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As the STROMLO Running Festival enters its fifth year, the layout of the event has now now changed from previous years. In 2013, the STROMLO will take place in Canberra on the weekend of the 15th-17th February 2013, but with a more condensed program now focussing on the Altra Lightning Strike 30km and 10km events, the 12-hour and the 7.5km Cross Country. On-site camping and caravan facilities will again be available for those participants who would like to stay at the event venue. Unfortunately the Criterium Race, Mt Run, and consequently the Percy Cerutty Award, as well as the seminars and presentations have been removed from the program in 2013. As such, there is no longer an all-inclusive entry available.

The 30km Altra Lightning Strike event provide a challenging run for even the most experienced runners. The profile of the course makes it one of the toughest trail runs in Canberra. In 2013, transport of runners from the event hub to the start is included as part of the entry cost.

The new 10km Altra Lightning Strike course developed in 2012 proved to be a great success and will again be used in 2013. This event now starts and finishes at the event hub in Stromlo Forest Park and consists of a flowing and picturesque loop around one of Canberra's best nature parks.

The 7.5km Cross Country race will now be held as a normal mass start with all runners beginning at the same time and Age-Sex adjusted performances calculated after the event based on competitors finishing time. There is still $2,000 in prize money available for the event. The handicaps and rules for the event are based on your age and gender and can be found on the here.

Building on the success of the inaugural 12-hour event, the 12-hour will again start on Saturday evening and finish on Sunday morning. The 1km road loop course proved to be a fast one, with many experienced ultra runners netting personal best distances. So if you are looking to improve your 12-hour distance, or obtain a 100km qualifying standard, this event is for you.

The rivalries built over the past 4 years will resume when the Schools Challenge and Corporate Challenge will again take place on Friday evening and Saturday morning respectively.

Catering will be provided on-site and will offer a selection of meals at affordable prices. BBQs will also be available for those wanting to cook their own meals. If you are looking for a great weekend away; an event to finish off your summer; or your final training preparation for the 6-foot Track Marathon – the STROMLO Running Festival has an event for you.

In 2013 the Stromlo Running Festival will offers the following events:

  • Altra Lightning Strike 30km
  • Altra Lightning Strike 10km
  • Cross Country race (7.5km)
  • 6 Hour Race
  • 12 Hour Race
  • 50km Race
  • 100km Race
  • Corporate and Challenge (7.5km or 1hr)
  • Primary Schools Challenge (20min)
  • High Schools Challenge (30min)

Early bird entries will be taken from the 1st of October through to the 30th of November 2012. Entry fees will then increase to standard entry prices from 1st December 2012 until 31st January 2013. Late entries will be taken from the 1st of February up until the event weekend, but with an additional cost as outlined below.

Camping sites for the weekend will be at a further cost of $20 per person ($50 for a family with 2 adults and up to 6 children). Caravan sites will also be available.

Entry Costs

Early Bird Entry (1st October 2012 – 30th November 2012)

  • Altra Lightning Strike 30km: $45 ($35 for under 20's)
  • Altra Lightning Strike 10km: $25 ($20 for under 20's)
  • Cross Country Race (7.5km): $15
  • 6 Hour - $70 (or $60 for AURA members)
  • 12 Hour - $70 (or $60 for AURA members)
  • 50km - $70 (or $60 for AURA members)
  • 100km - $70 (or $60 for AURA members)
  • Camping or Caravan for weekend: $20 per person

Standard Entry (1st December 2012 – 31st January 2013)

  • Altra Lightning Strike 30km: $50 ($40 for under 20's)
  • Altra Lightning Strike 10km: $30 ($20 for under 20's)
  • Cross Country Race (7.5km): $20
  • 6 Hour - $80 (or $70 for AURA members)
  • 12 Hour - $80 (or $70 for AURA members)
  • 50km - $80 (or $70 for AURA members)
  • 100km - $80 (or $70 for AURA members)
  • Camping or Caravan for weekend: $20 per person

Late Entry (1st February 2013 – 19th February 2013)

  • Altra Lightning Strike 30km: $60 ($50 for under 20's)
  • Altra Lightning Strike 10km: $40 ($30 for under 20's)
  • Cross Country Race (7.5km): $25 ($20 for under 20's)
  • 6 Hour - $90 (or $80 for AURA members)
  • 12 Hour - $90 (or $80 for AURA members)
  • 50km - $90 (or $80 for AURA members)
  • 100km - $90 (or $80 for AURA members)
  • Camping or Caravan for weekend: $20 per person

Under 20 is classified as those with a birthday after 15 February 1993, ie. you are still under 20 years of age on the first day of the festival (15 February 2013).

Major Sponsors

ACT Government

Event Sponsors

Altra Zero Drop The Canberra Times

Partners