All events start outside the Stanmore Rural Fire Brigade shed on Dunning lane. Head up Dunning Lane for 2km and veer onto the border track that circumnavigates the Blackrock Conservation forest. Turn right at 3km remaining on the border track.
At 3.4km there is an intersection turn left and at 4.2km turn right at the next intersection. Follow this road for 2.3km to arrive at Checkpoint 1, which is 500m north of the “Mango Tree” on Beerburrum - Woodford Rd.
Crew vehicles to park on the southern side of checkpoint, on the eastern side of the road only. always Keep road clear as runners and officials’ vehicles will be traversing this road.
Head east for 2.3km to eventually cross over Beerburrum–Woodford Rd going south into Raaens Rd. Only on Raaens Rd for 800m before a sharp left turn to drop down to greet the infamous Powerlines section. This section is rough and steep in some sections, so if it is wet you will get dirty fingernails crawling out of here.
Be alert for trail bikes after sunrise. The rough stuff will last for 2km before heading west to link up with McConnell Rd. Turn left onto McConnell Rd for 1km to nearly crest the hill at Checkpoint 2 under the Transmission lines.
Ultra runners will have their Weight checked on arriving.
CREW vehicles cannot drive all the way to Checkpoint 2 but must park about 500m short of it and walk the rest of the way if they wish to see their runner.
From this point you will first do a loop (Forestry markings are in white number 3) of about 11.9km to return to Checkpoint 2 at the top of the hill, to the west (clockwise this year). This section is natural vegetation and quite scenic. There are some hilly sections and part is along the old railway track that used to run from Caboolture to Kilcoy through Woodford. This year runners will use the walking track that leaves the railway line (around the 11km mark) to Checkpoint 2.
(Anti-clockwise this year). Leave Checkpoint 2 heading the same way as previous loop, but at about 2.5km turn left and follow the track (Forestry markings are in yellow number 2) eventually emerging under the major transmission lines at a fence line. Follow the track markings left to eventually bring you to the intersection of loops 1(“Cook’s Climb”) to the left and the continuation of loop 2 to the right. Ignore both and continue straight ahead to take a short cut to re-join loop 2 at the gate on McConnell Rd. Through the gate turn left up the road and eventually onto the walking track near the top of “Cook’s Climb”, turn left onto this track and follow to bring you out just below Checkpoint 2. Turn right for 200m to checkpoint.
Ultra runners will have their last Weight check on departing.
Both these loops have been resurveyed by NPWS and colour coded for Bushwalkers. We thank them for this. TRAQ and GMAN associations have both contributed to their development. Eventually we may see more of this throughout this Region.
After completing the loops at 2 return to the north along McConnell Rd to the intersection with Raaens Rd (just over a kilometre) and turn left across road onto a sandy track that follows underneath telegraph lines for 1km. Turn right for 600m and then left onto a new pine regrowth track for 2.2km. At the next intersection turn right, heading north to link up with a road with telegraph line which will eventually take you to Beerburrum-Woodford Rd at the “Mango Tree”. Keep to the left-hand side of the road (parts of this road is the official crew travelling road between checkpoints 1 & 2 and can be busy). Diagonally cross over the road into a track for 500m to arrive at Checkpoint 1.
Retrace earlier steps for 1.7km before turning left to follow markings along the Centre Trail to the west in the Blackrock Conservation area. At an intersection 2km later turn right to follow the fence line for 1.3km to re-join Dunning Lane. Turn left just under 2km to home. Finish under the arch in the Brigade grounds.
All events start outside the Stanmore Rural Fire Brigade shed on Dunning lane. Head up Dunning Lane for 2km and veer onto the border track that circumnavigates the Blackrock Conservation forest. Turn right at 3km remaining on the border track. At 3.4km there is an intersection turn left and at 4.2km turn right at the next intersection. Shortly after, take a hidden track to the right which is the Centre Trail to the west in the Blackrock Conservation area. At an intersection 2km later turn right to follow the fence line for 1.3km to re-join Dunning Lane. Turn left just under 2km to home. Finish under the arch in the Brigade grounds.
Be aware the longer events will be operating south of the Centre Trail where checkpoint 1 is located. The 10km does not go through any checkpoints, just one big loop.
The Checkpoint Chart indicates 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.
80km – (Base– 1 – 2 – west loop – 2 – east loop – 2 – 1 – Base – 1 – 2 – 1 – Base).
50km – (Base– 1 – 2 – west loop – 2 – east loop – 2 – 1 – Base).
30km – (Base– 1 – 2 – 1 – Base).
10km – (Base– loop – Base).
NB Where there is a sharp left or right turn off the main track we will attempt to have a white line across the track. Do not cross these lines.