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2019 Glasshouse 100 mile/100km Map and Course Information

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100 mile/100km Map (click on map for large view)

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2019 Course Description - 100 mile/100 km

This year will see a course change. The Swains section is private property and is now closed to public access. Swains section is replaced
by a slightly longer Millwood section which skirts the perimeter of the Swains property.


WILDHORSE - 12.0km    
100mile runners only.

The 100-mile event will commence at Beerburrum State School and competitors will go out the front gate and turn left to go across the railway line and immediately turn left to follow a bitumen road (Old North Coast Rd) for a few hundred metres before getting onto the walking track between the rail line and Steve Irwin Way. Follow this track past Matthew Flinders Park all the way to the pedestrian crossing at Bowen Rd. which is opposite the Puma 24hour service station. Cross at the lights and down Bowen Rd for 100m and turn right into Anderson Rd. Run to the end of Anderson Rd., through the pineapple plantation and straight ahead pass Moffat Rd. on the right and into Johnston Rd. which bends left and in 200m take a right turn onto a forest track, follow signs for 3km which brings the runners to a downhill track beside the Bruce Highway. The track will take runners to a concrete causeway under the Highway, fording creek crossings on both sides of the Highway. The runners take the track to the left and follow for 1km to reach Checkpoint 1 at the carpark of Wildhorse Mountain.

Crew vehicles can go to Checkpoint 1.

FLINDERS - 11.0km
100mile runners only.

Commence this section by taking the Walking track to the top of Wildhorse Mt and return to carpark, retrace steps back to Matthew Flinders Park by the same route you took earlier. This is Checkpoint 2. Public toilets are available here.

Crew vehicles can go to Checkpoint 2.

TRACHYTE - 9.0KM
100mile runners only.

Cross the road from Matthew Flinders Park and then turn left under the railway line (Evans Rd, second road) up the hill onto Berteaus Rd to the left and then right to run by the old Nursery. After a few hundred metres, you will take a left turn onto a Ranger’s access track which eventually links onto the Trachyte Circuit. Follow this to cross Caves Rd which is Checkpoint 3 which is only manned in the shorter events. Follow the marked track back to the school finishing along Cemetery Rd and checkpoint will be set up at the back-car park.

Ultra runners will have their first Weight check on arriving.

MT BEERBURRUM  - 11.1KM
100mile and 100km runners.

Follow the walking path opposite the carpark up the new walking path to the Mt Beerburrum picnic area. From here, a concrete path leads to the top (Checkpoint 4). This is the steepest part of the course and should be negotiated with care on the way back down particularly if wet as algal growth and leaves will make it slippery.
Entrants return from the trip up the mountain and take the main vehicular access road down to the intersection with the bike path and follow the path to the right. After about 100m you will cross Beerburrum-Woodford Rd and follow past the houses keeping to the footpath. There is a forestry road that goes to your left here. Follow the marked roads and trails to get to Checkpoint 5.

Crew vehicles can go to Checkpoint 5 via Twin View Rd. Follow the track for 300m and park before the checkpoint on the western side of the track.

TWINS - 8.4km
100mile and 100km runners.

From Checkpoint 5 head west for 1.9km and turn right and follow track for 1km until a T-intersection with a major road. The fenced off area opposite is council land used for mountain bikes. Turn right and head north. Shortly after turning right there is a turn to the left that runners will use later in the race, ignore this turn this time and follow major road all the way to Woodford-Beerburrum Rd 1.6km. Look out for traffic and cross diagonal over W-B Rd to the right and into a shady track on the left side of W-B Rd to reach Checkpoint 6 a few hundred meters further along. The checkpoint will be set back off the road in a clearing on the left.

Crew vehicles can go to Checkpoint 6. Parking is only permitted on the eastern side of the road.

GOAT TRACK/ GLASSHOUSE LOOKOUT 589/ BEERWAH - 10.8KM
100mile and 100km runners.

Continue along the shady track for another 1km after leaving Checkpoint 6, turn right and follow road for 1.2km and turn left through the gates for a small part of the Goat Track. At the hill top T-intersection turn right for a few hundred meters to reach a bitumen road (Glasshouse-Woodford Rd), turn left onto bitumen for 400m passing Lookout 589, public toilets here. Straight ahead 300m and take a right turn onto Connection Rd., follow for 1.3km, turn right, through the gate to disappear into “The Dungeon” for a rough ride of around 3km, this section is short, sharp, steep and rough in sections. Upon exiting the gate turn right onto trail that connects up with the Mt Beerwah walking track. The walking track will lead to a picnic and amenities block which is Checkpoint 7.

Parking for crew will be outside the visitor’s car parking areas on the edge of Mt Beerwah Rd on the northern side only. Toilets are available inside the Picnic area if required.

Crew vehicles can go to Checkpoint 7.

Ultra runners will have a Weight check on arriving.

MILLWOOD - 13.2KM
100mile and 100km runners.

