Race Day Schedule
Registration for all events is at
Rangers Compound, Sellin Rd, Mt Mee.
Please bring your E-ticket (copy of confirmation
e-mail) and photo ID with you.
All events start at Rangers Compound.
6.00-6.45am Marathon Solo and
Marathon Solo and Relay Race
Marathon Solo and Relay Race
7.30-8.15am Half-marathon Solo Run
Half-marathon Solo Run Race
Half-marathon Solo Run Race Start
8.00-8.45am 9km Run & Walk
9km Run & Walk Race Briefing
9km Run & Walk Race Start
Sausage sizzle & soft drink ($5 cash only)
1. If you are feeling ill or
running a temperature do not start the race. Better
to rest than cause further injury or death. This is
a very demanding event and you will need all your
faculties functioning 100% to complete this
2. Follow Officials' directions. These are deemed to
be best for your safety. If in doubt ask for the
chief official who will be wearing a pink vest to
3. If you come across an injured or lost competitor
assist where necessary. If you have a mobile phone
call (if you get reception) for help (auto dial the
race director’s number into your phone before
starting). Never leave anyone alone. Generally you
are only 5km from the nearest assistance. There will
be 2 vehicles at all times traversing all parts of
4. You must carry water with you at all times. It is
compulsory. You will be entering dense rainforest in
some areas. NO WATER BOTTLE, NO START &
DISQUALIFICATION for yourself and team if
5. Your race number must be worn on the front torso
only (QNPWS request) and easily visible at
check-ins. If a bunch of runners enters timing
check-in zones and the number is not visible you
will go to the back of the bunch to wait your turn.
With over 200 competitors and especially the earlier
check-ins this could waste you some time. No excuses
will be accepted. It is your responsibility to make
sure that you are checked off. No check off, no
6. Competitors will be catered for at all
Checkpoints and Aid stations. Special drinks and
drop bags, clearly marked (Site no. top line, race
no. 2nd line & surname bottom line) in black
marker will be accepted. Do these before you arrive
at the start venue. Drop bags for Marathoners will
be delivered to all Checkpoints, provided they are
received at Registration by 6:30am. All Checkpoints
will have water, electrolyte, seasonal fruit and
sweets. All other requirements to be supplied by
7. Course markings are as follows:
- Marshal directions on some road
intersections. Otherwise, directional arrows will
be placed on barriers at sites.
- In Forest areas, all
intersections will be marked by A4 sized Red
arrows taped to trees (no nails are used).
8. All races start and finish at
Rangers Depot, Gantry Mt Mee State Forest.
9. The surface in some areas is very rough, so
footwear (enclosed Shoes) must be worn at all times.
10. All competitors must take their own cup with
them. No plastic/paper cups will be supplied at
drink stations. This way we can preserve the
Environment from litter and wastage.
11. Everything you take into the forest you take
out. Bins are provided at every water table for your
use. Discard all wrappers into bins not the roadside
12. Toilets will be provided in the Rangers
Compound. Do not use Picnic area facilities.
Otherwise, step well off the course, dig a deep hole
with the heel of your shoe and recover with soil
when finished. If wet conditions check for leeches
13. For safety reasons anybody using walking poles
will start at the back of the field. Walking poles
are very dangerous especially to head areas, when
carrying the poles they must be in a vertical
position at all times. This includes when attached
to your pack. There have been many near eye gouging
accidents seen at the Kokoda Challenge starting 2km
with excited people jockeying for positions.
14. When on course keep left at all times. This
allows clear access for Event personnel, emergency
vehicles and oncoming or passing competitors.
Practise this in training as quite often you see
packs split in 2 and go left and right. Some of
these roads are blind bends and very narrow.
KEEP LEFT WHERE POSSIBLE: it is for your own safety.
15. Earphones are not recommended as you need to
hear approaching traffic. You are out with nature;
enjoy what it has to offer.
