Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival

Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival

03 months : 07 days : 23 hours
Sat 28  Apr 2018
Ewen Maddock Dam
Sunshine Coast, Qld
$1,000 Cash Prize Pool

Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival

Join us on Queensland’s naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast for some of the most scenic and challenging Trail Run courses found anywhere in Australia including
  • Half Marathon | 21k
  • 11k
  • 5k
  • + FREE Kids Mud Rats Run

The Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival is hosted in conjunction with the TreX Cross Triathlon Series and Sunshine Coast MTB Festival which make up an action packed weekend of off road events for the entire family.

Taking in some of the most spectacular hinterland trails in Australia the course takes you in and around beautiful Beerwah State Forest on the shores of Ewen Maddock Dam with the majority of the running on winding single track through ferned rainforest.  It includes rocky trails, creek crossings, some open trails which are set to delight, challenge and inspire trail runners of all ages and abilities.

And whether your a hardcore trail runner, a weekend warrior, someone who just loves getting in 2 the outdoors, or a family and kids, there’s something for everyone.

Event Details

Race Categories

Half Marathon11k5k
Athletes must be at least 16 years of age on 31 Dec 2017Athletes must be at least 12 years of age on 31 Dec 2017Athletes must be at least 10 years of age on 31 Dec 2017
Young Guns 16-17yrsJunior 12-13yrsJunior 10-11yrs
Open 18-29yrsJunior 14-15yrsJunior 12-13yrs
Veteran 30-39yrsOpen 16-29yrsJunior 14-15yrs
Masters 40-59yrsVeteran 30-39yrsOpen 16+yrs
Super Masters 50+yrsMasters 40-49yrs
Super Masters 50+yrs

Additional age group categories may be added as entries warrant at the discretion of the event organisers.

The event organisers reserve the right to merge categories where there are less than 5 competitors within a category.

Registration

Registration Times

Please refer to the EVENT TIMETABLE for registration times

Race Numbers & Timing Chips

Race Number & Timing Chips will be distributed in race packs at registration.

Timing chips are to be returned at the finish of the event to avoid being charged the $50 replacement fee.

Juniors Aged Under 18 years

Juniors under 18 years must be accompanied for the duration of the event by a Parent or Guardian who is present on site.  At registration participants are to record the name and contact phone number of the accompanying adult or guardian on the Parental Registration Form.

At registration

  1. Please line up in the relevant queue with a copy of your entry confirmation email.
  2. Advise officials of your name and category & check your details on the registration list.
  3. Collect your race bag.
  4. Collect pins for your race number at the table near the registration desk.
  5. Then get ready to Run!

Equipment

It is recommended that competitors bring the following equipment.

Compulsory Equipment: The Stuff You Hafta Have

As Event Organisers we are often asked why ‘Compulsory Equipment’ is included as part of some of our races.  The simple answer to this question is that it’s about keeping participants safe, which we believe should be the priority in any decision making when it comes to event management. To find out more please visit FAQ Compulsory Equipment.

This is a self supported event and the following equipment is compulsory and must be carried by all participants.

All Participants
  • Enclosed Trail Running Shoes suitable for the trail conditions.  These must be worn at all times throughout the trail run.
  • Race Number Plate worn on the front torso and attached to the outermost garment at all times.  This can be worn on a race belt (available for purchase on line or at Race HQ on the day) OR attached with pins available at Race HQ.
  • Mobile phone (Telstra Next G recommended)
  • A hydration pack or water container capable of carrying a minimum of up to 1 litre of water.

Recommended Equipment: The Stuff It’s Good to Have!

  • Waterproof jacket (breathable fabric strongly recommended)
  • Long sleeve thermal top
  • Waterproof bag or snaplock bag for mobile phone
  • Space Blanket
  • 1 x crepe bandage (Minimum Dimensions 7.5cm Wide x 2.3m Long Unstretched).
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses / Eye Protection
  • Additional clothing to match the weather conditions on the day
  • Warm clothes in case of bad weather, preferably layers that can be removed as the weather conditions change
  • Sun Lotion
  • Insect repellent
  • Nutrition and hydration
  • Body lubricant
  • Sports injury tape
  • Chairs
  • Plastic bags for rubbish
  • A sense of adventure!

