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Brisbane Trail Ultra

Sat 6th Jul 2019
11 Romea St, The Gap QLD 4061, Australia
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Tickets AUD $50–AUD $550

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The Brisbane Trail Ultra is a new event for 2019, starting from The Gap and exploring D'Aguliar National Park.

The event is designed to be a prestigious ultramarathon trail running event that is a platform where the best runners in Australia can come and test themselves on exhilarating terrain, whilst escaping the chilly southern states and enjoying a stunning Queensland Winter.

The course is designed by Shona Stephenson, an Ultra Trail World Tour 8th Ranking athlete, and her colleague David Eastman, a solid middle of the pack runner who knows what its like at the other end of the race! The course is aimed to get all athletes from the elites to the beginners ready for any local or international Skyrunning or Ultra Trail events.

Distances in this event

  1. 30k Solo/Relay

    Run 30km
    3:00pm Sat 6th Jul 2019
    AUD $132–AUD $198
    Tickets available
  2. 60k Solo/Relay

    Run 60km
    12:00am Sat 6th Jul 2019
    AUD $220–AUD $330
    Tickets available
  3. 110k Solo/Relay

    Run 110km
    5:00am Sat 6th Jul 2019
    AUD $407–AUD $550
    Tickets available
  4. 100 Mile Solo

    Run 100mi
    5:00am Sun 7th Jul 2019
    AUD $495.50
    Tickets available
  5. 100 Mile Ultra Pacer

    Run 100mi
    5:00am Sun 7th Jul 2019
    AUD $50
    Tickets available

Route info

Course Maps
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Course Details

30 km Course Overview

The Brisbane Trail Ultra 30 km Course makes the most of the stunning single trails on Mount Coot-tha which are only 8km from the centre of Brisbane’s CBD and exciting South Bank attractions. The 30 km Course is designed for newbie trail runners who are stepping up with their training and who want to experience a taste of what it would be like to race a full ultra marathon. The 30 km Course is designed to fit into almost everyones training or racing program. 

If the 30 km course is too much for you, don’t worry, just invite a trail running buddy to jump on your relay team and you can race for each other and enjoy the spectacular, vivid, city, South Bank Saturday sunset finish.

30 km Course Start Line

    3pm Start
    The Gap State High School
    Coffee Trucks

Check Point 7 – J.C Slaughter Falls – 13.6km

    Start to Check Point 7 Distance – 13.6km
    2nd Leg Relay 30km Course Starts
    Water Stop, Hammer Nutrition Gels, Heed Sports Drink, Hammer Endurolytes, Fruit, Potatoes, Soup
    Support Crew
    Drop Bags

60 km Course Overview

The Brisbane Trail Ultra 60 km Course is designed to help transition trail runners from a marathon to an ultra trail marathon then onto a 100 km trail ultramarathon. The course dives in and out of gruelling rainforest gorges, climbs along ridge lines with endless views of the expansive D’Aguilar National Park. The Brisbane Trail Ultra 60 km course flows around Enogerra and Gold Creek Reservoir before climbing up onto the grassing saddles of Mount Coot-tha.

On Mount Coot-tha the course follows some of the cutest single trails around with views of the Brisbane Skyline in the distance. The finish line is the reward for all the hard effort. The Team at the Brisbane Trail Ultra will be welcoming you in for a “hero ending” to an amazing ultra quest with a Queensland Maritime Museum South Bank Party. We know you are going to love the Brisbane Trail Ultra 60km marathon trail experience.

60 km Course Start Line

    1000 Wave 1 plus 8 Hours Cut off 12 hours from 1000am
    1200 Wave 2 sub 8 Hours Cut off 10 Hours from 1200 noon
    The Gap State High School
    Coffee Trucks

Check Point 1 – Mc Afees Lookout – 14.7km

    Start to Check Point 1 distance – 14.7km 
    Relay Change Over – 2nd Leg Relay 60km event starts,
    Water Stop, Hammer Nutrition Gels, Heed Sports Drink, Hammer Endurolytes, Fruit.
    No Support Crew. Start Line Bag Truck for a return to the finish line.

