Walkabout Creek Run –
9.3km – The Gap - Sunday 8 July 2018
Welcome to the fourth running of
the Walkabout Creek Trails Race. It is a beautiful course around the Enoggera
Reservoir on SEQ Water land within the National Park.
The course is fairly short at
9.3km and suitable to most runners fast and slow, but you need to be 16 years or older. If you are between 16 and 18, you need to have your parent/guardian to sign the waiver.
If you would like to register as a TRAQ member, make sure you are a current financial member. Membership is only $17.50. Look at the event page for the membership link.
There are two waves, 5 minutes apart. The first wave is the fast wave, the second wave the slow wave. The first 3 women and men over the line get the placings, so if you want to be in the running for a place, make sure you enter in the first wave.
The race starts at the Enoggera Dam Wall, inside the gates of SEQ
Water, which is just behind the Park ‘n Ride at the end of The Gap. The course covers a variety of flatter sections, steep
hills, broad fire trails and single tracks and finishes on the ‘beach’ of the Walkabout Creek Visitors and Wildlife Centre.
At the finish line we’ll have a nice morning tea waiting for you,
which is included in the entry fee and there is coffee available for purchase
from the Green Tree Frog Cafe.
Please bring along the family and some extra picnic, because Walkabout
Creek is a great area to explore, take a walk, or just hang out near the finish
line to see your friends run the trails from across the water. Once the presentations are done and morning tea is finished, visit the
Wildlife Centre with its wombat, platypus, sugar gliders, rain forest birds,
snakes and many other animals. Or you can go kayaking across the lake at 10 am, renting a kayak from Walkabout Creek Adventures, who are at the beach.
Sunday 8 July 2018 8:00 am, bib pickup from 7am. Please arrive at least half an hour before the start
9.3km with ±250-300m elevation
Enoggera 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, which 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, a mere 300m walk to the start line.
the ‘Beach’ at the Walkabout Creek Visitors and Wildlife centre, which is also
the Head Quarters for this part of National Park.
A vehicle/trailer is provided at the start line to carry your finishing gear to
near the finish.
Return to parking:
Maximum number of participants:
about ½ way: at this checkpoint your bib number will be recorded and there will
be a self-help first aid kit.
Hydration and Fuel:
There is no water or sports drink provided along this course, so if you are not
sure about your hydration requirements carry at least 500ml of water. Also,
make sure you are properly hydrated and fuelled 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.
The course will be marked, but please make sure you read the course
information, so that you know where you are going. TRAQ organises training runs a few 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.
Morning tea, water and sports drinks are provided to participants and
volunteers at the finish line. There is the opportunity to purchase coffee from the Green Tree Frog Cafe. At the start line Rachid will be present with the Coffee Box, so that you can warm up / wake up with or just enjoy a coffee before the race. We hope you will have a great time!
Joris Wu - Race organiser