Performance Rules

The purpose of these rules is to ensure the integrity of the Great Southern Endurance Run as a test of individual performance, providing equal conditions for all. The guiding principles of the Performance Rules are as simple as: play fair, be safe, and respect the land.


  • Upper Howqua Campground (45.5km) 10 hours
  • Mt Speculation (62.8km) 15 hours
  • Mt St Bernard (125km) – 37 hours
  • Harrietville (146.9km) – 46 hours
  • Bright – Finish Line – 53 Hours

  • CUT OFF TIMES – GSER 50 Miles

  • Upper Howqua Campground (45.5km) 10 hours
  • Mt Speculation (62.8km) 15 hours
  • lake Cobbler (Finish)(81.3km) – 19 hours

  • R U L E S

    Violations of any rules or directives of the Great Southern Endurance Run may be grounds for disqualification for one or more years, or other sanctions such as time penalties, fines, and/or disqualification from age group awards.

  • There will be no unofficial runners.
  • Pace Runners are allowed and encouraged through the section of Mt Speculation to Mt St Bernard in the 100 mile event.. Pace Runners must all be registered.
  • Each runner’s official run number must be worn prominently on the front of the body and must be easily visible at all times.
  • Runners must follow the marked trail at all times. Any runner departing from the official trail must return to the point of departure on foot before continuing.
  • Each runner must complete the entire course under his own power. No mechanical aids are allowed. Trekking Poles are allowed.
  • Except in case of medical emergency, runners may not accept aid or assistance in any form from anyone between checkpoints.
  • Runners may not store supplies of any kind along the trail.
  • Runners are responsible for the actions of their crews and pacers. Everyone associated with the run must comply with all Run rules (Performance Rules, Pacer Rules, Crew Rules), regulations issued by the Run Director in pre-Run memos and at the pre-Run briefing on Friday afternoon, and all parking and access instructions, or risk disqualification of the runner.
  • Each runner must be checked IN and checked OUT of all checkpoints.
  • All cut-off times will be strictly enforced. Runners must be checked OUT of the checkpoint BEFORE the cut-off time. Runners returning to the checkpoint after the cut-off time will be pulled from the event.
  • All runners may undergo brief medical examinations at designated checkpoints. Additional monitoring of individual runners may be required at the discretion of medical personnel. Refusal by the runner to cooperate fully may result in immediate disqualification. Medical personnel have complete authority to evaluate the condition of any runner at any time and to determine whether the runner may continue.
  • In addition to information provided by the runner in the Run application’s medical questionnaire, each runner must fully disclose to medical personnel at the pre-run check-in any changes to existing medical conditions and all prescription medications being taken.
  • Injection of fluids or drugs (intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous) during the event may result in immediate disqualification.
  • Littering of any kind is prohibited. Please respect the natural beauty of our trails and the right of everyone to enjoy them. Littering will threaten the future of the event and its a bogan move which we won’t tolerate.
  • Runners must refrain from any act of bad sportsmanship.
  • Smoking is not permitted at any of the checkpoints or along the trail.
  • Any runner who is unable to finish the run must personally inform the aid station captain of the nearest checkpoint of his decision to withdraw.
  • Runners crossing the finish line after the official cutoff will not be listed as official finishers.
  • Rule Violation Procedure
    GSER Management or their designated agents will be the only enforcers of the above rules. Runners will be notified in a timely manner of any violations and any penalty will be imposed in a timely manner.

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