What better way to spend the second last morning of winter?

This year sees a new course for the Dirty Dozen - a real cracker, with a few surprises - and a new event. Woohoo!

The main event is a 12-ish* kilometre seductively flowing trail run on the near legendary bike trails of the Dunsborough MTB Skills Development Park, completely unambiguous - you'll be left in no doubt that the hills are all up, the rocks are hard, treacherous and well-connected (don't kick them), the obstacles are obstacular, and the easy bits...well, there's so few of those that it's not worth bothering about them. However, the views are nothing short of beautiful, and the kangaroos are a great audience. If you've never given blood for a good cause before, now's the time.

There are no road crossings or paved sections - just go to whoa dirt, mud, rocks and trail trickery. Find out more on the EVENTS tab.

The new event this year is a two person team race. One person does a 5km course, the other does a 7km course. Both runners start together (with the 12km runners) and all courses are identical for the first 3.5km. So, partner up, push each other for the first 3.5km, after which you will bid each other your fond farewells and commit to meet again somewhere not too far away, then run like hell on your own, to do your part for the team.

*As usual, we don't actually know exactly how long the course is, and we like it that way - as dedicated trail runners, accurate measurement is not high on our list of essential ingredients. No doubt someone with a GPS will tell us what it was, but until then, we'll just call it a dozen and get on with the serious business of enjoying a good course.

SUNDAY 31 August
7:00 - 8:30am
Registration (by prior arrangement) + Bib Collection
8:30amRace Briefing (both events)
9:00amRace Start
Email us for all enquiries.




Check back here in early August for details of course familiarisation runs in the 3 weeks leading up to the event.

  1. Drink stations are officially 'off course', and you must dispose of the plastic cup in the bin provided before re-entering the course.
  2. This is a 12km event and there is no real need for gels, etc. In the interests of the environment, we ask that all competitors consider *NOT* taking any gels or other food/supplements in wrappers.
  3. In many places the course follows switchbacks. You *must* stick to the marked course and not take short cuts across the bush.
  4. The race line is at the foot of any berms - no matter how tempting, please do not run high on the banked corners.
  5. Please don't use an iPod (or similar) - you need to be able to hear other runners and instructions from course marshals.
  6. All bridges and obstacles on the course are single track - no passing, and please take care when crossing.
  7. All obstacles are mandatory. There are no 'A' and 'B' lines.

Email us for all enquiries.