Falls Creek 2014

 

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RACE BRIEFING

updated 12/01/2017

Timing Chips

Two timing chips are attached to the front of your bib. Do not fold or crush the chips. They will record your time as you pass by, or under, the readers. Don't block them with clothing, a pack or your arms. Stand up straight at the line.

Starting area: You must pass through the start registration gate at the bottom left of the start paddock to register your chip before entering your start paddock.

How to make sure you appear correctly in the results:

1. Wear your own bib. Not your partner's or child's! Have the chips at the front.

2. Stand up straight and ensure your bib is visible, as you cross the finish line. If carrying a pack, wear your bib over the pack.

 

How to help us avoid searching for missing skiers

If you do not complete the full course, tell the officials at the finish line that you have pulled out. Make sure they write down your number. We do not want to have an unnecessary search. Make sure you have provided a race day mobile phone contact number for you or a family member.   If, for any reason, we don’t have a record of your finishing, we will try to ring you to make sure you aren't still out on the course.

Where To Pick Up Your Race Bag (Click the link)

Start Times

The 42km Kangaroo Hoppet will start in waves at 1 minute intervals promptly from 9.30am, the 21km event from 9.40am and the 7km from 9.50am. The start is seeded, with the fastest skiers (the first 30 bib numbers) standing on the front line. Skiers are grouped into start paddocks for groups of 100 (by bib number). Please enter the correct start paddock. Each paddock will move up the hill in turn and start in waves at one minute intervals. Race times will be calculated from each wave's start time. Skiers in the shorter events will not be allowed into the start area until after the preceding event has started.

Safety: The event is run on the Bogong High Plains, a wilderness area without roads. Skiers must be prepared for sudden changes in weather conditions. Windproof and waterproof outer garments should be carried (in a bum-bag or pack) and worn if necessary. Should the weather imply too great a risk for skiers, the organisers hold the right to change, postpone or cancel the race at short notice in view of skier safety.

Eye Protection / Sunscreen: Sunglasses or goggles should be worn, and also 50+ sunscreen. At this altitude, severe eye damage, sunburn or windburn can occur if eyes and skin are not protected.

Links for more information:

Start list on the web:   Seeding will commence on August 12 and an alphabetical start list will be available by Monday August 21

The Course:

Food stations:

42km Kangaroo Hoppet Cut-off times

Our Merchandise Range:

The 2017 Hoppet Dozen:

Falls Creek Resort Entry and Car Parking - Race Day:

Worldloppet Masters' & Passport Holders' Reception – Friday 5pm August 25

Waxing Services:

Flower Ceremony and Welcome To Country.

Presentation Party

Meal Options

Worldloppet Passports

The Falls Creek Night Sprints

Carbo Loading: Friday August 25 from 5 pm at Flour + Water, 171 Kiewa Valley H’way, Tawonga Sth. $20 for any pasta or noodle dish with choice of drink (beer, wine or soft drink). Bookings preferred on 03 5754 4449.

Enervit Energy Drink: Enervit has been the Hoppet's energy drink for over a decade and is now also an official partner of Worldloppet. Enervit has developed an energy drink to help you get the best out of your body on Hoppet Day and will be available at the drink stations and finish.

Personal effects   - Please name your belongings! Skiers can leave their belongings in the area marked "Competitors' Clothing" near the Information tent. Please bring a suitable bag or pack to leave your belongings in during the race.

Lost & Found Please hand in any found items or broken equipment to the Passport Tent at the finish or to officials at the race office or the Saturday Night Presentation Party. If you lose something and want it back, make sure you have your name on it.

Check at the Race Office on Sunday or email the race secretary. Items left out on the course may not be brought in for several days.

Toilets are situated in the Gully Cafe on the right as you enter Falls Creek, at the day shelter next to the Police Station, and at the Windy Corner Day Shelter. Portable toilets will be provided near the start/finish area. 

Medical Service: St John First Aid service will be available at the finish. The course will be patrolled by the Falls Creek SES group and by Ski Patrol.

Results: A link to provisional results will be available on the Hoppet website at http://www.hoppet.com.au immediately after the race. Please check and notify us ASAP if you see any errors. Results are not available at the Hoppet Shop until Sunday morning. They will be displayed at the Presentation Party from 7 pm.

Certificates can be downloaded from the Hoppet website after the event. http://www.hoppet.com.au

Photos: Top Shots race photos will be available for viewing and purchase on-line at http://www.fallscreekphotos.com.au You can navigate their site to last year's photos which are still available.

Video: The folk at The Snow TV will be covering the Hoppet for domestic and international TV. Hoppet video will be available on your device of choice through Fairfax Digital.