The Pinnacles Classic is the race where the hills feel like mountains!
Many years ago the legendary Peter Holles from the Brookfield Runners initiated this off-road race along the tough course around the Gold Creek Reservoir. The course is 18km long and leads you over 18 serious hills.
Starting life as a small scale friendly race, with a sausage and a beer at the end to refuel the legs, this run has grown into a popular hit-out to test the fitness of locals and the not so locals.
Every odd year the race is run anti-clockwise, every even year the race is run clockwise. So, this year we’ll take off up the hills to the left of the GC Reservoir.
Date and Time: Sunday 8 April, start at 7am, slow wave starts 6:40. Race briefings are 10mins before the starts. Be there at least 30mins before your start to pick up your bib and nominate your start time.
Car-pooling required: Options are available during the registration process. Parking only in designated parking aras, not along the road.
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 Leeanne and Stephanie from team ‘No doubts’ 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 5pm 7 April with 170 entrants allowed. Entry cost $35 for TRAQ members and $42.50 for non-members.
TRAQ Membership details here. TRAQ has affiliated with Queensland Athletics (QA). Annual Membership fees are $17.50 per individual. The registration year runs from1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018.
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 10min 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.
Care for the environment:
Leave the trails behind as you found them : no littering, running off-track or contaminating. See SEQwater rules here
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!
Peter Walker , Pinnacles Classic Race Organiser
Please email me for further race enquiries PeterW@civildimensions.com.au
Strava map here