Check Point 5 Gold Creek Reservoir 23.2km

    Check Point 1 to Check Point 5 distance – 8.4km
    Water Stop, Hammer Nutrition Gels, Heed Sports Drink, Hammer Endurolytes, Fruit, Potatoes, Soup
    Support Crew
    Drop Bags

Check Point 6 – Gap Creek Reserve – 35.6km

    Check Point 5 to Check Point 6 Distance – 12.0km
    Water Stop, First Aid
    No Support Crew

Check Point 7 – J.C Slaughter Falls – 43.5km

    Check Point 6 to Check Point 7 Distance – 8.3km
    Relay Change Over – 3rd Leg Relay 60km Course Starts
    Water Stop, Hammer Nutrition Gels, Heed Sports Drink, Hammer Endurolytes, Fruit, Potatoes, Soup
    Support Crew
    Drop Bags

110 km Course Overview

The Brisbane Trail Ultra marathon is designed to be the ultimate trail running experience. The course is massive with over 5000 meters of vertical gain and loss for the 110 km. The Brisbane Trail Ultra marathon 110 km course follows single trails into virgin sub-tropical rainforests with jaw dropping views over the Samford Valley, Moreton Island, Glass House Mountains, Main Range National Park. The course is challenging. It is designed to prepare our entrants for the toughest events in Australia and abroad.

110 km Course Start Line

    5am plus 14 hours (29 hours cut off)
    7am sub 14 hours (27 hours cut off)
    The Gap State High School
    Coffee Trucks

Check Point 1 – Mc Afees Lookout – 14.7km

    Start to Check Point 1 distance – 14.7km 
    Relay Change over point – 2nd Leg Relay 110km event starts
    Water Stop, Hammer Nutrition Gels, Heed Sports Drink, Hammer Endurolytes, Fruit.
    No Support Crew. Start Line Bag Truck for the return to the finish line.

Check Point 2 Mount Nebo Break – 25.9km

    Check Point 1 to Check Point 2 distance – 11.2km
    Water Stop Only, Remote First Aid
    No Support Crew

Check Point 3 – Mount Nebo State School 46.8km

    Check Point 2- to Check Point 3 distance – 20.9km
    Relay change over point – 3rd Leg Relay 110km event starts
    Water Stop, Hammer Nutrition Gels, Heed Sports Drink, Hammer Endurolytes, Fruit, Potatoes, Soup
    Support Crew
    Drop Bags

Check Point 4 – Gold Creek and Boundary Rd Junction 60.5km

    Check Point 3 to Check Point 4 distance – 13.7km
    Water Stop, Remote First Aid
    No Support Crew

Check Point 5 Gold Creek Reservoir 72km

    Check Point 4 to Check Point 5 distance – 11.5km
    Relay Change over – 4th Leg Relay 110km event starts
    Water Stop, Hammer Nutrition Gels, Heed Sports Drink, Hammer Endurolytes, Fruit, Potatoes, Soup
    Support Crew
    Drop Bags

Check Point 6 – Gap Creek Reserve – 84.2km

    Check Point 5 to Check Point 6 Distance – 12.2km
    Water Stop, First Aid
    No Support Crew

Check Point 7 J.C Slaughter Falls – 92.5km

    Check Point 6 to Check Point 7 Distance – 8.3km
    Relay Change Over – 5th Leg Relay 110km event starts
    Water Stop, Hammer Nutrition Gels, Heed Sports Drink, Hammer Endurolytes, Fruit, Potatoes, Soup
    Support Crew
    Drop Bags

Finish Queensland Maritime Museum – 110.1km

    Check Point 7 to Finish Line Queensland Maritime Museum – 17.6km
    Recovery area
    Water Stop, Hammer Nutrition Gels, Heed Sports Drink, Hammer Endurolytes, Fruit, Potatoes, Soup.
    Support Crew
    Drop Bags Pick Up, Start Bag Pick Up.
    Trail Running Stores, Healthy Food Trucks, Hot Chips.

100 mile Course Overview

Brisbane Trail Ultra 100 Mile has arrived. Brisbane, the trail running city now has a prestigious mountain 100 Mile trail ultramarathon. The Brisbane Trail Ultra 100 Mile ultra marathon has been designed by Ultra Trail World Tour top 8 ranking athlete Shona Stephenson and Brisbane Trail Ultra Co Founder David Eastman to give you the best 100 Miles possible in the South East Queensland region.

The Brisbane Trail Ultra 100 Mile trail ultramarathon is capped for the first time at 50 entrants.

You have 30 hours to complete the Brisbane Trail Ultra 100 Mile Course.

Are you up for the challenge??

The Brisbane Trail Ultra 100 Mile Course has over 7000 meters of elevation gain and loss with as many single trails and views as possible. We’ve climbed all the highest climbs of the D’Aguilar range, and descended all the biggest descents to make sure you are getting the most vertical gain and loss over the Brisbane Trail Ultra 100 Mile Course as possible. Shona has researched maps carefully counted every topo line to make sure your course is BIG.

The Brisbane Trail Ultra 100 Mile course is brutal and beautiful.

It’s not all about the pain, it’s about the gain too, vertical gain. You will be rewarded for your hard effort with the stunning views, rare virgin rainforests,  the giant trees,  giant figs trees, giant stinging trees, towering palms, huge jungle vines are all worth the sweat and probably tears.

