Sunday, 10 August 2014

Canberra 101 Trail Run in September

Posted by speedygeoff on Sunday, August 10, 2014 with 1 comment
I am about to start a series of jogs around the Canberra Centenary Trail, but here is a serious race on the same trail which can be split into a four person relay.

From Prachar Stegemann
The Sri Chinmoy Canberra 101 Trail Run will be staged in and around Canberra on Sunday 28 September 2014. The Sri Chinmoy Canberra 101 Trail Run is born from the success of the Sri Chinmoy Canberra Centenary Trail Run held in 2013 to celebrate the Centenary of Canberra. Since Canberra has turned 101 in 2014, one kilometre will be added to the route from 2013...

When? – Sunday 28 September, 6 am start for solo runners, 6.30 am start for relay teams
Where? – all around Canberra
What? – a challenging, thrilling and utterly rewarding tour of the best of Canberra's hills, bush reserves and scenic delights
Why? – to celebrate the soul, scenery and life of our Capital city
How? – enter online now!
A golden opportunity to run Canberra's best tracks and trails – in a day

For lovers of trails there can be no better way to celebrate our unique capital, conceived as a "city in the bush". The course comprises mostly tracks and fire trails through Canberra's extensive tracts of native bushland, with some linking cycle paths through urban areas. Starting and finishing at Regatta Point on Lake Burley Griffin, the route describes a wide circle including:

* Parliament House, Red Hill, Isaacs Ridge, Farrer Ridge
* Mt Taylor, Cooleman Ridge
* Stromlo Forest Park, National Arboretum
* Aranda Bushland, Black Mountain Reserve, Bruce Ridge, O'Connor Ridge
* Mt Majura, Mt Ainslie and Anzac Parade

The race is open to solo runners as well as relay teams of 4, with relay legs of around 25 km each. The race will commence at 6:00am for solo runners and 6:30am for relay teams, with a midnight cut-off (18 hours for solo runners, 17.5 hours for relay teams).

View the full course map, including the relay changeover points (please note, the route through Stromlo Forest Park on leg 2 is currently being revised and may include the additional kilometre...), and read the event information.

Online entry is now open.

1 comment:

  1. Footnote. . After my fall in the Bush Capital 21k I may decide to forget plans of any mountain running and leave it to others who are more agile than I.