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SCR Tathra Trail Run – 19th April 2020

This will be a Sapphire Coast Runners Member’s only event – please join up if you would like to come along.

When: Sunday 19th April 2020

Location: Tathra Mountain Bike Track
Parking at Tathra Country Club

Rego- from 8:00am
Briefing – 8:20am
Start – 8.30am Adults
– Children’s Option 10:30am

Race options:
1hr multi lap run; age 11+
2hr multi lap run; age 16+

Children’s Run; ages from 4 years to under 16 years.

Lap length: 6.4km
Elevation: 108m per lap

Mix of fire trail, single track, steep climbs and rocky climbs and descents and the deadly heartbreak hill.
There will be a water stop at -4km mark at the top of heartbreak hill and at the start/finish checkpoint.

Mandatory gear: capacity to carry 500ml of water, phone, race map (provided), snake bandage.

1st 3 male and female in 1hr
1st 3 male and female in 2hr
Winner is the fastest to complete the most laps in time frame.

Run description;

Start on the oval at the Tathra Country club where you run a loop of the oval before getting on the trail heading over the bmx track, past the poo ponds and then onto the fire road. You follow this until you see the sign saying dirt grom/school track (about 1.5km into the run).

You then follow the track until you get to track saying Lewys loop which you will be on for the next 2km – this is a windy and pretty track with steep dips and many switchbacks. You follow this until you see the arrow pointing to the fire road to the left (don’t take the trail straight which is evil tom! We don’t go up there!) you follow this narrow fire road up up up including the deadly heartbreak hill (even the best will have to hike here). You will reach an intersection at the top and head right to keep climbing until you reach the top of the where you will head left towards the more open area of forest remaining on the fire road- here you must run until you reach the water stop where you will loop the table before being sent down the single track – this winds back and forth with one more intersection where you will head straight along anchors are nearly there- stick to the left when the path intersects (follow the arrow) and you wind the final time until you pop out at the fire trail near the poo ponds- head towards the road and follow the trail to the oval- here you decide whether that’s enough and head down the finish shoot or head through the check in to go out for your next lap!

SCR Tathra Trail Run - Sunday 19th April 2020

  • Online entries close at 1:00PM the day before the event – late or on-day entries will not be accepted.


Notice of Annual General Meeting – 27 November 2019

The Annual General Meeting of Sapphire Coast Runners Inc. will be held on Wednesday 27 November 2019 at 6:00pm at Club Sapphire Merimbula.

Members, prospective members and supporters are invited to attend.

AGM Agenda

  1. Review of previous minutes
    • Review of the minutes of the last preceding annual general meeting and of any special general meeting held since that meeting
  2. Committee reports
    • President’s report
    • Treasurer’s report
  3. Election office-bearers of the association and ordinary committee members*
  4. Committee meeting^

*Election of committee members

Per the Club’s constitution,

  1. Nominations of candidates for election as office-bearers of the association or as ordinary committee members:
    1. (a)  must be made in writing in the form set out in Appendix 3 to the constitution, endorsed by 2 members of the association, and
    2. (b)  must be delivered to the secretary of the association at least 7 days before the date fixed for the holding of the annual general meeting at which the election is to take place.
  2. If insufficient nominations are received to fill all vacancies on the committee, the candidates nominated are taken to be elected and further nominations are to be received at the annual general meeting.
  3. If insufficient further nominations are received, any vacant positions remaining on the committee are taken to be casual vacancies.

^Committee Meeting Agenda

  • Review of previous minutes and business arising
  • Secretary’s report
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Review of posts/decisions on Facebook page
  • Membership update
  • Sponsorship & fundraising
  • Event update and planning
  • Merchandise
  • Kids Club
  • Newsletter items
  • General / other business
  • Next meeting and close


Urban Rogaine – 7th Dec 2019

Sapphire Coast Runners invites members and their family/friends to participate in a fun urban rogaining event, followed by a BBQ lunch.

Rogaining is a team activity for people of all ages and levels of fitness. It is a orienteering type event and is a great way to explore around the local area (in this case Eden). It involves navigating your way around on foot to various checkpoints within a set period of time.

Date: 11:00am on Saturday 7th December 2019
A briefing, including a full explanation of the event and maps will be provided at 11:00am. Participants will set off running/walking at 11.30am sharp.

Meeting point: Rotary Park Eden

Event categories: Teams will participate in the 90-minute event, those that wish to do the children’s only checkpoints will nominate as such.

Teams:  Entrants must be in teams of 2, 3 or 4 people (although this can be more if it is a family). Please note, the team members must stay together at all times.

Cost: As this is a club event it is free to enter, though at least one person in each team (typically the team captain) must be a financial Sapphire Coast Runners member – join now.

Entries:  A team captain who is a SCR member and 18+ years must complete the online entry form prior to the event to enter their team.  By entering Sapphire Coast Runners club event entrants agree to the Club Events Terms & Conditions.  If you have any questions about this event beforehand, please feel free to ask Angus Lamb.

