Great Southern Stage Run 2023 - Western Australia
Posted by on 23rd Aug 2023

Great Southern Stage Run 2023 - Western Australia

Great Southern Stage Run 2023

Date: 16 – 18 November 2023 - Entries are now OPEN!

Are you a trail running enthusiast with an insatiable appetite for adventure? Look no further than the Great Southern Stage Run 2023, a thrilling three-day stage race set in the rugged and untamed wilderness of the Great Southern Region of Western Australia. Mark your calendars for November 16-18, 2023, as this is an experience you won't want to miss!

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Embarking on the Journey

Picture yourself traversing a 200-kilometer off-road course, winding through some of the most breathtaking landscapes that Western Australia has to offer. The route follows the famed Bibbulmun Track, ensuring that you're not just running; you're embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime odyssey. From the Valley of the Giants in Walpole to the Torndirrup Peninsula at Albany, each day's leg of the race presents a new chapter of natural beauty and challenging terrain.

Great Southern Stage Run 2023 - Key Information

 WHEN  16 – 18 November 2023
 WHERE  Walpole to Albany in the Great Southern Region of WA
 THE COURSE      An off-road course following long sections of the famed Bibbulmun Track
Day 1 70Km - from Valley of the Giant to Boat Harbour
 Day 2 77km - from Parry Campground to Kennedy Camp
 Day 3 56km - from Kennedy Camp to Camp Quaranup Albany
 WHO  Open to relay teams of 4 (or 3 or 2) running 1 leg each day.
 Also open to solos running the whole course (qualification standards apply).
 LOGISTICS  All runners are encouraged to stay together overnight at the coordinated group accommodation at each day’s finish line.

 Entries are strictly limited to 9 relay teams and 30 individuals

The Course

Day 1 kicks off with a 70km stretch from the Valley of the Giants to Boat Harbour campground. Divided into four legs—17km, 18km, 22.5km, and 12.3km—you'll experience the thrill of conquering diverse landscapes while pushing your limits.

Day 2 is a 77km adventure from Parry Campground to Kennedy Camp, divided into four legs of 14km, 15km, 22km, and 25.8km. The changing scenery and varied trail conditions will keep you engaged and inspired.

Day 3 offers a 56km final leg, taking you from Kennedy Camp to Camp Quaranup Albany. Divided into four legs of 18km, 12km, 16km, and 10km, this day is a crescendo of natural wonders and personal achievements.

Who Can Participate?

The Great Southern Stage Run welcomes relay teams of 4, 3, or 2 runners, each taking on one leg of the course per day.

If you're an individual seeking an extraordinary challenge, solos are also invited to run the entire course (qualification standards apply).

The Best Trail Running Community

One of the most remarkable aspects of Great Southern Stage Run is the sense of camaraderie it fosters. All participants are encouraged to stay together overnight at the coordinated group accommodation at each day's finish line. This creates an atmosphere of unity, support, and social interaction that turns fellow competitors into friends for life.

Limited Entries – Act Fast and Enter Now!

The 2023 entries for this event are now open, but don't hesitate. To maintain an intimate and engaging experience, the Great Southern Stage Run 2023 has limited entries to 90 relay teams and 30 solo runners. Secure your spot now to be a part of this unforgettable adventure.

Testimonials Speak Volumes

As the saying goes, "Don't just take our word for it." Emma Fitzgerald, a 2022 participant, raves about her experience: "This race exceeded my expectations on so many levels. The challenge, the camaraderie, the STUNNING scenery; my ability to always have a smile on my face. I absolutely loved every minute, especially making so many on-track friends."

Make It Your Own Journey

The Great Southern Stage Run isn't just an event; it's an opportunity to connect with nature, challenge your limits, and forge unforgettable memories. From the rugged coastline to the windswept horizons and sheer granite cliffs, this race is the epitome of a bucket-list-worthy adventure. Lace up your trail shoes, gather your teammates, and get ready to write your own chapter in the legacy of the Great Southern Stage Run.

For more details and to secure your spot, visit the official website. Don't let this chance slip away – be a part of something extraordinary!

Join the Adventure with Tribe&Trail

As you gear up for the Great Southern Stage Run, we're excited to share that Tribe&Trail is the official event sponsor, adding a touch of expertise and passion to this extraordinary trail running experience. Tribe&Trail stands as Western Australia's only dedicated trail and hiking store, focusing on providing top-notch clothing, footwear, hydration, nutrition, and equipment supplies to ensure you're fully equipped for your trailblazing journey. With our support, you can confidently step into this epic adventure, knowing that you have the best gear at your side.

So, if you're ready to tackle the rugged landscapes, forge lasting friendships, and make memories that will stay with you forever, make sure to mark your calendars for November 16 - 18, 2023, and secure your spot at the Great Southern Stage Run. With limited entries available, this is your chance to be a part of an unparalleled trail running event that promises camaraderie, challenge, and the unspoiled beauty of Western Australia's wilderness.