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Red Bits are all the changes brought on by Covid-Regs, Rulings, and adaptations for the 2022 event.

  • Starting at 7am, Wave starts again in 2022. 28km runners start from the Dromana information centre, big grey building in the small park on the corner of the Point Nepean Rd and Permien St. Dromana (Melways 159 F7) and finish at Cape Schanck. 56km runners start at 7:10am (wave starts again in 2022) at Cape Schanck, run to Dromana, and run back to Cape Schanck. 
  • This course is amongst the most scenic in Australia. Runners are treated to a range of surfaces and settings: single track, coastal trail, grassy trail, dirt road and forest canopy.

Downloading a trail map is advised. Occasionally people manage to get lost. Don't let it be you. Download this map, laminate it, or tattoo it on your forearm.

Start Facilities (Dromana): Water, shops close by, toilets , fair bit of parking. Coffee Vendor.

Cape Schanck Facilities,  NO DRINKABLE WATER, toilets. See car parking notes lower down.



Please read this page.

Age Limits

Age 18 (on race day) to 99. Because if you're too old for Lego, you're too old for this. Younger age limit is about the risk profile we present to the insurance company.

Aid Stations

Will be positioned per the overview map on "The Trail" page.
For 28km runners, they'll be at the approx 7.5km(Rosebud), 12km(HyslopsRd), 18km(GreensBushEast) and 22km(BoneoRd) marks.
For 56km runners, they'll be at the approx 6km
(BoneoRd), 10km(GreensBushWest), 16km, 21.5km(Rosebud), 28km(Dromana), 35.5km(Rosebud), 40km(HyslopsRd), 46km(GreensBushEast) and 50km(BoneoRd) marks.

There will be water, 32Gi sports nutrition and basic first aid equipment available at each aid station.  Coke comes out for the tail end of the 28km and the 56km return.

If you wish to have your own equipment on hand for use at Dromana, HyslopsRd South or Boneo Rd aid stations, you can create a special needs "drop bag" clearly marked with your name and race number. You need to hand these over at Dromana on the Saturday noon-5pm. (See S for Special Needs for more details.)

For locations on a map of all aid station sites please see "The Trail" page.

This is a Trail Run, primarily through National Parks. Cups will NOT be used or provided. *2021 & 2022 are an exception and water will be provided in 600ml bottles or cups, passed over in a socially distanced manner. Volunteers will not be filling your water carrying device for you.

Runners must have a 500ml min capacity hydration device/bottle/camelbak/fuelbelt to carry water with them.


The Ambulance service is not a free service in Victoria. It's your responsibility to check your health cover and ensure you are covered for ambulance cover in the case of an emergency. To arrange cover with Ambulance Victoria, visit

Backup Date

Due to the run going through National Parks which are subject to closure in the event of a Code Red fire day, permits have also been sought to run the event on the following weekend, if it becomes necessary for that or any other reason. In the event that the event can't be run on January 17th 2021, it will be rescheduled to be run on January the 24th, 2021.

Bag Delivery to 28km Finish.

See notes about Special Needs items lower down this page.


Busing Arrangements

Buses take you AWAY from your 28km finish AFTER the run.

Bus fare is incorporated in the entry fee for the 28k run.


Car Parking.  !!Not Many Spaces at Cape Schanck!!

At Cape Schanck, (the 28km  finish and 56km start), there are 117 standard car spaces and 3 disabled spaces in the asphalt car park.

We encourage car pooling where possible.

We have arranged for limited roadside parking at the southern end of the Cape Schanck Road. (Not normally allowed).

Further parking at the Cape Schanck end of the course can be found at Fingal Picnic Area. (1.6km north of Cape Schanck Lighthouse.) Approx 80 car spaces there.

Map D Cape Schanck


Again we hope to have access to the Cape Schanck Light Station grounds for parking.

56km runners take out the free parking near the finish line. 28km friends and family then start parking up the Cape Schanck Rd as far as Fingal.

The light station grounds are also right near the finish line, and parking there will be managed by Yarra Ranges Aths Club as a fund-raiser. $5- per car.
Car Parking.  Dromana

In the streets and beach car parks near Permien St. Please be mindful of local residents. And park legally! From the 2021 event non-specific complaints about creative parking were received.

