+ What admin do I need to complete before Event Day?
  • Read your Coastrek Pocket Guide. This will be available in the Plan & Train section of the website. 
  • Read the T&Cs. Ensure you have agreed to the Risk Waiver and accepted the T&Cs prior to Event Day or you will not be allowed to participate (most of you agreed to these when you completed your registration)
  • Check your start time listed on your Team Dashboard
  • Download the MAPS.ME app to your phone for both you and your support crew. 
  • Please ensure you have completed your online registration and all your contact (including emergency contact) & medical details are up to date. You can check these on your dashboard account.
+ Where and When do we collect our event bibs?

To make it easier for you, both 60km and 30km teams should collect their bibs THE DAY BEFORE.

PRE-EVENT BIB COLLECTION (60k event compulsory)

When: Thursday 20 September, 4pm - 6.30pm 

Where: Goolwa Oval (where you catch the event day shuttle bus)



30K Teams: 75 mins before your allocated wave time (applicable to 30k teams only), at Goolwa Oval (where you will catch the shuttle bus)

There is no option for 30k teams to collect at the start line in Victor Harbor.  

60k Teams: Recommended to collect the day before at Goolwa Oval, however you can collect at the start line (Parsons Beach). Arrive 25 mins before your wave time if being dropped off. 



  • Each team member will have a unique bib & timing chip so make sure you are wearing the correct bib!
  • Any last minute team member changes need to be done at the Team Change Desk at the time of collection. Bring completed team changes form with you
  • If you arrive after your wave registration is closed you will be asked to start in the next wave
  • You cannot change events or start waves
  • You may nominate a friend to collect the bibs for you on Thursday (no ID required, just bib number and team name) 
  • Wear your bib while waiting for your shuttle bus for easy identification on the correct bus


+ What time does my event start? Can I start or finish at other times?

Adelaide Coastrek has different start waves from sunrise. When the team captain registers they'll have a choice to select the available start wave times for your event. All nominated team members are automatically given the start wave selected by their team captain.

To see your start time, log in to your dashboard online where your start time is listed.

60km event start waves: 6.00am, 6.30am

30km event start waves: 9.30am, 9.50am, 10.10am, 10.30am

Please start at the time that your team has been allocated, and not attempt to start in an earlier wave. If you are late on event day for your allocated start time your team will be moved to the next available start.

NOTE: Remember these times are when you start walking. To get the shuttle bus you will be arriving at an earlier time and at a different location. More info on this in the Event Transport FAQ. 

+ Will there be Event Day transport?

We are providing free shuttle buses to take you to your start line from Goolwa (close to the finish line).

If you are not staying in Goolwa and don't have a lift from your support crew, we suggest you leave your car at Goolwa Oval for the day so that it is close by when you finish. There will be NO parking and limited public transport at your event starts at Parsons Beach and Victor Harbor.

Goolwa Oval parking: This is where the shuttle bus departs, and is free to park all day. Enter via Dawson Street and follow direction from traffic marshals for where to park on the outskirts of the oval. You will be bussed from here to the relevant start line. Your car will be waiting for you close to the finish line (10 min walk from Amelia Park finish line to Goolwa Oval). How awesome is that! If the oval car spaces become full, there are surrounding streets with free parking. 

Shuttle Bus Departure Times: The 60k event buses depart Goolwa Oval strictly 1 hour before your selected wave time, and 30k event buses depart Goolwa Oval strictly 45 minutes before your selected wave time. Arrive early to get a park and walk from your car.

For 30k teams who are collecting bibs on event day, you should allow an extra 30 mins (arrive 75 mins before your wave time). 

The relevant bus times and location will be sent to you in the lead up to the event as a reminder, if you have selected to get the shuttle bus at the time of registration.

+ What food and drink should I take with me and what is provided at the Luv Stops?

You should aim to be self-sufficient during Coastrek as we will supply only basic light refreshments at the staffed Luv ♥ Stops. Plan to carry enough food to cover hourly snacks to keep you topped up while you walk, then get additional supplies at cafes along the way (during normal business hours). If you have support crew they can carry food for you and have it waiting for you when you meet them!

We require you each to carry a hydration pack with a 2-litre capacity bladder and a 600ml bottle for mixing electrolytes if used. Water stations will be available along the route at the Luv ♥ Stops and there are taps at other locations and occassionally shops to purchase water. BUT remember your safety is your responsibility – be prepared to expect the unexpected!

Details on food, drink and services at Luv ♥ Stops will be available closer to the event.

+ What is the procedure for going through Luv Stops?

There are staffed Checkpoints, otherwise known as Luv ♥ Stops, on the 60k & 30k routes. At these points, you will be required to step over the timing strip to register the chip on your bib. You must present the whole team together at these stops. Please see your Coastrek Pocket Guide or online digital map legend for your Luv Stop locations.

+ Does my team need to be together at all times?

Yes! For morale and safety reasons, teams must start together, travel together and finish together. T.E.A.M = Together Everyone Achieves More!

+ What happens if 2 or more of our team withdraw?

For us to help take good care of you, you MUST contact the Coastrek HQ (contact number on your bib) immediately if you or any team member are withdrawing. Failure to do so means your team will not be eligible for an official placing in the results and we will send out a search party for you, which could be embarrassing. If a team member gets injured, take them to the nearest hospital or to an open Luv Stop if they need First Aid. If a team member cannot be moved, one person must stay with him/her while the other goes for help.

In case of emergency (e.g. serious injury, breathing difficulty, bushfire) you must call 000. If you have a non-urgent medical issue, please contact the First Aid Team (the contact number will be on your bib) and they will assist.

If your team is reduced to one member during the day, they must link up with another team and walk with at least two other registered trekkers, for safety purposes.

+ Where can our support crew meet us along the way?

You will be able to meet your Support Crew as many times as you like along the route, when it is safe to do so.

Finalise where you will meet your support crew before event day. Some places along the route such as conservation areas are inaccessible to meet your support crew.

You may meet anywhere within 200m of the course and SAFE to do so. Eg. designated event stops and surf club car parks.

Support Crew will also be able to meet you at other times/locations in an emergency or when a team member is withdrawing. Support Crew CANNOT transport you along the route by vehicle unless you have withdrawn from the event.

60k teams! Please DO NOT arrange to meet your support crew at any point along the Heysen Trail as there is no access. 

For the 60km trekkers, we recommend the following locations in the first 20km:

- Waitpinga Campground (off Dennis Rd) = 3km mark

- Carpark at the end of Kings Beach Rd (between King Head & Rosetta Head) = 17km mark

- Rosetta Head carpark = 20km mark


+ Where can we see the RESULTS on the day?

We will provide the Results link on the web home page and below. The 2018 results will go live on Event Day!