Hi from the Northburn100 Team,
We regret to advise you that the Northburn100 km and 100 mile races will not be held in 2015, however we plan to be back Stronger and Safer in 2016!
As some of you may be aware there has been a tragic accident on Northburn Station recently, a staff member died in a fire on the hill, (near Mt Horn for those of you that know the course).
As I’m sure you can imagine this has been traumatic for all involved, we are in the middle of a Worksafe investigation, the findings of which will be made public in March 2015.
We will still be running the March 2015 Northburn 50 km event and the half marathon and kids events, We will be trialling new safety initiatives at the 50k event.
We are very aware of the time, effort and commitment you all have put into training and general preparation for Northburn in March, however given the recent tragic events on Northburn and the very real danger that you all face as ultra-runners (especially at a high altitude event such as Northburn), we feel it is prudent to ‘take a deep breath’ to recover from this recent tragedy and ensure that we do everything possible to ensure your safety at future events (indeed in all activities on the Station).
If you have already entered the 2015 event we will of course be happy to hold your entry over until 2016, however we are also very happy to reimburse your entry fee if you wish, if you have any particular issues please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again we regret this situation and rest assured we have not made it lightly but we want to assure you that the safety of all people on Northburn is paramount and we want to make sure we have left no stone unturned in that regard for the 2016 event and onwards.
Never stop running!