Changing between Event/Distances

If entered in the 56km run, entrants can change to the 28km run at no additional charge if:
1.) their entry was purchased prior to 28km sell-out, but must notify us. (via email to infoATtwobaystrailrunDOTcom).
2.) We are requested to change their entry from 56 to 28 before December 1st 2021.

56km runners requesting a change to the 28km run on or after December 1st 2021 will incur an $11- fee to cover the replacement race-bib and chip.
Please pay the change fee via this facility....

56km Entries purchased after 28km 'Sell-out' are not transferable to the 28km run.

Sorry to those later 56k entrants who genuinely get injured, lack training etc. and would like to be transferred to the 28k event, however, each year we get people who enter the 56k who immediately ask to be transferred to the sold-out 28k event who never had the intention of running 56km.

If you're one of these later 56km entrants that need to withdraw from the 56km and still want to run the 28km, then you'll have to withdraw from the 56k and follow the notifications thread in the Facebook group that advises if and when 28k entries are available due to entrants withdrawing.

If a 28km run entrant wishes to undertake the longer 56km run they can do so for an extra $22-, and must fulfil the qualification criteria for the 56km.  Upgrades to 56km are available via the Merch/Extras facility.

When do we need to be notified of your wish to change?
Over 6 weeks out if you want a personalised race bib. (Before they get printed)
Over 2 weeks out if you want ServiceWithAsmile.

Race morning if you want to do it amidst race morning rush and risk a delay in winding up in the results... plus you'd have to turn up at the correct end for the distance you want to run.

Clothing and Equipment Suggestions
  • Shoes. (Trail or Road). Short answer: either. Long answers, plus variety of opinion in the Two Bays Facebook group. Go there and search "trail shoes".
  • Compression bandage - In case of snake bite.
  • Mobile Phone with good coverage. Telstra pretty good. Vodaphone Bad.
  • Tri/Adventure tops with pockets on the back. For carrying in food/gel/compression bandage. Also for taking your rubbish back out with you.
  • Pack with bladder, handheld bottles etc. Device for carrying at least 500ml of fluids is mandatory. 
  • Boardshorts/Swimwear/Hawaiian shirts. Yes we are serious, you will be entitled to a front row start.
  • Facemasks. Particularly for the buses to take you away from the finish line.

Course Measurement

Course is measured and certified to PDA standards. 28km for the one way trip. 56km for the two way trip. (In reality the 28k is about  27.55km)

COVID Crisis Cancellation Policy

If a cancellation has to occur due to Covid-19 restrictions, entrants will be offered a credit for the full value of their entry to a future Big Long Run event of their choice. (Wonderland or Two Bays) Should this be unsuitable you can request a refund of your entry fee minus 6% processing fees incurred in accepting, then refunding your money through the registration / credit card processing facilities.
This also applies if you couldn't attend the event due to a border closure.

Numbers Reduction Policy.
If a branch of Govt insists on a reduction in numbers running, then earliest entrants will take priority. Later entrants will be offered the choices above.


Downloadable from here.


2021/22. Due to Covid, drinks will ONLY be available via disposable bottles and cups that will be handed to you by the aid station volunteers. See also A for Aid Stations.
None. Zip. Nil. Nada. This is a trail run, not a road race; mostly through beautiful National and State Parks. Aid stations will have water, sports drink etc. in 25 litre plastic cubes/drums with taps on the bottom. You can refill your bottles, camelbak, fuelbelt or whatever you brought to carry fluids at these points. (Water carrying device is mandatory equipment.)

OK, some of the aid stations do have an emergency cup supply, but please don't expect them to have filled cups of your favorite beverage.


Cut-Off Times

If you can't complete the 28km in under 4 hours, or the 56km in under 8 hours you should not enter that event. Why are there Cut-Off times? See also "Q for Qualification Standards" lower down.

Participants finishing outside of cutoff times will not appear in the final results.

Cut-off Times for 56km Runners.

28km Dromana 3h45m after race start.
Hyslops Rd Aid Station (approx 40km) 5h45m
after race start.
Boneo Rd 7h15m (approx 50km)
after race start.
Cape Schanck Finish line 8h00m
after race start.

The turnaround cut-off process will apply as follows:
        Runners arriving at Dromana from 3h30min after race start will be advised that they are at risk of failing to complete the event within the 8hr total event time. Prior experience tells us that next to no-one who turns around after 3hrs30mins completes the 56km event within the overall cut-off of 8hrs.

