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BUCKLEYS CHANCE: Off-Trail Races 2016

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31.07 Miles, 31.07+ Miles, 15.53 Miles, 10 K
Kunghur (Mt. Warning), NSW, Australia
Kunghur, AUSTRALIA
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In Australia there is a saying "You've got Buckley's Chance," which essentially means, "you have no chance". This saying is based on the true story of William Buckley, an English convict who was transported to Australia, escaped, was given up for dead and lived in an Aboriginal community for many years.

Buckley's Chance races are best described as "God's own obstacle course", with athletes leaping, crawling, climbing, swimming, and of course running through some of the world's toughest natural environments.

BUCKLEY'S CHANCE is an event for athletes who have participated in any kind of trail, OCR, Ultra Endurance, adventure race or similar to step up and experience the terrain in the NSW Hinterland.

SURVIVAL RUN takes that extreme experience to another level. This is the ultimate hybrid event where the world's best obstacle racers, sky runners, adventure racers, trail runners, survivalists and military personnel go head to head in a battle of mental, physical and emotional endurance.

In true FUEGO Y AGUA ENDURANCE style, Australia's only SURVIVAL RUN event will take place inside a 20 million year old shield volcano situated in the NSW/ QLD Border Ranges. This is the same area where the Australian Army has trained its Infantry and Special Forces Soldiers for Jungle Warfare since World War 2...

BUCKLEY'S CHANCE CONSISTS OF FOUR SEPARATE RACES:

SURVIVAL RUN - Ultra endurance, Ultra Challenge - APPLICATION ONLY
50KM "OFF" TRAIL RUN
25KM "OFF" TRAIL RUN
10KM "OFF" TRAIL RUN


2016 EVENT ITINERARY

Friday 18th:
3:00pm: Registration for Survival Run opens.
4:00pm: Survival Run pre-race briefing.
5:00pm Packet Pick-up for Survival Run Commences (Runners should attend ready to race with all required items).
6:00pm: Start Survival Run

Saturday 19th:
3:00pm: Packet Pick-up for Off-trail events (10km, 25km & 50km) opens.
6:00pm: Survival Run Race Cut-off.
7:30pm: Beer Mile.
8:00pm: BBQ, Survival Run awards, and entertainment. (Bookings required)

Sunday 20th:
3:00am: Packet Pick-up cut-off for 50km Off-trail
4:00am: Start 50km Off-trail
4:00am: Packet Pick-up cut-off for 25km Off-trail
5:00am: Start 25km Off-trail
5:00am: Packet Pick-up cut-off for 10km Off-trail
6:00am: Start 10km Off-trail
8:00am: Cut-off for 10km Off-trail finish
11:00am: Cut-off for 25km Off-trail finish
2:00pm: Cut-off for 50km Off-trail finish

SURVIVAL RUN is not for those who question their own ability.

We expect to see the world's best obstacle racers, sky runners, adventure racers, trail runners, survivalists and military personnel to go head to head in a battle of mental, physical and emotional endurance.

You must have completed a 50km+ Race or Ultra Endurance (12hrs+) event to have your application considered
You will be completing a number of challenges during the event. More details on these will be revealed later in the future.
Do not expect to finish the race....

SURVIVAL RUN is not an obstacle course race, an adventure race, or an ultra-marathon. It is an original combination of all of these. It is not a standard definition obstacle course race, with man-made mud, manufactured obstacles and gimmicky fire jumps. Survival Run is all about adapting to the environment and taking on challenges that are part of the historic indigenous culture and unique location where the event takes place.

That is why athletes must apply to participate. Only those who are truly prepared to take on these extreme challenges will be considered.
As with all of the BUCKLEY'S CHANCE races, SURVIVAL RUN is "unsupported" meaning, athletes will be called upon to carry all required hydration and nutrition themselves. If they run out of water or food they will need to source it from the natural environment, and ensure that it has been purified before consumption.

SURVIVAL RUN AUSTRALIA OFFERS SOLO & 2-PERSON TEAM CATEGORIES
Awards are given for SURVIVAL RUN™ 1st, 2nd & 3rd place overall SOLO finishers & 1st TEAM finishers.

Event Start Location
Kunghur (Mt. Warning), NSW, Australia
 
 

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