FAQs

RACE DATE: SUNDAY 21 MAY, 2023

FAQs

Do you offer a bus service?

No. Runners are personally responsible for finding their way to and from Flinders Chase National Park. 

We provide our half marathon runners with a complimentary bus service from the park entrance to the Remarkable Rocks, which acts as the start of the half marathon. The 10K and Full Marathon start and finish at the park entrance. 

How do you get to the event location?

The event is located at Flinders Chase National Park which can be accessed via South Coast Road or West End Highway. The start-finish line is located at the park entrance, runners will be directed by park rangers to park vehicles on the road verge. We do NOT offer a bus shuttle service to the race. 

The new visitors centre is currently under construction. There is NO shelter at the start-finish line. We highly recommend runners have access to a vehicle both before and after the race, in the event that we experience inclement weather conditions. 

Do runners get discounted ferry transfers?

Yes. Registered runners can access 10% off all ferry transfers, passenger fares only (excludes vehicles). 

Where should I stay?

We highly recommend the Ozone Hotel in Kingscote; a historic hotel featuring a range of accommodation from family rooms to heritage standard, executive sea views, or self-contained apartments and penthouses. The Ozone is the official HQ of the Kangaroo Island running festival hub; your home for bib collection, pre-race pasta meals, live music, 'pop up' retail run stores, breakout zones and a post-race BBQ party. 

What is the refund policy?

Our registrations are 100% fully transferable and non-refundable. Runners have the option to transfer their registration to a friend or family member, or to a future event. You must communicate your intention to transfer in writing prior to the event date. 

What is the cancellation policy?

The decision to cancel the Kangaroo Island Oats Running Festival will be made by the Race Director in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer.  The cancellation policy is based on inclement weather conditions defined by air temperatures below 2°C or above 35°C and wind speeds in excess of 100km/hour. Please note the event will not be cancelled if ferry services cannot operate in the days prior to the event date.  

What time does the race start?

Marathon 7:30am.

Half Marathon 8:00am*

10K 8:30am. 

*Half marathon runners must report by 7:00am sharp. Buses depart to the Remarkable Rocks (start line) at 7:15am. Late runners will be transferred to the 10K.  

What is the cut-off time?

Flinders Chase National Park will re-open to the general public from 2:30pm.  The cut-off time is 7 hours for the Full Marathon.    

How many drink stations are available to runners?

We offer 4 drink stations that are accessible in both running directions. This means you will be able to access water and electrolytes every 6km. 

What do you serve at the drink stations?

We serve water and powerade at all drink stations. 

Can I walk the course?

Yes. We have had many walkers complete the full marathon course within the cut-off time of 7 hours. 

Where can I park my car?

Vehicles can be parked on the road verge of West End Highway outside the main entrance to Flinders Chase National Park. This is walking distance to the start-finish line. 

Can I find toilets on the course?

Yes. Runners can access toilets at the start-finish line, bunker hill lookout in the middle of the course, and at the Remarkable Rocks.