Water & Nutrition

Please Note: This is a self sufficient event

Participants must carry their own water and nutrition sufficient for the duration of the event.

Water refill stations, where participants can refill bottles and hydration packs are located at:

  • Half Marathon: 10k and Finish
  • 11k Trail Run: Finish
  • 5k Trail Run: Finish

Catering

Stay tuned full catering information coming soon

 

Athletes Guide

The athlete guide will be available for download prior to the event.  Please read the entire document carefully as it includes all the information you need to ensure you have a safe, fun and enjoyable event.

Race Numbers & Timing

Race numbers and ankle timing bands will be provided for all competitors in their race packs.

Race Numbers
  • It is a race rule that all participants must have their race number clearly visible on their front torso at all times during the event.  Non-compliance will result in penalties
  • The race number can be worn on a race belt, or attached to the outermost garment on your front torso using safety pins.
  • Ensure the number is safely secured.  If your number is lost on the course, you must report the loss to the Race Director immediately.
  • Participants are not permitted to enter the course without displaying their allocated number.
  • Numbers are not to be cut, altered, disfigured, damaged, covered or obscured in any way. Penalties, disqualification and/or fines will apply in this circumstance.
Timing Ankle Bands
  • Attach the timing band to your left ankle, with the chip facing outwards.  If you’re not sure please see one of our friendly marshals at Race HQ.
  • Ensure the timing chip is fixed securely as it is the participants responsibility to return the timing strap on completion of the event.  If the strap is not secure or there are any issues with the velcro please report this to an event marshal before the start of the event so this can be fixed prior to the start.
  • Participants agree to return the timing strap on completion of the race.  In the event where at timing chip is lost, or not returned at the end of the event a $50 replacement fee will be charged to the participants credit card.

Start | Finish

Course & Safety Brief

The Course & Safety Brief will take place at Race HQ.  All participants must attend the briefing with all equipment ready to start the event.  The brief will cover all the information you need to ensure a safe and enjoyable race as well as important information about the course and any changes on the day.

The event will start soon after the Safety Brief is finished.

Event Start

After the safety brief there will be a mass start from the Race HQ area. Please follow the instructions of the Race Director at the Start Brief.

Event Finish

Each course will finish at Race HQ on the banks of Ewen Maddock Dam with your friends and family there to cheer you on.

Race Rules

A good and fair race always includes a few rules and to ensure you can enjoy your race it’s a good idea to have a read of the race ri;es BEFORE the start of the event.  These rules will be enforced by the Race Director and ignorance isn’t an excuse that can be accepted.

Safety & First Aid

Your safety is a key consideration; however, trail running events do involve risk.  Dedicated first aiders are on hand at Race HQ and on the course to assist where necessary.

3 Safety Rules

  1. Stop and assist any competitor that is in need of emergency assistance.
  2. Report any incident to the next available marshal or emergency radio point on the course.
  3. Compete within your abilities.

On the course there are a number of things you can do to assist yourselves and fellow competitors:

  • Slow down in steep or technically challenging areas.
  • Run on the left hand side of tracks.
  • Compete within your limits.
  • Let common sense and courtesy prevail.  We want to see you safe and sound at the end of the event.

First Aid

First Aid will be located at Race HQ and at manned check points on the course.  This will be identified at the safety briefing.

Check Points

There are check points on the course, staffed by First Aid Qualified team members. These are marked on the course map at HQ.

Emergency Evacuation

In the event of fire or other emergency, follow instructions from event officials.  On the course marshals will direct you back to the Evacuation Meeting Point at HQ.  Please follow instructions from Emergency Personnel and/or event officials.

Event Signage & Promotion

Our event partners have been extremely generous in supporting this event so we can all enjoy the sport we love.  We reciprocate that support and therefore no signage, flyers, promotional banners, promotional tents, branded vehicles, sales, service or trade displays are permitted to be set up within the Race HQ or car parking areas without written authorisation from the event directors.

