This course features a bit of everything with gentle and steeper slopes, a creek crossing, and lots of beautiful sandstone to admire along the way.
As per the 23km race, you head upwards at the start, over Mt Scanzi and head steeply down to Duffys corner. Turning left here, winding down towards the gorgeous Bugong Creek Crossing (may get wet feet, depending on water levels!), and along the dirt Bugong Road in it’s entirety, before heading off to the right and down the escarpment and along some beautiful verdant upper Shoalhaven River land, before climbing sharply back out of there. Lots of beautiful sandstone to admire along the way. Once at the top, you have a lovely gentle downhill before rejoining Bugong Road to head back the way you came, with of course the spectre of Mt Scanzi rising to greet you. Once you have reached the Mt Scanzi saddle, you will test the quads on the downhill to the finish. 1005m of elevation gain.
Aid Stations: 40km runners will pass an aid station at the following points: 4km, 11km, 19km, 29km and 36km.
2020 Schedule for reference only
|5.10am||5.50am||Registration - 55km Trail Run||Registration Marquee - 30 Tallowa Dam Rd|
|5.30am||6.20am||Registration - 40km Trail Run||Registration Marquee - 30 Tallowa Dam Rd|
|6.00am||4.00pm||RACE START - 55KM TRAIL RUN||Start Line - 30 Tallowa Dam Rd|
|6.00am||6.50am||Registration - 23km Trail Run||Registration Marquee - 30 Tallowa Dam Rd|
|6.30am||3.00pm||RACE START - 40KM TRAIL RUN||Start Line - 30 Tallowa Dam Rd|
|6.30am||7.20am||Registration - 13km Trail Run||Registration Marquee - 30 Tallowa Dam Rd|
|7.00am||-||RACE START - 23KM TRAIL RUN||Start Line - 30 Tallowa Dam Rd|
|7.30am||-||RACE START - 13KM TRAIL RUN||Start Line - 30 Tallowa Dam Rd|
|12.30pm||-||55km CUT OFF (Approx 36km in)||Refill Station - Corner of Bugong and Mount Scanzi Rd|
As the Bugong National Park is an isolated area, it is important that competitors are equipped with basic equipment to help in case of an emergency.
Here is our MANDATORY gear list for the 40km run:
If the weather is bad we recommend packing additional items:
The decision will be made regarding the bad weather gear on Friday prior to the event at 5pm, and it will be posted on social media as well as posted up around the event site.
Please check the FAQs here
We try our best to give each participant the best possible sporting event experience.
Here is a list of the benefits that you will receive with your race entry.