Runners will be officially withdrawn from the event if they have not departed on the return leg of the event by those times listed above.
        Runners behind cutoff will be asked to remove their race number.
        The 2nd half sweepers will depart Dromana exactly 3h45min after race start.
        Our traffic management providers will begin dismantling infrastructure and reopening roads as the sweeper has moved through the road sections.
        Any runner that arrives at the bottom of the Arthurs Seat trail, Bunurong Track, after roads have been re-opened will be withdrawn from the race at this point due to potential danger of continuing on the road section.
    Runners who don't organize a lift away from the course will be asked to get in a sag wagon. They will eventually be delivered to Cape Schanck finish line, but be aware the driver has other responsibilities out on course.

    If a runner ignores these instructions, they will by their actions accept personal responsibility for their safety. They will not be accepted into future events, and if an AURA member they will be reported to AURA.

If you fail to make a cutoff you are automatically a DNF.

Runners behind Cutoff Schedule are automatically considered a DNF and must not proceed beyond the aid station they have failed to meet on time. Do not abuse, plead with, or throw hissy-fits at the volunteers. They can't authorise you to go on. Organise a lift out or await the sag wagon.


Rotten Boardwalks. There are boardwalk sections covered in chicken wire. Large runners (80kg plus) are advised to take it easy as some of the boards are rotten.


First Aid for Snake Bites:

Stop lymphatic spread - bandage firmly, splint and immobilise!

The pressure-immobilisation approach is simple, safe and will not cause tissue damage (ie, from incision, injection, freezing or arterial torniquets - all of which are ineffective).

See Dr. Cheryl's youtube video of how to do it.

Weather: It may be hot. Do not attempt this run without carrying fluids.

* Drink the Right Amount of the Right Fluids
(Too much is bad.  Too little is bad. Drink when thirsty. Don't pre, or overload.)

* Replace Lost Electrolytes

* Wear Appropriate Clothing

* Use Sunscreen and Avoid Sunburn

* Acclimate to the Heat

Getting lost. The course will be well marked, but fatigued runners tend to develop tunnel vision. Keep your wits about you and keep an eye out for orange markings/ribbons/cones. The Two Bays track also has official markings that are a blue wren symbol. Maps are on your race-bibs but familiarizing yourself with this map before hand could save you a lot of time on the day. Bring a mobile phone on the Telstra network so you can contact others.

If you are a GPS wearer learn how it use its features and learn how to retrace your steps using the map facility.

fire danger

Fire. The event will be postponed if there is a Severe, Extreme or Code Red fire warning.

On days of forecast Code Red (Catastrophic) Fire Danger Rating, the Department of Sustainabilty and Environment and Parks Victoria will close parks and forests (including State Forests and National Parks) in the relevant weather district for public safety.

Some parks or visitor areas which are judged to be at a lower risk of bushfire may remain open, such as those in inner-urban areas or areas which have been recently burnt.

For bushfire information visit


ESTA Markers:

Please keep an eyeout for the location of these green marker signs. If you or a fellow participant has a problem that is serious enough to require a "000" call then knowing the three letter, three digit sequence on the nearest sign will greatly speed up assistance gettting in.

"Emergency Markers enable the exact location of a Triple Zero (000) caller to be accurately identified. Markers are more than just signs. They are supported by GPS co-ordinates and navigational data that assist in getting emergency services to the public with minimal delay."

Obviously you could be quite some distance from the nearest marker, however if you call race organizers and can tell us how many kilometers into the run you are, we will have access to maps that help identify the number of the nearest ESTA marker.

Emergency Evacuation (Mass)

While the preference is to re-route, detour, or turn the races into shortened OutNback routes, in a mass emergency situation we may need to evacuate runners.

Below are maps showing possible routes used, and designated bus pickup areas.

When training on the course, please make note of the locations of evacuation routes, and bus evacuation locations.

Entrants List

Is right here.

Field Limits

We'll be applying for 1600 runners for the 2022 event.
(2019, the last 'nomal' year had 1500 finishers)

The event has sold out every year of its official existence.
No we can't predict precisely when. (Generally late Nov through to late Dec, depending on the year.)
No we can't send you a personal email when its down to the last 50 entries available.

