Thank you in advance for entering the 2018 Lamington Classic.
Event Date: Saturday / Sunday 27th / 28th October 2018
For those not familiar with the race, it is Australia's oldest trail
race (established 1970), run between Binna Burra and Green Mountain
(Also known as O'Reilly's) in the Gold Coast Hinterland.
Here is the ‘Outdoor Travel Channel’ video of the 2013 edition of our race:
Further location details can be found at:
The race is run under QPWS Permit No TVP508647314, and is along the
'Border Track', which connects Binna Burra to Green Mountains (Also
known as O’Reilly's), classified by QPWS as a Class "4" track.
Class 4 track (Australian Standards)
- Distinct tracks with junctions signposted, rough track surfaces with exposed roots and rocks.
- Variable in width, muddy sections and steep grades likely to be encountered.
- May be extensively overgrown; hazards, such as fallen trees and vines, likely to be present.
- Caution needed at creek crossings and naturally occurring lookouts.
- Moderate fitness level with bushwalking experience and ankle-supporting footwear required.
- Moderate level of navigation skills recommended, involving
self-reliance in first aid and coping with weather hazard situations.
For those who have run this race before (as well as the newcomers),
there have been some major changes to the running of the event over the
years and how to enter etc, so please read the following carefully for 2018:
1- On the Saturday we have two (2) races:
And we have had to introduce qualifying for both the 42.195km and the
21.3km as well as a complusary 3 minute stop over at O'Reilly's for the
42.195km runners. More details can be found at:
have a 42.195km run, starting from Binna Burra, along
the Border Track to Green Mountains and return. This has two(2) mass
start, with slower runners starting at 5-30AM, and the rest of the
field at 7AM.
- We also have the traditional Green Mountain to Binna Burra
Run(21.3km), starting at O'Reilly's on the Border
Track. This is a staggered start, with groups of 8, at 3min intervals from 8-30AM.
2- On Sunday, we run from Binna Burra to Green Mountains (21.3km),
with staggered starts, at 30 minute Intervals from 6AM. The issue is,
that we are not allowed access to the O'Reilly's finish area until
10-30AM, therefore you need to use a start time which has you arriving
at the finish area no earlier than 10-30AM.
3- The will be no wait list!, if your entry is accepted, then
are a starter, this gives everybody certainty, but we are restricted to
90 runners only, so entering early is advisable so as you don’t miss
4- We will offer $120-00 refund to a runner who with draws on or before the 10th October 2018.
5- Refunds after the 10th October 2018, will be subject to the race management's discretion.
6- Providing that you keep the Race Director informed, you can trade
entries (up to the 20th October 2018) if you can't run, providing you
don't sell them for more than what you paid.
7- Our race entry fee is $150-00/person, and this gives you:
- A Race
T-Shirt is available for the first 20 entries, and after that, they can
be purchased for $40-00 and must be ordered with your race entry (and
must pick this up at Binna Burra on Race Weekend). We might have a
limited number, in minimum sizes available on the Race Weekend.
- The choice of the 42.195km or 21.3km run on the Saturday,
includes lunch, as and the 42.195km runners have the option to run the 21.3km. For those running on Sunday,
lunch is also included.
- Either the Saturday or Sunday 21.3km runs can be run as a one-off, but this will still cost you $150-00 including lunch.
Note: Please do not phone or email us for a reduction in price
because your will be doing less, because the answer will be NO, because
from a Race Directors point of view, the organisation of the shorter
races has similar logistical challenges.
Note: If booking the Motel/Lodge, please ensure you know what you
are booking, as some tariffs have meals included, and some don't. We are
also providing meals at the bunkhouse (breakfast, lunch etc), so please
work out where you want to eat.
If you are not comfortable with our entry fee and structure, please do not enter.
