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The detailed course description below is also available in PDF and Word documents for your convenience.

Please also have a look at Map 1, Map 2, the 3D map and the course profile.

Additionally Chris Yates has provided the following documents to download:
C2K maps and elevation charts
C2K detail map 1 (1-56km)
C2K detail map 2 (56-121km)
C2K detail map 3 (121-174km)
C2K detail map 4 (174-240km)

COAST TO KOSCIUSZKO ULTRAMARATHON
COURSE DESCRIPTON/CREW DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS

 

SUPPORT CREWS

 

 Comments

 

0.00

 

  • Twofold Bay – start at Boydtown Beach immediately South of Nullica River mouth

 

 

 

  • From car park turning circle adjacent to toilet, take unsealed road to Princess Highway

 

 

300m

 

  • R  @ Princes Highway

 

 

 

  • Cross Nullica River bridge

 

 

2.3 km

 

  • L into Towamba Road

Reset odometer to Zero to correlate with distance covered  by runners.

 

3.9 km
on reset odometer
/6.1 km in total

 

  • Aid Station #1 @ Nullica Rd junction
  • Continue on Towamba Rd (straight ahead)

 

Watch out for suicidal wallabies

 

RUNNERS

 

 

 

0.00

 

  • Start from Boydtown Beach in Twofold Bay immediately South of Nullica River mouth

 

 

300 m

 

  • R @ Princes Hwy.
  • DO NOT CROSS Hwy here.  Keep to right of safety barrier to cross Nullica River Bridge on footpath
  • Cross Highway AFTER bridge

 

 

900 m

 

  • L onto firetrail 50m after ‘KEEP LEFT UNLESS OVERTAKING’ sign

 

 

1.9 km

 

  • L @ T intersection forestry service road

 

 

2.2 km

 

  • R onto Brandy Creek firetrail.

 

 

 

  • L @ Brandy Creek Ft/Pump Creek Ft intersection

 

 

3.8 km

 

  • L @ Towamba Rd intersection

 

 

3.9 km

 

  • Aid Station #1 @ Nullica Rd junction
  • Continue on Towamba Rd (straight ahead)

 

 

 

5.2 km

 

  • R @ ‘Route 10’ Sign.  Continue on Towamba Road

 

9.0 km

  • Aid Station #2

 

 

13.3 km

 

  • Aid Station #3 @ Ben Boyd Forest Road intersection
  • Continue on Towamba Road straight ahead.

 

19.1 km

  • Aid Station #4

 

 

23.9 km

 

  • RUNNER/CREW RENDEZVOUS POINT: Support crews wait for runners here
  • Straight ahead @ Pericoe Road intersection              (“Wyndam 27” sign)

 

*** Breakfast available for purchase – (Towamba Valley P&C) ***  
Toilet facilites for crews available at Towamba sports fields, 1.2km drive.

 

32.8

 

  • Jingo Creek

 

 

36.1

 

  • L @ Big Jack Mountain Road intersection            (“Rocky Hall 15” sign)

 

 

42.2

 

  • Marathon point located approximately 100 metres beyond causeway

                                                                  

 

 

44.6

 

  • Remain on Big Jack Mountain Road (straight ahead @ intersection with New Building Road)

 

 

50.0 approx

  • Rocky Hall public telephone  – approximately 50 km, left side of road 

MANDATORY CHECK POINT See  instructions at end of document

 

56.3

 

  • Cross Towamba River and commence climb of Big Jack Mountain

 

 

63.5

 

  • Top of Big Jack Mountain and open farming country

 

 

65.5

 

  • L @ T intersection with Mt Darrah Road (toward Cathcart)

 

70.0 approx

  • Cathcart public telephone - right hand side of road, in front of Cathcart General Store.

MANDATORY CHECK POINT
See  instructions at end of document

 

71.3

 

  • R @ sign to COOMA. 

(unsealed road, maps refer to either Cathcart Road or  Black Lake Road – not signposted)

 

 

80.8

 

  • L then immediate R onto Monaro Highway – follow signs to COOMA

** Runners – run against traffic – cross Bombala River

 

 

81.0

 

  • L into Bukalong Siding Road (unsealed)

** Runners cross Monaro Highway here

 

 

85.8

 

  • Cattle grid crossing

** Runners note – there will be numerous cattle grids situated on next 20 km of route – please take care

 

 

86.7

 

  • Cross disused rail line

** Cattle grid on other side

 

 

90.0

 

  • R @ T junction Gunningrah Road

 

 

97.4

 

  • Cross Cambalong Creek

 

 

97.6

 

  • Road Divides.  Take R hand fork of road

CREWS:  It would be helpful to make sure your runner takes the correct path

 

102.0
approx

 

  • Big dead tree on right on uphill section.