Note: Sometimes we need to close off 28km entries ahead of the 56km entries as about one hundred 56km entrants will make late changes to become 28km entrants.

First Aid Providers

Colbrow First Aid service is being used. Major locations will be at Dromana and Cape Schanck, with visits to Rosebud street section and Boneo Rd.

Green crosses on some peoples race numbers mean they have level 2 or higher First Aid Qualifications.  If you are in a bad way appeal to them, if you have a widdle gwaze then leave them alone they are racing too.

Everyone should help a runner in serious trouble.


Two Bays Trail Run prior to the 2011 event was a FATASS event. (No Rules, No Aid, No Wimps etc.) The idea of using the trail came from Kevin C. Impetus in the early years was provided by 'Virtual'. The 2010 event saw numbers grow to 86 and the attention of the authorities was attracted. Thus the 2011 event was the 7th Two Bays Trail Run, but the first official running of the event with all the necessary permits and consultations having taken place. 2011 saw over 400 people finish. 2012 had close to 700 finishers.  2013 had over 900 finishers. 2014 & 2015 about 1000. 2016 & 2017 about 1100. 2018 & 2019 had a bit over 1300. 2020 had almost 1500 finish. 2020 was a mess on the capping due to Covid regs interpretations from various govt. bodies. Capped at 500, then 2x500, then opened up to 1500, but too late for most people to hear about it. (Event is usually capped by ParksVic and that cap has been slowly increased.) 

ITRA / UTMB Frequent Flyer Loyalty Points Scheme

No. We aren't participating.
However, if you really want the points, want to deal with the European bureaucracy and pay the Euros, then feel free to do the paperwork and get it organised.
(Some years ago a runner did this for Two Bays without even telling us.)

Massage Providers

At the Cape Schanck finish line will be Rise Health Group providing massage. Based from Rowville, they offer a bunch of health professional services for athletes. If you need help pre and post event too check them out at

Merchandise Sales / Pickup.

Pre-Event. Is available by either editing your registration via the link at the top of your registration email. Or by using the separate Merch/Extras facility.

At the event. Best selection on Saturday, Noon - 5pm at Permien St Dromana. (Race Number pickup session), and;
What's left is available for sale on Sunday at the Cape Schanck finish line.

If you didn't select the postage option, then your garment is available for collection at merchandise sales at those above times and locations.

FAQ. I ordered a t-shirt a while back, but it hasn't arrived. When will I receive it?
A: It probably means you didn't add postage. Check your registration email/receipt. Contact us if it was supposed to be posted, and we'll start chasing.


We're taking the wider 'ultra' version of pacing, where 'pacers' are there to help particular entrants in whatever way, rather than in the track sense of being there to set a particular pace.

The reality: we're a mixed event on a public trail.

If you're a paid entrant, we can't stop you running with your best mate, even if your intention is to act as a pacer. Please don't, particularly if one is likely to be a podium contender, it doesn't provide a level playing field for all if some are using pacers.

If you're not a paid entrant, we also can't stop you from using a public trail. But non-entrants do clog the trail for entrants, and we as organisers wind up being held responsible for them by authorities, insurance company etc.

In the event of us identifying pacing you may be disqualified.

Phone Coverage

This is a real issue. Some carriers have very limited coverage. Prior experience tells us that Vodaphone has very little coverage in the whole southern half of the course

The Telstra network shown in the map below has fairly good coverage and we advise using them for your safety and that of others.  Telstra 'service' totally sucks, but the network is about as good as it gets.

Having 1500 extra phones in the area can overload the cells in the areas of dodgy coverage, so be aware that at Cape Schanck you may not be able to make calls.

Local taxi drivers advise that Optus has decent coverage.

3G Phone coverage

Preferred Start

Entrants clad in boardshorts, Hawaiian shirts or swimwear are entitled to assemble at the front of the starting area.

Get with the summer vibe and enjoy the advantage.
Two Bays Boardies

Podium Prizes / Money

All first place getters in the 28km run and the 56km run receive free entry to Two Bays Trail Run the following year.

Bonus $50- to all place getters (first to third, F and M in both the 28km run and 56km runs) who complete visibly clad in boardshorts, Hawaiian shirts or swimwear. (that's not just, start or finish in said items). Remember there are on-course photographers. Just starting or finishing in the right gear is insufficient.

