Trail Running at its Best

9th January 2018  

Jabulani Challenge

Saturday, 7th April, 2018
Bobbin Head, NSW

The Jabulani Challenge is back for 2018 and once again will offer discerning runners some of the best trails to be found anywhere. Predominantly on single track the course has everything to offer from waterside tracks, rainforest, steep hill inclines and creek crossings. Exploring some hidden waterways  its hard to believe you are only 30 minutes from the heart of Sydney.

With three distances (45km, 22km & 12km) to choose from the event caters for hardened trail runners to the more casual runner. 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.

New for this year we are pleased to announce that the Jabulani Challenge is now an accredited event with the International Trail Running Association (iTRA). Finishers of the 45km course will earn 2 iTRA points (3 Mountain points) while finishers of the 22km course will earn 1 iTRA point (2 Mountain points). Some trail running events, especially in Europe and North America, require runners to have a certain number of iTRA points (or Mountain points) to qualify for these events.

As an accredited iTRA event the Jabulani Challenge will also contribute to all finishers ‘Performance Index’. Some trail running events use this ‘Performance Index’ to determine start waves or similar so runners looking to improve their ‘Performance Index’ should look no further than the Jabulani Challenge.

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12 Week Training Plan

Available now thanks to our friends at The Body Mechanic is the exclusive Jabulani Challenge 12 week Training Plan. We’ve teamed up to bring you expert trail running advice every step of the way so you can have your best race ever!

Training for a trail running race like Jabulani Challenge is completely different to the type of plan you would follow for a road race. With rocky terrain, technical single track, fire trails, creek crossings, bushland and steep hill inclines, you need to incorporate a whole range of different running techniques and specific training exercises to ensure you have a great race.

Whether you are a seasoned athlete or new to trail running, this 12 week plan will incorporate everything you need to get stronger, improve your mobility and increase your mileage at a safe rate so you can have a great race, without injuring yourself along the way.

The 12 week training plan will commence on January 13th 2018.

BONUS – FREE ESSENTIAL CORE WORKOUT (RRP $8) – Available immediately when you purchase the 12-week training plan online.

Find out how to sign up and watch the FREE welcome video HERE.

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