Castle Hill Trail Run
February 25, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am
The first run in the Outer Limits Trail Running Series 2018: The Castle Hill Trail Run. This event being early in the the year is designed to get people into trail running and utilise Townsville biggest icon. The race will start and finish from the West End State School and the course will cover the trails on the western side of the hill. The trails will not be closed to the public but we will not be using the popular “goat track”. The race has a 3km for beginners and kids up to a tough 9km for the more experienced runners. This event will offer a great trail running experience right on your front door step.
Registration opens 1st January 2018.
Where: Castle Hill – West End State School
Parking: Parking is available from Lamington Road and Wilson Street. Please park in an orderly fashion and be considerate of local residents.
When: Sunday 25th February 2018
Rego Opens from: 5.30am. You will be required to sign in and be allocated a race number. Pins will be provided (or you can bring a race number belt).
Merchandise: There will also be merchandise and race nutrition for sale.
9km Slog – Mens: 6.30am | Ladies: 6.40am
6km Scurry – Mens: 6.50am | Ladies: 7:00am
3km Scramble – Mens: 7:15am | Ladies: 7.25am
Presentations: 9:00am * or when first runners are finished
Mandatory Gear: There is no mandatory gear for the run. We will have marshals on the course and first aid available. It will be hot so please consider taking water with you. It is a good idea to take a mobile phone with you.
Water: There will be 1 water point on the course but no cups avaiable. You should carry enough water to complete the race.
Facilities: Toilets are located at the race HQ, West End State School. It also has plenty of shade and covered areas for friends and family not running.
The Course: The 3 courses will be clearly marked with pink tape, signage, arrows and caution tape. Each track junction will have a sign with directions on which way to go depending on which distance you are completing. There will also be course marshals at each significant turn. The course will loop and criss cross it’s way through the trails all over Castle Hill. It is dry and rocky, we recommend trail shoes (these are not essential). The course will climb part way up and back down the side of the hill so be prepared for some challenging sections.
3km course – Starts flat along a trail above the cemetery, then along the Maidenhair track, It then makes a nasty left hand turn up an unknown trail and down the Dianella trail and back along Maidenhair trail to the finish.
6km course – Will be released soon but it will go all around the hill, along Maidenhair trail, through suburban West End, up the Iron Bark trail down the road, taking a right past the water tank, up the Cutheringa trail, down the Goat track and back around Maidenhair to the finish.
9km course – Will be released soon but it goes along Maidenhair, through suburban West End, up a short section of lower Iron Bark, past the SES and over to West Ridge trail, up West Ridge, across the road, past the water tank, then up Cutheringa trail, down the Goat Track and back around along Maidenhair to the finish.
3km course elevation
9km course elevation (note the 6km is same without the first climb)
Brunch: Luke from The Precinct Fresh Market will provide fresh fruit at the finish line and The Coffee Tree will make sure you get your caffeine hit and there will also be water and electrolytes at the finish line.
Safety: The trails include sections of challenging and technical single track, be sure to exercise caution on these sections. If you DO NOT FINISH the race you must see a race volunteer and contact race HQ. It willbe hot so please take precautions to stay safe in the heat.
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