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COURSE DESCRIPTION AND MAPS

Course Maps

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52km Solo and Relay runners

52km

11km runners and walkers

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5km runners

5km

Course Description

52km Solo and Relay runners

Woodford – 9.5km

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 for 300m to take a right turn. Follow this track for 1km and turn left at its end at the telegraph lines and run this open road for another 800m. Take a sneaky narrow track to the left for just over 100m and turn right through the creek up the hill down the other side, over a causeway and straight ahead for 1km. Make a left turn and follow for 1.5km. Take a right turn 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 that runs parallel with Woodford-Beerburrum Rd for 3km to Checkpoint 1 and Changeover 1.

Blackrock – 7.0km

This is a muddy section mainly on well-formed tracks. Head north for 2.2km and turn right to follow a track that will eventually run the perimeter fence of the macadamia farm.
Pass under the transmission lines and in 100m take the dirt road to the right and in 200m the track on the left in front of the large white gum tree. Run, slip and slide your way for 2km to reach
Checkpoint 2 and Changeover 2.
Relay team vehicles can park on Woodford-Glasshouse Rd.


Hennessey’s Hill – 4.0km

Take a southerly direction and exit the road where the checkpoint is situated to diagonally cross over Woodford-Glasshouse Rd. to the right and take the trail that will run down Hennessey’s Hill for1.5km. Take a sharp left turn onto a dirt road and follow for 800m to take a right turn at a T-intersection. Before cresting the next hill turn right and run downhill for 1km to
Checkpoint 3 and Changeover 3.

Relay team vehicles can park on either of the side roads off Woodford-Beerburrum Rd.

Twins – 5.5km

Head south for 2km and then east for 400m following markings and this will bring you to McConnells Rd which borders the Twins National Park. Take the road to the left and follow for 1.2km and then right turn still following the Twins borderline. Pass the walking track entrance to the Twins on the right and take the first major track on the left to follow to Checkpoint 4 and Changeover 4 at Woodford-Beerburrum Rd. which is 600m shy of the Old Gympie Rd intersection.

Relay team vehicles can park on either of the side roads off Woodford-Beerburrum Rd.

Drop bags and Medical check at this turn-around point.

Checkpoint 5 will be available for rehydration on the return journey with 2.7km to travel. This is not a changeover point.

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.

52km. - (P – 1 – 2 – 3 –4 – 3 – 2 – 1 – 5 – 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).