Australia's Toughest Fun Run
Saddleback Smash

Saddleback Mountain rises to about 600 metres above sea level and has spectacular views of the Barren Grounds Plateau to the west, Gerringong and Coolangatta Mountain to the south and Kiama, Wollongong and Lake Illawarra      to the north. On a clear day one can see as far north as Kurnell Sand Dunes in Sydney and as far south as Pigeon  House Mountain Ulladulla.

When viewed from Kiama, it has a distinctive saddle-shaped peak and is connected to the southernmost tip of the Illawarra Escarpment. Its summit is reached by Saddleback Mountain Road, which forms the basis of the Saddleback Smash.

This 6km uphill climb starts at Kiama High School, up Saddleback Mountain Road, before a left turn continues the rest   of the way to the summit, Saddleback Lookout. The viewing platform here along with the many old stone walls that  can be found along the way, were constructed by the Kiama Rotary Club. Therefore all proceeds from the Saddleback Smash will go directly towards Kiama Rotary Club.

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Sunday 13th October
The Race Record was set in 2011 by David Mainwaring who ran the Saddleback Smash in 27:04!
Daniel Cummins won in 2012 after training on the flats of Sydney's Northern Beaches!
We would like to thank the following organisations for their support:
Here's the details you need to know about Saddleback Smash 2013:

What: Australia's Toughest Fun Run - 6km hill climb to Saddleback Lookout.

When: Sunday 13th October 2013. 8am start.

Who: Elite Runners, Joggers & Walkers

: Starting from Kiama High School on Saddleback Mountain Rd
Parking will be available on South Kiama Drive (via Saddleback Mountain Rd) and also at Kiama High School (via Shoalhaven Street). Free Shuttle buses have been arranged to transport runners back down from the summit post race.

Why: To put Kiama on the map for a REAL fitness event, to challenge yourself physically and mentally and to help raise much needed funds for Kiama Rotary Club.

How Much:
Registrations before Sept 7th:      Adults - $30, Kids Under 16 - $15
Registrations before Sept 30th:  Adults - $40, Kids Under 16 - $20
Registrations after Oct 1st:       Adults - $50, Kids Under 16 - $30

Medical Emergency:  In the event of a medical emergency please notify the nearest Marshall. Marshalls will be equipped with communication equipment and will request further assistance or an ambulance if necessary.

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