The Hinterland Traverse 80km course will be a significant test even for seasoned trail runners.
Checkpoint 2 at Twin Hills View Lookout (23km) is the 1st “Timing Check” and all runners should be through here by 10.30am.
This is the first Cut Off point and needs to be completed under 4 hours if you want to complete the course in daylight.
Whilst walkers are always encouraged in trail events a large portion of this course is ‘runnable’ and participants will need to run, jog or hike briskly on flat or undulating sections to meet the cut off times.
From Twin Hills View Lookout runners traverse the hinterland toward Woondum National Park and then onto Checkpoint 3 in Cooran. From there it is onto Checkpoint 4 in Pomona – the designated Hinterland ‘Hub’ and second ‘Cut Off’ Point.
This will be a key place for support crew to cheer on their runners before they tackle the final 2 sections.
For the last sections of the course runners head eastward from Pomona through Yurol State Forest to Checkpoint 5 at Lake MacDonald which must be reached by all runners by the 9pm ‘cut off’ in order to continue. From there it is a flat and downhill 13km run to the finish location at Noosa District Sports Complex.
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The current GPX and KML files are indicative of the routes for event day, HOWEVER, the event organiser reserves the right to change/amend the course on or before event day in response to track changes out of our control, Council or QPWS works/closures, adverse weather or any other condition that may deem it necessary to adjust the course for the safety of all participants and in order to abide by all road regulations and permit requirements. Closer to event day, you should check and upload any updated route files/maps.
As with any route, it is your responsibility when training to abide by all road regulations, any signs, closed trails, or warnings in National Parks, and to be aware when running on or near roads, of cars and other vehicles using those roads. Do not run with ear pods in when on or near roads. Some of the routes use roads, paths, tracks and trails open to public users, which include walkers, farms, local residents, vehicles, livestock etc. Other risks may include, but are not limited to, encounters with wildlife. As a user of the trails, you acknowledge and agree to extend due care and courtesy to all using these paths/trails/roads, and to carry with you appropriate gear, water and first aid.
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|Individual (Aged 18+)
1 Sept – 31 Oct 2023
1 Nov – 31 Jan 2024
Prices are inclusive of GST but do not include a 5% transaction fee
ENTRY FEE INCLUSIONS
- Event T Shirt
- Visor or Headskinz
- Race number with timing device
- Gear ID bag tag
- “Happy Spouse Happy House” coffee voucher
- 5 Aid Stations on course (water, electrolytes, nutrition, fruit, toilets, first aid)
- Optional Bag Drop Service to Checkpoint 2 and Checkpoint 4
- Post event recovery area at finish line
- Finishers Medal
ATHLETE CHECK IN / REGISTRATION
||Noosa District Sports Complex, Butler St, Tewantin
Thursday 21 March
Friday 22 March
1pm – 5pm
9am – 7pm
WHAT TO BRING
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- Mandatory gear for inspection
- Optional Drop Bags
|SATURDAY 23 MARCH
(30 min one way trip)
|Noosa Heads to Noosa District Sports Complex
||First Bus Departs 4.30am
||Noosa District Sports Complex to Noosa Heads
||Last Bus Departs 10pm
(30 minute one way trip)
|Noosa Heads to Noosa Marina (1.5km from Start)
||First Ferry Departs 5.30am
Shuttle Bus – $10 per person return, pre booked online. Noosa Ferry – $10 per person return, pre booked online.
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