#

Welcome to Mt Mee! 
Sunday, 9th April 2017

On-line Entries open until 12:00pm, Saturday 8th April!

UPDATE 22/02/17:

Due to the pending sale of the farm that the run passes through we have had to revert to a course that we used several years ago. Logging has been discontinued of the Hoop pine plantations along Centipede Road. We have been lucky enough to be able to use this section again. The course distances will now be a standard Marathon and Half-Marathon with the current 9km unchanged.
Please view the updated course description and maps here for a more in-depth course profile. Those competitors that have already entered will be transferred into these new events. Relay legs will alter as well with legs of 21.7km and 20.7km.

This the second event for the 2017 Glasshouse Trail series.

2017 marks the 23rd Anniversary of this iconic event.  Some more history about this event can be found at the end of this page.

The Run Inn is the organiser, checkpoint volunteers provider and random draw sponsor. The Marathon and 9km events start and finish
at the Gantry Rangers compound on Sellin Road, Mt Mee. The Half-marathon event starts at the Mt Mee Tennis Courts at the corner of Robinson
and Settlement Roads, and finishes at the Rangers compound.  Breakfast is provided for all competitors at the finish at 11:00 am.

The events are:

Marathon Solo Run - 7.00am

Marathon Relay Run (2 runners) - 7.00am

Half-marathon Solo Run - 9.00am

9km Run - 10.30am

9km Walk - 10.30am

A Short History of the Mt Mee Classic 

Over the years the event has undergone numerous course changes, mainly due to safety reasons and forest closures. The first event
traversed the favourite training haunts of the Caboolture Road Runners who would start at the Wamuran shops and run out and back
along Campbell's Pocket Road to Mt Mee Hall. Gary Parsons, the first race director, altered the course slightly by running downhill first
for 12.5km and back up the same way on bitumen road. Distances were 50 (2 laps), 25 and 10km.

This course was altered slightly after a few years to add in some dirt road (Top Yard and Tidwell Rds) and this helped with safety -
having runners on only one side of the road.

When Gary entered politics he handed the event to Phil Hungerford (Race Director) and Bruce Cook (Course Organiser) in 2004.
2005 saw a change of venue with headquarters at the Mt Mee Showgrounds. Kids' events were also added and more off-road terrain
added. Course went out Pedwell Rd, onto the recreation walking trail into Wamuran Basin, back up Campbell's Pocket Rd, Top Yard and
Tidwell Rd for the 26km. The 50 and 10km events used Settlement Rd for balance of the distance. 2009 saw a new concept with the
axing of the 50km and the introduction of the standard marathon distance. A point to point journey was also added with the start in the
main street of Dayboro and finishing in the Mt Mee Showgrounds. The course included Mt Brisbane Rd, into Mt Mee State Forest,
Chambers Rd, Peggs Rd, Sellin Rd, Neurum Ck Rd, Centipede Rd, Fife Rd, out of the forest and Settlement Rd. 2010 saw the reverse
direction, downhill, attempted.

Major floods in 2011 caused the cancellation of the event. Major forest damage saw the rerouting of the course in 2012. Starting in
Dayboro the course was altered from the Gantry. An 8km loop was added in the West Escarpment Rd region to make up the distance
and then running out of the forest area along Sellin Rd, into Fraser's Farm, along Hewitt Rd easement and out onto Settlement Rd
In 2013 there were more route changes due to forest logging on the northern part of the course. The annual course direction reversal
presented some issues.

In 2015  we planned to start at The Gantry in D'Aguilar National Park and traverse a northern loop (Loveday's Rd, La Traverse and
Neurum Ck Rd), then most of the 2010 course. Unfortunately the 2015 event had to be cancelled due to bad weather.