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?

The marathon race starts at 7:30am. The 10K starts at 8:00am, however we always encourage runners to arrive by 7:30am to cheer the marathon runners off.  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.    

What do you serve at the drink stations?

We serve water and electrolytes at all drink stations. 

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 location acts as the finish line for the Kangaroo Island Oats Running Festival. 

Can I find toilets on the course?

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