 

 

106.7

 

  • L @ T intersection (This is Snowy River Way – but is not signposted, sealed road)

MANDATORY CHECK POINT
See  instructions at end of document

 

110.6

 

  • Mileage marker sign “BE 55” (Berridale)

 

 

114.0

 

  • Cross Allan Caldwell Bridge – MacLaughin River

 

125.0

 

  • Shire boundary sign

 

 

133.6

 

  • Straight ahead past COOMA turnoff on right – DO NOT TURN

 

 

147.2

 

  • “DALGETY elevation 760 metres sign” on right

 

 

DALGETY CUT-OFF 6:30 AM SATURDAY 

 

147.9

 

  • L @ T intersection towards JINDABYNE VIA BELOKA 35 km

 

Limited services at Dalgety

  • Service Station 8:30am –12:30pm only
  • Pub

 

148.1

 

  • R over Snowy River Bridge (Still on Snowy River Way)
  • Dalgety public telephone located on side street on left, opposite Dalgety Pub

 

Dalgety Memorial Hall – hot food and drinks available for support crews.
MANDATORY CHECK POINT
See instructions at end of document

 

148.6

 

  • R @ fork in road (Still on Snowy River Way follow JINDABYNE sign)

 

 

162.1

 

  • Base of very steep hill. Commence climb of Beloka Range.

 

 

177.0

 

  • Straight ahead @ roundabout

 

 

177.5

 

  • R @ T intersection on to Barry Way toward Jindabyne

 

 

182.8

 

  • L @ roundabout
  • Runners cross at@ roundabout, turn left and access bike path through gap in fence. Left onto bike path beside lake.

(See image 1)

 

 

Crews turn left at roundabout toward Kosci. Turn right for Jindabyne services. 

  • Supermarket 7:30 am – 8:00 p.m.
  • BP Petrol Station 6 am – 10 pm daily

 

183.7

 

  • Crews continue straight ahead (toward Perisher Valley/Charlotte Pass)
  • Meet runners as they exit from bike path just after caravan park
  • Check Point in front of Caravan Park Office.

(See image 2)

MANDATORY CHECK POINT #5
See instructions at end of document

 

189.4

 

  • Cross Thredbo River

THREDBO RIVER CUT-OFF 2:30 PM SATURDAY

 

195.1

 

  • Cross @ Sawpit Creek

 

 

203.3

 

  • Guthega turnoff – continue straight ahead

 

 

210.8

 

  • Smiggins Holes

 

 

212.4

 

  • Perisher Village
  • Check Point in bus shelter located right hand side of road, in front of Ski Tube Station.

MANDATORY CHECK POINT
See instructions at end of document

 

215.9

 

  • Guthrie Creek

 

 

221.6

 

  • Start of 9 km path up to Kosci from Charlotte Pass

CHARLOTTE PASS CUT-OFF 12 MIDNIGHT SATURDAY

 

230.8

 

  • Strezleki monument (Kosciuszko summit).

 

 

240.0

 

  • Charlotte Pass – FINISH @ Summit Road Trailhead

FINISH LINE CUT-OFF 3:30 AM SUNDAY


Mandatory Check Points

Mandatory Check Points are located at the following points:

  • Check Point #1: Rocky Hall – approximately 50 km,
    at public telephone, left side of road.
  • Check Point #2: Cathcart - approximately 70 km,
    right hand side of road, at public telephone, in front
    of Cathcart General Store.
  • Check Point #3: Gunningrah Road/Snowy River
    Way intersection
     – approximately 106.7 km. Log
    sheet located in plastic box at disused livestock
    ramp.  No public telephone – please call or text
    when you receive signal further along Snowy
    River Way.
  • Check Point #4: Dalgety - approximately
    148 km, at public telephone, on side street on
    left, opposite Dalgety Pub.
  • Check Point #5: Jindabyne - approximately
    184 km.  Log sheet located on ice box in front
    of caravan park office, near where runners
    rejoin road from bike path. No public phone,
    but good mobile reception.
  • Check Point #6: Perisher Valley - approximately
    212 km. Log sheet located in bus shelter, right
    hand side of road, in front of Ski Tube Station.
    No public phone, but good mobile reception.

 

A log sheet will located at each of the Check Points.

It is essential for support crews to record the time
that their runner passes these check points by:

  • Recording in the log sheet the time of day their
    runner passes the check point, 

as well as:

  • texting or phoning through arrival times at each checkpoint. Phone numbers provided at race briefing.

 

 

 

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