This classic summit-return mountain run takes you through aboriginal and colonial history, captivating and diverse landscapes, and along one of the most challenging and rewarding race courses you’ll ever do. Head out on Old Farm Road and Main Fire Trail before the field stretches out and you hit the single trail of the amazing Myrtle Gully Track. Skip across to Junction Cabin then up rocky Hunters Track to the Chalet. Breathtaking Organ Pipes track is the closest you’ll get to flat on this run, but then it’s hands on knees to grind out the final ascent to the pinnacle aid station via the epic Zig Zag.
To return, you’ll tackle Zig Zag in the opposite direction high fiving everyone on the way down, fly down Pinnacle to The Springs, keeping the momentum going as you get into the thick forest of Radfords and Fern Glade, which spits you out at Fern Tree Tavern and aid station. Chimney Pot Hill and Ridgeway trails take you down around the Waterworks. Time to give it all you’ve got left as you hit Huon Road, pass the famous Cascade Brewery, and hit the finish line. This is a race that’ll you’ll remember – and will be telling tales of – for the rest of your life.
With only 200 places available on this epic, diverse, unique, and challenging mountain run, this will sell out very quickly.
Check out the maps, 3D fly through video, and other details below.
Registration fee - $160, plus booking fees - click here for full list of inclusions
|Leg No.||Name||Leg Distance||Cumulitave||Ascent||Descent|
|1||runHub (Wellesley Park) to Pinnacle||12.7km||12.7km||1,360||220|
|2||Pinnacle to Fern Tree||5.6km||18.3km||20||850|
|5||Fern Tree to runHub (Wellesley Park)||8.4km||26.7km||220||530|
3D Fly through
Please see the aid stations table below for information on support crew accessibility and drop bag options:
|Aid station / Course Marshal||Distance||Drop bags||Additional support crew access||Cut off times|
|Pinnacle||12.7km||No||Yes Mtn Run only||2.00pm|
|Chimney Pot Rd crossing (course marshal)||21.1km||No||No||5.00pm|
|Huon Rd crossing (course marshal)||25.2km||No||No||6.30pm|
|runHub (Wellesley Park)||26.7km||Yes||Yes||7.00pm|
We care about your safety whilst out there – check out the MANDATORY GEAR LIST here
Schedule: Mtn Run
Friday, 8th April 2022:
- runHub open from 4pm – check-in (ultra & 27km only), gear checks, food and beverages.
- 6pm – Welcome to Country
Saturday, 9th April 2022:
- runHub open from 5am for 27km check-in, activities from 10am.
- 8.15am check-in closes - 27km Mountain Run
- 8.40am briefing - 27km Mountain Run
- 9am start – 27km Mountain Run
- Midnight - all runners in and runHub closed
Sunday, 10th April 2022:
- runHub open from 8am
- 2pm – presentations and after party celebrations
Qualifying: No race qualifying needed. Minimum 16yrs age (with parent/guardian consent) unless by exception; contact race director.