Whether you are entering the short Joey race or challenging yourself in the 42km Hoppet, you will need to know all the information below!
Bib Pick Up
Bibs must be collected from the Race Shop in Mt. Beauty next to the Info Centre, Kiewa Valley Hwy.
15th - 19th August, 1pm to 6pm
20th August, 1pm to 8pm,
21st August, 10am to midnight
22nd Race day 6.30am to 8.30am and Post Event- 2 to 6pm,
Sunday 23rd, 9am to 3.30pm
Please note: If you cannot get there and you can't arrange for someone else to pick up your bag for you, please contact the Race Secretary by Tues Aug 18 to make other arrangements.
Booking accommodation for Hoppet week or the race weekend EARLY is essential. This will be the busiest weekend of the 2020 season with accommodation places already filling fast.
Howmans Gap YMCA (4 km from Falls Creek Resort)
Falls Creek (Ski in Ski out)
Mount Beauty (30km from Falls Creek)
If you bought a special Hoppet bus ticket for race day when you entered online, the times are, departing Mt. Beauty Hoppet shop 7am and departing Falls Creek windy corner 1pm (or when full) and another one departing 3pm back to Mt. Beauty.
We are going Plastic Cup FREE
We have introduced a new environmental friendly initiative and will NOT be providing plastic cups at the drink stations on course. Instead you will need to carry your own drink bottle or hydration pack. Water and 32Gi will still be available at drink stations for refills.
Two timing chips are attached to your bib, one on the front and one on the back. 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 and ensure your bib is visible as you cross the finish line. Wear your own bib. Not your partner's or your child's!
Help us avoid searching for missing skiers
If you don't 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 having finished, our first step will be to try to ring you to make sure you aren't still out on the course.
Kangaroo Hoppet Start times: From 9.30am.
Birkebeiner Start times: From 9.40am.
Joey Start times: From 9.50am.
Each race start is seeded, with the elite top 30 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 of one minute intervals. Race times will be calculated from each wave's start time. Note: Allow enough time to get from Windy Corner car park to the race start!
Need help on race day?
The Race Secretary or an assistant will be in the Worldloppet Information Tent, next to the First Aid tent, from 8.30 a.m. and should be able to assist you if you have a problem.
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, if eyes and skin are not protected, severe eye damage, sunburn or windburn can occur.
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 in the finish area or to officials at the race office in Mt Beauty or at the Saturday Night Presentations. If you lose something and want it back, make sure you have your name on it, especially ski poles.
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.
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.
Please check and notify us ASAP if you see any errors. Result boards will be on display at the Presentations from 7 pm on Saturday night and in the Hoppet Shop on Sunday morning.
Certificates can also be downloaded from the results link after the event. https://alpinetiming.com.au/r135
Top Shots race photos will be available for viewing and purchase on-line at http://www.fallscreekphotos.com.au
2020 Start List by name(link info)
As at _______________ - No Late entries included - to be provided closer to race day
2020 Start List by Number(link info)
Bib seeding as at ________________ - no late entries included - to be provided closer to race day
Saturday Night Presentations
At Mt Beauty Community Centre next to the Bakery in the main street from 6.30pm food, wine, firepits, beer, cider, softdrinks then presentations begin at 7.45pm inside. Results, photos and Worldloppet passport stamping will be displayed inside.
- Prizes:There are cash, awards and sponsor product prizes for the first ten placegetters in the Kangaroo Hoppet. In the 21km and 7km races there are awards and sponsor product prizes for the first three women and men.
- AGL Scholarships: Eight $500 AGL Energy in Action scholarships will be awarded to the first Australian boy and girl in U14 and U18 in the 7km Joey Hoppet, U23 in the 21km Australian Birkebeiner, and to the first Australians in the 42km Kangaroo Hoppet.
- Special awardswill be made to those skiers who have completed their 10th or 20th Kangaroo Hoppet race, and skiers who have competed in every Hoppet will be recognised.
- There is a Joey Hoppet schools competition with four separate categories for Primary and Secondary, girls and boys/mixed, with a trophy for each winning team (up to five students per team with best three times to count).
- Worldloppet Masters
- And finally, the winner of each age class in all three distances will receive a commemorative 30 anniversary coffee mug.
Links for more information:
Falls Creek Resort Entry and Car Parking - Race Day - to be reviewed for 2020