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Port Macquarie Trail Running Festival

Sat 31st Aug 2019 • by Trail Terra
Bonny Hills, New South Wales, AU

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Tickets AUD $35–AUD $80


What you need to know

Welcome to the Port Macquarie Trail Run Festival as part of the Port Macquarie Trail Festival. The Port Macquarie Trail Run Festival is held over two days with a 5.5k or 11k trail run on day 1 & a half marathon on day 2. You may compete in one event distance each day in the festival if you wish for a bit more of a challenge if you think you can handle it. So get training and get excited for 2 epic days of Trail Running around the Port Macquarie area!

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 21.1km
    8:30am Sun 1st Sep 2019
    AUD $80
    Tickets available
  2. 11 Km

    Run 11km
    10:00am Sat 31st Aug 2019
    AUD $45
    Tickets available
  3. 5.5 Km

    Run 5.5km
    10:00am Sat 31st Aug 2019
    AUD $35
    Tickets available
Course Details

Day 1 at Jolly Nose MTB Park

The Jolly Nose MTB trails are normally off limits for runners because of the danger in colliding with mountain bike riders but luckily,  have you have special permission from the Hastings Valley Mountain Bike Riders to experience a run on this trail. Both the run distances (5.5k and 11k) will be started together & ran around a 5.5km circuit consisting of both technical single track and open fire road with some hills thrown in for good measure.

Day 2 at Bago Vineyards

Day 2 will be a half marathon trail run from the Bago Vineyards that will test runners as they ascend to the top of Bago Bluff where they can take in the awesome views of the valley below while traversing along the top of the cliff on rocky fire roads before descending back down to the singletrack through the Bago Vineyards property to the finish where you can relax in the vineyard atmosphere as the mountain bike riders finish their 50km marathon ride on day 2 before presentations get underway.

Raceday Logistics

Trail Run Day 1 – 5.5k/11k

  • When: Saturday August 31st 2019
  • Where: Jolly Nose MTB Park
  • Registrations: 8:00am-9:45am
  • Racing Start: 10:00am
  • Presentation: 12:00pm

Trail Run Day 2 – 21.1k

  • When: Sunday September 1st 2019
  • Where: Bago Vineyards
  • Registrations: 6:30am-8:15am
  • Race Start: 8:30am
  • Presentation: 12:30pm – 1:30pm



Can I enter in more than one distance in a day?

No, participants are only allowed one distance entry per day.

What are the age categories?

Day 1 – 5.5k/11k
Male & Female 

  • 10-15
  • 16-39
  • 40-59
  • 60+

Day 2 – Half Marathon
Male & Female 

  • 16-39
  • 40-59
  • 60+

Indigenous Marathon Foundation

$5 from every running entrant will be donated towards (IMF RAW) Port Macquarie Indigenous Marathon Foundation Running & Walking group, helping young Indigenous athletes follow through their dream by hopefully becoming chosen to represent in a major world class marathon event such as the New York City Marathon.​

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