Kep Ultra News

2 February 2015

Entries for 2015 Hoka OneOne Kep Ultra sold out.

The entry process for the Kep Ultra was completed mid last month, with all available spots being taken by those who volunteered last year, and those who participated in the ballot. We currently have 107 entries in total, as well as about 45 people on the waitlist. There are 58 entries in the 100k, and 49 in the 75k. I need the numbers to come back to around 75 total before I start considering people on the wait list. Thanks to everyone who entered for a pretty painless process.

Recon Runs: First Recon this Sunday Feb 8!

As in previous years, we will hold a number of recon run on the course leading up to race day. These are as follows:

8 Feb – Weir to Mt Helena and return (28km)
15 Mar – Northam to Wundowie (34km)
26 Apr – Wundowie to Mt Helena (27km) or to Pechey Road (42km)
2 May – Night time Mt Helena to Weir on 100km course (41km).

Recons are open to everybody, you don’t need to have entered Kep to come along for the run.

The first recon run is on this coming Sunday February 8. It’s around 28km from Mundaring Weir to Mt Helena and return. All paces will be catered for, there’s sure to be some fast, and some not so fast runners.

We’ll meet at 6am at the National Park Centre on Allen Road Mundaring Weir. This is the finish line of the Kep Ultra.

Please remember to bring adequate water, and to enter my mobile number as a contact in your phone: 0457 149 169.

If you are going to come along, please let me know. As well, if you haven’t already done so, please register your details on Trail Running Contacts so we know how to contact you should you get lost.

Coffee at Dome Mundaring afterwards.

Volunteers Registration

If you are interested in volunteering at the race this year, or know someone who can help out, please fill in the form here. Note volunteer spots are filling quickly, we already have 75 people registered, so it is likely I will close volunteer registrations in the not too distant future. As always, volunteers get an automatic entry into next year’s event.

Event Approval

As I advised during the entry process, the approvals from Government instrumentalities has this year been made much more difficult given their requirement for a Traffic Management Plan for the first time. The work to put the documentation in place for this has taken up most of January, however I am pleased we are now in a position where I hope to be submitting the plans in the next couple of weeks. I will keep you up to date how this progresses.

Kep Ultra on Facebook

The Kep Ultra also has a Facebook Group, join the group by clicking here. It’s a great way to meet some other Kep Ultra people, organi