The Brisbane Trail 30 – A Story Map

Brisbane Trail 30.Looking for the next challenge? Already achieved more than you thought you ever could by completing that half marathon? Want to be part of a truly unique and special event?

Looking for the next challenge? Already achieved more than you thought you ever could by completing that half marathon? Want to be part of a truly unique and special event?

The Brisbane Trails 30 is calling your name…

As part of the Brisbane Trail Ultra Festival, the Brisbane Trails 30 is set to become an iconic Brisbane race.

With an afternoon start, you’ll head out of the ‘The Gap’ and up Mt Coot-tha. Taking the trails through the bush land of Mt Coot-tha, you’ll emerge in the historic suburb of Paddington for your urban (downhill) transit into South Bank. There you’ll arrive to a party finish like no other at the newly refurbished Queensland Maritime Museum events lawn.

Not quite ready to tackle the full 30km? Team up and run it as a relay –

  • Leg one – The Gap to J.C. Slaughter Falls (CP7)
  • Leg two – J.C. Slaughter Falls to South Bank

Check out this new Story Map to get a full view of the course and explore the challenge ahead of you.

Brisbane Trails 30 – Event Page

Brisbane Trails 30 – Maps

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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

Brisbane Trail Ultra The Adventure Begins

Adventure Begins.

Brisbane and South East Queensland is ready for an epic ultra trail event with stunning scenery, challenging climbs, sweeping views of the Brisbane Hinterland, Moreton Island, Moreton Bay, out to the Great Dividing Range then return to an atmospheric ending to your emotional trail.

You will journey though steep gorges, eucalyptus forest, virgin rainforest, meandering single trails catching glimpses of the Brisbane Skyline in the distance, then return to the CBD of Brisbane for a destination finish that will rival that of the europeans.

You can choose between 3 distances and then decide if you will go solo, or race it in sections with a team mate or 3. 30k solo, 30k relay team of 2. 60k Solo, 60k Relay team, 110k Solo, 110k Relay Team of 4. We want you to use this event as a stepping stone to building up your trail running skills. Try one of our relay legs, build your confidence and ability, then go it solo.

The inspiration for the Brisbane Trail Ultra comes from living in the Brisbane’s vibrant city and acknowledging that it’s strength is it proximity to the amazing trail of Brisbane Forest, D’Aguliar National Park and SEQ Water Land around Gold Creek, Enoggera Reservoirs.

The course is important to us. We’ve designed the course to have as much single trail as possible, the prettiest scenery we could find, the steepest climb and descents to get you prepared for racing in Australia and beyond.

Brisbane is only 8ks from its forest. This is unheard of in most capital cities around the world and something that should be celebrated.

Why finish in a City? Brisbane is famous for it’s liveability. South Bank has its bridges that are lit up at night, pools, gardens, coves and of course it’s stunning back drop, Brisbane’s Skyline. At Brisbane Trail Ultra we want to put on a show for you. Our event will run through the Brisbane French Festival at South Bank so you can have a little piece of Chamonix.

You will run past the Queensland Australia Gallery Modern Art Gallery (GOMA),  Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Queensland Museum and Science Centre, Queensland Library. Your support crew will have so much to do while you are out racing and enjoying yourself. Brisbane Trail Ultra will be the event that everyone in your family will be happy you are taking part in.

While you are out adventuring your partner can be enjoying the delights of Brisbane’s La  Trobe Terrace, West End, South Bank restaurants and cafes.