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COURSE DESCRIPTION AND MAPS

Course Maps

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51km Solo and Relay runners

2018 51km map

11km runners and walkers

11km map 2018

 

5km runners

5km

Course Description

51km Solo and Relay runners - New course this year

Woodford – 5.8km

All events start outside the Woodford Pool (P) on Peterson Rd, head down Petersen Rd to its end and straight ahead into a narrow rough bush track. Turn left at its end and up the hill for 400m to turn right following the fence line. Follow this track for 1.5km and turn left at the intersection through the creek up the hill and half way down the other side, take a sneaky left turn into a narrow track for 1km which will take you pass the “Black Lagoon”, left turn and follow for 400m. Take a right turn at the fence line to follow the Golf Course perimeter fence for 1.2km and then head north over Woodford-Beerburrum Rd for 300m and take the track to the right. Checkpoint 1 and
Changeover 1 is on this corner.

Relay team vehicles can park on the left before the Changeover.

Blackrock – 6.8km

This track runs parallel with Woodford-Beerburrum Rd for 5.2km then veering right to cross over Woodford-Beerburrum Rd and the cattle grid into Raaens Rd. Continue for 100m to reach Checkpoint 2 and Changeover 2.

Relay team vehicles can park in clearing on the left on Raaens Rd.

Powerlines Crossover - 8.3km

Head in a southerly direction along Raaens Rd and take the third track to the left to head down to the Powerlines. The track passes under the Powerlines and continues straight ahead on the other side. This is a new area for us so follow markings carefully as the track meanders for 2.8km to exit under another set of Powerlines. Turn right and keep under the Powerlines for 500m. Turn left onto a trail that can be very sandy at times, following for 1km to exit onto a major track overlooking recently cleared Pine plantation, turn left and follow for 2km. Checkpoint 3 and Changeover 3 are situated in the Parking area of the Mountain Bike Facility at the base of Hennessey Hill where the bitumen ends.

Relay team vehicles can park in the side road of the Facility, not on Woodford-Beerburrum Rd.

Lookout  – 5.5km

Continue straight ahead to diagonally cross over Woodford-Beerburrum Rd. to the right and then a quick left into a road that runs for 1.8km below the infamous “Goat Track”. Turn right and follow for 2.6k, then turn left and follow marking that take you all the way to the top of the Goat Track to finally exit the track onto Woodford-Glasshouse Rd. Turn left up the bitumen keeping to the left hand side of the road, pass the Lookout and onto dirt for 300m to the intersection of Connection Rd.

Changeover 4 is the Big Gum Tree on the left.
Checkpoint 4 is set up on the clearing on the right.
Note to keep to the right hand side of the bitumen road on the return journey.
Relay team vehicles can park in Connection Rd.

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 on your arm or race bib.

51km. - (P – 1 – 2 – 3 –4 – 3 – 2 – 1 – P).

11km runners and walkers

Woodford – 2.4km

All events start outside the Woodford pool on Peterson Rd. Head down Petersen Rd to its end and straight ahead into a narrow rough bush track. Turn left at its end and up the hill all the way to the fence line turn to the right. Follow this track for 1.3km and then turn right into a sneaky narrow track for just over 100m. This will be Checkpoint 5.

Chambers – 5.9km

Turn left and proceed for 1.5km to take the second turn on the right, another 800m turn right again. This track will take you to Chambers Rd 1.5km and turn right and follow road for nearly 2km to take a right turn into a grand avenue of pine trees. This avenue is the last track off Chambers Rd before it turns to bitumen. Follow for 1km to rejoin the Woodford section (5a) 80m from Checkpoint 5.

Woodford – 2.7km

Left turn up the hill for 600m and right turn onto a track in a recently logged area and follow for 1km to its end and then sharp left down the hill and in 300m a right turn into the track and Peterson Rd back to the Pool.

The Checkpoint Chart below indicates the course sections that you will be covering. It shows all sections you will need to navigate your route from them. Write the order of your event checkpoints on your arm or race bib.

10km. – (P – 5 – 5a – P).

5km runners

Woodford – 5.3km

All events start outside the Woodford pool on Peterson Rd. Head down Petersen Rd to its end and straight ahead into a narrow rough bush track. Turn left at its end and up the hill all the way to the fence line turn to the right. Follow this track for 1.3km and then turn right into a sneaky narrow track for just over 100m. This will be Checkpoint 5. Right turn up the hill for 700m and right turn onto a track in a recently logged area and follow for 1km to its end and then sharp left down the hill and in 300m a right turn into the track and Peterson Rd back to the Pool.

The Checkpoint Chart below indicates the course sections that you will be covering. It shows all sections you will need to navigate your route from them. Write the order of your event checkpoints on your arm or race bib.

5.0km. – (P – 5 –P).