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Run The Gap 23.05.21 - Absolute Outdoors 12km Run-COVID-19: Rescheduled Event

Contact Run The Gap 23.05.21 - Absolute Outdoors 12km Run-COVID-19: Rescheduled Event

9th Annual Fun Run in the heart of the Grampians National Park supporting tourism, community, good health and fitness. Run the Gap is fun for family, friends and is open to all ages. All proceeds go to community projects to enhance bike/walk paths. Plus $1 from each registration is donated to support the "Grampians Walking Track Support Group" assisting to maintain the Grampians National Park walking tracks.


Start Times

21km run – 7.30am

12km run – 8:30am

6km run – 8:45am

6km walk – 8:50am

On Day Registrations: Are accepted between 3:00pm and 6:00pm on the Saturday prior to the event or from 7:00am event day at the Halls Gap Centenary Hall, next to the Visitor Information Centre. No event day registrations for the 21km. Both Eftpos and cash are accepted. No refunds are available; however, you may rain check until the following year.

Race Number Pick Up (if pre-registered): Will be available at the Halls Gap Centenary Hall from 3:00pm to 6:00pm on the Saturday prior to the event and again at 7:00am on event day. Simply line up in the queue that indicates the distance of your event. Note: race numbers will not be mailed out.

Assembly Area: Is located at the Halls Gap Village Parklands, opposite the Visitor Information Centre.

Start Line: The start line for the 6km and 12km events is located on School Road situated between Halls Gap Parklands, opposite the Visitor Information Centre and Halls Gap Caravan Park. The start line for the 21km event is just north of the village on the walk/bike path opposite the Halls Gap Police Station and Recreation Oval.

Finish Line: Is located at the Assembly Area in the Halls Gap Village Parklands.

Distance Changes: Please email your request to [email protected] or call 0400 113 218. Distance changes can also be made in person on the weekend of the event at registration.

Results: Will be posted online by 6:00pm on Sunday 23 May 2021.

Participant Clothing: If you wish to drop off a bag or clothing whilst participating in the event, you may do so at the marquee marked Clothing Drop Off in the Parkland. Simply attach your clothing tear off from your event race bib. Please do not leave any valuables (RTG will not be liable for the replacement of any personal possessions lost or damaged).

Lost Property: Can be found at the marquee marked Clothing Drop off.

Public Toilets: Are located directly opposite the Halls Gap Centenary Hall in the parklands and on course for the 12km runners at Lake Bellfield.

Running Etiquette: Keep to the left if walking or slower than other runners.

The routes used by the event will remain open to the public. Please respect others you may encounter.

Traffic Management: Will be in place along the course at all major road crossings.

Water Stations: Water stations on the 6km and 12km events will be located every 2-3km on the course. In the 21km event a water station will be located at the 10km mark.

Presentations: The first three males and first three females in the 21km, 12km and 6km runs and the first across the line in the U15 categories will be presented with their medals after the events at the assembly area. Place getters will be awarded based on gun time and it is the responsibility of the participant to position themselves closest to the start line, should they believe they have a chance of placing in the event.

Mini Run the Gap "For the Little Ones": is for the younger members of the family who are too little to register for the other events. Youngsters can participate in the Mini Run the Gap Circuit in the parkland just for fun after the main event and prior to presentations. Entry is on the day via a gold coin donation; a participation medal will be awarded to all competitors.

First Aid: Professional First Aid will be in attendance in the assembly area. If you have any medical issues, please advise one of the course marshals or water station attendants.

Pets and wheeled transport: Dogs/pets, bicycles, scooters, or rollerblades are not permitted.

Strollers: Running / Jogging type strollers are allowed in the 6km and 12km events, however they should keep to the left of the course and at the back of the group. Please note stairs are located at each crossing of Fyans Creek. Be prepared to lift and carry the stroller.

Walkers: Walkers are asked to not walk more than two abreast. Please keep to the left of the path to allow runners to pass.

Contingency: In the interest of participant safety, RTG reserves the right to alter the course without notice.


  1. Obey all Parks Victoria rules when in Grampians National Park.
  2. The event will not proceed if a severe weather warning has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology.
  3. Entrants who leave the course during the event Eg: for toilet stop, getting lost or meeting up with support people; must re-enter the course at the point they left the course.
  4. Any entrant withdrawing from the race must notify race officials. For the 21km event, mobile phone numbers will be provided on the map side of the race bibs.
  5. Runners may have supporters meet them at points on course with food, drink, Vaseline etc., so long as those supporters give way to other participants, and obey all National Park rules.
  6. Obey the direction of Race Officials and Volunteers. Entrants ignoring marshals at road crossings will be immediately disqualified. Be courteous to all you encounter on the course. This includes all staff, volunteers, traffic controllers and the general public.
  7. Entrants must help fellow runners in distress.
  8. 21km entrants carrying their own food, gel, compression bandage and device for carrying at least 500ml of fluids is strongly recommended (Camelbak, Fuelbelt, handheld bottles). Water and aid stations are 10km apart.
  9. Entrants must not leave rubbish on the course. Carry it with you to the next aid station and deposit it there if there is a bin. Otherwise; carry it in - carry it out.
  10. iPods and music devices are not permitted. Please remain alert and aware of your surroundings.
  11. If you are even mildly asthmatic then a puffer is mandatory equipment.
  12. Rubbish: We are fortunate to be allowed access to the national park to run our event, so please make sure you leave no trace. Take all rubbish with you or risk disqualification


May 2021

  • Sunday 23rd