Open women and open men categories have $200 cash for the winnng team.
There is one steeple at end of first lap, then two steeples per lap. The laps are 2km laps with a 1km cut off lap to make odd distance lengths such as 3km and 5km. The rule is that you choose to either go over hurdle (taking the shortest line) or run around far end. With three hurdles it’s probably 9m extra x 2 to go around the end. See the map below. Works out about even on the energy used!
The Kennett Cup 3000 meters is a team event and, runners only have four jumps on the course. The gate are wider and more stable than sprint hurdles at 750mm high with two lower rails that small athletes can climb on. Like the walls in the traditional events, runners are able to step on them, and get a leg over.
The Kennett Cup Team race winner is the first team of four to finish – if no four-person team finishes, then the team that qualifies will be reduced to 3-person team. Only if no 3-person teams finish, then it is reduced to a 2-person team qualifier. A team title will be awarded to the finishing team even if only one team qualifies.
The Kennett Cup allows the jump technique to be whatever you want, as long as both legs clear each gate. So runners can step, swing their legs over, or vault using their hands, the variety of techniques makes it extra interesting as an in spectator event! There is a run-around beside the gate, which can take a tad longer so the jumper gets a small benefit.