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[email protected] – Wild Horse at Night

Sat 25th May 2019
Granite Vale QLD 4815, Australia

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[email protected] is a special race as a small donation from each registration will be made to Medicins Sans Frontiers Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in honor of Jill and Roger Guard who were enthusiastic advocates of MSF and, as we approach the fourth commemoration of the MH17 tragedy, its a good time to reflect on the struggle that still goes on in Ukraine and the tireless work that MSF do all over the world.

Distances in this event

  1. 10 km

    Run 10km
    6:00pm Sat 25th May 2019
    AUD $55
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  2. 16.5 km

    Run 16.5km
    6:00pm Sat 25th May 2019
    AUD $65
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  3. 25 km

    Run 25km
    6:00pm Sat 25th May 2019
    AUD $79
    Event passed
  4. The MC 50 km

    Run 50km
    3:30pm Sat 25th May 2019
    AUD $99
    Event passed

Where could you finish?

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

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What’s Included
    Finisher's Medal
Course Details

10km – Section 1 & Section 4
Starting at Wildhorse Mountain car park, runners/walkers head south along the marked trail around the base of Wildhorse Mountain before turning sharp left at close to 2km.  Continue a further 2½km until you reach a right turn and cross Tibrogargan Creek. Continue on a further 500 meters to CP1.  Check in with the support crew and return.

16½km – Section 1, 2 & 4
Follow the 10km route to CP1 and check-in.

From here, head west for 2km before turning sharp right, heading north. There’s a sharp switchback on the right about 100 meters from Tibrogargan Creek near the Bruce Highway.  If you reach the Highway you’ve gone too far, don’t panic, it will be well marked.  This turn will take you through the ‘Tunnel of Love’.  It’s sandy, watery and seems long but it’s a mere 2.8km.  You guys will probably wonder what the fuss is about.

Running alongside Tibrogargan Creek, heading east, you’ll arrive at the south side of the creek crossing you made earlier.  Turn right (south) and check in at CP1 before making the trip back to the car park and finish.

25km – Section 1, 2, 3 and 4
Follow the same route as the 16½km for your second visit to CP1. Having checked in, continue through the checkpoint, heading south.  The trail swings right left and, at just under 1km, take a square turn left (heading south-east) before arriving at Mekins Rd after 900 meters.

Turn left again, heading northeast. The road swings right at about 900 meters (do not turn left here), continue west for 1km before a square turn left heading north a further 1.1km before heading left (west) along Tibrogargan Creek.  After about 3½km you’ll arrive at the north side of the earlier creek crossing. Turn left and head to CP1. Check in and head home.

The course is such that walkers will be able to complete within the 5-hour cut-off should they wish.  However, we won’t be going anywhere before everyone is in so if you do choose to walk the longer event and it takes you a little longer, don’t panic!

At the finish, there will be hot drinks and soup.  If you’re planning to wait for all finishers, ensure that you bring warm gear to change into as you’ll cool down very quickly after your run/walk.

'The MC 50km' - Section 1, 2, 3 and 4

Repeat the 25km route, starting at 3:30 pm

Raceday Logistics


The registration area is located at Wild Horse Mountain car park adjacent to the race start/finish area. Registration will be open from 3:00 pm. All runs start at 6:00 pm, with the exception of the MC 50km which starts at 3.30pm.


Course marking will consist of flagging tape, arrows on trees, signage where necessary and red, flashing LED lights mounted on posts at key points.

NB – the LED lights are not directional. They are designed to ensure that you see and draw your attention to the arrow that accompanies them. Do not assume that the light indicates the way to go.


It is essential, with no exceptions, that each participant carries a water bottle at the very minimum. There will be water at the start/finish area and at checkpoint 1, along with some snacks/lollies.


Any rubbish can be taken from you each time you visit a checkpoint. Anything that leaves the checkpoint with you must stay with you until you can dispose of it properly and not on the course. We’d like to set and maintain an example to those less conscientious.


