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Bare Creek Trail Run

Sun 11th Nov 2018
Bare Creek Trail, Belrose NSW 2085, Australia

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Feed your sense of adventure without travelling for miles to get there. Race through the breath-taking Garigal National Park in this popular trail run. Perfect for all levels, with lots of distances to choose from. Come for the complimentary massage and race photos.

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The Bare Creek Trail Run, just 30 minutes from Sydneys CBD, is the perfect event for all ages and abilities. Whether you're just starting out, or an experienced runner, there is a run (or walk) that is ideal for you. From the 2km Dash, 6km family walk/run, to the challenging 12 km and 20 km courses. This event is bang in the middle of the Garigal National Park, St Ives. Its a real adventure with creek crossings and quality Australian bush!

Distances in this event

  1. 20km

    Run 20km
    7:00am Sun 11th Nov 2018
    AUD $80–AUD $100
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  2. 12km

    Run 12km
    7:30am Sun 11th Nov 2018
    AUD $55.01–AUD $80
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  3. 6km

    Run 6km
    8:00am Sun 11th Nov 2018
    AUD $35–AUD $55
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  4. 2k

    Run 2km
    10:15am Sun 11th Nov 2018
    AUD $15–AUD $30
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Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

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06:00 – Registration and race pack collection opens
06:30 – Marketplace opens
06:45 – 20km race briefing
07:00 – 20km race begins
07:15 – 12km race briefing
07:30 – 12km race begins
07:45 – 6km race briefing
08:00 – 6km race begins
09:30 – Presentation of the 6km, 12km and 20km events
10:00 – 2km briefing
10:15 – 2km begins
10:45 – Announcement of lucky draw and participation prizes

Race Pack Collection

Collection of race packs is available on the morning of the Bare Creek Trail Run event from 6.00am.



Street parking is available at no cost.


What age do I have to be to enter?

2km Dash – open to 3yrs and over (accompanying adult runs for free in the St Ives Village 2km Dash)

6km Family walk/run – open to 5yrs and over

12km run – open to 7yrs and over

20km run – open to 12yrs and over

All children under 12yrs of age must be accompanied by an adult. (Children who run ahead of their ‘responsible adult’ may be paused by the Track Marshals to ensure proper supervision by an adult).

Babies/under 5’s

Children 3 and over are welcome in the St Ives Village 2 km Dash.

Sorry, babies and children under 5 are not permitted in the 6 km, 12 km or 20km events.

Parent/Guardian Consent

All participants under 18 must have a parent or guardian consent to the Terms and Conditions in the online entry form.

Can I bring my dog?

Sorry, the Bare Creek Trail Run follows the trails in the Garigal National Park and the National Parks & Wildlife Service does not allow dogs.

Will the event be held in wet weather?

Yes, it is planned the event will go ahead in the event of wet weather. An alternate route has been planned and approved should we be unable to complete the full route through the Garigal National Park.

However, in extreme circumstances, the event may need to be rescheduled or cancelled.

What equipment should I carry with me?

You shouldn’t need any specialist equipment for the Bare Creek Trail Run, we recommend some decent trail running shoes (that have knobby soles) and dress appropriately for the weather. You must take a drinking container with you as no cups will be at the water/aid stations.

What food and drink should I carry with me?

You should plan to replicate the routine you have been following in your training and be self-sufficient. Our aid stations have water to get you through the race.  You need to bring your own drinking container (bottle/hydration pack/cup) as no disposable cups will be provided.

If on your long runs you have a favourite energy/protein or muesli bar then carry one with you in this event. Gels are a great “pick me up” for quick for energy.

What should I do if I see somebody injure themselves?

This is a friendly event, so please to help out anyone in trouble. Our course marshals are not far apart to get a runner to run to the closest marshal so they can call first aid. We have first aid out on the course and they can be on the scene fairly quickly. Your company with the injured person during that wait could be vital.

What do I do if I get injured and can’t carry on?

We have track marshals sweeping the course. If you can’t carry on stay on the course and either walk to the closest marshal and wait to be collected. DO NOT under any circumstance try to take a shortcut back to the start/finish.

What do I do with my food or gel wrappers?