Prizes:  Prizes will be awarded to the highest point-scoring teams in both categories, plus spot prizes (including one for best team photo taken during the event – winner to be decided by the organisers).

Compulsory gear: Teams must carry a mobile phone and hydration as well as the provided course map and questionnaire.

Navigation & Checkpoints

  • The navigation in an urban event requires some ability to read a street map, so it is not difficult navigation but should be considered when selecting your team (it’s a great active, social outing with friends, but not if you are fighting about getting lost!).
  • ‘Checkpoints’ are locations marked on the map and you will need to look out for some feature, and answer the questionnaire about what is at that point.
  • Teams may visit any checkpoint and in any order.
  • The aim is to collect as many points as possible during the nominated time.
  • The point value of the checkpoints varies, with the most distant and most difficult to access checkpoints being worth the most points.
  • Fast runners will not necessarily get the most points, if their planning and navigation is bad.
  • The course is set up that teams that walk the event should be able to access a large number of checkpoints during the allocated time.

Urban Rogaine Entry Form - 07/12/2019



Christmas Party – 16th November 2019

Sapphire Coast Runners – Christmas Party

Saturday 16th November 2019 – 5pm

We will be holding our Christmas Party at Club Sapphire and enjoying some barefoot bowls.

There will be finger food supplied and if you decide you would like to stay on for dinner Club Sapphire will be open.

Cost will be $15 per adult and $10 per child, this will cover the bowls and the finger food will be supplied by Sapphire Coast Runners. Money is payable to Belinda Cardwell either when you see her in Merimbula or at her business Merimbula Dental Practice or to Tammy Edmonds in Bega at LJ Hooker.

Please complete the form below by 13th November so we can let the club know numbers.

Event Details

Club Sapphire – Merimbula

5pm Saturday 16th November 2019

Christmas Party Form - 16th Nov 2019

  • Please let us know if you would like to attend our Christmas Party.


Challenge the Pinch Results – 2019

Congratulations go out to the 19 members who lined up for the Challenge the Pinch’ trail event today.

  1. Conqueror of the Pinch – 5 loops in Under 5 hours
    2 finishers
  2. Finisher of the Pinch – 5 loops in Under 7.5 hours
    1 finishers
  3. Feel the Pinch – 3 loops in Under 6 hours
    8 finishers
  4. Participate the Pinch – 1 loop in under 3 hours
    8 finishers

View 2019 results

View event photos on Facebook

Learn more about this event

Thanks to committee member Steve Isles and member Jody Collins for organising the event, and volunteer James Lukassen.

The Man Walk

The Man Walk is an initiative to get blokes together for a yarn and some movement. It helps men connect and to stay connected – with no agenda other than a bit of fun.

The Man Walk is getting off the ground in Merimbula, meeting for the first time on Friday 12th July at 6:15am at The Waterfront Cafe. It is intended this will be a regular weekly event.

All blokes of any age are invited to come along for a walk and chat.

Merimbula Mother’s Day Classic – 2019 Results

Congratulations to all 180+ runners and walkers who took part in the 2019 Merimbula Mother’s Day Classic and thank  you to the volunteers that made it happen!

Sapphire Coast Runners were very proud to assist Merimbula Rotary Club in providing support for this great event and helping to raise funds for breast cancer research.

This year the 10km Run and 5km Run were timed for the first time. The 5km walk was an untimed event.

Photos may be viewed on the Sapphire Coast Runners Facebook page and the Facebook event page.


Challenge the Pinch 2019

‘Challenge the Pinch’ is part of our Trail Run Series.

The first ‘Pinch’ was held in 2018, with the 2019 event set to be held on Sunday 27th October 2019.

This is a FREE members-only event – if you are not a financial club member, please join online before completing the entry form.

2018 Challenge the Pinch

About the Event

This event sees entrants take on a challenge to complete multiple 8km loops in Yellow Pinch area of South East Forest National Park, West of Merimbula.

The loops are completed solely on hilly fire trails, with approximately 330 metres of elevation gain per loop.

  • Loop 1-2 run anti-clockwise
  • Loop 3-4 run clockwise
  • Loop 5 run anti-clockwise

As entrants pass through the start/finish after each loop they need to check-in, to ensure monitoring of cut-offs and tracking of lap times.

Finisher Categories

  1. Conqueror of the Pinch – 5 loops in Under 5 hours
  2. Finisher of the Pinch – 5 loops in Under 7.5 hours
    Full five laps – 1.5 hours per lap.
    Must be started before:
    Lap 2 – 1.5 hours
    Lap 3 – 3 hours
    Lap 4 – 4.5 hours
    Lap 5 – 6 hours
  3. Feel the Pinch – 3 loops in Under 6 hours
    3 loops – 2 hours per loop.
    Must be started before:
    Lap 2 – 2 hours
    Lap 3 – 4 hours
  4. Participate the Pinch – 1 or 2 loops in under 4 hours

Event Schedule – Sunday 27th October 2019

7:00AM – Park at meet up location – see below*l
7:10AM – 4WD car pool convoy to start area
7:30AM – Compulsory gear check at start area
7:40AM – Compulsory event briefing at start area
8:00AM – Event start
3:30PM – Event cut-off