8- The logistics of the weekend are complicated, but once you
which race(s) you want to do, please only read the guidelines for your
races. If still unclear, please email or phone us, please do not ask a
friend to interpret these instructions, unless they have run the race
The outline of the logistics are:
(a) If you are running the 42.195km run only, you must be at Binna Burra
ready to run at either 5-30AM or 7AM on the Saturday. We suggest you
arrive before 30+ minutes before your start time, so that you can
register etc as no race numbers will be mailed
(b) If you choose to run the 42.195km on Saturday, and then the 21.3km
on the Sunday, you will have to bring a person who is not running on
Sunday with you, to relocate your car to the Sunday finish at Green
Mountains. It is only a 21.3km run, but via roads it is 60+km, on narrow
winding roads, and we do not have the man power to drive your car on
Sunday to the finish.
Note: If you run the 42.195km on Saturday and the 21.3km on Sunday,
you are NOT eligible to win the Gary Briggs Trophy for the combined
fastest time for the double crossing.
(c) If you are running the 21km run only on Saturday, you must be at
Binna Burra ready to be transported to the start at 6-10AM on Saturday
(We suggest you arrive before 6-00AM.)
(d) If you are running the 21.3km on Saturday, and then the 21.3km back
to Green Mountains on Sunday, you must be at the park in Canunga for the
race briefing at 7-00AM on the Saturday.
Unless you make other arrangements we will transport your personal
overnight gear from Canunga to Binna Burra for you, and then on Sunday,
we will transport your personal gear from Binna Burra to the Sunday
finish at Green Mountains.
Parking is limited at Green Mountains, so we will car pool from Canunga
to Green Mountains. If your car is left at Canunga, then on Sunday after
the race, we will transport you back to Canunga.
Note A: It is important that your car is at either Canunga or Green
Mountain, because on Sunday, there will be no way of getting a runner
back to Binna Burra, unless he/she choses to run (and carry all of their
own gear as well).
Note B: We will do everything possible to both explain and put in
place the procedures, you must accept responsibility in ensuring
that your sleeping gear and your car are in the right place when you
9- We have 20 places available in the Bunkhouse for runners, and the
cost is $40-00, whether you use the bunkhouse on Friday or Saturday
Night or both. This also includes a light breakfast.
If you are allocated a place in the Bunkhouse, then you may be sharing
with 5 other runners, and that is the way it is. You need to be 18 years
old to stay in the bunkhouse.
Thin mattresses are provided, but you must provide your bedding (please assume that it will be cold overnight), and you
will use the adjacent camping grounds bathrooms for showering etc.
10- If you chose not to stay in the bunkhouse, or if there are no
places left in the bunkhouse, you must arrange your own sleeping
Binna Burra has a camping/caravan park. It also has 'Safari Tents',
which are weather proof, and have beds with mattresses, but you must
provide your own bedding, and use the camp ground faculties.
Binna Burra also has 'Motel/Lodge' style accommodation, which is about a 400metre walk from Race Headquarters.
You must book the camp ground, Safari Tents or Motel units yourself. The link is:
11- If you are camping or in a Safari tent (must be booked and
paid for online with Binna Burra Lodge-see above)), you can join us in the Bunkhouse
Common room for Breakfast at $10/person(Whether it be 1 or 2
12- If you have small children with you, the Bunkhouse Common room
has a stove and a microwave, so if you need to prepare some meals for
your children, please make use of these facilities.
13- If you are arriving on Friday afternoon/night you will have to provide your own Friday evening meal.
14- Saturday Night will be a 2 course sit down meal in the "Tea
Room". The Tea Room has a bar where you can buy your drinks, and there
is NO BYO. Please book your meal online with us. ($35-00/person)
Note: We will be making Saturdays presentations at this function,
and if you do not join us for dinner, please wander into the Tea House
at about 7PM for the presentations..
17- The Saturday meal for children, maybe as basic as 'Chips and Nuggets’, please email or phone us for details.
18- If on the Saturday Night your children eat prior to the dinner,
then they are welcome to find a quiet corner in the Tea Room to read,
play on your iPad etc.
