Pinnacles Classic

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.


  • Finishers medals for everyone who completes the course
  • No wave starts: Everyone starts at 7:00 amRace Day Information
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Race map

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Race date

16 June 2024 

Entry Fees and conditions

Participants must be over 18 years of age on the day.

Pinnacles ClassicA$65.00
Pinnacles Classic (TRAQ Member)A$58.50

Refunds are available up to two weeks before the event (less a $20 admin charge). Entries close 6pm Friday 14 June 2024.

Event field limit

This event is limited to 200 participants.

Race Day



06:00 – 06:15 – Recommended arrival time

06:50 – Race briefing

07:00 – Race start


Hydration and Nutrition

It is mandatory that you must carry at least 750mls of fluids. There is one checkpoint halfway along the course with water, Trail Brew (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 Trail Brew (electrolytes) to replenish what you have left out there on the trails plus coffee to buy.

Getting there

Car-pooling recommended.

There will be limited parking available.


Race Start

Course Details

Every odd year the race is run anti-clockwise, every even year the race is run clockwise. In 2024 we run Clockwise.

Distance: 18km

Total Elevation Gain: 750m

Strava Route:

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. There is a 4 hour (11am) cut-off.

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Checkpoints / Marshals

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!

Colin Charman, Race Director
Pinnacles Classic

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