Step by step guide to 2021 entry

The Six Foot Track Marathon has a unique history and is a unique partnership.

A race run by runners for runners, Supported by and used as a fundraiser in support of Blue Mountains Rural Fire Service. This race relies on their active support on the course, and also provides a critical training opportunity bringing all 27 local brigades working together on one day each year.

Our aim is to continually look to improve the event for everyone and continue to deliver value for money.

A reminder that ALL potential entrants must have a valid qualifier in place as per the published list

Further details on the criteria for Preferred Entry eligibility are available here

Summary

  • Dates and times for entries to open are below​

    • 2020 Entrant Entry 9am Monday January 4th to 5pm Friday January 8th - This is for entrants from the cancelled 2020 race who indicated their decision to enter 2021 to formally enter and pay for their entry. 
    • Preferred Entry 9am Monday January 11th to 5pm Friday January 15th - This is for confirmed entry for eligible Preferred Entrants who were not entered in the 2020 race
    • General Entry Lottery Process 9am Monday January 18th to 5pm Friday January 22nd - This is for all other entrants to register for the General Entry Lottery (there is no cost to register for the lottery) and if successful in the lottery to then formally enter and pay for their entry.

  • The entry fee for the 2021 race remains unchanged at $195 per runner
     

  • The entry fee includes

    • Complimentary buses for all entrants, no tickets or booking needed

    • An official Six Foot Track Marathon finishers towel and medal. For 2021 we are redirecting the upfront cost of the additional usual goody bag items towards COVID related face masks and hand sanitisers for entrants to use on the buses to the start and from the finish. We do have plans for some additional merchandise items to be available for purchase separately before the race.

    • Free post race catering for all finishers
       

  • We expect to be using a staggered and smaller wave start process for 2021 but there will still be general wave allocations used for a start time window and these will be based upon your qualifying event and time used during your entry. 
     

  • The key form of communication to potential entrants through the entry process will be via email, it is essential that you use an email address that you regularly access over this period. In particular some email forms, for example Hotmail, sometimes are quite efficient at classifying important emails as junk/spam. We highly advise all potential entrants to regularly check your email and spam/junk folders in case our emails are moved there by your email application. The race committee will not take responsibility for missed opportunities to enter based upon potential entrants not accessing or reading important emails. In parallel to key emails being sent to potential entrants the race committee will also update the official Facebook page with notifications of important steps in the entry process with appropriate calls to action.

 

2020 Cancelled Entrant entry

All 2020 entrants who indicated their decision to enter the 2021 race will be sent an email with a special link to use to formally register and pay for their 2021 entry.

  • 2020 Cancelled Entrants registrations will open at 9:00am on Monday January 4th and close at 5pm Friday January 8th

  • Only 2020 entrants who committed their decision to enter the 2021 race will be sent the email invite

  • If they do not formally enter within the above time window their right as a 2020 cancelled entrant to enter 2021 and 2022 is extinguished

Preferred entry

Only entrants who satisfy one of the Preferred Entry eligibility criteria should use this process. If you enter through this process and are not eligible your entry will be cancelled and you will also miss out on being able to participate in the General Entry Lottery Process.

Use this link to enter as a Preferred Entrant

The Preferred Entry Process will be as follows:

  • Preferred registrations will open at 9.00am on Monday January 11th and will close at 5.00pm Friday January 15th
     

  • Entrants from the cancelled 2020 race are not eligible to enter through the Preferred entry process
     

  • Once the Preferred registrations are closed there is no further opportunity for preferred entries to be accepted as all remaining available entry spots will be allocated to the General Entry Lottery.
     

General Entry

After the 2020 Entrant and Preferred Entries are closed any remaining entry places available will be allocated through the General Entry Lottery process to ensure a fair and even process for all potential entrants. 

Use this link to register for the General Entry Lottery

The General Entry process will be as follows:

  • Registrations for the lottery will open at 9.00am on Monday January 18th and will close at 9.00am on Wednesday January 20th
     

  • There is no cost or fee to register for the lottery
     

  • All lottery registrants must have a valid qualifying event at the time of entry

  • Only one lottery registration per person is allowed. Any person submitting multiple registrations will have all lottery entries (or actual successful general entry spots) cancelled. (You will receive a confirmation email for your lottery entry)
     

  • After the lottery is closed a random draw for the number of available General Entry spots will be conducted
     

  • The lottery will be conducted on the morning of Thursday January 21st and the results will be publicised through the Six Foot Track Marathon Website, Facebook page and via email to the successful registrants.
     

