Race Details and Services

The 2020 Margaret River Ultra Marathon has been RESCHEDULED to 17th October 2020

Read the full statement about the reschedule detailing entry transfers and options – issued 18 March, 2020. >>CLICK HERE<<

Index to race logistical information:

Race registration

  • 4:00pm – 8:00pm Friday 16th October 2020 at The Cheeky Monkey (4259 Caves Road, Wilyabrup WA)

At registration all competitors will receive:

  • Your unique race number plate
  • Official event t-shirt – a technical running shirt with customised event print 
  • Printed support crew map
  • other event information and sponsor give aways

Competitor briefing

One competitor briefing will be held for all runners (solo and teams), at The Cheeky Monkey. The briefing will also be streamed live on Facebook @RapidAscentUltraRunningEvents

  • 6:30pm Friday 16th October 2020 at The Cheeky Monkey (4259 Caves Road, Wilyabrup WA)
 An inspiring event in a pristine area surrounded by a diverse range of normal people, some of which are just going to spend the day travelling 80 kilometres by foot!” Ray, 2018 Competitor

Hill & Trail Running Workshop with Hanny Allston

  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm Friday 16th October 2020 at The Cheeky Monkey (4259 Caves Road, Wilyabrup WA)

Join our Margaret River event coach & elite athlete, Hanny Allston, as she shares her tips and tricks for mastering the hills, trails and sand. Whilst this is a very educational and non-energetic practical workshop, please bring your running shoes. This is a free event to help you thrive on race day.

Trail Running Question & Answer Session with Hanny Allston

  • 6:00pm – 6:30pm Friday 16th October May 2020 at The Cheeky Monkey (4259 Caves Road, Wilyabrup WA)

Join our coach & elite athlete, Hanny Allston, for a 30-minute conversation about your upcoming event. Hanny will share her tips and tricks for race day so you thrive during your run. So bring any last-minute questions or simply attend to gain inspiration & insights from Hanny’s knowledge.

Race venue / event centre

Location: The Cheeky Monkey Brewery and Cidery: 4259 Caves Rd, Wilyabrup WA 6280.

 The following services, facilities and activities will take place here:

  • Race HQ including competitor registration, event notice board and more
  • Finish Line for solo and relay teams
  • Displays by sponsors and exhibitors
  • Massage provided by Rural Fitness on a user pays basis
  • Event merchandise stand – selling hoodies, hats and buffs
  • Bag storage area for runners’ clothing during the race
  • Coffee, food and drinks from The Cheeky Monkey
  • Cellar Door sales for Burton Creek winery
  • Kids’ playground
  • Medical assistance station
  • Live music and commentary on the race finish (on Saturday afternoon and Sunday presentations)

Support crews and spectators

Please refer to detailed ‘Support Crew and Spectators’ page HERE


A range of race food and drinks will be freely available to all competitors at all of the designated event checkpoints along the course – including gels and drinks from our hydration and nutrion partners (tbc).

Checkpoint locations:

  • Checkpoint 1: 10.5km at the Boranup Campsite.
  • Checkpoint 2: 28.5km at the Contos Campground
  • Checkpoint 3: 47km White Elephant Café, Gnarabup
  • Checkpoint 4: 67km Gracetown.

Race food provided:

The following race food will be provided free to competitors *. NOTE: the more substantial, hot food is saved for the last 2 checkpoints (where there is a greater need):

  • Tailwind nutrition sports drink
  • Sandwiches – sweet (eg. jam) and savoury (eg. vegemite and cheese)
  • Bananas
  • Fruit cake and/or honey and oat slice
  • Snakes and lollies
  • Potato crisps (salty)
  • Cold boiled potatoes with salt
  • gels (limited supply)
  • endurance sports drink and water. Both will be in drums for you to refill your own containers
  • Risotto – hot (CP3 and 4 only)
  • Veggie and noodle soup – hot (CP3 and 4 only)
  • Two minute noodles – hot (CP3 and 4 only)
  • Hot water and cups so you can make your own tea and instant coffee (CP3 and 4 only)

Considerably more information on Checkpoints can also be found on the Support Crew page here

Competitor services

We understand that the challenge of competing in the Margaret River Ultra Marathon is hard enough without having to juggle difficult logistics and event requirements on the day. As such, we will be providing the following services to competitors to help make your run as enjoyable, and straight forward as possible.


Finish line to the Start line:

  • Bus transport is available for runners on race morning from the FINISH at the Cheeky Monkey to the START at Hamelin Bay.
  • $25 pp
  • PRE-BOOK! Purchase during online entry; or the merchandise page
  • The bus will depart from The Cheeky Monkey at 5:30am
  • Note: This is more relevant to solo runners who do not have a support crew but is accessible for anyone who needs it.
  • Please note bus bookings close at 8:00am AEST Thursday 1st October


Finish line to Check points:

  • Bag transport available for competitors (that may have spare clothing, personal nutrition, supplies…) to each checkpoint, and back again once you’ve gone through.
  • Drop at the Registration marquee at the Finish line (Cheeky Monkey)
  • Bags to be transported must be in a sealed bag, with your race number and checkpoint location clearly marked on the top. One bag no heavier than 10kg per person.

Start line to Finish line:

  • Bag transport available from the start line at Hamelin bay back to the finish at the Cheeky Monkey (eg, warm clothes you’ve worn to the start line)
  • Please ensure clothing/bag is clearly labelled with your race number and name.

NOTE: These bag transports are most relevant to solo runners who do not have a support crew but are accessible for anyone who needs them.


Rural Fitness will be set up in the Event Expo at the Cheeky Monkey on Friday 3:00pm – 5:30pm and Saturday 12:30pm – late,  pricing: $20 for 15mins. They also provide professional strapping services with $20 per application. Contact Paula to make a booking or for further details: 0427 553 533, email – [email protected]

A massage therapist will be available at registration on Friday night at the Cheeky Monkey and again at the finish on Saturday afternoon to help iron out any sore muscles. Further details to be advised nearer the time.


A comprehensive medical team will be attending the event to assist with any first aid or medical accidents that occur to competitors or support crew during the event. This will include an event doctor


Final Results

Results will be uploaded to the event website as soon as all competitors have finished, and will be printed and posted to the event notice board at the event expo for viewing Saturday and Sunday.

Official result presentations on Sunday 10th May 10:00am at The Cheeky Monkey.

Live Event Splits

Live splits from each check point will be sent directly to the web (and a mobile friendly website) during the race so you can follow your team mates and friends to see how they are going (the live splits are a great way for team mates to track your team to see where they are.) You can nominate runners you want to track around the course or see the current standings in each category whilst the race is under way.

To track specific runners: https://tinyurl.com/y53452yt 
For current results across all categories: https://tinyurl.com/y5do9kdt


Location: Cheeky Monkey Brewery and Cidery, Caves Road, Wilyabrup WA

    • The Cheeky Monkey will be open for meals, snacks and drinks during Registration (from 5pm) and before/after the competitor briefing at 6:30pm.
    • There is also a kids playground area!
    • 1pm – 6pm
    • Event expo including live music, food, drinks, massage and entertainment at The Cheeky Monkey! Don’t forget the kids playground!
    • Finishers in the Margaret River Ultra Marathon will keep crossing the finish line until approx 12:00am.
    • Food and drink offers available at the Cheeky Monkey.
    • 9:30am: Kids’ Run event at The Cheeky Monkey
    • 10:00am Presentations for the Margaret River Ultra Marathon – The Cheeky Monkey
    • Food and drink offers available at the Cheeky Monkey.