Cheques will be mailed the Wednesday after the race to those podium people who wrote a post (not just a comment) of 50 words min about their Two Bays race in the facebook group (not to our organization page, or their personal page, or some other place) and posted it by midnight Tuesday after the race.  The running public will love hearing from you under your own name.  Posts made under spouses names will no longer be eligible.
F56 - First Place $400-
M56 - First Place $400-
F56 - Second Place $250- M56 - Second Place $250-
F56 - Third Place $150- M56 - Third Place $150-
F28 - First Place $250- M56 - First Place $250-
F28 - First Place $150- M56 - First Place $150-
F28 - First Place $100- M56 - First Place $100-
Place-getters finishing while breaking rules, eg. finishing without water carrying device, or wearing an i-pod are ineligible for prizes.

Program of Events 2022

Sat 15 Jan
Noon-5pm Race Number Packet Pickup from Dromana.
Vendors open.

Sun 16 Jan
6am Race Number Packet Pickup at both start locations.
7am 28km runners start from Dromana. (Wave started)
7:10am 56km runners start from Cape Schanck. (Wave started)
10:55am Cutoff time for 56km runners to have departed Dromana on their return journey to Cape Schanck.
11am Cutoff time for 28km runners to have finished by.

3:10pm Cutoff time for 56km runners to have finished by.

Qualification Standards for 2022

**Special Note for 2021/2022 Qualifiers**
Due to the cancellation of some events that would normally be used as qualifiers, the use of data links to personal runs will be accepted. I.E. LINKS to Suunto/Garmin/Strava data that could otherwise qualify under the blue zone provisions. Not obscure runs on unknown terrain that make it difficult for the Judge to compare to other runners.

Qualification Standards have been introduced firstly for safety. (It's a long run, in summer and access has difficulties at some points.)

Secondly to not overly test the endurance of our lovely volunteers.

Thirdly we have the 56km event going on at the same time as the 28km run which presents course constraint issues. Tail end 28km runners intersect with the 56km runners at the Gardens Road reserve. (Narrow Point). Tiring 28km runners also intersect with lead 56km runners at the end.

Fourthly, we'll admit that Traffic Management and First Aid cost a bomb.  We can measure each quarter hour the course is kept open in hundreds of dollars.

28km Qualification Standards: 
Guaranteed Qualification Methods. If you need immediate certainty do one of these.
(a)  2021 Two Bays 28km finisher under 4hrs.
(b) Half Marathon under 2h15m in 12 months prior to Jan 16 2022.***
(c) 2021 Wonderland 20k under 4hrs
(d) 2021 RCR23 under 4hrs
(e) Half Ironman with run time under 2h30m
in 12 months prior to Jan 16 2022.
Judge's Discretion Methods. If you can wait patiently for an answer from a volunteer Judge who has a family, day job and other interests.
(a) Trail Race of 14km or over in
12 months prior to Jan 16 2022 - Submit time for consideration. (Decision will depend on course and time attained.)
(b) Something else that demonstrates better ability than blue zone. eg. Triathlon, Adventure Race (not untimed obstacle race) etc.**See special note about Trailwalker lower down.

56km Qualification Standards:
Guaranteed Qualification Methods. If you need immediate certainty do one of these.
(a) 2021 Two Bays 56km finisher under 8hrs.
(b) Marathon under 4hrs30mins in
12 months prior to Jan 16 2022.***
(c) 2021 Wonderland 36k under 6hrs
(d) 2021 RCR46 under 7hrs
(e) Full Ironman with run time under 4h45m i
n 12 months prior to Jan 16 2022.
Judge's Discretion Methods. If you can wait patiently for an answer from a volunteer Judge who has a family, day job and other interests.
(a) Trail Race over 30km in 12 months prior to Jan 16 2022 - Submit time for consideration. (Decision will depend on course and time attained.)
(b) Something else that demonstrates better ability than blue zone. eg. Triathlon, Adventure Race (not untimed obstacle race) etc. **See special note about Trailwalker below.

For those who don't have a current qualifying time when entries go live please enter if you think you can run one before Christmas 2021.  The online entry procedure will give scope to write a short note re your ability and plan to run a qualifier.

Please then email the Judge once you have run a qualifier stating where, when and what time you ran.  (With link to official results.) People who have paid entry will have until Christmas to qualify and notify us of that qualification time/event and link. 

