Tomaree Trail Run Festival

Tomaree Trail Run Festival

Sun 17  Sep 2017
Fingal Bay
Fingal Bay, Port Stephens, NSW

Tomaree Trail Run Festival

Join us for some of the most scenic and challenging Trail Run courses found anywhere in Australia including:
  • Half Marathon | 21k – SOLD OUT; entries may be available at close of registration if there are DNS’s
  • 11.5k
  • 6k
  • + FREE Kids Mud Rats Run

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

Taking in some of the most spectacular coastal, beach and bushland trails this all new trail run festival is set to delight, challenge and inspire trail runners of all ages and abilities.

Based in Fingal Bay the courses challenge runners with a diverse array of terrain and scenery, from the beauty of Tomaree National Park, to the expansive coastal views from the Tomaree coastal trail, to the challenge of the Samurai Dunes, to a rocky coastal section to the awe inspiring white sandy beaches of Fingal Bay, this course offers every type of trail run experience in the one spectacular and iconic location.

So 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


A huge thank you to our local photographer Megan Caton who was on site for the weekend capturing all the amazing off road action.  Stay tuned to this page for event photos coming soon.

Megan Caton  I  Photographer  I  Capture your memories forever

T:  0447 563 155 

E: [email protected]



Race Categories

Half Marathon11.5k6k
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.


Registration is open at the follow times

Registration 1 | All Events  7:30am to 8:30am

Registration 2 | 6k Only 8:30am to 9:30am


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 queue indicated.
  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!


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.
  • Whistle
  • *Waterproof jacket (breathable fabric strongly recommended)
  • *Long sleeve thermal top

*Participants must bring these items with them to the event.  Participants will be advised at race registration if these items are compulsory to be carried on the day.

11.5k and Half Marathon Trail Run

In addition to the items listed above participants in the 11.5k and Half Marathon Trail Run are also required to carry the following items:

  • Space Blanket
  • 1 x crepe bandage (Minimum Dimensions 7.5cm Wide x 2.3m Long Unstretched).

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

  • Waterproof bag or snaplock bag for mobile phone
  • 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: 11.5k, 17k and Finish
  • 11.5k Trail Run: 8.2k and Finish
  • 6k Trail Run: 2.7k and Finish


The event expo will be open on Saturday from 7am to 3pm and on Sunday from 7:30am to 1pm

Pace Sports will be showcasing Altra Footwear, Compressone, Hammer and Steigen Running Socks with some extra special offers on the day.  Also pick up your discounted Raw Sport Nutrition at Race HQ during the weekend.

Pace Sports

Distributors for Altra running shoes, Steigen performance socks, CompressOne compression garments and Hammer nutrition. We also stock medal hangers, sunglasses and apparel to suit your sport or activity.

We are a local family owned and operated business. If you are community minded and connect with us, we give back too! We offer a unique understanding to bring products and sport together so you can perform at your very best.

Special Offers

  • ALTRA RUNNING SHOES | Buy a pair of Altra running shoes at full retail price and get a Free pair of Steigen socks. Choose the colour you want with the huge range of Steigen socks!
  • STEIGEN PERFORMANCE SOCKS | Buy 3 for $50 or $18.95 each.
  • MEDAL HANGERS | For all your TreX & Tomaree Trail Run Medals | Event special $40. Normally $44 each
  • COMPRESSONE COMPRESSION WEAR | Event special. Longs $79, Shorts $69. Normally $99 and $79
  • HAMMER NUTRITION | Event Prices. Gels $2.80 or 4 for $10, Bars $4 or 3 for $10, Fizz $12 or 2 for $20

Contact Us


E: [email protected]

T: 0447 388 206

A: Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444


Raw Sport Nutrition

Come and see us at Race HQ to pick up your Raw Sport Nutrition with a very special 20% off for our In2Adventure Family


Fingal Bay foreshore reserve boasts cafes & kiosk for drinks, coffees and meals.



Pick up your limited edition merchandise on sale exclusively at Race HQ including these all new TreX & Tomaree Trail run Tech Ts for just $30.  Merchandise on sale includes

  • TreX Jerseys: $80
  • TreX Retro Jerseys: $60
  • 2017 TreX Tech T: $30
  • Tomaree Trail Run Festival Tech T: $30
  • Supporters Bells: $15
  • Skull Cases: $15
  • Water Bottles: $5
  • Arm Warmers: $20


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 short 200m walk to the start line in Tomaree National Park.  The event will commence with a mass start from the start point.  Please follow the instructions of the Race Director at the Start Brief.

Event Finish

Each course will finish at Fingal Bay Foreshore Reserve after a short run up Fingal Beach.

