RUNNING CONDITIONS FOR PORTSEA TWILIGHT
Race start times will delayed to:
Undie Run – 6:10pm
4K – 7:00pm
8K – 7:20pm
While Melbourne is set for a scorcher this Saturday, we’re expecting cooler conditions during the day in Portsea, with a cool change in the afternoon.
The forecast by BOM indicates that by the later kick-off times, local temperatures will be far more pleasant, dropping to the mid 20s – perfect for running and enjoying a drink afterwards.
Mist tent, water, ice cubes and electrolytes will available at event site + lululemon lemon popsicles to keep you cool.
HOT WEATHER ADVICE
IN THE EVENT OF HOT CONDITIONS ON RACE DAY, be sure to:
Adequately hydrate. Sports Medicine Australia recommends athletes drink 500mls before activity, 200mls every 20 minutes during activity and more than they feel thirsty for after activity (at least 500mls). Even though the race conditions are cooler, the day will be hot so it is important to hydrate going into the race to give yourself the best chance of enjoying the run.
Adjust your expectations on your finish time. Aim to finish, not to run a Personal Best ( PB). Depending upon the heat or how hot you were, you may need to slow your pace considerably.
Pay attention to your body and how you are feeling . If you feel nauseated, dizzy, disoriented, headachy, or if you stop sweating, STOP RUNNING. Find shade if possible, and seek medical attention from a drink station attendant, course marshal, a member of the roving First Aid crew. Each Drink station will have water, ice and towels. Bulk Nutrients electrolyte will be available at the Fort Pearce Drink Station and the Finish Line.
Remember to take care during the day. Keep indoors, and avoid the heat. Stay hydrated throughout the day with water and electrolyte. Avoid drinking alcohol. Wear loose, light coloured clothing rather than clothing that retains heat.
STANDARD ENTRIES END IN
Family price includes 2 x adults and 2 x children (U 18)
STANDARD PRICES END MIDNIGHT 4 JANUARY 2018
SUMMER’S ULTIMATE PLAYGROUND
The Portsea Twilight takes place at the Point Nepean National Park, home to Mornington Peninsula’s most scenic and challenging summer event. With stunning views of Bass Strait on one side and Port Melbourne Bay on the other, test yourself along a fast 4K or the awe-challenging 8K (short, sharp hills mandatory!)
No challenge without reward. Join us for a celebratory post-run beer or wine waiting for you in our Event Village.
4K: A fast and flat start before exploring the beauty of Point Nepean National Park’s tree-lined track.
8K: Undulating but super tough run out and back to Point Nepean lookout, snagging our all-time favourite view.