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Tailwind Nutrition information

We are proud to be supported by Tailwind Nutrition, which is offered ready to go at our Aid Stations along the course. Tailwind Nutrition’s fuel meets your complete calorie needs, and sipping it regularly gives you steady energy all day. Tailwind also has a full complement of electrolytes that mimic the composition and proportions of sweat, so you don’t have to take separate electrolyte pills to make up for what’s not in your drink.


Tailwind is:

  • Easy on your stomach: No gut bombs. Tailwind’s fuel and electrolyte mix maximises the absorption of calories, water, and electrolytes. It doesn’t require digestive time or effort like other drinks.

  • Simple and complete: Complete energy and electrolytes in one easy to mix drink. No need to bring additional fuel or electrolytes. you can ditch all those gels, pills, and chews.

  • Tasty all day: Clean, light flavours that get better the longer you go.

  • Hydration pack friendly: Dissolves thoroughly and rinses easily without any leftover film or goo.

  • Vegan, Gluten-free, GMO free, natural, and organic ingredients: Mixes up crystal clear with no artificial ingredients.


At the Six Foot Track Marathon, Tailwind Nutrition will be mixed at approximately 200 calories/hour/700mL


Additional information sheets are available for download using the following links

Using Tailwind

Mixing Tailwind

Visit Tailwind Nutrition Australia 

Aid stations

The following covers all of the various supplies that are available at the aid stations along the course. The race course has a multitude of aid stations available to provide a general backbone of supplies to suit the general field. The details of what is available at each aid station and position on course is included in the table below.

For a unique race like Six Foot Track Marathon, we know that each person may have different needs for fluid, electrolyte, sugar, food intake and this can also even vary on the day along the course based upon other factors such as heat & humidity. Unlike many other ultra races, we do not have any mandatory items other than requiring runners to carry a fluid carrying item such as a hand held bottle, waist belt bottle or backpack bladder.

The race day fluids available will include supplies from our sponsor Tailwind Nutrition Australia, water and at some aid stations Coca Cola. This will also be augmented through additional food supplies such as fruit and snakes/lollies at some aid stations. There will be no gels provided at aid stations on race day. We are providing some specific information below in regards to Tailwind so entrants are able to plan and make decisions ahead of time in regards to their own potential needs on race day.

Each entrant needs to plan their race nutrition intake. If you require a specific brand/flavour/strength of sports nutrition or other intake such as gels or salt tablets other than water, then you do need to plan to be self sufficient to satisfy these needs. 

Mandatory Gear

Given the comprehensive aid stations and support of course from the RFS volunteers the only mandatory gear we require runners to have is a personal hydration device given our no disposable cups policy below. 

No disposable cups

We do not use disposable cups in our race. As a result we save around 40,000 cups from going into landfill. Each aid station will have drums fitted with a spring tap, as well as jugs to be able to use to fill your personal bladder, bottle or flask.

Runners are responsible for their own hydration plan. Please do not bypass the refill stations just to save time.

Toilet facilities

There are toilet facilities at the following locations

  • Park & Ride at Katoomba Christian Centre

  • Start line

  • Megalong Road crossing

  • Alum Creek

  • Caves Road crossing

  • Finish line


Aid Station Map



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