The Brisbane Trail Ultra 30 Course makes the most of the stunning single trails on Mount Coot-tha. Only 8km from the centre of Brisbane’s CBD and exciting South Bank attractions.
The BTU30 course is designed for new trail runners and half marathon graduates who are stepping up to the next challenge and want to experience a taste of what it would be like to race on the trails or a full trail ultra marathon.
It is also aimed at those who want to have a crack at the BTU-Red Bull Climb.
The BTU-Red Bull Climb starts at JC Slaughter Falls and climbs for 1700m to the top of the Pinnacles Trail where we will have a timing mat at the top of the climb to record the “Race within a Race”
The 30 km Course is designed to fit into almost everyone’s training or racing program.
If the 30 km course is too much for you this time, don’t worry, just invite a trail running buddy to jump on your relay team and you can race for each other and enjoy the spectacular, vivid, city, South Bank Saturday sunset finish.
Brisbane Trail Ultra 30 km Course
Solo and 2 Person Relay
6 Hour Cut off
30 km Course Start Line
The Gap State High School
Check Point 7 – J.C Slaughter Falls – 14.1km
Start to Check Point 7 Distance – 14.1km 533.7 gain 490.2 loss
2nd Leg Relay 30km Course Starts
Water Stop, Hammer Nutrition Gels, Heed Sports Drink, Hammer Endurolytes, Fruit, Potatoes, Soup
Cut Off Time 1800
Finish South Bank Brisbane – 31.3 km
Check Point 7 to Finish Line South Bank Brisbane – 17.2km 589.8 gain 666.8 loss
Water Stop, Hammer Nutrition Gels, Heed Sports Drink, Hammer Endurolytes, Fruit, Potatoes, Soup.
Drop Bags Pick Up, Start Bag Pick Up.
Trail Running Stores, Healthy Food Trucks, Hot Chips.
Brisbane Trail Ultra 30 km Relay Legs
1-Start to Check Point 7 J.C Slaughter Falls 14.1km
533.7 gain 490.2 loss
2- Check Point 7 to Finish Line South Bank Brisbane 17.2km (accumulative distance 31.3km)
589.8 gain 666.8 loss
Start Line The Gap State High School
Finish Line South Bank Brisbane
1050 Vertical gain (ITRA 800 using different mapping software)
1 ITRA Point
Qualifying Times or Distances
You will need to meet ONE of the following for the BTU30.
Qualification Period 6th July 2018-6th June 2020
Relay qualification (all events)
10km or more training OR event on trails.
30k Solo Qualification
ONE OF THE BELOW RECORDED TRAINING RUNS OR RACE RESULTS
Distance - 20km training or event on trails; OR
Time - Sub 2.5 hour road 1/2 marathon.
Any Relay Leg of the BTU2019
Mandatory Gear 30k Runners
A full list of gear
1x Mobile Phone (Telstra Next G preferred)
1x Compass (smart phone and watches are permitted as long as they still have battery on the finish line)
1x Emergency Space Blanket
2x Food Portions more than 200 calories (start with)
1x2.5cm by 5m Strapping Tape.
1x Compression Bandage minimum 10cm (This is larger than the TNF100 recommendations but it will save your life if you or your friend are bitten by a snake).
1x Zip Lock Bag for personal rubbish
1x High Visibility Vest that complies with the Australian Standards AS/NZS 4602:1999-D/N
Ability to carry 1.5L-2L of Fluid.
Topo Map of the area provided by Ultra Trail Brisbane in PDF Form saved on your phone or as a paper format in a map case.