Race Registration and Start Logistics
Critical Information for all competitors and supporters
NO parking, NO stopping and NO drop off at or near the Race Start at the Explorers Tree, nearby streets or the highway. Any runner associated with a vehicle contravening this request will be immediately disqualified. (This is to protect your life, the lives of others and to ensure the continuation of this event).
Registration and Bib Pick Up
There are only two locations to register and pick up bibs (includes timing chip) :
- The main and preferred option is to pick up bibs, kits and merchandise from the Carrington Hotel in Katoomba (14-57 Katoomba Street). This service will operate from 12 noon to 8pm on the Friday. We will have additional tops available for purchase. Our sponsors will also have displays here.
- The other option is to pick up bibs only on Race Day at the Katoomba Christian Convention Car Park before boarding the bus to the Race Start. In this case collect your kits and merchandise at the Race Finish.
Photo ID will be required for registration.
No Registration or Bib pick up at the start line - if you are planning on walking there!
You can have a friend register and collect on your behalf. If so, you will need to provide them with a signed approval form.
This form will require the registration id in your entry confirmation email. If you have lost this email you can access this through logging into www.active.com or using the link on one of the other official race emails. Once logged in select the "my events" option from the drop down and then click on the view my registration under the 6Ft Track Marathon event.
Race Day Parking and Shuttle Buses to Race Start
Safe and secure parking is available for all competitors and supporters at the Katoomba Christian Convention Car Park at 113 Cliff Drive (corner of Violet Street), Katoomba (NOT the High School as in previous years).
Starting at 5:30am a fleet of shuttle buses will operate continuously from Scenic World Car Park (just across road from the Katoomba Christian Convention Car Park) to the Race Start until the final wave starts.
After all runners have started buses will be available at the Race Start to take supporters back to the car park or to the Race Finish at Jenolan Caves.
Please move quietly and respect our residential neighbours when arriving and leaving the car park.
After the last shuttle bus has returned any supporters to the car park it will be locked down and will be patrolled by security.
All buses from Jenolan Caves back to Katoomba will proceed to this car park for competitors and supporters to collect vehicles. The gates to this carpark will be locked at 7pm so please ensure you have collected your car by then.
In previous years we found that many runners arrived at the car park between 6 and 6:30am and this caused a challenge in available space on the buses. We strongly request that you plan your schedule to arrive at the car park at least 100 minutes before your scheduled wave start time (eg Wave 1 @ 5:20am), especially if you need to collect your bib.
For those runners staying in central Katoomba or catching a train to Katoomba you will have 2 options as below. Either way you will need to have collected your bib the day before at the Carrington Hotel or organised for a friend to collect it for you with a signed approval form.
- Walk to the start, about a 30 minute walk, there is a footpath all the way to the Explorer tree
- Walk to a shuttle bus pick up point outside the Katoomba YHA at 207 Katoomba Street. This service will also start at 5:30am and will have a bus dedicated in a loop service.
Competitors can drop bags only at the Race Start (you need to bring them on the bus from the car park). Please use the tag attached to your bib to tie to your bag.
These bags will be transported to the Race Finish for collection, you will need your bib to collect your bag. Please do not pack any valuables, phones, liquids etc in your bag, the organisers take no responsibility for the loss of any items through this service.
Car Park Location