Please be respectful of this to avoid being asked to remove tents etc.

Please see the ‘Event Promotion Policy’ displayed on the Policy page.

Environmental Policy

In2Adventure is committed to maintaining a minimal impact policy that will protect the environment and enable us as individual members of the general public and members of the outdoor community to continue to enjoy the vast natural environment that is Australia’s backyard.  Therefore we ask that competitors read and agree to abide by the Bush Code and Mountain Bike Code outlined on in our Environmental Policy and ensure that no rubbish, gel packets or wrappers are dropped on the course during the event.

Insurance

In2Adventure has public liability insurance. This DOES NOT cover you as a participant.  If you fall over or hurt yourself, there is no accident cover for you.  In2Adventure strongly recommends that each participant has their own personal accident insurance. Each participant has been required to read & accept the RELEASE & INDEMNITY WAIVER when registering online.

Venue

Location

Ewen Maddock Dam, Landsborough

The Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival is based at Ewen Maddock Dam, Landsborough, Sunshine Coast, QLD.

Race HQ

Ewen Maddock Dam

Steve Irwin Way, Landsborough, QLD, 4550

Parking

Parking on site at the venue is limited and can include a walk up to 400m to Race HQ.  We encourage all participants to car pool wherever possible to keep the number of vehicles to a minimum.

Race HQ & Facilities

Race HQ is based at the old Ewen Maddock Dam Camp on the banks of Ewen Maddock Dam.

Facilities at the race venue include:

  • Beach & Swimming in the dam
  • Portable Toilets
  • Limited drinking Water on site – please ensure you bring sufficient water along to the event site
  • Catering
  • Coffee from Tarryn and Jungle Bean Coffee

IMPORTANT: Drinking Water

Due to the closure of the camp there is NO DRINKING WATER ON SITE.

Water will be brought to the site for aid stations, however all athletes are requested to bring their own drinking water for before, during and after the events.

We thank you in advance for your assistance.

Pets

At In2Adventure we love our fur kids too, however, pets are not permitted at any time at Ewen Maddock Dam so please leave them at home to avoid being asked to leave the event site.

Course & Maps

Half Marathon Trail Run

1 x 10km lap + 1 x 11km lap

Half Marathon map and course profile coming soon

11k Trail Run

1 x 11.5km lap

 

11k map and course profile coming soon

5k Trail Run

1 x 5km lap

 

5k map and course profile coming soon

Course Closure

At In2Adventure we don’t usually have cut off times and wherever possible make every effort to enable competitors to finish the event. The only exception to this is:

  1. To continue in the event poses a risk to the participants safety;
  2. There is not sufficient daylight hours to enable the participant to finish safely;
  3. Permit times do not permit an extension of the event times; or
  4. Logistics and staffing do not allow this.

We focus very much on ‘participation’ which is one of our key corporate principles and within reason make every effort to allow each participant to finish where it is practical.

FREE Kids Mud Rats Run

This is a free, fun, non-competitive event for our young champions of tomorrow.  The run is a 500m course that takes runners around the bushland at Race HQ to the cheers of the crowd.

Being a non-competitive event parents/guardians are more than welcome to accompany runners on the course.

Signage

The trail run course is signed with red and white In2Adventure arrows, cones and tape. Follow the course as indicated by the signage.  It is important to note that the course will also be marked for the TreX Cross Triathlon and Sunshine Coast MTB Festival so please ensure to follow the trail run signage.

Marshals will be in place at strategic points throughout the course, however ultimately it is up to each competitor to know and follow the correct course route.

