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Organiser

TRAQ

Date:

Sunday, 28 June 2020

Location:

Enoggera Dam, The Gap


Registration closes on:

Tuesday, 2 June 2020 at 2:30 PM - (GMT+10:00) Brisbane

Walkabout Creek Run – 9.5km – The Gap - Sunday 28 June 2020

Welcome to the sixth 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 9.5km 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.

Date: Sunday 30 June 2019 8:00am, bib pickup from 6.45am. Please arrive about an hour before the start

Distance: 9.5km with  ±270m elevation
Start: 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.

Bussing it: 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.

Finish: the ‘Beach’ at the Walkabout Creek Visitors and Wildlife centre, which is also the Head Quarters for this part of National Park.

Finishers’ bags: A vehicle/trailer is provided at the start line to carry your finishing gear to near the finish.

Return to parking: 400m walk.

Maximum number of participants: 180

Checkpoint: 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, only at the start and finish area. 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. Remember we have no disposable cups.

Course familiarisation: 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.

First Aid: Qualified First Aid person at start and finish, self-help first aid kit at the ½ way check point.

Catering: 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 van der Geer - Race organiser