SPECTATOR / SUPPORT CREW INFORMATION
Everyone loves to be supported, cheered and acknowledged. Spectating is a great way to make the job of competitors that little bit easier knowing that you are there cheering them on. Below is a list of the main transition areas where you can support the athletes (not the only places that you can spectate so have a look at the race map and combine some spectating with a little time in this special part of the world). Just remember, be safe and be aware to other people - don't let the excitement of the occasion make you forget about others around you.
Where: KINGS PARK AND VARIOUS SITES THROUGHOUT STANLEY
Description: RACE START FOR GONE NUTS 101KM
Start Time: 6am
Toilets: Yes - good clean public toilets throughout the town
Parking: There is a car park beside Kings Park for the race start but also plenty of parking within the town.
Stanley offers spectators great way to see the competitors start the 101km race. Leaving Kings Park runners climb and run a 2km loop of the iconic local landscape THE NUT before descending down through the town and out onto Tatlows Beach on head east on their journey.
Stanley has accommodation, food, drinks and much more, it would be a great destination prior to the event. See the start, watch them run through the streets then head down to the local cafes for breakfast and a coffee before leaving for the next spectator point.
Support crews and team mates can take hydration and/or nutrition along with spare shoes and / or clothing to the fenced areas of the check points and can provide assistance to your competitors or team mates within the confines of the fenced off check point area. We do however limit the assistance to one team mate / support crew per competitor to avoid congestion.
Where: Mathers Road / Mawbanna Road Intersection
This area is primarily a transition viewing area, the competitors will come into the 25km transition along Mathers Road grab some nutrition and hydration – maybe even a change of clothes - change over if doing the team’s event and head off into the wilderness.
There are no amenities other than some portable toilets and this transition is the most remote checkpoint.
Support crews and team mates can take hydration and/or nutrition along with spare shoes and / or clothing to the fenced areas of the checkpoints and can provide assistance to your competitors or team mates within the confines of the fenced off check point area. We do however limit the assistance to one team mate / support crew per competitor to avoid
Rocky Cape Lions park facility
Description: Start of 50km event, half way point of the 101km
Start Time: 6am
Cut off: 7pm (101km race only)
Rocky Cape Lions Park - 119 Yanns Road, Rocky Cape
Runners for the 50km event will start at the Rocky Cape Lions Park Facility (at 6am), the 101km runners come into the transition for Coopers Road and exit onto Yanns Road.
See the start of the 50km even or maybe watch the 101km runners breeze through or tag team mates. There are shops available for breakfast and a coffee after the 50km race start or grab some lunch prior to the 101 runners come in, before leaving for the next spectator point.
If coming to watch the 101km transition please take care and keep an eye out for runners as there is a road crossing required at this point.
SUPPORT CREW / TEAM MATE INFORMATION
Support crews and team mates can take hydration and/or nutrition along with spare shoes and / or clothing to the fenced areas of the checkpoints and can provide assistance to your competitors or team mates within the confines of the fenced off check point area. We do however limit the assistance to one teammate / support crew per competitor to avoid congestion. Support crew / Team Mates will only be allowed into the fenced area once the runner has entered – NO waiting in the area!
Boat Harbour Beach
Description: Start of 25km event / half way mark of the 50km and 75km point of the 101km run
Start Time: 9:00am (25km event)
Cut off: 3:00am Sunday (101km race only) / 1pm Saturday (50km race only)
Toilets: Yes, well maintained public toilets adjacent to the beach.
Parking: There is some parking – but be aware this is a very popular area and can become very busy, and the road into/out of Boat Harbour is narrow so take care.
Runners for the 25km event will start on the beach opposite the Surf Life Saving Club at 9:00am. 50km and 101km competitors will arrive from the western most road and make their way into the transition area at the western end of the car park – next to the public toilets.
Boat Harbour has accommodation options, food, drinks and much more, it would be a great destination prior to the event. There are excellent viewing areas in the Boat Harbour area, so pick a spot and sit down and cheer on these remarkable athletes. Great spot for breakfast and a coffee after the 25km event start or grab some lunch prior to the 50km runners arriving, stay enjoy the view, maybe a glass of wine and cheer on the first of the 101km runners before leaving for the next spectator point.
When driving, parking or reversing your vehicle please be aware, take care and keep an eye out for runners as this will be a very busy race area.
Wynyard - Gutteridge Gardens
Description: Finish Line
Start Time: N/A
Cut off: 10.00am Sunday (101km race only)
Toilets: Yes, well maintained public toilets at Gutteridge Gardens and other locations throughout Wynyard
Parking: There is ample parking in Wynyard
This is the end of the journey for competitors in all three events 25/50/101km. Runners will come in from the west along the Inglis River track – some admiring the beauty others just focused on the finish line and the realisation of their accomplishment – knowing that they have indeed “Gone Nuts”. Spectators can line the finishing chute, the river bank or just sit on the grassed and tiered seating areas and cheer on your family, friends and other competitors.
Wynyard is the host location for the Gone Nuts 101 Adventure Run and the local Council has been very supportive of the event. Wynyard has a great variety of accommodation, dining options, local pubs and much, much more. It is a very pretty town and would be a great destination to spend a few nights prior to or after the event. The finish line is located in the beautiful Gutteridge Gardens on the banks of the Inglis River.
SUPPORT CREW / TEAM MATE INFORMATION
You can meet your runner or team mate(s) at the finish line. Remember to be ready to help out as needed. The competitors will be very tired, sore and ready for a well earned rest so don’t make them go looking for you!
Other spectator areas:
Some of the locations of other spectator areas are listed below.
Table Cape Lighthouse
Table Cape Lookout
NATIONAL PARKS PASS
A National Parks Pass will be required if spectators wish to go into the Rocky Cape National Park and watch the runners go through that section, whilst it is well worth the effort to visit there are plenty of spectator areas that do not require entering the National Park area. It is worth noting that there is no vehicle access to the section of park that the runners traverse.