Qualification enquiries email:

If you're looking for events to qualify at then google is your friend... but as a quick guide for the majority of entrants who are from Vic, are entering the 28k and most frequently use a half-marathon as a qualifier, then there's a bunch of them to start searching for... like at the rate of 1 a week during Sept/Oct/Nov.  Don't just consider the biggies...

But here are some late suggestions for Victorians trying to qualify for the 28km run. 

Oct Geoff Watt Run Warragul

Nov Mansfield
Nov Bendigo Fun Run
Nov Portland
Nov Hamilton
Nov Marysville
Nov Great Alpine Road, Mt Hotham
Nov Afterglow Anglesea
Nov Run for the Young - Lilydale

Dec Sussan/Carmen's/Latest Sponsor Womens Half
Dec Gold Rush Run Hepburn Springs

**Special Note About Trailwalker: (And other BushwalkingWithRaceNumbers events.) Trailwalker events can be used as qualifiers, but your Trailwalker time needs to demonstrate that you can cover ground at a speed sufficient to complete Two Bays Trail Run within the cutoff times.
***Special Note about Half Marathon qualifying times.  It is sub 2:15. Not 2:25-but-I-had-to -stop-twice-to-go-to-the-toilet-so-really-this-is-a-sub-2:15.  If your toileting needs are such that you have to go that frequently then you are going to have go more times during Two Bays and not less.

Race Numbers

For 2022 to receive your race number you must completely fill in, and sign, this COVID affirmation. Please print out, complete, and bring with you to the event.

There are two reserved race numbers. "0" is reserved for Kevin. Think of the "0" as a thought bubble. It was Kev's idea in the first place to use the Two Bays Walking Track for an Ultra Run. Kev has been present at every Two Bays run whether as participant, helper, organizer or whatever.

"1" is reserved for 'Virtual' who was the first organizer of the event back in its FATASS (unofficial) days. Virtual organized the first half decade of the run, and got it off the ground.

There are handy-dandy maps on the back of the race number in case you become geographically-embarassed (lost) and need to find your way back.

It shouldn't happen, but better safe than sorry.

Green crosses on some peoples race numbers mean they have level 2 or higher First Aid Qualifications.

Light blue bibs indicate 28km Runners and Dark Blue bibs indicate 56km Runners.

Yes a friend can pickup for you. So long as you are both aware of the plan! In 2022 you must give your friend your signed COVID Affirmation.

And your friend fills in this form.

Race numbers can be picked up on Saturday 15th January 2022, between noon and 5pm at the Dromana 28km start location. Corner of Permien St. and Point Nepean Rd. They can also be picked up from 6am on January 16th 2022, the morning of the event at both startlines. Race numbers are NOT mailed out. (Mailing results in a percentage of chips being destroyed.)
Lost Race Numbers - A replacement bib and chip can be reissued for a fee of $11-
Two Bays Race Number

*** ONLY on Saturday 15 Jan, pickup your race number at Dromana noon-5pm and receive a free Two Bays Sticker. (For people present, supporting the traders and adding to the vibe, not for the extra race numbers you might be picking up on behalf of others not present.)


See W for withdrawing.

Road Crossings & Sharing

There are two major road crossings. Browns Road, and Boneo/C777/Rosebud-Flinders Road. Cars have right of way at these , and all other road crossings in the Two Bays Trail Run.

Latrobe Pde and the Rosebud Street section are both Road-Sharing situations.

Speed limit reduction and warning signs will be employed, but be aware you may be delayed a minute or so on occasion.


People tend to believe they are exempt from rules, so unfortunately a few years back we had to start using disqualification as a method of attaining overall compliance. It works, but it's sad for the runner and the organisers. Please avoid sadness.
FYI the most common causes for DQ are breaches of rules 14 & 16.

