THE BELLA 10km
The new baby sister to Oscars100 Hut 2 Hut and The Archie 50, The Bella 10 has been created to offer a small (and tasty) bite of the Oscars100 event experience.
The 10km course is the perfect opportunity for families, kids and friends of long course participants to enjoy the village trails of Mt Buller while challenging themselves at least in small part, to a little ‘vert’ action including a mid-run summit of Mt Buller (1780 metres above sea level – but don’t worry you begin at 1590 metres and with undulations it’s ‘only’ a total of 360m of ‘up’).
The course begins under the Oscars 100 arch in the centre of Mt Buller Village, before dropping off the southern flank picking up trails including famed Gang Gangs and Split Rock mountain bike single track. Village Trail is then used to track up towards the summit, the view en route knocking you breathless with vistas across to the ‘big ridges’: The Bluff and Crosscut where 100km participants have been pushing their endurance limits.
For Bella runners, it’s a shorter but still sweat inducing climb up to the Buller peak where 360-degree views await and then the bolt on back down, eventually to the finish arch in the Village and a well-earned welcome from spectators.
The Bella is open to competitors of any age (please note the course is not pram, bike or scooter friendly) and you have 2.5 hours to complete the course. We want as many family and friends groups as possible to join us at this family friendly event and enjoy what Mt Buller has to offer in the summer. As this is an open age event, run in a mountain location, kids 12 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times (Kids 12 years and under will be given different colour bibs so they are easy to identify). A mobile phone is mandatory on course, and we get it that not all kids will have one, so the parent or guardian needs to be carrying the phone, simple.
You never know. Maybe next year you’ll eye the Archie? It’s only an extra 40km…
THE BELLA DETAILS
DATE: SUNDAY 20th FEBRUARY 2022 7.30am - 10.00am
AID STATIONS: 4.5km and 8km marks