Head back along the Mt Beerwah walking trail to reach Connection Rd. Turn left and follow Connection Rd for 2.5km and take a right turn and run 1km to the track’s end. Turn right and run 1.6km to the Powerlines and turn right and take the right track of the 2 to go to the top of the hill. Over the top veer right and in a few hundred meters take the left turn down the steep hill and back up to Millwood Rd. Turn right and follow signage for 3.6km to cross over Glasshouse-Woodford Rd at the top of Hennessey’s Hill. Down Hennessey Hill for 1km to Checkpoint 6.

HUDSON CREEK - 9.4KM
100mile and 100km runners.

Retrace your steps from the first time you came into Checkpoint 6 for 1.9km then turn right to head in a westerly direction. You will traverse narrow tracks and forestry roads for nearly 5km to appear at the top of the recognisable Powerlines. You will be back here later. Another 500m turn left down a well-worn track to arrive at a major forestry road. Turn left then follow for about one kilometre and you cross Raaen Rd (bitumen) onto McConnell Rd (gravel). Follow this road for 1km and you are at Checkpoint 8.

CREW vehicles cannot drive all the way to Chpt 8 but must park about 500m short of it and walk the rest of the way if they wish to see their runner.

BRACALBA WEST LOOP - 11.8KM 
100mile and 100km runners.

From this point you will firstly do a loop to the west (clockwise this year) of about 11.8km to return to Checkpoint 8 at the top of the hill. This section is natural vegetation and quite scenic. There are some hilly sections and part is along the old railway track that used to run from Caboolture to Kilcoy through Woodford. This loop is colour coded in white and is number 3.

BRACALBA EAST LOOP - 8.9KM
100mile runners only.

Leave Checkpoint 8 heading the same way as previous loop, but at about 2.5km turn left and follow forestry tracks and fence line, to the east (anti-clockwise this year). When exiting the forest turn left up McConnell Rd. and head uphill for 1km. At the top of the hill there is a recently constructed walking track you will follow for 700m. Exit and turn right to return to Checkpoint 8 a further 200m onward. This loop is colour coded in yellow and is number 2.

Ultra runners will have a Weight check before their final departure.

Both these loops have been resurveyed by NPWS and colour coded for Bushwalkers. We thank them for this. TRAQ and GMAN associations have both contributed to their development. Eventually we may see more of this throughout this Region.

CHAMBERS/BLACK LAGOON - 13.3KM 
100mile and 100km runners.

After completing the loops at Checkpoint 8 return to the north along McConnell Rd to the intersection with Raaens Rd (just over a kilometre) and turn left across road onto a sandy track that follows underneath telegraph lines for 1km. Continue straight ahead onto Chambers Rd (dirt) for 4.2km. Before reaching bitumen turn right into a graceful Pine tree avenue and follow this road (1km) and then turn right and in 200m turn left into a narrow grassy track. At the next intersection turn right and after cresting the hill take the narrow trail to the left which is sometimes underwater in parts, keeping the black lagoon on the left. Exit the track turning right pass the Golf course and over Beerburrum – Woodford Rd for 300m and take the track to the right that runs parallel with Woodford-Beerburrum Rd for 3km to Checkpoint 9.

Crew can park south of Checkpoint 9 on the eastern side of the forestry access road that leads from the Mango tree on Woodford-Beerburrum Rd.

BLACKROCK - 11.4KM

100mile runners only.

This is a flat and fast section mainly on well-formed tracks. Head north for 1.5km and turn left. You will then follow the borderline of the Conversation Park in an anti-clockwise direction. At 6.7km you will re-join the previous loop and follow same to reappear at Checkpoint 9.

WOODFORD EAST - 7.3KM
100mile runners only.

Head south for 700m, diagonally cross Woodford-Beerburrum Rd. and continue south for another 1km. Turn left which is also the same road crew vehicles will use between Checkpoints 8 and 9, and head east for 1.3km where runners turn left and crew veer right. Follow signage for 3.5km to re-join an earlier part of the loop 400m shy of Woodford-Beerburrum Rd. Head north retracing your steps to Checkpoint 9.

Ultra runners will have their final Weight check before their final departure.

POWERLINES Bypass -17.1KM
100mile and 100km runners.

From Checkpoint 9 head easterly for 2.2km, the road veers south to cross Woodford-Beerburrum Rd and head onto Raaens Rd. Head south for 4.0km and take a track off to the left and follow for 800metres to reconnect at the top of the powerlines from earlier in the day. Retrace your steps for 5km along this Hudson Creek section until the main road T-intersection, turn right and then left to retrace your earlier steps to Checkpoint 5 along the remainder of the Twins section.

BEERBURRUM - 8.2KM
100mile and 100km runners.

This section is the reverse of the Mt Beerburrum section with No Mt Beerburrum climb this time.

The Checkpoint Chart will indicate the course sections that you will be covering. This document describes all sections you will need to navigate your route from them. Write the order of your event checkpoints to visit on your arm or race bib. Below is a summary of the checkpoint sequence for your event. 

100mile – (B - 1 - 2 - 3 - B - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 6 - 8 - 8 - 8 - 9 - 9 - 9 - 5 - B)
100km – (B - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 6 - 8 - 8 - 9 - 5 - B)

To view detailed checkpoint chart please click here