*Getting to the Start

  • Parking is strictly limited at event start/finish which is accessible by 4WD only
  • If you are considering driving out to the start or would like a lift out in someone else’s 4WD could you meet at the Merimbula Boat Ramp on Arthur Kaine Drive and car pooling will be arranged at 6.30am.
  • The car pooling convoy will turn off at the corner of Mount Darragh Road and Wolumla Peak Forest Road, Lochiel and drive to the start.
  • To limit vehicles at start/finish all seats in each 4WD vehicle driving to start should  be full.
  • Alternatively, entrants may park at Millingandi Road (northern end) and hike into start line (approximately 3km) – Note, this option should only be selected if you have made this hike previously and are familiar with route and track conditions – allow at least 45 minutes.

General Event Info

  • This is a members-only event – if you are not a club member, please join online before completing the entry form
  • Entry is via the online entry form only (available on this page)
  • Online entries close at 1:00PM the day before the event – late or on-day entries will not be accepted
  • By entering Sapphire Coast Runners club event entrants agree to the Club Events Terms & Conditions
  • No aid stations on course – However runners will be able to have drop bags at the start/finish that they can access after each loop
  • As you pass through the checkpoint after each loop you will need to check-in, this  ensures monitoring of cut-offs and tracking of entrant lap times
  • Stopwatch will be used for timing, with entrants lap times recorded as come into the checkpoint and then back out again for each lap
  • Mandatory gear will be checked before the race and participants will not be allowed to race without all mandatory gear

Mandatory Gear

All mandatory items MUST be taken to start and depending on conditions you will be advised at gear check which are essential to be carried on course.

  • Hydration pack/water bottles/bladders – minimum 1 litre water to be carried at start of each loop
  • Food/nutrition – at least 1 food portion to be carried at start of each lap
  • Mobile phone – must be fully charged
  • Compression bandage
  • Whistle
  • Emergency blanket
  • Beanie/buff
  • Thermal top
  • Rain jacket
  • Trail shoes recommended
  • Warm clothes for before/after race – may be left in drop bag at start/finish

Event Links

This is a FREE members-only event – if you are not a financial club member, please join online before completing the entry form.

Challenge The Pinch Entry Form - 27/10/19

  • Online entries close at 1:00PM the day before the event – late or on-day entries will not be accepted


Wings for Life Organised App Run


The Wings for Life World Run is a truly unique and global race for both runners and wheelchair participants. Instead of a finish line, competitors race side by side to keep ahead of the virtual Catcher Car. Now in its sixth year, on May 5, 2019 Wings for Life World Run participants in Bega and Merimbula can also run together.

Meet up with your friends, download the Wings for Life World Run App and join all the other people running until the virtual Catcher Car catches you of course.

The race starts at exactly 9:00PM. The virtual Catcher Car takes off 30 minutes after the start at 14 km/h and steadily increases its speed until the last athletes have been caught.

100% of all donations and the entry fees go directly into spinal cord research projects.


The track will be a 2.5km loop around the old racecourse and East Street Bega. Start point will be the entry onto the old race course at the Bridge Street Bega. Run will be in a clockwise direction.

Sign up for App Run Bega


Starting at Beach Street near the visitor information centre, runners will run follow the lakeside path tracking over the bridge to Fishpen roundabout, returning back to end of Beach Street – repeating this out/back track until they are caught by the virtual chaser car. This is a flat concrete/paved path and while there is some street lighting, headlamps will be necessary.

Sign up for App Run Merimbula


There won’t be any refreshment stations along the track – so make sure to bring your own drinks and snacks if needed.


You will receive your personal race number via email and it’s also available next to your starting number on the website a couple of days before the race. The Wings for Life World Run App is your time tracking tool. When you are registered the App will start automatically on the event day. The virtual Catcher Car takes off 30 minutes after the start and as soon as it overtakes you, you will get clear signals via the App. Please make sure to have a fully charged phone on race day.


In order to join this Organised App Run, please download the Wings for Life World Run App for Android or iPhone and sign up for the Bega or Merimbula App Run within the App.

To be part of the Wings for Life World Run on the 5th May 2019 a registration fee will be charged; 100 % of your fee go to spinal cord research.

Run for a Reason during March

Have you registered for the month-long ’Run For A Reason Virtual Challenge’ yet?

The challenge takes place throughout March, and is all about setting and a achieving a personal running/walking distance goal for the month: 10km, 25km, 50km, 100km, 150km, 200km, 250km, 300km

Here’s a few great reasons to register:

  • Goals = motivation for a whole month 👍🏻
  • Your awesomeness will skyrocket through achievement of a challenging goal 😎
  • Your fitness will increase 🏃🏻‍♀️ 🏃🏻‍♂️
  • You’ll be supporting a fantastic local charity ($10 of every reg donated to OzHarvest Sapphire Coast) and your local running club
  • You’ll be rewarded with awesome bling
  • Challengers get to celebrate together 🥂

What are you waiting for?

Learn more and register online today!