Conducted by the Trail Running Association of Queensland (TRAQ).
Date: Sunday 21 February 2016
Entry fee: $40.00 TRAQ Member, $55.00 non-TRAQ member
Registration closes on: Friday, 19 February 2016 at 5:00 PM – (GMT+10:00) Brisbane
What you need to know:
It is a tough 22km with 1200m of climb and 650m of descent. Make sure you carry 1 litre of water.
It is a beautiful run that leads from Cedar Flats via the top of Northbrook Mountain and England Creek to the rainforest at the top of Mount Glorious, finishing at the clearing opposite the Maiala picnic area. Description: from Cedar Flats valley climb east up the ridgeline firebreak, it is initially steep, but then runnable. Turn left at the first junction, then right at Northbrook Mountain junction and go down to England Creek (midpoint and manned check point) then there is a continuous 600m climb up to the top of Mount Glorious. When you are about to reach the top, turn left onto the historic stone-lined western ridge single trail through the rainforest. There are a few stone stairs you will climb to reach the Western Window from which it is a flat run to the finish at the clearing opposite Maiala Park. Also, see map and profile below.
The course is on the west side of the ridge, which sounds relatively cool with trees providing shade over much of the course, but it can be hot in February, so make sure you wear appropriate gear, sunscreen and carry water.
The race will start in 4 waves at 7:00, 7:05, 7:10 and 7:15am. It is compulsory to attend the race briefing, which will occur 10 minutes before the start of the first wave and 5 minutes before the start of the other waves.
Trophies will be presented to the fastest males and females in the first wave. So, if you are fast you have to make sure that you start in the first wave. If the first wave is booked out, you have to email Hubertien, and she will make sure you will get a start in the first wave. If you are slower, please book yourself into wave 2, 3 or 4.
For more information and to enter online, please visit the event page on the TRAQ website at: