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.

Race Day Information

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Registration

Race map

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When

Sunday 7 April 2019

Entry Fees and conditions

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

TRAQ member – $35.00
Non-member – $42.50

Refunds are available up to two weeks before the event (less a $20 admin charge).

Event field limit

This event is limited to 170 participants.

Race Day

Timing

06:00 – Recommended arrival time for slow wave

06:15 – Recommended arrival time for race wave

06:30 – Slow wave race briefing

06:40 – Slow (non-competitive) wave start

06:50 – Race wave official briefing

07:00 – Race (competitive) wave start

 

Slow wave competitors are those who expect to finish in greater than 2 hours 15mins.

Race wave competitors are those who expect to finish in under 2 hours 15mins.

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 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 Leeanne and Stephanie from team ‘No doubts’ 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.

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.

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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