Cradle Mountain Run

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The Cradle Mountain Run is a one day traverse of the famous Cradle Mt Lake St Clair Overland track. It starts at the foot of the stairs at Waldheim and follows the track over Marions Lookout south to Cynthia Bay finishing at the boat jetty.The beauty of this run is that it traverses wild alpine areas of Tasmania's Cradle Mt Lake St Clair National Park and World Heritage Area, an area of Tasmania exposed to the roaring forties. The altitude of the track in several areas of the plateau is greater than 1000 metres, which by world standards is not high, but here is well above the tree line. This low tree line illustrates the exposure and harshness of conditions that can prevail even in summer.

This is an estimated, not-accurately measured 82km trail run limited to 50 runners, along the length of the Overland Track. Runners must have sufficient speed to complete the run in 16 hours. A necessary condition of entry is proof of a sub-4-hour marathon. We try to emphasise that the event is a Run not a Race (ie mutual help is an important aspect). The course record is 7 hours 25 min. Hills are steep, the mud can suck your shoes off, roots and stones make the going slow for the less nimble footed.

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