19- There is no Prize Money for this event, but there are trophies (sorry no age categories)
20- Your safety is foremost in our minds, and that of the QPWS,
therefore, if for any reason either Race Management of the QPWS believe
it unsafe for the race to proceed, for any reason at all(but mainly due
to the weather or possible fire hazards), and cancellation can be as
late as 1min before race start.(Note: once started, because of the
inaccessibility of the course, we can't actually stop the race.)
If the race is cancelled or postponed, then the liability of the race
management will be limited to what is paid by you on this entry form
less $30-00 for administration (to cover fixed costs incurred.)
In the event of race cancellation, neither the QPWS or race management
will be liable for any costs you have incurred to others (including, but
not limited to, airlines, hotels, etc) in planning and travelling to
21- With respect to your safety, we have assumed that you are fit,
healthy and well trained to cover the distance of the race you have
chosen to enter, which are run on a Class 4 walking track.
We have taken every reasonable precaution in our planning, to ensure
your safety, but ultimately, you are in control of the speed you move
at, and your footfall, and a Class 4 track is very uncertain under foot,
and runners falling over is a common occurrence, therefore you need to
be aware of the following:
- Our tail sweepers will be carrying a basic 1st aid kit, but they
will only be equipped to treat minor scratches and abrasions and carry a
recognised 1st Aid qualification
- The tail sweepers are normally about 15min to 30 mins behind the last runner each day.
- At the finish line each day, there will be a qualified First Aid person.
- If you fall, and become incapacitated, it could take several
hours for qualified medical assistance to reach you (please assume 4 to 6
hours to get you out of the forest depending on the location where you
become incapacitated), so if you have a heart condition, know or unknown
and not disclosed to us, you will probably die in the forest.
- If you cannot walk out of the Forest, you will be carried out on
a stretcher, as the tree canopy is too dense for a Helicopter rescue.
If when you are clear of the forest, you need Helicopter evacuation to
hospital, this decision will be made by the Race medical team in
consultation with the QPWS on the behalf of you and your family. The
cost of any evacuation of you for any reason, by any means will be at
your cost, and neither the QPWS nor the race management will be liable
for these costs.
Please consider this before you enter!
22- You should also be aware, that we only provide a water stop at
both the Binna Burra end of the course and the Green Mountain end of the
course, and there are no formal drinks/refreshment stops
in-between(which is 21.3km), therefore you must make your own
arrangements to rehydrate yourself, and this means you must carry
sufficient fluids for your rehydration needs, which will vary depending
on the daily temperature. You will also run the 21.3km in a time about
30% slower than on a flat road, so please factor this extra time into
your personal hydration plan.
- If you come across an injured runner or a runner in distress who
is alone, as a trail runner, you are expect to stop (basic track
etiquette) render all possible assistance until a more qualified person
arrives. No incapacitated runner must be left alone on the track
(remember the sweeper will be behind you).
There is a creek with drinkable water about 7km from the Binna Burra end
of the course, which has had reliable water for 30+ years, but until
were check the course the day before the race, we will not be able to
confirm its suitability as an emergency drink stop.
23- By entering this event, you consent to your personal information
being provided to Athletics Australia Ltd and the Athletics Association
in your home state for the purpose of registering you as a recreational
running class of member of your relevant state association for
administering the iRun program. You further consent to receiving
information (including via iRun and email) about the iRun program
including details of other events and special offers or promotions is
Please note: All of the above is very onerous, and unlike a lot of
races, it places a lot of responsibility on you to take care of yourself
and fellow runners, and this is necessary as the race crosses a
reasonably rugged terrain, only accessible via a narrow rough walking
track and because of the tree canopy, there is no way a Helicopter can
rescue you. If the above makes you uncomfortable, please do not enter.
If you do enter, you are going to have a great weekend, make new
friends, and have an experience which to the best of our knowledge is
unmatched elsewhere in the world.
Note: If you do not understand any of the above, please phone Bruce (0433 242 748) for clarification/explanation.
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