Pinnacles Classic – Sunday 30 April 2017

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. Become a member here (via Qld Athletics).

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: Planned for Sunday 30 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.

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 10am 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). 2017 Annual Membership fees are $17.50 per individual. The registration year runs from1 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 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.

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

Please email me for further race enquiries hubertien.wichers@gmail.com

Video here

Course Map

Pinnacles Map

Course Profile

Pinnacles Elevations

Strava Event

Results from 2016

Results from 2015

Results from 2014

Results from 2013

Results from 2012

Results from 2011

Results from 2010

Pics and report from 2009 

2014 Race Video

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9 thoughts on “Pinnacles Classic – Sunday 30 April 2017”

  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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