Toilet facilities are available at the start/finish area. Please do not remove paper from the toilets at the start/finish area.


Where is the race?

Wild Horse Mountain is located just off The Bruce Highway, adjacent to the Johnston Rd intersection.

From the south: 

Drive five minutes past the turn off for Steve Irwin Way and take the Johnston Rd exit. Head up the ramp past the service station (on your left) before turning right to cross the Bruce Highway. Be careful of the crossing here, as there is traffic coming from both directions. Once across, continue about 50 metres along Johnston Rd before turning right onto Wild Horse Rd.

From the north: 

Drive five minutes past Roy’s Rd before taking the Johnston Rd exit. Head along the off ramp before turning left onto Johnston Rd for 50 metres before turning right onto Wild Horse Rd.


Parking will be along the verges along Wild Horse Rd. Park behind the first car you see as the distance from base will be directly proportionate to the time you arrive. Driving past a row of parked cars will simply see you having to turn around.

Allow time for an 500 metre walk to the registration area if you plan on arriving later in the day.

Kit List

Recommended kit:

    Insect repellent
    Bite and sting treatment
    Compression bandage (cheaply available at most chemists)

Mandatory kit:

    Please familiarise yourself with the course map and course directions, both of which can be found on this page. (maybe print off the map and carry a copy if you’re unsure of directions)
    Water bottle
    Emergency whistle
    Mobile phone (most areas or the course have coverage and having a phone means you can relocate to an area that has coverage if that’s not the case. Race directors contact added to phone, Hopefully you won't need it, but if you do, you'll be glad of it: Alun Davies - 0407 836 775

AAA racing accept it in good faith that the mandatory list is adhered to by participants, though there will be spot checks on course


Core Values

It's of paramount importance to us that all our activities are conducted safely and securely, with the wellbeing of both our participants and crew at the fore.

It's our believe that if the event is safe, everything else falls into place - meeting the needs of our clients, participants and all stakeholders being the end result.

To achieved this, not only to we draw on over a decade of experience but also design and implement strict race management and risk management strategies which are applicable to all events that we stage.


Withdrawal: If you pull out or have to leave the course for any reason, please advise the checkpoint staff or those at the start finish area.

Practice mindfulness: Regardless of ability, please be mindful of other runners:  If you’re a faster runner wanting to pass, advise the runner in front by all means, but be patient and don’t pressurize anyone.  It can be unnerving and easily lead to a trip.  Conversely, if you are aware of a faster runner behind you, take the utmost of care and allow them to pass when it’s safe.  a and we want everyone to leave on Saturday night being a little better for their experience.  Look after each other out there.

Health and injury: This isn’t the nanny state by any means but we are out on the trail.  As per the waiver agreed to on entry, should you become injured or should event staff consider that you need medical attention or examination, do not continue until authorized to do so.  If it’s deemed that it’s not in your interests to continue, you will be withdrawn from the event.  We’d rather make the mistake of scratching someone who could continue than letting someone who shouldn’t.

Remember where you are

We don’t like to talk about it, but we are in Queensland and many of the locals aren’t so friendly if they’re frightened or disturbed. Watch where you’re putting your feet and keep a close eye on the ground as well as ahead.

We recommend that you carry a compression bandage and understand how to apply it. Take a look here:


The event crew are running the show

Cooperate with event crew/officials/volunteers all the times - they're there not only because they enjoy giving something back or participating in a different way, but because they have event experience. They know what they're doing and they'll be under instruction from the race directors. Under whatever circumstances, the event directors decisions are final ... and they're usually the same as the crew! :)

Finally, have Fun!

It is a compulsory requirement of all participants at AAA Racing events to have fun. Failure to have any fun will be frowned upon by the event management team!

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    Stacey O28th Feb
    What's the cut off for the 50k?


    Steph E5th Mar
    Hi there. Just to let you know the cut off for all races in this event is midday. Good luck!


    Steph E5th Mar
    Apologies, just to correct the previous response - the cut off is midnight, not midday.

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