  1. Obey all Parks Victoria rules when in the Parks.
  2. The event will not proceed if there is a code red fire warning for the day. It is illegal to enter the park on a Code Red fire warning day.
  3. In keeping with the season and the holiday location, runners wearing boardshorts, swimwear or Hawaiian shirts will be entitled to assemble in the preferred start area.
  4. Leaving the Course. Entrants who leave the course during the event eg. for toilet stop, getting lost or meeting up with support people; must re-enter the course at the point they left the course. Lost entrants may use any legal method to get back to the course, but must re-enter where they left and resume running from that point.
  5. Withdrawing from the race. Any entrant withdrawing from the race must notify race officials that they have done so. Mobile phone numbers are provided on the back of your race number.
  6. Support Crew. Runners can have supporters meet them on course with food, drink, etc., so long as those supporters give way to runners, and obey all park rules.
  7. Using a mountain bike in most areas is against Park rules. Don't even think about having support crew on MTBs.
  8. You wouldn't think we have to mention no dogs in a National Park... but it turns out we do. NO dogs in the Parks.
  9. Obey the direction of Race Officials and Volunteers. Entrants ignoring marshals at road crossings will be disqualified.
  10. Runners behind Cutoff Schedule are automatically considered a DNF and must not proceed beyond the aid station they have failed to meet on time. Do not abuse, plead with, or throw hissy-fits at the volunteers. They can't authorise you to go on. Organise a lift out or await the sag wagon.
  11. Be courteous to all you encounter on the course. We don't have exclusive use of the trails.
  12. Vehicular traffic has right of way in the areas where we are road-sharing.
  13. Entrants must help fellow runners in distress.
  14. Entrants must race with a means of carrying at least 500ml of fluids. And you must start with it full in 2022. Part of the Covid plan is to encourage increased athlete self-reliance.
  15. Entrants must not leave rubbish on the course. Carry it with you to the next aid station and deposit it there if there is a bin. Otherwise; carry it in - carry it out.
  16. No I-pods, MP3 players, headphones etc. to be used. There are too many single track sections and areas shared with vehicles. Runners need to be aware of the presence of others, or of vehicles, and to be able to receive directions from marshals.
  17. If you are even mildly asthmatic then a puffer is mandatory equipment.
  18. Entrants must carry a face mask with them, if it's part of the current Covid-regs to carry a mask.
  19. No Pacers. Pacers aren't allowed and can result in the DQ of the entrant being paced. See P for Pacers for more detail.

We are fortunate to be allowed access to the trail to run our event, so please make sure you leave no trace of having been there. Take all rubbish with you, place it in bins at aid stations, or risk disqualification.

Special Drinks/Needs Items/Bag Delivery to 28km Finish.

Any special needs items must be dropped at the Dromana startline on Saturday 16th January, between noon and 5pm. Items will be accepted for delivery to the Hyslops Rd. South Aid Station, Boneo Road Aid Station, and to be retained at Dromana (for the 56km runners turning around).  Don't use your special unobtanium drink bottles.  The only means of retrieval after the event is to send us a postbag to have them returned.

Delivery of bags for 28km runners to their finish at Cape Schanck will be available on race morning.

We supply the tags. You supply the bags. but, pre-marking your items will save you and us time.

Spectating / Supporting Locations

To see / support your runner, look at the Trail page to study the course.

Also download the spectators map here.

In 2022 please distance yourselves, don't crowd the finish line, give your runner encouragement on course, rather than congrats at the finish. Encouragement is more useful.

 Look out for runners though!!!! And please don't drive across the course, where runners are crossing roads or using streets.


Sweepers will be deployed onto the course with the aim of ensuring there's no one left on the course unaccounted for. If you leave the trail at any time, please leave your pack in the middle of the trail so the sweeper doesn't go past you.

Categories are listed when you go to register a team. (No cost. Use the registration facility.)
All categories require min of 3 or 4 people.

No it's not a relay system.

Best results from your team members are used to calculate your team position.

Results are put out later in the week post event due to the manual calculations required. Full results in the facebook Group.

No prizes. Bragging rights only. If you'd like to sponsor prizes for the teams comp then let us know.

Timing Chips

We use a disposable chip system that is stuck to the back of your race number.  The system is very reliable, but reliability is aided by wearing your race number lower rather than higher.  Best not to have the number compressed against your body under a pack strap either, to aid first read accuracy.


We do get asked how many and where by entrants, so....

Dromana. Foreshore Near Permien St. 3Fpans 1Fbasin, 2Mpans 2Murinal 1Mbasin.
Dromana. Foreshore 317m from Permien St. Melbourne direction.
3Fpans 1Fbasin, 2Mpans 2Murinal 1Mbasin.
Dromana Visitor Info Centre 3Fpans 1Fbasin, 2Mpans 2Murinal 1Mbasin, 1disabled pan 1 disabled basin.

