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Heading towards Lake Windermere, comparing the track years ago to today


Special accommodation arrangements for 2020

Lake St Clair Lodge 6289 1137  www.lakestclairlodge.com.au  has reserved their full facilities for CMR participants and their support crews for Saturday 1st February 2020.

Accommodation options range from studios, cottages, bungalows, bunkrooms and camping facilities and will be offered at a discounted rate.

Once the committee has accepted entries, runners need to book their own accommodation via cradlerun@lakestclairlodge.com.au  Accommodation bookings will not be available before this time. Any accommodation not booked by the end of November 2019 will be made available to the public.

Whilst there are other accommodation options in Derwent Bridge (5 km away), transport to and from these will only occur through private arrangements.

Following the run, Lake St Clair Lodge will port runners and their bags to accommodation (100m – 500m from the finish line).

Dinner may be purchased from Fergy’s Bar and Restaurant (Lake St Clair Lodge) which is located near the finish line.

Breakfast and presentations will be held in Fergy’s Bar and Restaurant on Sunday morning. A hot buffet breakfast may be purchased if required. (Please note some accommodation types have breakfast included in Lake St Clair lodge tariff).

Bus transport returning to Launceston will leave from Lake St Clair on Sunday morning.


Training on the Overland Track during permit season.

Please be aware of the Overland Track Usage Guidelines (www.parks.tas.gov.au/file.aspx?id=37489). There are limitations on access to the track outside of the event during permit season: 1 October to 31 May. During this period runners on a day pass are only allowed to Waterfall Valley from the North; Pelion Gap and Mt Ossa from the Arm River Track, and Pine Valley turn off from the South. Longer distances during permit season require an Overland Track Permit. From 1 June to 30 September runners with a National Parks pass may run in either direction any distance.


The Cradle Mountain Run. An 80 km run through Tasmania’s beautiful wilderness.