety reasons and to relieve marshals from their positions. If you fail to maintain the minimum pace you will be asked to stop and return to the start-finish area. This is the last thing we want to do on race day so if you are not confident that you can complete the long course in this time please enter the short course event instead.
Please be courteous to our marshals and other volunteers. Remember that they are giving up their Sunday morning to make sure that you will enjoy your run.
ALWAYS FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN BY COURSE MARSHALS.
Much of the Myponga Loop Long Course is run off-road. You will run on three sections of road – Main South Road from the start to 1.6 km, Reservoir Road from 6 km to 8.5 km and Main South Road again from 12.5 km to 14 km.
All road sections will be managed by professional, accredited traffic managers to ensure your safety.
Always follow the instructions of traffic managers and course marshals, run within cones and follow the road rules.
Trophies will be awarded to the first 3 males and first 3 females place-getters in the Myponga Loop Long Course.
Presentations will be made at the finish line around 10:00 am.