EVENT TIMETABLE

Saturday AM

TreX Cross Triathlon

Please see the Event Timetable HERE

Saturday PM

Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival
1:00pmREGISTRATION 1 OPEN | Half Marathon
1:15pm'Late On Line Entries' Closed | Half Marathon
1:30pmREGISTRATION 1 CLOSED | Half Marathon
1:35pmHalf Marathon Course & Safety Brief (All athletes must attend!)
1:45pmHALF MARATHON START
2:00pmREGISTRATION 2 OPEN | 11k & 5k
2:30pm'Late On Line Entries' Closed | 11k & 5k
REGISTRATION 2 CLOSED | 11k
2:35pm11k Safety Brief (All athletes must attend!)
2:45pm11k START
3:15pmREGISTRATION 3 CLOSED | 5k
3:20pm5k Safety Brief (All athletes must attend!)
3:30pm5k START
*4:45pmSTART | Free Kids Mud Rats Run
*5:00pmPRESENTATIONS | Trail Run Festival
5:30pmEvent Close

Sunday AM

Sunshine Coast MTB Festival

Please see Event Timetable HERE

Travel

Queensland’s Naturally Refreshing Sunshine Coast…

Beaches, hiking, surfing, fresh local food and world-class events; from relaxation to adventure, Queensland’s naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast has it all! With its sunshine, endless coastline, lush rainforests and easy smiles, it’s a place where you will feel like a local from the moment you arrive.

The Sunshine Coast is rich in diversity, and that is what makes it so special. Enviably positioned, the region is tucked between Brisbane and Fraser Island – a stunning haven abounding in wonders of nature, beachside culture, fresh local food, bucket list experiences and world-class events just waiting to be explored.  From the majestic Glass House Mountains to Noosa and the coloured sands of Rainbow Beach, the region includes over 100 kilometres of pristine sandy beaches, surrounded by the quiet beauty of coastal and hinterland villages.

Feel like a local from the moment you arrive, welcomed by sun-kissed surfers to bohemian artists, with no shortage of friendly people offering easy smiles. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, it’s no surprise they’re happy!  Come to life on the Sunshine Coast and make your story a reality.

For more information about the Sunshine Coast please visit: visitsunshinecoast.com.au

Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Boasting the iconic Glass House Mountains, lush rainforests, inspiring creativity, bountiful local produce and breathtaking scenery, you can lose yourself in the natural beauty and serenity of the hinterland. Discover the art trail, retro vibes, markets and connection with nature as you explore charming villages and towns like Eumundi, Kenilworth, Maleny, Montville, Nambour, Pomona and Yandina, each with their own unique characters. A fantastic new addition is the Mary Cairncross Rainforest Discovery Centre, a multi-million dollar interpretive centre uncovering the treasures of the unique subtropical remnant rainforest that lies behind it.

Complete your walk through the rainforest with a stop at the fantastic café or picnic areas and enjoy stunning views of the Glass House Mountains landscape.

Landsborough

Landsborough is the closest town to the event site.  It is located approximately 5mins drive south of the venue.  Named after British explorer, William Landsborough; sleepy Landsborough is a small town at the base of the Blackall Range.

Settled in 1871, Landsborough was originally called Mellum Creek, named after the Aboriginal word ‘mellum’ meaning ‘volcano’.  A popular weekend tourist destination and one of the Hinterlands historic towns, there’s something for everyone in the family, or if you are passing through, Landsborough is a great place to grab a bite to eat and stretch the legs at one of the towns many cafes and eateries.

For more information about Landsborough please visit: hinterlandtourism.com.au

Directions

The Sunshine Coast is located one hour’s drive (100 kilometres) north of Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane, along the Bruce Highway (A1). All major car rental companies are represented at both the Sunshine Coast Airport and Brisbane Airport. Self-driving with either a rental car or your own vehicle is one of the best ways to explore the region and take in the magnificent scenery. The roads are well signed and easy to navigate.

Ewen Maddock Dam Camp is accessed from Steve Irwin Way.  Click on the map below to go to visit Google Maps

qld_directions

 

On Arrival
  • Go through the SEQ Water car park and enter through the camps gates.
  •  Continue along the gravel road to the parking area.
  • If the parking area is full turn back towards the gate and park on the left hand side of the road.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
There is limited parking near HQ. If you are a day participant we encourage you to car pool to avoid a long walk to HQ.

