22—40—58—64—85 km Alpine Runs

This classic Alpine run offers fivechallenging distances in some of the most spectacular country in Victoria’s Alpine National Park. The 64 km Razorback Ridge run takes in the entire length of the Razorback to offer some of the most stunning ridge running and scenery in the Australian Alps.

2023 includes the 58 km loop for the benefit of runners in the 160 km Alpine Challenge as it gives them the chance to run this section in daylight, whilst the 40 km Razorback Circuit gives you a great climb to the summit, a terrific ridge run and a quad busting descent. The 22 km short course Razorback Ridge offers —a delightful day out to the Summit of Mt Feathertop and back along the Razorback.

Set in the heart of Victoria’s high country, the Razorback Run is one of the most amazing high altitude runs that Australia has to offer.

Hells Cauldron—The Anvil, an 85 km challenge event is open to experienced runners by invitation only and additional mandatory equipment will be required. To qualify for entry into the run, invitees must complete and correctly answer a questionnaire. Hells Cauldron—The Anvil has a limit of 50 participants. For entry information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Key Information

Date: Saturday 18 March 2023

Location: Harrietville Victoria, Australia

40/58/64/85 km Runs

Start/Finish:  Harrietville Caravan Park

Pre-race check in: 05:45 A.M.

Start Time: 06:00 A.M.

22 km Run

Start/Finish: Diamantina Hut – Great Alpine Road

Pre-race check in: 07:45 A.M.

Start time: 08:00 A.M.

Cut off: 17:00 P.M., Diamantina Hut

Equipment: see—Mandatory Safety Gear

Navigation: This is an unmarked course with limited checkpoints. Participants must be able to navigate with Map/Compass/GPS.

Entries: Razorback Run Entry

Support: There is one aid station located at Diamantina Hut. Participants must be self supporting. Water is available from streams, soaks and water tanks; it is recommended that it is treated before drinking.

Accomodation: In Harrietville:

  • Harrietville Caravan Park – (03) 5759 2523
  • Snowline Hotel – (03) 5759 2524
  • Harrietville Hotel Motel – (03) 5759 2525
  • Casbak Apartments – (03) 5759 2531
  • Feathertop Chalet – (03) 5759 2688

Registration: From 05:00 P.M. Friday at the Harrietville Hotel Motel

Pre event briefing/dinner: Harrietville Hotel Motel (bottom pub near the bridge) 8:30 P.M. Friday

This is a mandatory briefing and participants should bring their running kit for checking.

No briefing/No gear check = No start

Presentations/post run dinner: 22 km – Presentations at 1:00 P.M. at the Caravan Park

40/58/64/85 km – Presentations and post run dinner – Snowline Hotel (top pub) 07:00 P.M. Saturday

Experience the thrill of running to the summit of Mt Feathertop, Victoria’s second highest peak and Australia’s only real mountain and enjoy stunning views of the high country from the Summit, the High Plains, Swindlers Spur and the Razorback—weather permitting.