Pinnacles ClassicThe race where the hills feel like mountains!
Note: the 2020 event has been cancelled – see homepage for a statement.
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.
New in the 2021 event:
- Finishers medals for everyone who completes the course
- No wave starts: Everyone starts at 7am
Sunday 21 February 2021
Entry Fees and conditions
Participants must be over 18 years of age on the day.
TRAQ member – $37
Non-member – $45
Refunds are available up to two weeks before the event (less a $20 admin charge).
Event field limit
This event is limited to 200 participants.
06:00 – 06:15 – Recommended arrival time
06:50 – Race briefing
07:00 – Race start
Hydration and Nutrition
You need to carry at least 750mls of fluids. There is one checkpoint halfway along the course with water, electrolytes and lollies.
Post race refreshments – subject to any current restrictions:
The entry fee includes fruit and bakery goods afterwards, but there will be also water and (sports) drink to replenish what you have left out there on the trails plus coffee.
Car-pooling required: Options are available during the registration process.
Every odd year the race is run anti-clockwise, every even year the race is run clockwise.
Total Elevation Gain: 750m
Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/activities/1458287361
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.
Checkpoints / Marshals
- At halfway point
There is one checkpoint halfway along the course with water, electrolytes and lollies.
General Information and Contacts
Care for the environment
Leave the trails behind as you found them: no littering, running off-track or contaminating. Download and view the full General Access and Use conditions from Seqwater.
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, Race Director
Please email me for further race enquiries: email@example.com