Maps & Elevation
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To ensure the safety of all participants and volunteers throughout the event, the following event rules MUST followed:
In the event of heavy or continuous rain or other extreme weather conditions such as fire danger during the week leading up to the event, the Event Manager will liaise with and take daily advice from SAPOL, SES, DEWNR, CFS, and any other related agencies. If the advice is such that to continue with the event would involve unacceptable risk to participants, personnel, or the natural environment the decision to cancel the event may be taken. This final decision will be made by the Event Director in consultation with the Event Manager no later than 5.00pm on the Friday prior to the event date. Factors to be considered in determining whether to cancel the event: Weather forecasts; Total fire ban; Current and projected creek levels; Current and projected state of outdoor Checkpoint areas (Start, Hydration Point, CP1, CP3, CP4, CP5, CP6, CP 7 and Finish).
If following the start of the event, and upon receiving advice from emergency services and relevant stakeholders given above, there is a consensus that to continue would involve unacceptable risk to participants, personnel, or the natural environment (factors same as above), the decision to cancel the event may be taken. This final decision will be made by the Event Director in consultation with the Event Manager.
There will not be a rescheduling of the event but a carry- over procedure to the following Operation Flinders Challenge event. In the event of that the Operation Flinders Challenge is cancelled for any of the above or any other relevant reasons which have the best interests and safety of all participants and volunteers involved all participants will have the entry fee waived to the following year’s event and all sponsorship monies raised to date will be carried over to this event.
Operation Flinders Challenge participants have a responsibility to act safely at all times, taking reasonable care to protect their own health and safety and that of fellow participants. Event organisers will ensure as far as reasonably practical that the event is held safely, and in the event of any critical incident, plans are activated to prevent and/or minimise risk to participants.
Some examples of potential critical incidents include:
Please be aware off, and listen to, all event staff and officials. They will provide you with the necessary information required to manage any of the above situations.
Checkpoints will be at distances of 6-15 km apart where teams will need to check in and out together. At these checkpoints you will find a variance and or combination of water, sports drink, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and foods including bread, jam, Vegemite, bananas, 2 minute noodles, lollies etc (specific food items may vary year to year)
Additional Hydration Points will be located along the trail at:
An Operations Centre will be set up at the Morialta Resource Centre to coordinate safety aspects, team logistics and provide a central point for emergency management if required. This will be manned by Operation Flinders staff for the entire duration of the event.
Rescue crews, sweep teams and first aid support will be present for the duration of the event .
Staff and volunteers will coordinate other event aspects.