Carry them with you! Littering is against the law.  It is not acceptable to drop litter in an event. Please put the gel or food wrapper back in your pocket.

What if I’m not sure that I’m on the course and I can’t see course markings?

STOP! Backtrack until you reach the last course marking and check its direction. Markings will be comprehensive with arrows, bunting and lime markings on the ground. If you backtrack but can’t find any previous markings, stop at an intersection and wait. When somebody is recognised as lost we will search for all the roads in the area to find them.

Will I receive a medal for finishing the event?

All finishers will receive a finishers medal after completing the 6km, 12km and 20km event. In the 2km walk /run only children will receive a finishers medal, not the accompanying adult.

Are there drink stations along the track?

Yes.  There is a drink station at approximately the midway point on each course. There will be a drink station at the finish line. You need to bring your own water container, reduce plastic and paper rubbish and help save our planet.

Medical Emergency

In the event of a medical emergency please notify the nearest Marshall or SES Officer;

Marshals will be equipped with communication equipment and will request further assistance or an ambulance if necessary;

A First Aid Tent manned by St Johns Ambulance personnel will be located in a visible location within the post-race Marketplace.

000 is the best option if you are unable to locate anyone to hep very quickly and if the emergency requires urgent attention.

Participation Rules

Age guidelines:

2km Dash – open to 3yrs and over (all children need to be accompanied by an adult)

6km Family walk/run – open to 5yrs and over

12km run – open to 7yrs and over (all children under 12 years old need to be accompanied by an adult)

20km run – open to 7yrs and over (all children under 12 years old need to be accompanied by an adult)

All children under 12yrs of age must be accompanied by an adult. (Children who run ahead of their ‘responsible adult’ may be paused by the Track Marshals to ensure proper supervision by an adult).

  • We require that every participant agrees to, and sign, the Terms and Conditions associated with an entry. If a participant is under 18 years of age a parent or guardian needs to agree to, and sign the Terms and Conditions on behalf of the participant.
  • Age categories will be based on an individual’s age as at race date.
  • Participants must follow the course as marked.
  • Each competitor is to compete on the approved course as directed. The organiser sets the courses.
  • All participants must follow the directions of Event Marshals and SES officers. Participants must stand aside immediately and make way for all emergency vehicles, including Police, SES, Fire Service and Ambulance.
  • The organisers reserve the right to reject or cancel any entry at any time.
  • The organisers reserve the right to cancel the event without notice. (Of course, this is not the plan, however in the instance of extreme weather or any reason that may jeopardise the safety of participants this right needs to be maintained. We will do our utmost to reschedule).
  • The only vehicles permitted to follow the event are Police and/or SES vehicles;
  • In the event of a tie, the tied competitors will be placed in ascending order of their race numbers.
  • The organisers reserve the right to alter without notice any of the Race Rules which govern the event.
  • No dogs are permitted on the track. This event is run predominantly in Garigal National Park and dogs are not permitted to be in the park.
  • No prams are permitted on the course. Due to the steep and uneven surfaces, creek crossings etc prams are not able to be used.
  • Photography

    Local photographers from outerimage.com.au will be attending the event and taking fabulous action shots of participants. They are available within 24 hours of the event.

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    Reviews (6)

    4.8 out of 5 stars

    • Course
    • Organisation
    • Atmosphere
    • Did the 20km in 2018

      I had a blast! I really loved the vibe, the race track was technical and hilly enough to keep us constantly challenged but allowing to have a LOT OF FUN. I absolutely loved it! I will def come back and bring some more friends along! Congrats guys!BIG THANK YOU To all volunteers that were smily and friendly at their spots - always willing to help.
    • Did the 20km in 2018

      Excellent atmosphere and great run! Good for experienced runners as well as beginners
    • Did the 20km in 2018

      Great race! I would make one recommendation. The timing of the events should be moved around so that the 20km runners do not have to make their way through all the slower 12km and 6km runners. I also saw a few very young kids who werent being supervised and could have caused other runners injuries. I very much enjoyed the run though
    • Did the 20km in 2018

      A really fun event catering for all ages and abilities. Lovely course - some epic trails and amazing being only a 30 min drive from the Sydney cbd! Really nice touch with the aid stations along the way and also the complimentary massage at the finish!

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