2016 High Hunnit - 30 Oct 2016

 Part of the

Make it a weekend in Armidale.
Saturday - Day on the Green at Petersons Winery
Sunday - High Hunnit Marathon MTB race @ the Piney

EvoCities Mountain Bike Series (Round 6) – High Hunnit Marathon - Armidale

100km Marathon with 50km & 17 km Options - Solo / Pairs / Team Marathon

Sunday 30 October 2016

Register online HERE 
Online registrations close Friday Oct 28 (midnight). Entries on the day will incur a $20 late fee (team changes allowed on the day)

Armidale EvoCities Marathon Race is a 100km Solo/ Team Cross Country Marathon (XCM) event using a full Piney 17km loop. It will start at 9:30am Sunday 30 October from Charleston Willows Reserve.

The Race will use a Piney 17km loop with shorter race options available.

New sections of the Piney will be used meaning lots of new trails to ride, and only available for this race. Specs are 90% Flowy singletrack, 65% never raced on trail, 170m elevation per 17km lap.  

Less Technical but high on fun and flow there are about 11km of un-raced trails. Goal is a fast and flowy race loop that all riders will enjoy. Bring your pace, bring your roadie mates, even bring your single speed. It will be less technical (Roots, Rock & Hills) than UNE 12 Hours in the Piney.All EvoCities series categories will use the full course.This is the same weekend as The Day on the Green* @ Petersons Winery – Saturday 29 October so bring family and friends and make it a weekend of music, wine & bikes.

Getting There

Armidale State Forest - start from Charleston Willows Recreation Reserve, a 5min drive from the centre of town.

Directions: 411 Rockvale Rd, Armidale Region, NSW

Race Loop

6 laps of the 17km loop

Solos, Pairs or Teams entry available. The race loop will start at Charleston Willows, across the causeway & along the river bank. Snaking gently up the hill on Why Not onto Snakes & Ladders before traversing the hill and dropping to the Green. The rebirth of an older trail Ghost leads into the flowy Bikes on Dykes & Trotters Run. Joining the fun will be Dingwit and Big Dogs Den before sweeping through the new trails Where's Wally and Wallace & Grommet. Across the river and then 6km of single track known locally as 'the Green Dream' as it's super fun flowing through the tree's but normally out of bounds. Make a final run back to Race HQ along the river, but in opposite to normal race direction. A fun 17km loop that all will enjoy. Full of flow, not Rocks, Roots & Hills.


Course will be marked and open for practice by 9am Saturday morning.


Saturday 29 October 

9am - all day            Track marked & open for Practice

3pm                 Day on the Green* - Gates Open (Separate Event in Armidale)
9.30pm              Day on the Green - Finale 

Sunday 30 October

7:00am - 8.45am       Registration open

9:00am                      Dirtmaster Event

9:20am                      Rider briefing

9:30am                RACE START - Evocities High Hunnit Marathon

2:30pm                       Last lap race cut off

2:30pm - 3:30pm        Presentation once each category places filled

Race Categories and Entry Fees:

100KM: (6 LAPS)

Solo (all categories) - $40

Pairs (all categories) - $60 / pair

Teams - 3 or more - $60 / team (please enter 3 riders online and any extra riders on the day)

50KM (3 LAPS) - The following categories are not a part of the EvoCities Mountain Bike Series

Solo Categories - $30

Team (2 or more) - $20 / team (please enter 2 riders online and any extra riders on the day)

Junior Teams (3 or more)  - $30 / team (please enter 3 riders online and any extra riders on the day)

17KM (1 LAP) - The following category is not a part of the EvoCities Mountain Bike Series

Recreational Solo - $20

DIRTMASTER EVENT - $2 (near the events centre) - This category is not a part of the EvoCities Mountain Bike Series

Free Camping for Competitors

Camping will be available in the Charleston Willows Recreation Area for competitors only. Ensure that you enter your car registration number when completing online registration.
Camping will be anywhere behind the canteen and toilet block to the west.
Access to setup camping will be available from 9am Saturday and campers must vacate by 6pm Sunday.
Note that there will not be any track side camping due to the short duration of the event.
Please take your rubbish with you. 
Fire pits are not permitted.

Note: that there is no drinking water available, so please be self sufficient

Catering / Coffee

The Altitude Coffee Van will be set up, punching out the caffeine hits.

Drummond Memorial Public School will be running the Canteen on the Day. 


Please don’t bring your dogs to this event. Bikes, kids and dogs don’t mix.

Prize Money

The richest MTB Series in the nation again delivers with the cash. Add to these cash prizes the local produce hampers that are given to podium finishers in each of the EvoCities categories and you have a series unrivaled in Australia for the goodies.


To register online click HERE. Online registrations close on Friday October 28 (midnight). Entries on the day will incur a $20 late fee (team changes allowed on the day)


Presentation will be completed once each category podium has been filled. This may mean that there are still people out on the track. We expect this to be around 2:30pm.

*Day on the Green is a separate event on the same weekend in Armidale