 

 

 

 

Flights

Sunshine Coast Airport, conveniently located in the centre of the region, offers regular domestic flight services with Jetstar from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide; with Virgin Australia from Sydney and Melbourne; and with Qantas from Sydney, plus Melbourne flights during the summer.

Air New Zealand also provide annual seasonal direct flights from Auckland during the cooler months of the year. Brisbane Airport is also an international and domestic gateway to the region.

Find Out More at sunshinecoastairport.com.au

International Flights

Brisbane Airport is the international gateway to Queensland with regular transfers to the Sunshine Coast. Brisbane Airport operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and has two major terminals servicing 26 airlines flying to 67 destinations.

Car Hire

There is no public transport to the event site and therefore car hire is the best option for making your way to the event.

Car hire is available from Sunshine Coast & Brisbane Airports.

Rail & Coach

A rail line connects the region to Brisbane and the Gold Coast in the south, and Gympie and beyond to the north, with major stations at Beerwah, Landsborough, Nambour, Cooroy and Gympie North.

Private shuttle and bus services operate from both Sunshine Coast Airport and Brisbane Airport. Intrastate and interstate bus services offer routes to the region, and regular public transport also operates within the region.

Find Out More at visitsunshinecoast.com

Visit Sunshine Coast

Queensland’s Naturally Refreshing Sunshine Coast…

Beaches, hiking, surfing, fresh local food and world-class events; from relaxation to adventure, Queensland’s naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast has it all! With its sunshine, endless coastline, lush rainforests and easy smiles, it’s a place where you will feel like a local from the moment you arrive.

The Sunshine Coast is rich in diversity, and that is what makes it so special. Enviably positioned, the region is tucked between Brisbane and Fraser Island – a stunning haven abounding in wonders of nature, beachside culture, fresh local food, bucket list experiences and world-class events just waiting to be explored.  From the majestic Glass House Mountains to Noosa and the coloured sands of Rainbow Beach, the region includes over 100 kilometres of pristine sandy beaches, surrounded by the quiet beauty of coastal and hinterland villages.

Feel like a local from the moment you arrive, welcomed by sun-kissed surfers to bohemian artists, with no shortage of friendly people offering easy smiles. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, it’s no surprise they’re happy!  Come to life on the Sunshine Coast and make your story a reality.

For more information about the Sunshine Coast please visit: visitsunshinecoast.com.au

Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Boasting the iconic Glass House Mountains, lush rainforests, inspiring creativity, bountiful local produce and breathtaking scenery, you can lose yourself in the natural beauty and serenity of the hinterland. Discover the art trail, retro vibes, markets and connection with nature as you explore charming villages and towns like Eumundi, Kenilworth, Maleny, Montville, Nambour, Pomona and Yandina, each with their own unique characters. A fantastic new addition is the Mary Cairncross Rainforest Discovery Centre, a multi-million dollar interpretive centre uncovering the treasures of the unique subtropical remnant rainforest that lies behind it.

Complete your walk through the rainforest with a stop at the fantastic café or picnic areas and enjoy stunning views of the Glass House Mountains landscape.

Landsborough

Landsborough is the closest town to the event site.  It is located approximately 5mins drive south of the venue.  Named after British explorer, William Landsborough; sleepy Landsborough is a small town at the base of the Blackall Range.

Settled in 1871, Landsborough was originally called Mellum Creek, named after the Aboriginal word ‘mellum’ meaning ‘volcano’.  A popular weekend tourist destination and one of the Hinterlands historic towns, there’s something for everyone in the family, or if you are passing through, Landsborough is a great place to grab a bite to eat and stretch the legs at one of the towns many cafes and eateries.

For more information about Landsborough please visit: hinterlandtourism.com.au

Climate

The Sunshine Coast could well have one of the most ideal climates in the world. With an average of 7 hours of sunshine a day, the Sunshine Coast really does live up to its name.

During the summer months from December to February the temperature ranges from 17 – 28 degrees and are offset by cool sea breezes. During Autumn from March to May temperatures usually range from 13 – 26 degrees.