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.


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.

Fingal Bay, NSW

Tomaree National Park, Fingal Bay, Port Stephens

The Tomaree Trail Run Festival is based at the Fingal Bay Foreshore Reserve, Port Stephens, NSW.

  • Sydney: approx 2hrs 45mins drive or 45min flight
  • Brisbane: approx 9hrs Drive or 1hr 15min flight
  • Newcastle: approx 1hr drive
Race HQ

Fingal Bay Foreshore Reserve

3 Marine Drive, Fingal Bay, NSW, 2315





There is ample parking located near Race HQ in the SLSC car park, on Marine Drive and in the overflow parking area located at Fingal Bay Oval.

Please follow signage on arrival.

Race HQ

Race HQ is based at the Fingal Bay Foreshore Reserve on Marine Drive outside of the Fingal Bay Surf Lifesaving Club.



There are numerous accommodation options available for all budgets and tastes throughout Port Stephens.

View and Book at


Fingal Bay Foreshore Reserve and Fingal Beach is a scenic location. The foreshore reserve has a large children’s playground, beach pedestrian access and car parking. There is a dog off-leash exercise area within the reserve. Please note that dogs are prohibited on the beach.



Pets are permitted on a lead in the grassed area along the Fingal Bay foreshore and there is a dog off-leash exercise area within the reserve. Please note that dogs are prohibited on the beach.

Course & Maps

Half Marathon Trail Run

1 x 21km lap

Taking in some of the most spectacular coastal, beach and bushland trails this all new half marathon course is set to delight, challenge and inspire trail runners of all ages and abilities.

Based in Fingal Bay the course challenges runners with a diverse array of terrain and scenery, from the beauty of Tomaree National Park, to the expansive coastal views from the Tomaree coastal trail, to the challenge of the Samurai Dunes, to a rocky coastal section to the awe inspiring white sandy beaches of Fingal Bay, this course offers every type of trail run experience in the one spectacular and iconic location.

11.5k Trail Run

1 x 11.5km lap

Taking in some of the most spectacular coastal, beach and bushland trails this all new 11.5k course is set to delight, challenge and inspire trail runners of all ages and abilities.

Based in Fingal Bay the course challenges runners with a diverse array of terrain and scenery, from the beauty of Tomaree National Park, to the expansive coastal views from the Tomaree coastal trail, to a rocky coastal section to the awe inspiring white sandy beaches of Fingal Bay, this course offers every type of trail run experience in the one spectacular and iconic location.

6k Trail Run

1 x 6km lap

Taking in some of the most spectacular coastal, beach and bushland trails this 6k trail run course is set to delight, challenge and inspire trail runners of all ages and abilities.

Based in Fingal Bay the course challenges runners with a diverse array of terrain and scenery, from the beauty of Tomaree National Park, to the expansive coastal views from the Tomaree coastal trail, to a rocky coastal section to the awe inspiring white sandy beaches of Fingal Bay, this course offers every type of trail run experience in the one spectacular and iconic location.

FREE Kids Mud Rats Run

This is a free, fun, non-competitive event for our youngest champions of tomorrow.  The run is a 500m course that takes runners along Fingal beach and around Fingal Bay Foreshor Reserve before finishing 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.


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 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.



7:30amREGISTRATION OPEN | All Events
8:00am'Late On Line Entries' Closed | Half Marathon
8:30amREGISTRATION 1 CLOSED | Half Marathon
8:45amHalf Marathon Course & Safety Brief (All athletes must attend!)
9:00am'Late On Line Entries' Closed | 11.5k & 6k
9:30amREGISTRATION 2 CLOSED | 11.5k & 6k
9:45am11.5k & 6k Safety Brief (All athletes must attend!)
10:00am11.5k START
10:15am6k START
*12:15pmPRESENTATIONS | Dirt Master Titles & Trail Run Festival
1:00pmEvent Close

Fingal Bay Holiday Park

Located directly across the road from Race HQ, our accommodation partners, Fingal Bay Holiday Park offer a wide variety of accommodation for competitors and friends.

Surrounded by National Park and across the road from a patrolled surfing beach, Fingal Bay Holiday Park is just 5 minutes from the heart of Nelson Bay and a stone’s throw away from Shoal Bay.

The Park offers all the convenience of a first class holiday resort in a stunning natural bushland setting. Go troppo in our resort pool, cook up a storm in the camp kitchen or stay in self contained luxury in one of our large family Beach Houses. You will appreciate this award winning park’s facilities and ideal location with beach and bushwalking on your doorstep! 3 bedroom family villa apartments are also available with great views.


