Welcome to this great run around the Enoggera Reservoir. It is not the hardest on the TRAQ calendar, but you can make it a pretty hard hit-out and it is certainly a beautiful run, so close to the city.
If you are a competitor, please read the information below as part of the race briefing as we want people to have a safe and great experience. This information has also been sent out to you, but it is posted here as some emails may not be seen.
Event date: Saturday 18 July 2015 8:00 am
Event distance: 9.3km
Start: Enoggera Dam Wall (SEQ Water), The Gap.
Getting there and Parking: The Gap is about 15 minutes drive from the CBD. Drive out to The Gap along Waterworks Road towards Mt Nebo and turn left just before the Park ‘n Ride at the end of The Gap and park inside the SEQWater gates, this is about 200m from the start line.
Bussing it: consider taking the bus (385), which stops at the bus depot of The Gap Park ‘n Ride, which is right were you want to be, with only a 300m walk to the start line.
Registrations: From 7am near the start line. Please pick up your bib at least 15min before you start and provide you emergency phone number.
Wave Start Times, Placings and Results: Wave 1 starts at 8am and is the fast wave; wave 2 is the slow wave starting at 8:05am. The compulsory race briefing takes place five minutes before you start.
Please note that the first 3 men and women over the finish line get the placings; there are no adjustments for times run by people in the slow wave. So if you would like to be in contention for a placing you make sure you start in the first wave. Please note that you have to notify the registration desk if you want to change waves, otherwise your time will be displayed incorrectly when we publish the results.
Checkpoint: is about ½ way where your bib number will be recorded and a self-help first aid kit is available. There are no sports drinks and there is no water provided along this course.
Hydration and Fuel: As there is no water and or sports drink provided along the course, please take enough water and supplies to last you the distance, and make sure you take any litter with you. It is also important that you are properly hydrated and fuelled-up at the start of the race.
First Aid: Our Qualified First Aid person Judith will be at start and finish lines, unless called away on the course. There will be a self-help first aid kit at the ½ way check point, and the sweeper will carry one as well. Please be sun-safe.
Sweeper: We have a sweeper with a self help first aid kit.
Course: Because of the nature of the course, it can be a bit wet and slippery in some spots, so please keep this in mind. It should be too cold for snakes, but always look out for them. In the latter part of the course there are three sets of steps, so please take care! Please look at the maps on the Walkabout Creek event page.
Finish: 9.3km after the start at the ‘Beach’ at the Walk about Creek visitor’s centre, Head Quarters of d’Aguilar National Park, The Gap. Spectators can drive 700m up the road from the start line to the Visitors Centre car park. From there it is about 200m walk to the beach. The construction works that extend the recreation areas somewhat limits the space, so we have to be a bit more mindful of other users of the area (usually canoe-ers).
Finishers’ bags: A van is provided at the start line to carry your finishing gear to Walkabout Creek. Make sure you pack a towel to sit on for the shuttle bus and don’t pack valuables in this bag, we don’t take responsibility for your belongings.
Presentations: We’ll conduct the presentations at about 9:30am. Place-getters will get something nice and there are a few giveaways.
Catering: Morning tea, water and sports drink are provided to participants and volunteers (GF available). Coffee may be purchased from the Green Frog Café (Walk about Creek Visitor’s Centre).
Coffee: there is a coffee van at the start line and at the finish line you can purchase coffee from the Green Frog Café.
Getting back to the Start Line: I have organised a Maxi Taxi to provide a shuttle service between 9:15am and 10:45am. This helps you get a safe passage back to the start line car park. Mt Nebo/Waterworks Rd, can be a dangerous road.
Contact on the day: Race Director: Hubertien Wichers: 0404 922 577
Walkabout Creek Visitors Centre: This is a great place, particularly for young visitors. There is plenty of information about the National Park, but what makes it really special is the mini zoo. So, if you have young people with you, make sure you pay a visit to the zoo. There is a small entry fee, but it is worth while to see the snakes, lizards, platypus, sugar gliders and other nocturnal animals, rain forest birds, the wombat and the wallabies.
Elevations: The total elevation gain and loss is around 150m. There are some nice hills particularly at the start, 1km, 3km, 4.5km and 6km.
See you on Saturday!