T: 1800 808 900
E: [email protected]

Accommodation

Accommodation on the Sunshine Coast is renowned around the world for its superb quality, winning locations and incredible variety.

To find out more and book accommodation go to visitsunshinecoast.com 

Things To Do

Beaches, hiking, surfing fresh local food and world-class events, the Sunshine Coast has it all! The only thing more refreshing than the water is the lifestyle. With its sunshine, endless coastline, lush rainforests and easy smiles – it’s a place where you’ll feel like a local from the moment you arrive.

There’ll never be a shortage of things to see and do on your Sunshine Coast visit. With glorious sunny days and warm water most of the year, it’s an ideal place for outdoor sports and recreationalfresco dining, hiking, swimming, surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, cycling, golfing and shopping.

Explore the lush hinterland villages of Montville and Maleny, enjoy the pristine Caloundra beaches and Pumicestone Passage, and savour the fresh, juicy prawns direct from the trawlers in Mooloolaba. Take in the awe-inspiring Glass House Mountains, indulge in the naturally stylish and effortlessly cool Noosa, and find your sense of adventure in Rainbow Beach.

It’s easy to find your way around the Sunshine Coast so you can feel confident exploring the area solo. If you’d like some guidance on the local eco-systems and attractions, there are a multitude of guided tours. Of course, the kids will become instant fans of our beaches and attractions like Australia ZooAussie World and SEALIFE Sunshine Coast.

Find out more at visitsunshinecoast.com

Dining

The Sunshine Coast is a foodie paradise, offering a range of world-class restaurants and cafés, as well as markets where you can chat to the producers behind the locally farmed, home grown, organic and unique produce.

A natural food bowl, the Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s favourite taste destinations. With its distinctive coast and country geography, the region delights with an appetising variety of producers, waterfront restaurants, wineries, food festivals, cooking schools and farmers markets.

The warm climate, rich soil and abundant oceans ensure the Sunshine Coast is suitable for producing an array of goods, such as avocados, ginger, pineapples, strawberries, feijoas, macadamia nuts, tomatoes, passionfruit, lychees, seafood, lemon myrtle, beef, dairy products, and even snails.

Mooloolaba is the biggest swordfish port in Australia and is one of the busiest seafood ports on the eastern seaboard. The wharf is a hive of daily activity, with trawlers bringing in boatloads of swordfish, Mooloolaba prawns, lobsters and spanner crabs.

Paddock to plate experiences abound, with farm gates, food and wine tours and factory tours available, where you can get up close and see behind the scenes. Pick your own, smell, taste and experience an authentic food spectacle.

Find out more at visitsunshinecoast.com/foodtrails

Dining in Landsborough

The historic Landsborough Pub is a great place to grab a meal and a refreshing drink and catch up with the locals. Boasting the ‘coldest beer on the coast’, the pub offers the entertainment, dining and gaming facilities all in the one venue.

There are several local family owned cafés on Maleny St in Landsborough, and are popular for locals and tourists alike. Some specialise in a gluten free and vegetarian

To find out more go to visitsunshinecoast.com

Entry Information

One Day Entry Special | 8th January

Entries open at 9am (AEST) 10am (ADST) on Monday 8th January with an extra special ‘One Day Only Entry Offer’ to launch this exciting new trail run festival.  Be one of the first 50 entries on Monday 8th January and enter any Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival event for just $20!

Entry Fees

Day-one SpecialEarly BirdStandardLate Entries
First 50 Entries
Mon 8 Jan 2018
Close midnight
Sun 1 Apr 2018
Close 5pm
Wed 25 Apr 2018
Close 30mins before
close of event registration
Half Marathon 21k Trail Run$20$55$75*$105
11k Trail Run$20$30$50*$80
5k Trail Run$20$20$30*$50
*Late online entries will be made
available after close of entries on
Wed if the event is not fully subscribed
Any late entries are only accepted online.

How To Enter

Online

All entries are via secure online entry system provided by eWay.  Payment is by Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

Late Online Entries

Where an event is not fully subscribed by close of entries at 5pm on Wednesday, late online entries will be made available.