100 Mile Course Start Line 5am

The Gap State High School

Athlete weigh in (4:00 – 4:45).

Coffee Trucks

Raceday Logistics

Events

Solo: 30km, 60km or 110km

Start Saturday 6th July 2019 for all events.

Relay: 30km x 2 Runners, 60km x 3 Runners or 110km x3 Runners

Start Times

Brisbane Trail 30km Course - 3pm

Brisbane Trail Ultra 60km Course - Midnight on 6 July for both wave starts (12 hours from 1000)

Brisbane Trail Ultra 110 Course -

    5am plus 14 hours (29 hours cut off)
    7am sub 14 hours (27 hours cut off)

Brisbane Trail Ultra 100 Mile Course - 5am

Travel

Visit Brisbane – Getting to your Hotel

Brisbane has an international airport only 20 minutes from South Bank. Travelling into South Bank is painless with multiple options available to you and your crew. Check out the Brisbane Airport Travel options into the city for full details – but briefly:.

Taxi, and ride share options are about 20 minutes into the city.

Air Train is also about a 20-minute ride into the city and run every 15 minutes in peak times and 30 minutes in off peak times. The Air Train leaves from both Domestic and International Terminals and will drop you right in the CBD or South Bank.

Con-x-ion is a shuttle bus service that runs from both domestics and international terminals.

Your support crew might want to rent a car from the Brisbane Airport. This could help with supporting you on the day. (Unsupported racers will have a drop bag option at the major check points).

Getting to “The Gap” Start Line

The Brisbane Trail Ultra Start line is only a short 20 minute, 8km drive from South Bank and the CBD (parking will be available adjacent to the start line).

Shuttle buses will depart regularly from South Bank to take racers up to the race start. And continue throughout the race weekend (timings TBA) to take off trail adventurers between key sites; food safari explorers on their expeditions and self-drive racers back to their cars.

We will be providing buses to get all entrants from the finish line to the start line only 8km away.

Public transport options of course include Taxi’s or ride share options. For 30km racers, the 385 bus service leaves from South Bank approximately every 15 minutes from 6:30am and stops a short 300m from the start line (the 385 won’t get you there on time for the 110km or 60km events).

Getting back to the South Bank Finish Line

Yay! You will run back to South Bank meaning no transport needed! Your support crew can drive, or jump on the shuttle. Parking is also available at South Bank Parklands Car Park.

Public transport options include catching a taxi or ride share or use the 385 Bus from The Gap back to South Bank cultural centre.

Kit List

Mandatory Gear Check 110 km and 100 Miler Runners

A full list of gear

    1x Thermal Long Sleeve Top. Must be called “Thermal” not just a compression top.
    1x Thermal long sleeve pants.
    1x Waterproof Jacket with a hood, taped seams.
    1x Beanie, Balaclava or Buff.
    1x Full fingered “Thermal” gloves.
    1x Mobile Phone (Telstra Next G preferred)
    1x Compass
    1x Whistle
    1x Emergency Space Blanket
    3x Food Portions more than 300 calories
    6x Bandaids
    1x 2.5cm by 5m Strapping Tape.
    1x Compression Bandage minimum 10cm (This is larger than the TNF100 recommendations but it will save your life if you or your friend are bitten by a snake).
    1x Zip Lock Bag for personal rubbish
    1x High Visibility Vest that complies with the Australian Standards AS/NZS 4602:1999-D/N
    Ability to carry 1.5L-2L of Fluid.
    Topo Map of the area provided by Brisbane Trail Ultra in PDF Form saved on your phone or as a paper format in a map case.
    Head Torch and Batteries and Spare Head Torch and batteries.

In the event of hypothermic conditions the following may be added to the mandatory gear list and may be required to be picked up at later check points leading into the night to prevent hypothermia*

    1x Fleece top*
    1x Waterproof pants*

Note: Although poles are not mandatory, poles may be requires for some competitors to aid with descending and ascending some of the steep descents. We suggest that Mount Nebo Public School be the Check Point that poles can be picked up at to help with the descent into Township Break.

Mandatory Gear Check 60k Runners

A full list of gear

    1x Thermal Long Sleeve Top. Must be called “Thermal” not just a compression top.
    1x Waterproof Jacket with a hood, taped seams.
    1x Beanie, Balaclava or Buff.
    1x Full fingered “Thermal” gloves.
    1x Mobile Phone (Telstra Next G preferred)
    1x Compass
    1x Whistle
    1x Emergency Space Blanket
    3x Food Portions more than 300 calories
    6x Bandaids
    1×2.5cm by 5m Strapping Tape.
    1x Compression Bandage minimum 10cm (This is larger than the TNF100 recommendations but it will save your life if you or your friend are bitten by a snake).
    1x Zip Lock Bag for personal rubbish
    1x High Visibility Vest that complies with the Australian Standards AS/NZS 4602:1999-D/N
    Ability to carry 1.5L-2L of Fluid.
    Topo Map of the area provided by Ultra Trail Brisbane in PDF Form saved on your phone or as a paper format in a map case.
    Head Torch and Batteries and Spare Head Torch and batteries.