Special 3 Night Weekend Package | SAVE 17%

Stay on a 3 night weekend package – Friday, Saturday & Sunday night at Fingal Bay Holiday Park and receive a special 17% discount rate.  Even if you don’t stay all 3 nights you can check in as early as you like on the Saturday and check out as late as you like on Sunday or even stay till Monday  morning leaving you plenty of time to enjoy Port Stephens before and after the event. Mention this special offer when booking.

Subject to availability.  Not valid with any other offer.


Book Now


T: 1800 600 203

E: [email protected]

A: 52 Marine Drive, Fingal Bay, NSW, 2317


Local Accommodation

After a challenging day taking on the Tomaree Trail Run Festival, there’s nothing like waking up in a beautiful room on one million thread count sheets and looking out over a glistening pool to a sparkling bay… you know you’re on holidays. No work for you today! Just fun in the sun by the pool, a spot of shopping at the nearby marina and maybe a cocktail at lunch – nothing too strenuous.

The right location and the right accommodation can make or break a holiday. You’ll be pleased to know that the high standards and levels of excellence in Port Stephens can accommodate your every whim, from camping on Broughton Island to luxuriating in a penthouse overlooking Shoal Bay.

Accommodation of all types can be found all around Port Stephens; dormitory style for school camps, backpackers, holiday parks, safari tents, cabins, self-contained apartments, holiday homes, bed & breakfast, hotel rooms, units, studio apartments and treehouses just to name a few. With thousands of rooms in Port Stephens you’re assured
of finding something to suit your style and budget.

For more information and to book go to

Getting Here

Race HQ is based at the Fingal Bay Foreshore Reserve

3 Marine Drive Fingal Bay, NSW 2315







Newcastle Airport hosts flights to and from Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, Gold Coast, Ballina and a host of regional NSW destinations.

For more information on Newcastle Airport call 02 4928 9800 or visit


TrainLink provides services in and out of Newcastle from all over New South Wales. Phone 131 500 or visit


Port Stephens Coaches depart daily from Sydney via Chatswood, Pymble, Hornsby and Raymond Terrace to Port Stephens (including Soldiers Point, Nelson Bay, Shoal Bay and Fingal Bay). Phone 1800 045 949 or visit

Car Hire

For rental car information from Newcastle Airport visit

Visit Port Stephens

Things to See & Do in Port Stephens

Apart from discovering all the awesome natural beauty of Port Stephens during the Tomaree Trail Run Festival, there are so many things to see and do during your visit including dolphin and whale cruises, 4WD Sand Dune tours, camel and horse riding, sand boarding, surfing, sailing and kayaking plus a whole lot more.

To plan your stay go to

Information and Booking Centres

Allow the trained staff at Port Stephens Visitor Information and Booking Centres to assist in planning your time at the Tomaree Trail Run Festival.

Services include reservations and sales for accommodation, tours, cruises and transfers, plus theme park ticket sales, event information and general enquiries.

CALL TOLL FREE ON 1800 808 900 OR INTERNATIONAL +61 2 4980 6900


Address: 60 Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay NSW 2315

T: 1800 808 900
E: [email protected]


Visitors Guide

If you love sparkling waterways, pristine beaches, whales, dolphins, bushwalking, cycling, kayaking, sailing, golf, cafes, parasailing, fine dining, shopping, fresh produce, wineries, breweries, sliding down sand dunes, quad-biking, horse riding, waterfront dining, spectacular sunsets and friendly people…. then you’re going to love Port Stephens!

If that is not enough inspiration or motivation, then you need to check out the official Port Stephens Visitors Guide. It will provide you with the what, where, when, and how of Port Stephens along with all of the contacts, maps and information you need to book accommodation, activities, transport and restaurants.

Be prepared to be relaxed, exhilarated, enchanted and amazed when you visit Port Stephens on the NSW ‘awesome coast’…

Download the Port Stephens Visitor Guide Here

Weather & Climate

Port Stephens weather is generally mild and very comfortable.

Spring (September – November) offers sunny days followed by mild warmer evenings. September is the perfect time to enjoy cycling, walking and the National Parks. The temperatures ranges between 13-25°C.

To find out more go to



Port Stephens renowned for its seafood, so it’s the perfect place for a serving of freshly-cooked fish and chips; well-deserved after an ocean swim. Whether it’s local oysters, fresh-caught bream, or succulent prawns, you’re in for a treat, and with bonus sea views. There are plenty of cuisines on offer, from simple cafe fare, to Italian food, to bistro-style menus, this holiday haven has them all.

Other than seafood you are still spoiled for choice with all manner of dining to suit all tastes.