Late Online Entries may be submitted after close of entries and up until half an hour before the close of event registration.

Late Online Entries incur an additional $30 administration fee.  All late entries must be completed online,  manual entries are NOT available at event registration.  Please enter using your phone, device or computer prior to the Late Entry Close Time.

IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL LATE ENTRIES MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE USING PHONE, DEVICE OR COMPUTER ONLY.

How Do I Enter a Late Online Entry?
  • Enter & Pay Online up until half an hour before the close of registration  ENTER HERE
  • Bring a copy of your In2Adventure Order Email to registration.  Please note: race packs can only be collected with proof of entry.
  • Join the ‘Late Entry’ Queue at Race HQ, show your entry invoice and collect your race pack.
Late Online Entry Closure Times
  •  Please refer to the EVENT TIMETABLE for Late Online Entry closure times

Entry Closure

Early Bird Online Entries

Early Bird Entries close 4 weeks prior to the event.

Standard Online Entries

Standard Entries close at 5pm Wednesday prior to the event.

Late Online Entries

Late online entries close half an hour before close of registration. All late entries must be completed online using your phone, device or computer prior to the Late Entry Close Time.

Minimum Age

Half Marathon Trail Run:   16 years of age on 31 Dec, 2017

11k Trail Run:   12 years of age on 31 Dec, 2017

5k Trail Run:  10 years of age on 31 Dec, 2017

Kids Mud Rats: any age

Family Discounts

Every effort has been made to keep entry costs to an absolute minimum, however we are keen to encourage families to be involved in In2Adventure events and we do understand that entries for a large family can add up.

If you are a family unit, and members of your family are looking at taking part in the race, then email us at [email protected] PRIOR TO ENTERING with the following details:

  • Your name, telephone number & email address
  • The names of those in your family who will be taking part, and the events they will be entering.

We will consider each request on an individual basis.

Important Information about Family Discounts

  • Entries must be for members of one family unit. Groups of friends are not eligible.
  • An email does not guarantee a discount. A family discount will be offered only at the discretion of the Event Managers.
  • Discounts will only be considered prior to entries being received. No refunds will be given as a result of a Family Discount.
  • Entries must be made on the same order.
  • If a discount is offered and the entry does not match the details in the email request In 2 Adventure reserve the right, without prior notice, to debit the difference in entry fees from the credit card listed on the entry.

MEET OUR EVENT PARTNERS

A big thank you to the Naturally Refreshing Sunshine Coast official destination partner and Tourism Events Queensland Presenting Partner of the Sunshine Coast MultiSport Festival.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Have Compulsory Equipment?

As Event Organisers we are often asked why ‘Compulsory Equipment’ is included as part of some of our races.  The simple answer to this question is that it’s about keeping participants safe, which we believe should be the priority in any decision making when it comes to event management.

Compulsory Equipment lists are developed by the event team based on a number of factors.  These include, but are not limited to:

  1. The general weather conditions in the area;
  2. Duration and distance of the course;
  3. Technical difficulty of the course;
  4. Event terrain;
  5. The remoteness of the event course;
  6. Time to emergency response;
  7. Time to hospital/medical services;
  8. Expected participants skill level; and
  9. Weather conditions on the day.

Based on the qualifications, skills and knowledge of our team compulsory equipment lists are developed based on what we believe is the minimum to keep our participants safe and well if they are delayed for any reason during the event.

Most times compulsory equipment won’t be required, however in the case where participants may find themselves injured, immobilised or exhausted, especially in poor weather conditions then the compulsory equipment will aid survival until rescue can be actioned.

We are often asked why participants do not have the option to just take the gear that they think they require, and in an ideal world, this would be great, however, we do not live in a world where every person has the skills, knowledge and experience to know what the potential dangers could be and we prefer to use the years of experience of our team, extensive knowledge of the local conditions and the expertise of local authorities to guide this decision making.