Mandatory Gear Check 30k Runners

A full list of gear

    1x Mobile Phone (Telstra Next G preferred)
    1x Compass
    1x Whistle
    1x Emergency Space Blanket
    2x Food Portions more than 200 calories
    6x Bandaids
    1×2.5cm by 5m Strapping Tape.
    1x Compression Bandage minimum 10cm (This is larger than the TNF100 recommendations but it will save your life if you or your friend are bitten by a snake).
    1x Zip Lock Bag for personal rubbish
    1x High Visibility Vest that complies with the Australian Standards AS/NZS 4602:1999-D/N
    Ability to carry 1.5L-2L of Fluid.
    Topo Map of the area provided by Ultra Trail Brisbane in PDF Form saved on your phone or as a paper format in a map case.
Spectators

Bring a Support Crew

The Brisbane trail Ultra will fully support your runner with the following simple logistic measures;

    Optional Bus from the finish line to the start line for the entrants so you don’t have to drive them to the start line if you don’t want to.
    Drop Bags at all the major Check Points at Mount Nebo State School, Gold Creek Reservoir and JC Slaughter Falls.
    You can have a stress free day enjoying the views knowing that our Brisbane Trail Ultra Team is looking after your ultra runner.

With the above logistic transport and drop bag support your support crew can enjoy the best food, wine, coffee, views that Brisbane has on offer.

Pacers

Brisbane Trail Ultra allows Pacers to help increase safety of the runners on the course. Pacers are recommended on the Brisbane Trail Ultra 100 Mile to help ensure safety of their runner whilst running in the “Back Country” of the Brisbane D’Aguliar National Park. Brisbane Trail Ultra will be allowing “Pacers” for the 100 Mile event from Dundas Bush Camp at 85km.

Volunteers

Volunteers – Become a Legend

Become a legend. Be part of something special and sign up to become a Brisbane Trail Ultra and Festival volunteer. Brisbane Trail Ultra and Festival needs legends just like you to help make this awesome event something Brisbane can be really proud of.

The Team at the Brisbane Trail Ultra and Festival believe in helping and supporting the community. Helping out at the Brisbane Trail Ultra and Festival will mean that you are helping us support the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES).

Brisbane Trail Ultra and Festival are donating $10 for every entry to QFES to help support the local community.

FAQs

Qualifications

You will need to meet ONE of the following for your chosen event.

Qualification Period 6th July 2017-6th June 2019

Relay qualification (all events)

    10km or more training OR event on trails.
    30k Solo Qualification

ONE OF THE BELOW RECORDED TRAINING RUNS OR RACE RESULTS

    Distance – 20km training or event on trails; OR
    Time – Sub 2.5 hour road 1/2 marathon.

60km Solo Qualification

ONE OF THE BELOW RECORDED TRAINING RUNS OR RACE RESULTS

    Distance – 42.2km Trail Marathon or training run trails;
    Time – Sub 5 hour road marathon; or
    Time – Sub 10 Hour 50km Trail Running Event.

110km Solo Qualification

ONE OF THE BELOW RECORDED TRAINING RUNS OR RACE RESULTS

    Distance – 50km training or event on trails;
    Time – Sub 5 hour road marathon; or
    Time – Sub 10 Hour 50km Trail Running Event
    Time – Sub 9 hour trail marathon; or
    Time – 100km trail running event in under 28 hours

100 Mile Solo Qualification

Numbers are limited for the Brisbane Trail Ultra 100 mile trail ultramarathon and we have a strict cut-off time of 30 hours. This means you have to be capable of covering the entire 100 mile course in the same amount of time as the 110 km runners. If you can do this and are already qualified with the below event qualification then email Shona.

You will need the following;

    YOU WILL NEED THE BELOW RECORDED RACE RESULTS BEFORE YOU CAN ENTER THE BRISBANE TRAIL ULTRA 100 MILE EVENT. CONTACT SHONA AND THE TEAM TO GET YOUR QUALIFICATION APPROVED.
    Time – 2 x 100 km trail running event in under 18 hours FROM DECEMBER 2016 UNTIL YOUR ENTRY DATE.
    Once you have hit your qualifier send it through to us (Strava/Race result screen shot, pdf etc) at [email protected] by the 6th of June 2019.
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