Find out more at


Things To Do in Port Stephens

Murrays Craft Brewing Co

Murray and the team have been brewing unique and off-beat naturally crafted beers since 2006, and in the process have won a bunch of awards and accolades – including Australia’s Brewer of the Year

As a small brewer, authenticity is very important to us. We are an independent, 100% Australian owned and run craft brewer who is passionate about improving the public’s perception of beer as a beverage in our country.

Why not take a tasting tour or enjoy a meal at this very unique brewery while you’re in Port Stephens for the event.

Murrays Craft Brewing Co


T: +61 2 4982 6411

Find Us At:

3443 Nelson Bay Rd,
Bobs Farm NSW 2316

The Quad Bike King

Lit it Rip in the Sand Dunes

Get ready to gun your engines on one of our exhilarating Quad Bike adventures while you’re in Port Stephens for the TreX Triathlon & MultiSport Festival.  It’s your chance to discover even more of this spectacular location and check out some of the dunes you’ll be tackling as part of the Tomaree Trail Run Half Marathon….

THE SAFARI | Accelerate over the mountainous, tsunami like dunes of the incredible Stockton Beach. Explore huge dips and hills then onto the Sygna Shipwreck. It’s like riding a jet-ski on the sand…only better.

THE SANDPIT | Unlimited fun for thrill-seekers! Drift around the sand dune circuit, master donuts and race your mates. No instructors to follow. Make it your own unique, truly exhilarating experience.

QUAD BIKE SUPER COMBO | Not for the faint hearted! The Super Combo combines the SandPit and Safari Adventure! Get your adrenalin pumping with 1.5 hours of non-stop quad bike riding.

Quad Bike King


T: +61 2 4965 0007

E: [email protected]

Find Us At:

2130 Nelson Bay Rd,
Williamtown,  NSW 2318

Port Stephens 4WD Tours

Looking for excitement and adrenaline for your holiday or weekend getaway? Look no further than Port Stephens 4WD Tours offering you stunning scenery, sandboarding thrills and adventure for the whole family… and an experience you won’t forget.

All 4WD vehicles come with a fully qualified driver, with exceptional knowledge of the Stockton Beach Sand Dunes. Complimentary water on all tours, join our passionate staff for the ultimate beach and sand dune experience.

Book online to experience dunes of brilliant white sand as they climb up to 30 metres high with slopes up to 60º. Come and see why this is one of Port Stephens must-do outdoor activities.

Special Offer

Discounts off our Sandboarding Adventure for all fares. Mention ‘Trex Triathlon’ on arrival to claim your discount.

Port Stephens 4WD


T: +61 2 4984 4760

E: [email protected]

Find Us At:

James Paterson St
Anna Bay,  NSW 2316

Capture Imaging Photography

Here at Capture Imaging Photography we have spent a lifetime perfecting the art of capturing these fleeting moments, by creating fun photo sessions where everyone relaxes and enjoys themselves. We are a boutique, award winning photography studio, and we specialise in photographing families with kids on the beach.

Give us a Call on 02 4981 9659 weekdays 11am-3pm, and come in an have a coffee with us & find out what everyone is talking about.

Capture Imaging Photography


T: +61 2 4981 9659

E: [email protected]

Find Us At:

18 Robinson St,
Anna Bay,  NSW 2316

Entry Information

21km Half Marathon – SOLD OUT; entries may be available at close of registration if there are DNS’s
Special ONE DAY ONLY Entry Offer: Monday 10th July – SOLD OUT

The special entries sold out in 10 minutes, however, you can still enter for the discounted early bird price, but be quick, numbers for this event are capped and will sell out fast.

Entries open at 9am (AEST) on Monday 10th July 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 10th July and enter any Tomaree Trail Run Festival event for just $20!

Entry Fees

Day-one SpecialEarly BirdStandardLate Entries
First 50 Entries
Mon 10 July 2017
Close midnight
Sun 20 Aug 2017
Close 5pm
Wed 13 Sep 2017
Close 30mins before
close of event registration
Half Marathon 21k Trail Run$20$65$85*$115
11.5k Trail Run$20$35$55*$85
6k 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


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.


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.
Tomaree Triail Run Festival Late Online Entry Close Times
  •  Half Marathon & 11.5k Trail Run: 8am Sunday
  • 6k Trail Run: 9:30am Sunday

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

11.5k Trail Run:   12 years of age on 31 Dec, 2017

6k 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.


A big thank you to our event partners Port Stephens Council for their support in launching this event in the beautiful Port Stephens region.

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 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 Tomaree Trail Run Festival is part of the Dirt Fest MultiSport Weekend which includes the TreX Cross Triathlon Series hosted on Saturday in Fingal Bay.

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