2017 54 km Map

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2017 54km Course Description

  • Mt Beerburrum – 10.0km

Follow the walking path from the school out the front gate turn right past the service station and past the road that leads up Mt Beerburrum (that’s correct 54km competitors do not do the Mountain).
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 3.

Crew vehicles can go to Chpt 3 via Twin View Rd. Follow the track for 1km and park before the checkpoint on the western side of the track.

  • Powerlines Bypass– 12.6km

From Checkpoint 3 head west for a 1.2km 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 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. 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 a kilometre 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 East Loop – 8.9km

Leave checkpoint 8 heading down the hill for 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.

  • Powerlines Bypass– 12.6km

This is the same section you came out on but in the reverse direction.

From Checkpoint 3 head west for a 1.2km 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 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. 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 a kilometre and you are at checkpoint 8.

  • Mt Beerburrum – 10.0km

This is the same section you started on but in the reverse direction.

Follow the walking path from the school out the front gate turn right past the service station and past the road that leads up Mt Beerburrum (that’s correct 54km competitors do not do the Mountain).
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 3.

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.

54km –(Base – 3 – 8 – 8 -3 – Base)

2017 33 km Map

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2017 33 km Course Description

This year will see a change in Checkpoint numbers and each section will be given a name.

  • Mt Beerburrum – 10.0km

Follow the walking path from the school (out the front gate and past the service station, after about 300m 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 3.

Crew vehicles can go to Chpt 3 via Twin View Rd. Follow the track for 1km and park before the checkpoint on the western side of the track.

  • Twins – 7.0km

From Checkpoint 3 head west for a 1.2km 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 a distance of 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 4 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 Chpt 4. Parking is after the checkpoint compound on the eastern side of the road.

  • Goat Track/ Tibberoowuccum – 11.2km

After leaving checkpoint 4 the going gets rough. 100m up the track is a Y-intersection. To the right is the Goat Track and the left is Hennessys Hill. Runners take the Goat track and closely follow the signage as it will direct the safest route. The tough stuff lasts for just over 4km when runners exit the single lane track onto a formed forestry road and turn left. Follow road for 2.0km on good surface and then turn left onto a narrow track and a steep downhill into a puddle and then back up to go through a forestry gate on the left to head up to the eastern end 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 right onto the bitumen for 40m and right down Lambs Track which takes you to Old Gympie Rd. Cross over Old Gympie Rd and head towards Mt Tibberoowuccum for 1km and turn right into some rough and muddy sections to reach the Trachyte Circuit. Turn right and follow forestry markings to Checkpoint 1 on Caves Rd.

No crew allowed at this checkpoint.

  • Trachyte (south)– 4.9km

All runners.

Cross over Caves Rd and follow the marked track, Trachyte Circuit initially and then a sharp right hand turn onto The Soldiers Settlers Track, pass the macadamia farm, over a wooden bridge back onto Cemetery Rd and finish through the front gates of the school.

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.

33km – (B – 3 -4 – 1 short variation – B)