Ned Kelly Chase
October 28, 2018
Including a 100km solo run, 50km solo run, marathon, half marathon, 100km bicycle chase, 50km bicycle chase and 10km fun run, the Ned Kelly Chase embraces the true spirit of the chase and celebrates a remarkable period in our Nation’s history. All events (except the 10km fun run) have variable start times that ensure entrants of all levels experience a “big” finish by aiming to finish near 12pm.
The Ned Kelly Chase is at its heart a 100km running event. It utilises 100% sealed cycle and walking paths in North East Victoria, Australia. Its first 50km is an out and back on the world renowned Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. The second 50km is also an out and back, but on the cycle paths through Wangaratta on the banks of the Ovens River and One Mile Creeks, plus the cycle paths out through Oxley to Milawa. All shorter event use the second 50km section for their journey.
The 100km and 50km bicycle chase entrants are each provided with random “arrest” warrants before they begin the chase. Warrant are for the runners on course and the troopers’ task is to find the runners and arrest them before they finish their run. The chase is on!
Included in the entry fee is high quality merchandise, plus a ticket to the event presentations and dinner. That dinner is a sumptuous 3-course buffet affair with dishes that include 1880’s favorites such as mutton stew and cottage pie, wine trifle and bread and butter pudding. A myriad of delights are on offer for diners to enjoy.
The course is a “B” grade measure AIMS / IAAF certified 100km (including the 25km, 50km and 75km splits). Entrants have customized event bibs and customised Ned Kelly Helmet medals for all finishers. We invite you to join us in North East Victoria in October.
When: Next event is 28 October 2018. Last event was 22 October 2017
Entries: 2017 – 48 ; 2016- 63 (all categories), – 2015 – 63 (all categories), 2014 – 66 (ultra’s only), 2013 – 156 (all categories)
How long in existence: 2013 was the inaugural year
Ned Kelly Chase Solo Winners 100km
|2017||Daragh O'Loughlin||8:57:42||Natasha Fraser||8:16:3|
|2016||David Overend||8:33:36||Larissa Tichon||9:05:37|
|2015||Francesco Ciancio||7:54:39||Amelia Griffith||9:41:44|
|2014||Dion Finocchiaro||7:32:29||Joanne Tremonti||10:07:58|
|2013||Moritz auf der Heide||7:39:15||Shannon-Leigh Litt (NZL)||8:46:42|
Ned Kelly Chase Best times 50km
|2017||Nick Creek||4:06:21||Kyoko Miura||4:19:12|
|2016||David Fraser||3:56:51||Rachel Glasson||3:35:58|
|2015||Rick Cooke||3:47:39||Tessa Hinds||4:36:23|
|2014||Luke Stratford||3:53:02||Muriel McLean||4:50:00|
|2013||Moritz auf der Heide||3:30:21||Shannon-Leigh Litt||4:06:42|
Overall event records:
100km – Male, Moritz auf der Heide, 7:39:15 (2013), Shannon-Leigh Litt (NZL), 8:46:42 (2013)
50km – Male, Moritz auf der Heide, 3:30:21 (2013), Rachel Glasson, 3:35:58 (2016)
Race Director: Sharon Scholz email; telephone 0407 081 070