11km Trail Run/Walk

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Course Description

For 2023 this is an almost 11km event starting up Leith Valley Rd and finishing at Chingford Park. 

Gather at Chingford Park at 9:15 to check in and meet the other competitors. You will then be shuttled by van to the race start.

The race starts at 10am on Leith Valley Rd. A short sprint across the bridge is followed by a right turn into a beautiful single track that leads through some bush and meadow and forestry. Follow the markers and you will come up on to Cowan Road. Turn left and carry on up to the summit of Mount Cargill and the aid station.

From Mt Cargill summit you get to enjoy gravity with a 4km descent down some single track to Bethune’s Gully. Follow the road out onto Norwood Street. Run down Norwood for about 1km then turn right into Tannadice St and left into Dryden St, over the footbridge and into Chingford Park for the sprint finish across the sports ground to the sounds of hearty cheers!

Well done! You deserve a medal!

Compulsory Gear List

The compulsory gear list is here for your protection and safety. The following items MUST be carried.

  • Rain jacket – it must be seam-sealed waterproof.
  • Merino or thermal long sleeve top.
  • Warm beanie or Thir Band! (Multifunctional head-ware).
  • Own snacks, gels, energy bars etc.
  • Water bottles/bladders (there will be no cups available at water stations).
  • Phone (optional but strongly recommended).
  • Gear checks will be carried out at registration.

Registration and Gear Checks

Registration can be done Saturday between 4pm and 6pm at Chingford Park or Sunday morning 9:15 at Chingford Park.

Gear Drops

Clothing can be left in bags in the van and will be returned to Chingford Park.

Please make sure your bag is identifiable.

Aid & Water Stations, Toilets

Water and snacks will be available at the Mt Cargill aid station but there will be no cups. Bring your own cup or bottle.

Portaloos will be available at the start.

Race Rules

  • Registration and gear checks are on Saturday afternoon from 4pm.
  • While checking-in, every competitor must get their mandatory gear checked. All essential gear must be carried at all times. It can get very cold very quickly on these hills.
  • Always listen to the advice of marshals. They are there for your safety. Also be polite and say thanks. They are wonderful people who have volunteered their time for your pain and pleasure.
  • If you pull out for any reason you must report to officials at the finish line. Otherwise our wonderful volunteer marshals will be waiting and looking for you all day and night.
  • Please don’t drop any rubbish and if you see any that may have been dropped by another runner please pick it up.
  • All tracks are open so please be respectful of other track users.
  • All roads are open. Please be alert and keep to the sides.
  • Avoid headphones/earbuds use during the race. There’s lots of native birdsong to enjoy. You will be required to remove them for road sections.
  • Race numbers are to be visible at all checkpoints.
  • If you come across another competitor in trouble stay with them until you know they are safe.
  • No dogs are to accompany runners.

Course Map and Elevation Profile