Walk about Creek Run – 9.3km – The Gap – 18 July 2015
to Walk about Creek Trails Race. Not long ago the trails around the Enoggera
Dam were a no-go zone for general members of the public.
it's really great that we now have access to this wonderful area. The
race starts at the Enoggera Dam Wall and finishes at the Beach of the Walk
about Creek Visitors Centre, at the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">d'Aguilar <st1:placetype w:st="on">National Park
Head Quarters. The Beach is a very popular
spot in the summer months to go for a swim. And all year around
people take their canoes to water to go for a paddle.
The finish line at the Walk about Creek beach is only 700m
up the road from the start line at the Enoggera Dam Wall. The race
however leads you all the way around the reservoir for 9.3m, covering some
steep hills, broad fire trails and single tracks.
It is a great run for the very fit and also a nice social
run for people who would like to run with their friends and enjoy the scenery.
Field limit of 150, minimum age 18 at registration.
Spectators at the finish line will be able see their
favourite runners and their competition come through with about 2km to go. Conversely, runners can see their favourite
supporters at this point.
Event date: Saturday 18
July 2015 8:00 am
Dam Wall (SEQ Water), The Gap
Getting there and
Parking: The Gap is about 15 minutes drive from the CBD.
Drive out to The Gap along Waterworks Road towards Mt Nebo and turn left
just before the Park ‘n Ride at the end of The Gap and park inside the SEQWater
gates, this is about 200m from the start line.
consider taking the bus (385), which stops at the bus depot of The Gap Park ‘n Ride,
which is right were you want to be, with only a 300m walk to the start line.
Finish: the ‘Beach’
at the Walk about Creek visitor’s centre, HQ d’Aguilar National Park, The Gap
Finishers’ bags: A
vehicle/trailer is provided at the start line to carry your finishing gear to
the finish line. Make sure you pack a
towel to sit on in the shuttle bus.
Return to parking:
700m walk. However, we may provide a
shuttle bus if there are park constructions in the area.
½ way: at this checkpoint your bib number will be recorded and there will be a self-help
first aid kit. There are, however, no
sports drinks or water provided along this course.
Hydration and Fuel:
You need to carry at least 500ml of water, as there is no water or sports drink
provided on the course. It is also
important that you are properly hydrated and fuelled-up at the start of the
race. Please take enough supplies with
you to last you for the duration of the run, but take your litter with you.
familiarisation: The course will be marked, but please make sure you read
the course information, so that you know where you are going. TRAQ may organise a training run 2 weeks out
from the race, so keep your eye out for this on the web page and on Facebook.
Qualified First Aid person at start and finish, self-help first aid kit at the
½ way check point.
leave your vehicles near the dam wall and walk up to the finish line at Walk
about Creek. However, if park constructions are in progress we will provide a
shuttle bus. Young families and people to whom this walk is a major
inconvenience can park at Walk about Creek.
Remember, spectators, that you can see your favourite runner come
through from across the water when he/she has about 2km to go, so be at the
finish line on time!
tea, water and sports drink are provided to participants and volunteers (gluten free
available). Coffee may be purchased from
the Green Frog Café (Walk about Creek Visitor’s Centre).