22KM TRAIL RUN

  • 22KM
  • August 10, 2024
  • KU-RING-GAI CHASE NATIONAL PARK, NSW

COURSE STATISTICS

  • DISTANCE:
  • 22KM
  • ELEVATION:
  • +550m/-550m
  • TRAILS:
  • 55% single track, 40% fire trail, 5% road/path
  • COURSE RECORDS:
  • 01:38:15 (MALE) 02:00:34 (FEMALE)
  • COURSE CLOSES:
  • 4:00PM 
  • RACE REGO:
  • 7:30am 
  • RACE START:
  • 8:30am

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Head out under the start arch from scenic Bobbin Head, behind the marina and onto the technical Warrimoo Track, right alongside Cowan Creek. After the first 500m or so the trail narrows so self-seed accordingly so you don’t need to pass, or be passed by faster or slower runners, getting into a good rhythm here is important. You will soon be turning away from the creek and up the step-filled climb to the Sphinx, the Aid Station just after this will be a welcome sight!

After filling up, stretch out through the Landings and watch out for the 45km and 12km runners who will be heading in different directions as you leave the Landings. Cross the grass nature strip behind the houses and then onto the fire trail, a bit up, a bit down. Then the trail narrows for a little bit before widening again. There are a few creek crosses to navigate, they are normally very shallow so easy to avoid getting your feet wet. Pay attention to the course markings as numerous trails join the course route.

Soon enough you are climbing the switch-backs to Golden Jubilee Oval, and back down the over side before popping out at the last Aid Station. The end is in sight! Head out along the flat fire trail before dropping back down to the creek (can be tricky to cross, follow the pink tape!) which you will follow all the way back to Bobbin Head. The last stretch is quite narrow and technical, so keep focused as the fatigue starts to set in. Before long you’ll hit the raised boardwalk across the mangroves and back to Bobbin Head and the Finish Line!

COURSE MAP

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

AID STATIONS

There are two marshalled aid stations on the 22km course:

  • 5.5KM
  • AID STATION 2 (The Sphinx)
  • 16KM
  • AID STATION 3 (Grosvenor Street)

      ACCREDITATION

      International Trail Running Association

      Jabulani Challenge is an accredited event with the International Trail Running Association (iTRA).

      Finishers of the 45km course will earn 2 iTRA points (2 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.

      UTMB World Series Index

      Jabulani Challenge 45km and 22km events are also UTMB® World Index Races.

      A UTMB Index race contributes towards every Finishers UTMB Index in the corresponding category (20K, 50K, 100K or 100M) and gives runners access to the UTMB World Series Events or Majors.

      Finishing a UTMB Index race will contribute towards your UTMB Performance Index. However, it will not provide Running Stones which are mandatory to enter the UTMB Mont-Blanc lottery for the World Series Finals.

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