Rosebud Street Section.  Corner Goolgowie and Avalon
1UnisexPan 1basin
Hyslops Rd. Aid Station 1UnisexPan 1basin

Greens Bush Aid Station (Lightwood creek campground) 1UnisexPan 1basin
Boneo Rd Crossing 1UnisexPan 1basin

Fingal. About 1.5km north of Cape Schanck. Good for dropping in at before the 56km start and avoiding queues. 4Fpans, 1Fbasin, 2Murinal, 2Mpans, 1Mbasin.

Cape Schanck - Portaloos
3UnisexPans 3basins

Cape Schanck 5Fpans 2Fbasins. 1disabledPan 1 basin,  3Mpans, 6Murinal 2Mbasins.   .

Trail Marking

Two Bays Trail Run Race markers are ORANGE ribbons pegged to trees.  Road cones in the street sections. Additional signage also present at key points.

Transfers of Entries.

No. We don't do it.  It's a big administrative hassle getting hold of the new entrants full details, emergency contacts, medical information... which may have details they don't want the original entrant to know, getting them to sign the waiver yada yada yada.  Given that we refund the highest  percentage of entry fees to the latest date of any major running event then please withdraw your entry and ask your friend to enter themselves.

If the event is sold out, then your friend can follow the second chance procedures that are outlined when the event sells out.

Sorry, we also don't transfer your entry to the next Two Bays, or the next Wonderland. (See W for withdrawals... you next best bet, which outlines the refunds policy.)


See "Buses" on this page, or the useful links page, depending on what your need is.


If you'd like to volunteer for the event we'd like to have you. On-the-day volunteers are most needed, and if you volunteer for a minimum of 4 hours, we can give you a free entry for the following year, or a special person in your life can run for free in a subsequent Two Bays or Wonderland run.
(Please ask for the super secret entry code prior to entering that subsequent event.)

All volunteers will receive some schwag and our gratitude.

AURA members can receive points for volunteering that count towards the Championship.

To sign up to volunteer for the 2022 Two Bays... Please fill out this form. Thankyou for being prepared to help out.  The show doesn't happen without your pizzazz.

Zoe Day

Wave Starts 2022

2 minutes between waves at Dromana. 2 minutes between waves at Cape Schanck.

Your result (except podium positions, which are decided by who got over the finish line first) will be decided off your Timing Point to Timing Point time. So it doesn't start until you cross the start-line mat. Only cross the start line when you feel safe to do so without coming too close to other people.
If you're going for podium positions then you need to get over the start-line fast as podium positions are decided on who shows up first at the finish line.

FAQ, Can I run with my buddy / emotional support person?
Answer: Yes, due to withdrawals there's a little flex in the wave structure to accommodate a few people who are very attached to someone else. Please turn up to the slower persons wave.

Weather - What will it be?

25 degrees according to this... 


Pre Race Withdrawals:
For a pre-race withdrawal send an email to twobaystrailrunATgmailDOTcom and request to be withdrawn. Details of refunds below. (From the 2022 event waiver in the registration facility.)

"In the event of withdrawal by an entrant, entry fees will be refunded less an administrative fee of $12- if the withdrawal notification is received and acknowledged by the organisers by 3rd December 2021.   Less a $17.50- administrative fee if received by 10th December.  Less a $25- administrative fee if received by 17th December.  Less a $33- administrative fee if received by 24th Dec 2021. Less a $40- administrative fee if received by 4th January 2022. Less a $60- fee if received by 10th January 2022. No refund will be given after 10th January 2022. No transfers of entries are permitted between entrants. If you think this is tough, you should compare this refund policy to IronMan events.  Refunds of optional merchandise ordered but not yet received can be accommodated, (minus 20% to cover credit card fees, handling time etc.), provided the request is received prior to 25th December 2021.

56km entries purchased after sell-out, or after 25 Dec 2021, whichever comes first are not transferrable to the 28km run.

Any entrant with any Covid-related reason for withdrawal will be refunded in full."

During the Race:
If you wish to withdraw at any stage, you need to do so at an aid station and notify the attendants of your intention to withdraw. You can ask the aid station attendants for a lift after their shift, but remember their first priority is to look after the majority.  Phoning a friend or the local cab service may be your fastest option home after officially withdrawing... though if you want to hang out and help the vollies till their shift ends, that's fine and dandy too.

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