Bruny Island is a 362-square-kilometre island located off the south-eastern coast of Tasmania, Australia. The island is separated from the Tasmanian mainland by the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, and its east coast lies within the Tasman Sea. Storm Bay is located to the island's northeast. Both the island and the channel are named after French explorer Bruni d'Entrecasteaux. Its traditional Aboriginal name is lunawanna-allonah, which survives as the name of two island settlements, Alonnah and Lunawanna.
Geologically, Bruny Island is actually two land masses—North Bruny and South Bruny—that are joined by a long, narrow sandy isthmus (often referred to as “The Neck”) . Bruny Island has a total length of approximately 50 kilometres (30 miles).
Bruny Island is divided into eleven bounded localities. The two largest by area are North Bruny and South Bruny which consist of the national park, state forest and some grazing areas and do not have postcodes. On North Bruny, there are five populated coastal enclaves: Apollo Bay, Barnes Bay, Dennes Point, Great Bay and Killora. On South Bruny, there are four: Adventure Bay, Alonnah, Lunawanna and Simpsons Bay.
The event will consist of 3 relay teams of 4 people in each. After dinner on Friday night, we will have a meeting to discuss who in the team wants to do which leg. Start times are staggered to ease road congestion and only one participant across the start timing mat at a time to ensure accuracy. When registering a team you nominate a start time (if this changes— you do not need to notify organisers). The timing mat will sort overall time.
Participants can run in any order, may run back to back sections or multiples of 2km legs. Must only change at 2km change-over points marked with signage on the course. Markers are as close as safely practicable to 2km distances. Changeovers must only occur on the right-hand side of the road. All participants are responsible for their own water throughout the event. Participants should bring water with them to the Island. It is the responsibility of all runners to ensure they have sufficient food and water.