16. Use anti-chafe lotion before starting. Most will
stay on when wet and reapply every 3 hours. This can
save your event and make it enjoyable. Anti-chafe
can be purchased at registration.
17. Practise drinking electrolyte before the event;
it does not suit everybody.
18. Relay changeover is at Rangers Compound.
All entrants must carry a water
bottle or pack and finish with it. All runners must
complete a medical form when entering the race.
Should there be any changes to your medical history
between your entry and start time, please inform the
people at registration so they can update your
record for our Medical Staff. PLEASE WEAR YOUR
RACE NUMBER ON THE FRONT to make it easier for
recorders at the checkpoints and the finish.
1. COURSE MARKING:
a) White flagging tape in some trees and bushes.
b) Red arrows which will indicate which checkpoint
you are heading for.
c) White lines across track indicate no entry.
STAY ALERT for these markings at all times
particularly at intersections. White lines may be
placed right across track where there are critical
turns. Do not cross these lines.
2. Do not LITTER the course. Anything taken from a
checkpoint that is not edible should be placed in
the rubbish receptacle at the next checkpoint. In
case of a toilet emergency runners should carry some
biodegradable toilet paper and depart the track and
bury the human waste.
3. Competitors do not have the right of way over any
traffic you may encounter while crossing or
following gazetted roads. Some Forestry or Parks and
Wildlife tracks and roads will be closed using signs
but there may be trail bike riders or 4WD vehicles
which will ignore these. If you hear them coming,
get out of the road. The Police permit requires
competitors to keep to the left hand side of the
road when possible which means you run with the
traffic on all roads.
In particular, keep to the left-hand side of the
road when traversing Loveday’s Rd. (Police permit
request) and give way to traffic when the Somerset
Trail crosses roads.
The Somerset Trail is open to the Public and be
polite to hikers and give plenty of warning which
side you wish to pass them by. Call out “Passing on
right” and then a “Thank you”.
4. No pets are allowed in a National Park so don’t
5. It is the responsibility of each runner to ensure
they have their number is crossed off at each
checkpoint. Failure to be registered as passing
through a checkpoint may mean you are ineligible for
awards. Report to the timekeeper before you leave
6. It is important you know the order of the
checkpoints (write them on your race number if you
cannot remember them). Normally the red arrows taped
to trees will have a number on them indicating
towards which checkpoint you are heading.
7. Marathon entrants may have DROP BAGS taken to
some checkpoints (see Race Information). Ensure the
bags are clearly marked with your NAME, Race Number
and Checkpoint Number. A permanent marker will be
available to put your number on after it is
8. Remember to be polite and courteous to checkpoint
staff as these volunteers are out there for
considerable time for your benefit.
9. AT THE FINISH
BBQ: Marathon and Half-marathon entrants will be
given a BBQ ticket when they sign in. 9km entrants
and any friends or family who are not competing will
need to purchase their food ($15) unless they are
volunteering to help out in a significant manner.
These should be pre ordered on entry.
a) Random Draw prizes will be place on a board near
the finish. Check for your name.
b) Place-getters' names will be placed on a board as
soon as available and they can collect their Trophy
if they are not staying for presentations.
10. First Aid – There will be a FIRST AID kit at
each checkpoint and there will be Sports Trainers in
attendance along the course.
11. TRAVEL TO EVENT:
Allow at least a 90 minutes to drive from Brisbane
to the Start area. There is a good chance you will
encounter fog on the drive. Parking is at the
Ranger’s Compound on the left at the end of the
bitumen opposite to the Gantry Picnic area Sellin Rd
Mt Mee State Forest.
12. ON ARRIVAL:
Do not park in the picnic area parking. It will be
quite busy with day trippers later in the day.
Bring an extra pair of socks and shoes for the
Registration/Car park area which is on grass and
always dewy in the early morning.
Toilets will be provided in The Ranger’s Compound. DO
NOT USE FACILITIES IN THE GANTRY PICNIC AREA.
Bruce Cook – Race Organiser –
firstname.lastname@example.org Ph. 0481 134 054.