COVID-19 update

while restrictions for holding events have loosened regarding having covid safe event plans and checklists in place, there are still the necessary precautions that you need to take. They include not turning up when you have the sniffles or are unwell or have been anywhere or in touch with anyone who may have been infected with COVID-19. Also, if you have been tested and don’t have the results back yet, please don’t turn up. This is all stated in more detail in the race day information and instructions that will be sent out in the week leading up to the event.

Walkabout Creek

 

The course is fairly short at 9.5km and suitable to most runners. From the fast runner who would like to have a nice hit-out to people who are new to trail running or to those who would like to have a nice social run with friends.

Race Day Information

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Race Photos

Registration

Race Start

Where

Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, 60 Mount Nebo Road, Enoggera Reservoir, only 12km from Brisbane’s city centre

Google Maps reference HERE

When

Sunday 26 June 2022 (provisional).

Registrations open soon.

Entry Fees and conditions

Participants must be over 16 years of age on the day.

If you are between 16 and 18, you need to have your parent / guardian to sign the waiver.

TRAQ member – TBD
Non-member – TBD

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

Event field limit

This event is limited to 180 participants.

Race Day

The race starts at the Enoggera Dam Wall, inside the gates of SEQ Water, which is just behind the Park ‘n Ride at the end of The Gap. The finish line is only 500m away.

The start is in two waves, 5 minutes apart. The first wave is the fast wave, the second wave for everyone else.

Timing

07:00 – Race bib pick up commences

08:00 – Approximate wave 1 race start (for faster runners)

08:05 – Approximate wave 2 race start (for all others)

 

Hydration and Nutrition

There is no water or sports drink provided along this course, so if you are not sure about your hydration requirements carry at least 500ml of water.  Also, make sure you are properly hydrated and fuelled at the start of the race.

Please take enough supplies with you to last you for the duration of the run, but take your litter with you.

No cups

This is a cup free event. You may be comfortable runnig without water, but please bring a bottle or mug in your pack for the finish line.

Post race refreshments:

Morning tea, water and sports drinks are provided to participants and volunteers at the end of the race. Take note of the above about cups.

Coffee may be purchased from the nearby Green Tree Frog Cafe.

Walkabout Creek is a great area to explore, take a walk, or just hang out near the finish line to see your family and friends run the trails from across the water.

Once the presentations are done and morning tea is finished, visit the Wildlife Centre with its wombat, platypus, sugar gliders, rain forest birds, snakes and many other animals or relax from the run by kayaking the lake. See Walkabout Creek Adventures or contact Fiona Heizmann at fiona@walkaboutcreekadventures.com.au.

Getting there

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

Park only in designated parking areas within SEQwater reserved area, not along the road.

Gates will only be open from 6.30 to 7.45 and from 9.30am until 11.00am. If you plan to stay longer, park elsewhere or move your vehicle out in time. 

From Brisbane: via Kelvin Grove Rd, left into Samford Rd, straight through Samford roundabout onto Mt Glorious Rd, right at top of range to Mt Glorious township, continue north along range then descend past Wivenhoe Lookout to the second picnic area at Cedar Flats.

From The Gap: Waterworks Road, which turns into Mount Nebo Rd, follow all the way over Mt Glorious down to the flats.

From Ipswich: Follow Ferndale and Wivenhoe-Somerset Rds

Race Start

Course Details

Distance: 9.3km

Total Elevation Gain: 280m

Strava Route: New course

Strava Virtual Competition

There are some nice hills particularly at the start, 1km, 3km, 4.5km and 6km.

 

Welcome to the seventh running of the Walkabout Creek Trail Race. It is a beautiful course around the Enoggera Reservoir on SEQ Water land within the d’Aguilar National Park.

In recent years, this area has been developed for recreation purposes, which allows us to organise this race passing through the Walkabout Creek Visitors and Wildlife Centre aka ‘The Beach’.

It is fantastic to have access to this beautiful area only 15minutes away from the Brisbane CBD at The Gap.

The course is fairly short at 9.5km and suitable to most runners. From the fast runner who would like to have a nice hit-out to people who are new to trail running or to those who would like to have a nice social run with friends.

The race starts at the Enoggera Dam Wall, inside the gates of SEQ Water, which is just behind the Park ‘n Ride at the end of The Gap. Whilst the finish line is only 500m away, the course leads all the way around the reservoir for 9.5km to finish past the ‘beach’ of the Walkabout Creek Visitors and Wildlife Centre through to the new event lawn. The course covers a variety of flatter sections, steep hills, broad fire trails and single tracks.

Checkpoints / Marshals

Midpoint checkpoint as shown on map above

At this checkpoint your bib number will be recorded and there will be a self-help first aid kit.

General Information and Contacts

First Aid

A Qualified First Aid person will be at the start / finish, self-help first aid kit at the ½ way check point.

Catering

Morning tea, water and sports drinks are provided to participants and volunteers.

Coffee may be purchased from the Green Tree Frog Cafe.

 

We hope you will have a great time!

Photo copyright: E Mae – Google Earth

Kathryn Austin/Alun Davies, Walkabout Creek Trail Race Directors

Please email with any enquiries to events@traq.org.au