Pinnacles Classic – Confirmed for Sunday 30 April 2017
Due to Cyclone Debbie we had to postpone the Pinnacles Classic from the 2nd of April to Sunday the 30th of April.
If you have already registered for this event, please check your emails for a message from Hubertien, with further details.
We have extended the entry closing date till 29 April – Entries Closed
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2016 Results here
The Pinnacles Classic is the race where the hills feel like mountains!
This classic race over the many hills at Brookfield around the Gold Creek Reservoir will have a little difference this year. Instead of starting at the gate, we’ll start behind the dam wall. There is more space there, with less risk of running into each other and interference with other users, and, as we experienced at the Brisbane Trail Marathon, it’s great to see the runners coming in over the dam wall.
This year we’ll run the course in anti clockwise direction, so we’ll take off running back towards the gate and then up the hill towards South Boundary Road. There is one checkpoint half way at the rain gauge, so it is necessary that you carry as much as you need to make it to that point. Remember that even in late April it can be still quite hot. Take some fuel for on the way as well, but there will be some fruit and goodies at the checkpoint.
Date and Time: Planned rescheduled date: Sunday 30th April, fast wave starts at 7am, slow wave starts at 6:40am. Race briefings are 10 mins before the starts. Be there at least 30 mins before your start to pick up your bib and nominate your start time.
Car-pooling required: Options are available during the registration process.
Course: The course is 18km long over serious hills in Brisbane Forest Park (d’Aguillar National Park), at the end of Gold Creek Road Brookfield, starting from Gold Creek Reservoir. It is a race for seriously fit runners. See the map and course profile further below.
Catering: The entry fee includes a BBQ afterwards, but there will be also fruit, water and (sports) drink to replenish what you have left out there on the trails. Thanks to The Gap State High School students who are raising funds for the Kokoda Youth Foundation to organise the catering for this event! Coffees are available too, but they are for you to purchase separately.
Registration and cost: For participants 18 years and older: entries close at 10 am Saturday 29th April with 150 entrants allowed. Entry cost $35 for TRAQ members and $42.50 for non-members. Entries Closed
TRAQ Membership details here. TRAQ has affiliated with Queensland Athletics (QA). 2016 Annual Membership fees are $17.50 per individual. The registration year runs from 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017.
Register now, but nominate your wave on the day when you pick up your race bib from the registration table at least 30min before your start. Race briefing takes place 10 min before the start of each wave. Main wave (2) starts at 7am, very slow wave (1) starts at 6:40am.
Please note that the winners and placings are taken from wave 2!
Fuel and Nutrition: you need to carry at least 750mls of fluids. There is one checkpoint halfway along the course with water, electrolytes and lollies.
I hope you will have great fun running this great course, and I am looking forward sharing a laugh and something to eat/drink with you at the finish line!
Hubertien Wichers , Pinnacles Classic Race Organiser
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