12KM TRAIL RUN

  • 12KM
  • August 10, 2024
  • KU-RING-GAI CHASE NATIONAL PARK, NSW

COURSE STATISTICS

  • DISTANCE:
  • 12KM
  • ELEVATION:
  • +377m/-377m
  • TRAILS:
  • 75% single track, 15% fire trail, 10% road/path
  • COURSE RECORDS:
  • 01:00:20 (MALE) 01:12:12 (FEMALE)
  • COURSE CLOSES:
  • 3:00PM
  • RACE REGO:
  • 8:30am
  • RACE START:
  • 9:15am

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Leaving start chute and the beautiful Bobbin Head, runners head behind the marina and straight on to single track. Sections of the Warrimoo Track alongside Cowan Creek can be a little technical and rocky, but it’s generally flat and runnable until you reach the climb up to the Sphinx. For this reason it’s important to self-seed at the start correctly or you’ll be overtaking/overtaken by other runners on the narrow trails. Climbing up the stairs to The Sphinx is quite a workout, and the Aid Station will be a welcome sight once you reach the top!

Across the roads and through The Landings – this is the easiest running you’ll get on the course. When you re-enter the National Park and hit the fire trail pay attention to the signs and marshals as this is where the 45km and 22km courses take a different route. 12km runners will turn down the Murrua trail to the single-track descent. Take care here – it’s short and steep! Once you reach the bottom you re-join the Gibberagong single track. This is a tricky technical section alongside another spectacular watercourse. As you make your way back to Bobbin Head the running gets a little easier, and once you hit the boardwalk you are almost there! Head around the park and the yellow finish arch will be waiting for you.

COURSE MAP

Denotes Private Property. Access only permitted by arrangement with property owner on event day.

AID STATIONS

There is one marshalled aid station on the 12km course:

  • 5.5KM
  • AID STATION 2 (The Sphinx)

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