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Buckley's Chance: Off-Trail Races

17-Nov-2017 Kunghur, NSW, Australia

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Trail Race Race Terrain
80KM / 50Miles
1 Day

Alternate Distances: 50KM/31M 25KM/16M 10KM/6M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Brutal  

Entry From $200 AUD

In Australia there is a saying "You've got Buckley's Chance," which essentially means, "you have no chance". This saying is based on the true story of William Buckley, an English convict who was transported to Australia, escaped, was given up for dead and lived in an Aboriginal community for many years.

Buckley's Chance races are best described as "God's own obstacle course", with athletes leaping, crawling, climbing, swimming, and of course running through some of the world's toughest natural environments.

Buckley's Chance is an event for athletes who have participated in any kind of trail, OCR, Ultra Endurance, adventure race or similar to step up and experience the terrain in the NSW Hinterland.

Survival Run takes that extreme experience to another level. This is the ultimate hybrid event where the world's best obstacle racers, sky runners, adventure racers, trail runners, survivalists and military personnel go head to head in a battle of mental, physical and emotional endurance.

In true Fuego y Agua Endurance style, Australia's only Survival Run event will take place inside a 20 million year old shield volcano situated in the NSW/ QLD Border Ranges. This is the same area where the Australian Army has trained its Infantry and Special Forces Soldiers for Jungle Warfare since World War 2...

Buckley's Chance consists of four separate races:

  1. SURVIVAL RUN - Ultra endurance, Ultra Challenge - APPLICATION ONLY
  2. 50KM "OFF" TRAIL RUN
  3. 25KM "OFF" TRAIL RUN
  4. 10KM "OFF" TRAIL RUN

EVENT ITINERARY

Friday

  • 3:00pm: Registration for Survival Run opens.
  • 4:00pm: Survival Run pre-race briefing.
  • 5:00pm Packet Pick-up for Survival Run Commences (Runners should attend ready to race with all required items).
  • 6:00pm: Start Survival Run

Saturday

  • 3:00pm: Packet Pick-up for Off-trail events (10km, 25km & 50km) opens.
  • 6:00pm: Survival Run Race Cut-off.
  • 7:30pm: Beer Mile.
  • 8:00pm: BBQ, Survival Run awards, and entertainment. (Bookings required)

Sunday

  • 3:00am: Packet Pick-up cut-off for 50km Off-trail
  • 4:00am: Start 50km Off-trail
  • 4:00am: Packet Pick-up cut-off for 25km Off-trail
  • 5:00am: Start 25km Off-trail
  • 5:00am: Packet Pick-up cut-off for 10km Off-trail
  • 6:00am: Start 10km Off-trail
  • 8:00am: Cut-off for 10km Off-trail finish
  • 11:00am: Cut-off for 25km Off-trail finish
  • 2:00pm: Cut-off for 50km Off-trail finish
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Román González

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Type: An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

Suitable for: Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

Global - Virtual

Type: A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for: For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

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