Better get ready for spring, because we're back!

This year sees a new course for the Dirty Dozen, and 2 new events. Woohoo!

The main event is a 12-ish* kilometre offroad run with the local kangaroos - along classic switchback single tracks and banked turns, over obstacles, up, down and all around the near-legendary bike trails at the Dunsborough & Districts Country Club. While the course may (or may not) be a little easier than last year, it's more fun and better for spectators (bring your own). But whatever the case, don't doubt that it has its dark side, including that lung-busting hike up Firey's Descent, and the rocks of BoJangles. 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.

New events this year include:
  • 5km Individual; and
  • 12km 2 person relay (5km/7km approximately)
All events take place on the same course, with all runners doing the 5km loop first. The changeover for the relay teams (also the start of the 7km loop) is at the start/finish area.

For those with a low threshold of boredom, we're on your side. The overlap between the 5km loop and the 7km loop is about the length of a cricket pitch (more or less), and there is no backtracking on either course - so, it's new scenery and new bear traps pretty much all the way.

*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
6:00 - 8:00am
Registration (by prior arrangement) + Bib Collection
8:15am12K/Relay Race Briefing
8.30am12K/Relay Race Start
8:45am5K Briefing
9:00am5K Race Starts
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. There will be 1 drink station - passed twice, at roughly the 2.5km and 9km marks - (water only in cups). The drink station is 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. Please don't use an iPod (or similar) - you need to be able to hear other runners and instructions from course marshals.
  5. All bridges on the course are single track - no passing, and please take care when crossing.
  6. All obstacles are mandatory. There are no 'A' and 'B' lines.

Email us for all enquiries.

Entry Fees

12k 'Dirty Dozen'$25 ($35 for entries on the day)
12k Relay$15/person


Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in each individual event, and the top 3 teams in the relay. In addition, in the 12k race prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in the under 18 and over 40 categories. If a runner wins a prize in the open division, s/he will *not* be eligible for an age group prize.

Email us for all enquiries.