Brisbane Trail Ultra Trailer

Brisbane Trail Ultra Trailer needs your attention. Sitting at home recovering after your long run on the weekend?

Need something to inspired you in 2019? Check out our Brisbane Trail Ultra Trailer

In case you missed our update on Facebook, Brisbane Trail Ultra has released a cracking trailer to get you motivated for the race and the training ahead!

Get that foam roller going and check out the below.

Time to give yourself that early Christmas present?

If you haven’t already, register here for the Brisbane Trail Ultra – 30km/60km/110km/100miler. Early birds prices finish soon.

…it’ll make that third fruit mince pie all the easier to swallow this festive season!

Brisbane Trail Ultra Trailer

Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation

Brisbane Trail Ultra is proud to announce that in its inaugural year it will be part of the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation SESuper Series.

The SESuper Series is part of a national endurance event where you can run, swim, trail run, compete in cross fit to help raise fund to find a cure to Sanfilippo Syndrome.

What is Sanfilippo Syndrome?

Sanfilippo Syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes fatal brain damage. It’s referred to as a childhood disease as most patients never reach adulthood. Every year worldwide an estimated 2,000 babies are born with this neurodegenerative disease.

We are also lucky enough to have a new Charity Race Ambassador who is personally connected with the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation joining our Race Ambassador team, Michelle Morrice. Michelle will be racing for “Hope for Alec”. Michelle is Alec’s mum. Alec has Sanfilippo Syndrome and Michelle is doing everything in her power to raise funds and awareness for the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation and we are just so happy to be able to support Michelle. 

“Our hope is for the advancement of clinical trials to help develop a treatment and hopefully one day a cure for this condition so that children with Sanfilippo can live a life that every child deserves. We hope the wider community can help spread the word and help us to make exactly this happen.”

Michelle Morrice, Alec Morrice’s Mother.

The Brisbane Trail Ultra is excited to be able to do something positive to help find a cure for Sanfilippo Syndrome. The Brisbane Trail Ultra and the SESuper Series is part of a national endurance event where you can run, swim, trail run, compete in cross fit to help raise fund to find a cure to Sanfilippo Syndrome.

You will be able to run as an individual or in one of our relay teams to raise funds for research and hopefully a cure. 

The mission of the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation is to fund medical research so a cure can be found in time for children battling Sanfilippo today and those born with it tomorrow.

Born seemingly healthy, over time the brain of children with Sanfilippo gets progressively damaged. Children experience hyperactivity, sleeplessness, dementia, loss of speech and cognitive skills, intellectual disability, cardiac issues, seizures, loss of mobility and finally death.

There is currently no effective treatment or cure, and life expectancy is just 12-20 years.

So the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation created the SFSuper Series – a group of events that will challenge and inspire you no matter how fit or how much experience you start with.

Funds raised by the SFSuper Series go towards funding vital research projects that show potential to halt disease progression; repair damage caused by the condition; or improve the quality of life for children suffering from Sanfilippo.

If you’re part of the Sanfilippo community, we support, encourage and help you to participate in events you may never have considered.

Brisbane Trail Ultra is giving Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation members a 10% discount code. Running and fundraising the SESuper Series means a discounted entry fee, free training plan, training sessions with world class coaches, a super supportive community of like minded runners, running merchandise, plus loads of other goodies. 

In 2019, the SFSuper Series enters it’s fifth year and we’re super excited to announce that it will be one of our Brisbane Trail Ultra charity partners. We’re anticipating a large number of SFSuper Series participants in the Brisbane Trail Ultra as it promises to provide a challenging course, incredible scenery and an epic finish festival and support crew experience!

If you’d like to jump on a relay team or go it solo and want to race the Brisbane Trail Ultra to raise funds on the SESuper contact the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation.

ITRA Points

Brisbane Trail Ultra Festival Team is super excited to announce that the following 4 Solo events will be receiving ITRA Points that you will be able to use your ITRA Points towards Ultra Trail World Tour (UTWT) events qualification. 

Our 100 Mile event will receive 6 ITRA Points and our 110 km event will be receiving 5 ITRA Points. 

Brisbane Trail Ultra Course maps

The team at the Brisbane Trail Ultra Festival worked tirelessly designing the best possible course in the South East Queensland region to ensure that you will gain maximum ITRA Points for the distance that you compete in.

All the Brisbane Trail Ultra Festival events will be receiving ITRA Points. See the list of points for each event below;

  • 30 km Solo Brisbane Trail Run 1 ITRA Point (1050 BTU Vert 800 ITRA Vert*)
  • 60 km Solo Brisbane Trail Ultra 3 ITRA Points (2750 BTU 1850 ITRA Vert*)
  • 110 km Solo Brisbane Trail Ultra 5 ITRA Points (5540 BTU Vert 4790 ITRA Vert* )
  • 160 km Solo Brisbane Trail Ultra 6 ITRA Points (8040 BTU Vert 7580 ITRA Vert*)

*BTU mapping software compared to ITRA Trace de Trails mapping Software

The Brisbane Trail Ultra 100 Mile event will be receiving the maximum of 6 ITRA Points and the 110 km Brisbane Trail Ultra will be receiving 5 ITRA Points. This means that when qualifying for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) you have a maximum of 3 events to gain your needed 15 points for the UTMB. This makes both of our Brisbane trail Ultra 110 km and 100 mile events look extremely valuable to trail ultramarathon runners who are wanting to qualify for the UTMB and other UTWT events.

Happy Trail

The Brisbane Trail Ultra Festival Team