2020 P2P Cancelled

Media Release

The 2020 Knight Frank Point to Pinnacle, Tasmania’s largest fun run, has been forced to follow the same fate as many other events state-wide, nationally and globally, announcing the cancellation of this year’s annual run or walk from Wrest Point to the Pinnacle of Mount Wellington. This will be the first time in 26 years that the event has not been run.

 

Organisers say the event was due to open entries this Saturday 1st August, but it is simply unable to proceed with so many current uncertainties going forward. Event Director Tim Smith said there are several factors that forced the decision “Currently we are faced with a mass gathering limit of 500 people and social distancing rules of 1.5m, last year’s event gathered over 4500 entries  (plus over 400 officials and volunteers) and the nature of our course makes social distancing extremely difficult”

 

Organisers were hopeful of staging a ‘Tasmanian residents only’ event this year, however the mass gathering restrictions apply and it is still unknown whether they will increase to 3000 – 5000 by November.

 

The event now brings hundreds of interstaters and international participants annually, but with current and constantly changing travel restrictions and the current COVID-19 outbreaks, it is very unlikely that interstate participants would be able to enter this year.

 

Kim Gillard (Race Director) said “Obviously no one can predict what will be happening over the next 3 months, but as we have seen there is potential for COVID-19 outbreaks, particularly as border restrictions start to ease, It is extremely disappointing that we have been forced into this situation, but we are no different to all other major events that have been affected by this pandemic.

 

Organisers indicated a COVID-19 Management Plan for the event would be extremely difficult to comply with, “We have 3000 people finishing on top of a mountain that is parked out with 65 Buses and we are unable to effectively move finishers on quickly like other events. Our space is very limited on the mountain and cuing for buses with appropriate social distancing is unachievable”

 

Weather on the mountain is unpredictable and can also play a major factor with participant safety “If we were faced with changing, potentially freezing weather, our concern would be managing the effective exit of everyone from the mountain while also complying with a COVID-19 Management Plan.

 

Organisers have also explored other options for staging the event, such as altered courses and staggered starts, however these changes would have significantly impacted on residents and traffic flow across Greater Hobart, with longer road closures required.

 

Although the P2P event will not look like it normally does this year, with a run or walk up Mount Wellington. Mr Smith and Mr Gillard are currently working on developing an exciting and unique physical challenge that can be completed this November along with opportunities to continue fundraising for charity, which has become a huge part of the event. “We still have big plans to offer something that will allow participants to engage on a huge scale this year, challenging times call for things to be done differently, so please stay tuned for future announcements”

New P2P real time race tracking

The 2019 POINT TO PINNACLE is featuring the latest in real-time race tracking by providing Live Results via our partner SportSplits.

POINT TO PINNACLE Live Results is now available via web at https://rtrt.me/1722. Have a Smartphone? Download the SportSplits Tracker Mobile App at http://rtrt.me/app/1722 and select the 2019 POINT TO PINNACLE event. Participants, Family & Friends can all use Live Results to share in the excitement. On race day, spectators can get status of participants in real-time using the Live Tracker & Leaderboard. Details such as time, pace, and estimated finish will be instantly available! Sign Up now to have race progress posted automatically to your Twitter feeds !

Features Include:

Live Web Tracker – See times and current pace within seconds of a participant crossing each split point. Estimated times will be provided based on current pace.

Live Leaderboard – See who is winning via the Live Leaderboard. Top runners in each category will be displayed in real-time as they lead the way through the course.

Real-time Twitter Notifications – Get automatic posting as progress is made on the course. As a spectator, the times of the participant you are tracking can be posted to your Twitter feed automatically allowing friends and family to share in the excitement! If you are a participant, claim your profile and enable Twitter notifications. Your stats will post live as you pass each checkpoint.

Text2Follow® – Follow participants in real-time via text notifications to your mobile phone.

Mobile App – Features include Live Participant Tracking, Push Notifications, Leaderboards, Map Tracking, Event Messages, Event Info and more!

PLEASE NOTE: Times posted during the event are Unofficial. Official results are posted upon completion of the event.

Race Bib Pick up – Now on at The Running Edge

Race Number Bib pick up has now started at The Running Edge, 73 Murray Street, Hobart until Saturday 16th November at 3.00pm. We encourage you to pick up prior to race day to avoid queuing, however pick up will also be available on race morning from 6.00am in the Exhibition Foyer at Wrest Point (Note this has changed from the Wellington Room as advertised, but is still within 60m of the start line  While you’re there check out the latest in Brooks Running Shoes and take advantage of the 15% off Brooks shoes special. Run Happy 😀

P2P Road Closures 2019

The 2019 Point to Pinnacle will be held on Sunday 17th November and the below road closures will be in place

Sandy Bay Road, Byron Street and Davey Street up to the Southern Outlet will be impacted from 6.45am – 8.40am
The Southern Outlet will clear between 7.40am – 8.00am
Davey Street / Huon Road will be impacted from Southern Outlet to Summerleas Road from 7.00am – 10.00am
Sandy Bay Road
North bound Lanes – Closed 6.45am – 8.30am (All north bound traffic will be diverted up Nelson Road)
South Bound Lanes – Open but traffic will be stopped at 7.00am and 8.00am for the start of each race until all participants are out of Drysdale ave (Casino Drive), across Sandy Bay / Nelson Road intersection and in the North bound lanes of S’bay road. (10 minute wait each time)
Byron Street Closed  7.00am – 8.30am heading up from Sandy bay Road to Davey Street
Byron Street Open heading down from Davey Street to Sandy Bay Road
Davey Street – Full closure of the two Right hand lanes between 7.00 – 8.40am
Davey Street will be held at Hotel Soho intersection across Molle Street as Walkers and Runners cross Davey Street to get into the 2 Right Hand lanes of Davey Street….when there is clear times at Byron / Molle, Traffic Management will allow traffic up Davey Street and down the Southern Outlet. Traffic will clear between 7.30am & 8.00am
All participants must be past the intersection of Davey Street and Southern Outlet by 8.40am, then normal traffic flow will recommence for Davey Street up to the Southern Outlet & including the Southern Outlet.
Huon Road will be closed from from 7.00am – 10.00am 
Lynton Ave from King Street to Huon Road closed from 7.00am until 9.15am
Pillinger Drive to the Pinnacle of Mount Wellington will be closed at Huon Road from 7.00am to 12noon
# If the alternate course is used due to extreme weather stopping the event from reaching the Pinnacle – Huon Road will be closed from Summerleas Road to Huon Road intersection beyond the Longley Pub from 8.00am – 12.00noon
Please avoid these roads during these times as there may be lengthy delays during the indicated times

Hazell Bros 10km Point to Pub Sold Out

The Hazell Bros 10km Point to Pub has officially sold out for 2019 in 7 days. Congratulations to everyone who got a spot this year. The Knight Frank Point to Pinnacle is filling up quickly too with just over 2000 entries taken in the first 7 days. There is now under 1000 entry spots left for this years Point to Pinnacle. Make sure you get on the start line this year while you still can