Pinnacles Classic – Sunday 7 April 2019

Entries are open – here

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 right of Gold Creek Reservoir.

Date and Time: Sunday 7 April, slow wave starts 6:40am, main wave starts at 7:00am.  Race briefings are 10mins before the starting times. Be there at least 30mins before your start to pick up your bib and confirm your start time.

Please note that the winners and placings are taken from wave 2!

Car-pooling required: Options are available during the registration process.  Parking only in designated parking areas and follow all directions given by parking marshals.

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. The race starts and finishes at 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 (sausage sizzle), but there will be also fruit, water and (sports) drink to replenish what you have left out there on the trails.  Coffee is available too for you to purchase separately.

Registration and cost: For participants 18 years and older: entries close at 4pm on the 6th April with 200 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 2018 to 30 September 2019.

Register now and nominate your starting wave. 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.

Reminder 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:

Video here

Course Map

Course Profile

Pinnacles Elevations
Anticlockwise elevation profile

Strava map here

Results from 2018

2014 Race Video


9 thoughts on “Pinnacles Classic – Sunday 7 April 2019”

  1. I have sent a previous email to the race director, but will send one on this site.
    I tried to enter at Easter but race was full.
    My son Ashley is entered.
    His friend has an Achilles injury and is withdrawing.
    Can I take his place?
    Graeme Wood 38481198 0448844506

    1. Hi Greame

      Sorry for the slow response via the website. We are in the middle of some organisational handovers, so my apologies.
      I see that Ashley did a good time, I hope he had a great day yesterday. I have posted a link on facebook for the official photos, there should be more photos to come!

      Kind regards

      Hubertien Wichers

    1. There is a 6.40am start for slower runners. No cut-off but we expect entrants to be able to run most of the course with some hill walking. Usually we start packing up 10.30am so plenty of time to complete the race.

  2. Hi,
    Many thanks for a well organised event. Loved the names of the runs on the trees, camaraderie and yummy food and drinks at the end. Claire.

  3. I just went to enter and see it’s sold out. Is there an opportunity to get on the “waiting list”?. Thanks Andy

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