Who Can Run?

The Run Bibbulmun Track Stage Race is designed to be an achievable goal for any runner – not just the fastest on the track or those gunning for the podium – but for ‘every-day’ runners who want a spectacular challenge in a wild part of the world..

You do not need a long list of ultra-marathon race finishes to your name… you just need to be an active person who loves a challenge who is willing to chip away at the course and keep moving from start to finish.

The short course distances are not too great and with some training and a good amount of determination should be achievable for most runners.

The long course distances are certainly longer, and back to back ~40km days take their toll – but if you prepare yourself well beforehand and pace yourself on the day, there is no reason you can’t tick them off. You just need to keep moving at a steady pace when on the trail and get plenty of rest, nutrition and focus on recovery each night.

Obviously – the fitter you are the more you will enjoy the event but you don’t have to be a hardcore ultra-marathon runner to be part of it, you just need to be solid and capable on your feet with a determination to keep going when the going gets tough.

This event is all about setting a challenge and having a go with some friends. Sure, some runners will race and chase the trophy at the end, but the vast majority will be there for an incredible experience with friends in a wild part of the world.

The Run Bibbulmun Stage Run has a strict field limit to preserve the incredible competitor experience as a niche event for a select few.

Solo runners

In contrast to earlier versions of the run (when it was called the Great Southern Stage Run – GSSR), the event is designed exclusively for solo runners completing the entire stage themselves each day. The teams format of the GSSR was amazing and we know some people will be disappointed there are no teams in 2024, but that is not to say you can’t round up some mates and come to the race together. The only difference will be that now you can run with one another rather than handing over to your team mate at each CP. So in many ways its even better!

There are no entry prerequisites for solo runners in the long or short course events.

Connect via the Facebook Group

Want to hear from previous competitors? Then connect with those who’ve done the event before via dedicated Facebook Group where you can ask questions and learn more about the event. PAGE IS HERE.

“Everyone out on the trails were so fantastic and extremely encouraging; it’s that camaraderie that gets us through this tough course!” Alan Williams, 1st Solo Male 2022