Another important aspect of an event is ensuring it is fair for those participating.  A compulsory equipment list means that each person is carrying the same gear as every other participant and that is why random gear checks are often carried out during events to ensure that everyone is taking part in the spirit of the event.

How old do I have to be to race?

Can I Enter on the Day?

If you miss the entry closure at 5pm Wed prior to the event, late online entries are open until 30mins before the close of registration on the day.  Late entries are online only.

Do I need a license to race?

No licence or club membership is required to take part in this event.

Do I need a support crew?

No support crew is required or permitted for this event, however we do recommend bringing the whole family along to cheer you on and enjoy what the area has to offer.

Can I carry a music device?

Competitors are not permitted to wear personal audio equipment while taking part in the event.  This is for safety reasons to ensure that runners can be alert to their environment and can easily hear calls from officials and from other participants and ensure it is an enjoyable experience for all involved.

What equipment will I need for the event?

Participants are required to be self-sufficient for the event.

  • View Event Equipment List HERE

What if I have won a prize and I can't stay for presentations?

If you are unable to stay for prize giving you can send a stamped, self addressed registered envelope (large enough to hold your prize) to In 2 Adventure, PO Box 2003, Brookside Centre, Qld, 4053 within 2 weeks of the event. Please include the following details:

  • The name & date of the event
  • Your category
  • Your Placing (ie 1st, 2nd, etc)

Your prize and medal will be posted as soon as possible, however, due to the fact that prizes are packed away in the event trailer and this sometimes has to be transported long distances there may be a wait time of up to 6 weeks.

Important Notes:

Unfortunately due to past circumstances, we are unable to allow for prizes or medals to be collected by other competitors as we are committed to ensuring that prizes are delivered to the rightful recipient. After 2 weeks following the event if prizes are unclaimed they will be returned to the prize pool for future events.

Random Draw Prizes Only those present at the presentation ceremony will be eligible for random draw prizes.

What happens if an event is cancelled or rescheduled?

A decision to cancel or reschedule an event will not be made lightly, however our main focus is competitor safety and respect for the environment in which we operate.  Sometimes situations outside of our control do result in this outcome.

  • A decision on event cancellation or rescheduling may be made on the evening before or on the day of an event.
  • If an event is cancelled a notice will be posted on the event website and social media channels.
  • Full details of applicable credits in the case of a cancellation or rescheduling can be found in the Event Refund Policy

Can I change or transfer my entry?

It is forbidden to participate in an event under another competitor’s name or to offer your entry to another participant. Transfer of entry to another competitor is not permitted. Details about changing entry details are outlined in the Event Refund Policy 

What if I have to withdraw from the event?

If you are unable to make the event full details are outlined in the EVENT REFUND POLICY  outlining necessary actions and follow up in the case of an applicable refund or credit

TreX Cross Triathlon

The Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival is part of a MultiSport Weekend which includes the TreX Cross Triathlon Series, and the Sunshine Coast Mountain bike Festival  at Ewen Maddock Dam.

TreX is triathlon but with a new twist as we head off road for a version of the sport with heart, grit and off road action.  TreX includes a Swim, Mountain Bike and Trail Run on a pre-determined, marked course and is governed by the normal rules and guidelines of a traditional triathlon. Put simply, it’s the on road version of the sport transposed into a bushland setting with mountain bikes and off road trail shoes.

The event includes Standard, Sprint, Junior, Teaser and Dirt Kids Courses as well as a Duathlon and Aquabike format, so there’s something for all comers no matter what your age or ability.

To find out more visit the website at trextriathlon.com.au

Sunshine Coast MTB Festival

The Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival is part of a MultiSport Weekend which includes the TreX Cross Triathlon Series, and the Sunshine Coast Mountain Bike Festival at Ewen Maddock Dam.

The course is a heart pumping lap that dives in and out of the ferned rainforest with flowing single track trails within Beerwah State Forest on the banks of Ewen Maddock Dam.  Choose to go hardcore with the 50k or 25k or go hard in the 8.3k sprint.

To find out more visit the website at Sunshine Coast MTB Festival