Hares and Hounds -Race Information

IMPORTANT UPDATE 5th January: Course Changes

We are all very aware of the dryness of our environment and the fire risks at this stage. Total fire bans and closure of various parts of the Queensland Trail network including HQ Plantation are presently in place. Through quite an extensive series of consultation we are pleased to have had an amended course map accepted and approved for the 2020 Hares and Hounds event for Sunday 19 January. As in previous years the course is an
"out and back" course, which is why km markings exist only to 25km. This new course predominately utilises State Forest and the Glasshouse Mtns Conservation Park. PLEASE CAREFULLY REVIEW THE NEW COURSE MAPS AND DIRECTIONS HERE

There are also updated Relay support crew maps and directions at the bottom of this page

Date: 19th January 2020

2020 Race Day Schedule: Registration for all events is at Woodford Pool, Peterson Rd.
Please bring your E-ticket (copy of confirmation e-mail) and photo ID with you.

2.30-3.15am          50km Solo        Registration                           6.00-6.45am       11km & 5km Run      Registration
3.20am       50km Solo     Race Briefing                        6.50am      11km & 5km Run     Race Briefing
3.30am       50km Solo     Race Start                        7.00am      11km & 5km Run      Race Start
3.30-4.15am       50km Relay     Registration                        8:00am       Breakfast     Catered BBQ from the
4.20am       50km Relay     Race Briefing                      Woodford Men's Shed
4.30am       50km Relay     Race Start               
                        11:30am       All events     Close off
5.00-5.45am      11km Walk     Registration
5.50am      11km Walk     Race Briefing
6.00am      11km Walk     Race Start

2019 Entry Fees

EVENT (minimum age)      On-line standard entry
before Thursday 16/01/20     
In-person late up to
15 minutes before race start        
50km Solo   (18) $100 N/A
50km Relay (16) $55 per runner N/A
11km Solo   (16) $65 $75
5km Solo     (12) $55 $65

Additional Breakfast $15 per person

INSTRUCTIONS TO COMPETITORS           Additional instructions for relay teams and their    
                                                                         support crews are at the bottom of this page.

  1. All entrants (except for 5km) must carry a water bottle or pack and finish
    with it. Ultra runners must complete a medical form as part of their entry;
    this is done as part of your electronic entry procedure (Medical Information Section). Their weight will be written on their Race Number and checked at
    Checkpoint 2 (25km).
    a) White flagging tape in trees and bushes.
    b| Red arrows which will indicate which checkpoint you are heading for.
    c) White arrows on the ground OR lines across track to indicate not to
    STAY ALERT for these markings at all times particularly at intersections.
    If you have run for about 15 minutes and have not seen any of these
    markings you should backtrack. White lines may be placed right across track where there are critical turns. Do not cross these lines.
  3. Do not LITTER the course. Anything taken from a checkpoint that is not  edible should be placed in the rubbish receptacle at the next checkpoint. Toilets are only available at start. In case of a toilet emergency runners should carry some biodegradable toilet paper anddepart the track and bury the human waste.
  4. Competitors do not have the right of way over any traffic you may
    encounter while crossing or following gazetted roads. There may be trail
    riders or 4WD vehicles (many illegal). If you hear them coming, get out
    of the road.
  5. Ensure that any crew/relay vehicles park at checkpoints so as not to
    block roads. These vehicles must follow gazetted roads only to get to checkpoints. These vehicles must not follow runners on forestry roads and trails. Pets should not be taken to checkpoints by crew persons and
    any children should be kept under strict control.
  6. It is the responsibility of each runner to ensure they have their number crossed off at each checkpoint. Failure to be registered as passing through
    a checkpoint may mean you are ineligible for awards.
  7. It is important you know the order of the checkpoints (write them on your race bib if you cannot remember them). Normally the red arrows taped to
    trees will have a number on them indicating which checkpoint you are
    heading towards.

  1. Ultra entrants (Hares) may have DROP BAGS taken to Checkpoints 1, 2 and 3 only. Ensure the bags are clearly marked with your NAME and Race Number and Checkpoint to be taken to.
  2. Remember to be polite and courteous to checkpoint staff as these volunteers are out there for considerable time for your benefit.
    i. You will be given a ticket that indicates your finishing number that will match you to the times on the print out tape. Take this to the finish table so your name can be recorded.
    ii. Any friends or family who are not competing will need to purchase their food and pay pool entry ($15 adults, $8 children over 6 and under 12yrs) unless they are volunteering to help out in a significant manner.
    iii. Random Draw prizes will be placed on a board near the finish. Check for your name.
  4. First Aid – There will be a FIRST AID kit at each checkpoint and there will be a Sports Trainer in attendance.
  5. RELAYS- Change overs: For the teams of 3 or 4 the changes can be made at checkpoints 1, 2, and 3. Each member has to do at least two legs (there are 8 legs). For 2 person teams one member runs from the pool to Chpt 2 and the other does the return trip.
  6. Hares (50+ km) start at 3.30am and relays at 4.30am. 5/11 km start at 7am. 11km Walkers may start at 6.00am as we hope to have all entrants back at the pool by 11am. Headlamp/torch needed up until about 4.30am.
  7. Approximate distances: Pool to CP1 = 5.7km; CP1 to CP2 = 6.5km;
    CP2 to CP3 = 5.5km; CP3 back to CP2= 7.3km.
    See detailed course description and map HERE
  8. Note that the course may change if weather or forest harvesting requires it.
  9. At WOODFORD POOL please ensure you shower to wash off the trail dirt/mud before entering the pool.

Directions for vehicles (One per team only) Please see map below.

Do not use Chambers Rd as it is a no through road with 2 sets of barricades at its eastern end.

From the Pool in Peterson Rd traverse 500m back to the D’Aguilar Hwy and turn left.

After leaving the township of D’Aguilar, at 5.1km turn left into Raaens Rd and follow for 1.7km to reach Checkpoint 3on the right hand of the road beyond the Forestry Gates. Park safely on either side of the road but keep gate access clear for Emergency vehicles.

Continue along Raaens Rd for another 1.7km to the intersection of Chambers Rd and a major Forestry road we use for access in the GH100. Park on this dirt road but do not obstruct runner’s line of vision of course markings.

Back onto Raaens Rd for another 1.0km and turn right into McConnell Rd and follow to the clearing for all parking 700m further along. All crew and Relay runners will have to walk to the Checkpoint 2, 600m up the road. There is very limited parking at the checkpoint which needs to be available for staff and the general public.

Please be aware runners are on the last section of Raaens Rd and all of McConnell Rd.

If using GPS navigation make sure you type in McConnell Rd and not McConnells Rd which circumnavigates the Twins Mts.

McConnell Rd is not a through road so only travel via as directed by these directions.

Toilets, Ice and Petrol are available in D’Aguilar.


(Copy to be handed in to Race Officials at the finish)

TEAM NAME ____________________________________________________________

Contact Person______________________________ Team Number ___________

Email _______________________________________  PHONE __________________


A __________________________________




Indicate who ran the various legs (A, B, C, D)

Pool – RC1 (5.7km) _____________ RC1 – Pool (5.7km) _____________

RC1 – RC2 (6.5km) _____________  RC2 – RC1 (6.5km) _____________

RC 2 – RC3 (5.5km) ____________   RC3 – RC2 (5.5km) _____________

RC3 – RC4 (7.3km) _____________  RC4 – RC3 (7.3km) _____________