For those new to the sport of trail running, the Kosci27 is made for you. Non-technical trails have been linked together to take in some of the best parts of the longer courses, sure to bring a smile to your dial.
Thursday 7th December 2023
Bullocks Flat, Ski Tube Terminal - 06:00
Max Allowed Race Time
07 Hours 30 Minutes
This is where the party starts. The ultimate intro to trail running, showcasing everything that’s great about Kosci. From the happy, smooth and super runnable single trail to the runner's camaraderie, support and finish line party – there’s no better way to kick off your trail running journey. Besides, we know you’ll be back next year for more…
|THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER 2023|
|ENTRY INCLUSIONS||Race entry, athlete gift, finisher medal, fully stocked checkpoints, drop bag service, on-course medical support and assistance, course photography (able to purchase during rego).|
|TRANSPORT||Shuttle services will be available to and from start and finish line venues. Details on the Transport & Parking page. page.|
|MINIMUM AGE||16 years of age on race day|
|MANDATORY GEAR||All runners must carry mandatory gear during the race. Details are on the Mandatory Gear page.|
|TOTAL ALLOWABLE TIME||7hr 30min|
|CUTOFF PACE REQUIRED||16:39 mins/km|
|FIRST FINISHER||2hr 12min (8:12am)|
|FINAL FINISHER||7hr 30min (1:30pm)|
|TIMING RESULTS||The following age divisions for both male and female will be used for race results (age on race daywill be used to determine your age division): 16-17, 18-19, 20-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+|
|AWARDS & PRIZES||5 fastest male and females finishers receive a trophy and free entry to the following year’s event.
Trophies will be awarded to 1st in each division.
|UTMB World Series||
The Kosci27 is a UTMB World Series 20K Event. Finishers of Kosci27 will receive 1 running stone.
This is where the party starts. For those just getting into trail running, who’ve ticked off a road half and are looking for something to get excited about – the Kosci27 is made for you.
We’ve hand-picked the best trails, the best elements of the alpine ultra experience and whittled it down into 27 of the best kilometres ever.
Starting in Bullocks Flat outside the Ski Tube Terminal, you'll head towards the picturesque Crackenback Village before hitting the trails. From here you'll trace the trickling Thredbo River deeper into the mountains, passing through Thredbo Village before ascending towards the Eagles Nest, the highest point on course. Runners will pick up flow trails on their way back down as chairlifts swing above them and they scoot between ski runs all the way to their finish line in Thredbo.
The hardest part? Resisting the urge to step up to the Kosci50 next year…
*Maps subject to change, and may change for reasons outside of the Race Organisers control. Select the Time Charts tabs to view the cut-off times for leaving the relevant checkpoint. Time Charts show estimated fastest and slowest times for each race leg and should be used as a guide only. Where the slowest times are greater than the cut-off time, the cut-off time will supersede the slowest expected estimates. If you miss the cut-off then you must follow the directions of officials. Please note that in bad weather conditions, cut-offs may need to be brought forward during the event.
KEY INFO FOR KOSCI27 RUNNERS
All the information you need to know before starting an extraordinary adventure.
The Kosci27 has two checkpoints along its route, with differing levels of service and supplies. The Kosci27 checkpoints offer you the opportunity to refuel, rehydrate and prepare for the next leg of your journey!
Read more about checkpoints
A Finish Line Drop Bag service will be available which allows you to have your own personal supplies (change of clothes, shoes, shorts, post race nutrition, etc.) at the finish line.
Read the rules on drop bags
Every runner at Kosci will have to carry mandatory gear. The mandatory gear list contains what we believe is the absolute minimum to keep you safe during the event and in the Snowy Mountain’s unpredictable weather systems.
Read Mandatory Gear rules
TRAINING ON COURSE
The Kosci27 course is publically accessible throughout the year, offering the opportunity to train on course prior to raceday. However note that many sections are covered in snow in the colder months.
Please take care and give way to members of the general public when training on course.
Read about Training & Nutrition
The Kosci27 will start in 3 waves 5 minutes apart. These waves are self-seeded on race morning.
- Wave 1 - expected finish time between 1:45 and 3:45
- Wave 2 - expected finish time between 3:45 and 4:45
- Wave 3 - expected finish time between 4:45 and 7:30
Please join the wave that best fits you, and follow signage and direction of staff on race morning.