  • All lottery entrants will be sent an email advising as to if they were successfully drawn in the lottery from info@sixfoot.com
     

  • All successful lottery winners will also be sent a link via a separate email to be able to formally confirm and pay for their official entry. They will have until 5.00pm Friday January 22nd to confirm and pay for their entry.
     

  • It is the successful lottery winners responsibility to check their emails and enter and pay within the subsequent entry window and/or notify the race organisers immediately if they were advised of their successful lottery draw but have not received the invitation email.
     

  • Successful lottery entries are not transferable
     

  • Any offered lottery spots that have not been confirmed by 5.00pm Friday January 22nd expire. 
     

  • We do not expect that there will be a supplementary lottery for the 2021 race.

  • There is no waitlist. 

Official Entry Process  ​

Note if you are an entrant from the 2020 race you need to use the special link in the email sent to you and not log into Active as per this first step

  • We are using the Activeworks platform for registrations, you can check/create your profile ahead of time by going to www.active.com In the top right hand corner there are options to either sign in using an existing profile/email address or to sign up with a new one. It is very important that you use an email address for this profile that you will be regularly monitoring through the entry week.
     

  • If your computer/device has not already been logged in to Activeworks, you will be prompted to enter your email address and password and once this is confirmed you will be then prompted to confirm your name
     

  • If your computer/device has already been logged in to Activeworks it will simply prompt you to confirm your name

 

Once you have successfully logged in you will see the message "Your spot will be held for 15 minutes while you complete checkout". You will then see the remainder of the registration form. Please now do take the time to enter all the details carefully as follows :

  • Personal details

    • Name

    • Gender

    • Date of birth

    • Contact phone number

    • Address

    • Emergency contact name and contact number: Please note for emergency contact details, due to the challenges with mobile phone reception both on course and at the finish we ask that you do not nominate either someone who will be spectating on course or another runner as it is likely that if we need to use the emergency contact details neither of these will be able to be contacted.
       

  • For Preferred Entrants only, a drop-down list of the various Preferred Entry categories will be then provided, you need to select the applicable option. If you do not satisfy one of these options then you are not eligible for a Preferred Entry and need to register for the General Entry Lottery Process. Anyone who enters in the Preferred process that is not eligible will have this entry cancelled and will most likely also miss out on the General Entry Lottery.
     

  • Entry Details: All entrants for 2021 need to enter the following details

    • The qualifying race, from a drop down list (a year if applicable) and then the run time in hours and minutes.

    • We then require a "cut and paste" link to the website where this performance is published as we do check all qualifying details for validity

    • How many Six Foot Track Marathon races you have previously completed

    • Optional information

      • A running club or team, from a drop down list of teams and clubs from last year, there is also the option of creating a new club/team if required

      • Name of unit if you are eligible for the fire fighter award

      • Name of partner if you are running with a partner for the partner award

      • Name or nickname to print on your bib

      • An interesting fact for the announcer to potentially use as you finish
         

  • General medical questions: To assist in our race day medical planning and also for reference in case of an injury or medical emergency on race day we require all entrants to provide the following details, these will only be used in the case of a medical emergency on race day.

    • General state of health, existing conditions

    • Any allergies

    • Details of any hospitalisation in last five years

    • Name and contact of your GP
       

  • All entrants will then have the option of an additional voluntary donation to the Blue Mountains RFS which will have a receipt issued for tax purposes.

    • For those entrants who may wish to donate $1,000 to the RFS and secure a preferred entry spot  we offer the option of paying this via direct deposit into our account 

    • If you wish to do a direct deposit please contact us ahead of entries opening via email at info@sixfoot.com

    • This needs to be done before or at the time of Preferred Entry, once the Preferred Entry process is complete the remainder of the available entry spots are set aside for General Entries. We will not be able to accept any additional preferred entries using the $1,000 donation option after the Preferred Entry process is complete

  • You will also be prompted to confirm that you agree to the race terms and conditions
     

  • Then you will be asked for payment via credit card. Please note that we do not accept American Express.

  • The last step is really important, once you have done everything you will be sent a confirmation email detailing your registration and all of your selections. If you don't get this email then it means you did not successfully complete your entry, please check with us if this is the case (after you have checked your spam/junk folders)
     

  • All entries are subject to the Race Rules including cancellation and refund policies.