Pinnacles Classic

The 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

Race Day Information

Register onlineCourse Details

Registration

Race map

Click map to download full size or Download Here

When

Sunday 21 February 2021 – to be confirmed

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.

Race Day

Timing

 

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:

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.

Getting there

Car-pooling required: Options are available during the registration process.

 

Race Start

Course Details

Every odd year the race is run anti-clockwise, every even year the race is run clockwise.

Distance: 18km

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.

Click map to download full size or Download Here

Checkpoints / Marshals

  1. midpoint checkpoint

    • 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
Pinnacles Classic

Please email me for further race enquiries: events@traq.org.au