The Jabulani Challenge is a stunning trail run through the Ku-Ring-Gai National Park in the north of Sydney. Predominantly on single track the trail has everything to offer from waterside tracks, rainforest bushland, steep hill inclines and creek crossings. Exploring some of the hidden waterways that Pittwater is famous for its hard to believe you are only 30 minutes from the heart of Sydney.
With three distances to choose from the event caters for hardened trail runners to social walkers.
The start and finish is at Bobbin Head, making it logistically easy, but more importantly a great spot on the edge of the Pittwater for a family day out.
There are three course options all starting and finishing at Bobbin Head
- 45km event starting at 7:00am (sub 7 hours)
- 22km event starting at 8:00am
- 12km event starting at 9:00am
Cut-off times will only apply for the 45km event and be enforced at the start of the long loop to the Wildflower Gardens. This is located at the bottom of the Sphinx stairs at the 24km point. Runners will need to be here by 10.30am otherwise they will not be able to proceed to the St Ives wildflower gardens but directed back along the trail to the finish.
There will be aid stations on the course providing water, sports drink and fruit but the event is cup-free so you will need to carry your own hydration to refill at the aid stations.