Save the date 11th-12th July 2020 Brisbane Trail Ultra
11-12th July 2020
ENTRIES OPEN 31ST OCTOBER 2019
shona stephenson — July 30, 2019
530 RUNNERS dared to enter the BTU2019. Not all of them finished! The conditions were brutal, over 50ml of rain fell on Mount Nebo and anyone who managed to weather the storm and finish at South Bank became a legend. To sum up the Brisbane Trail Ultra 2019 in one word it would be “Tough”. This was the word on everyones lips to best describe the Brisbane Trail Ultra was as they crossed the finish line. The only word many finishers could manage until they had a chance to recover from their epic adventure. Those who didn’t make it we hope it has made you hungry for a complete BTU2020 finish.
BTU2020 Date 11th -12th July 2020
Tickets go on sale 31st October 2019.
We are super stoked to announce that Red Bull will be back supporting our event in 2020 with the BTU-Red Bull Climb being put on our race event schedule and Red Bull Energy Drink, Red Bull Organics Cola and Ginger Ale also on our check point and finish line menu. We are so excited about the inclusion of the Red Bull Defiance Adventure Race Prize for the BTU-Red Bull Climb that was won by Tom Brazier and Beth Cardelli. Our other race partners are The 9 Dragons 50/50 Hong Kong and Hakuba International Trails Japan which ties us in nicely to mention that we are an Asian Trail Master Candidate Event and hopefully will join the series for 2020.
Our athlete safety partner Rural Fire Services (RFS part of Queensland Fire State and Emergency Services, AKA QFES) who we raised over $5700 towards their charity challenge will be coming back in 2020. The RFS uses our event as an emergency response training exercise. We are super-stoked to say that we helped the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation raise $20,000 towards the research into this fatal childhood dementia disease.
We had arguably one of the best collections of athletes available in Australia for the inaugural event including Kellie Emmerson (VIC) 1st BTU110, Vlad Shatrov (NSW) 1st BTU 110, Ewan Horsbrough (NSW) 2nd BTU100 Mile, Beth Cardelli (NSW) 1st BTU30 and BTU-Red Bull Climb, Ben Duffus (QLD), Steph Auston (NSW) 1st BTU60 , Kieran O’Brien (QLD) 1st BTU 100 Mile, Sam Burridge (ACT) 1st BTU60, Jess Schluter (QLD) 2nd BTU110, Aaron Knight (VIC) 3rd BTU30, David Longo (ACT) 2nd BTU60, Tom Brazier (VIC) 1st BTU-Red Bull Climb, our ambassadors were joined by over 530 entrants competing in the following events;
Brisbane Trail Ultra 30 (BTU30) 1 ITRA Point 1050 Vert
Brisbane Trail Ultra 60 (BTU60) 3 ITRA Points 2780 Vert
Brisbane Trail Ultra 110 (BTU110) 5 ITRA Points 5540 Vert
Brisbane Trail Ultra 100 Mile (BTU100Mile) 6 ITRA Points 8050 Vert
BTU - Red Bull Climb
We are excited to announce that Kellie Emmerson, Sam Burridge and Luke Garrett have already confirmed they will be back in 2020.
We hope many more of our ambassadors will also be confirming that they will be racing again in 2020. Stay tuned for more updates over the next few months.
Our amazing volunteers, we can’t thank them enough!
Our volunteers were legends! Our check points have received amazing feedback from our entrants and we can’t thank the following running groups enough;
CP2 Brisbane Trail Runners and Mount Nebo Community
CP4 AAA Racing
Our volunteering legends also withstood the foul conditions on the course to make sure you all had a great experience and we can’t thank them enough.
From your feedback we’ve learnt what food was a real hit with our runners and discovered that we can’t have enough potatoes, watermelon, Hammer endurolytes, Hammer Fizz, Hammer Heed which was great to learn. The Red Bull Organics Cola and Ginger Ale was a hit and they runners loved the Red Bull Coconut and Tropical Flavours.
An emotional finale to an epic adventure. Bring on 2020!
We are keen to hear your feedback and have learnt the following for the BTU2020
Line of sight markers for night conditions on Mount Nebo and Mount Glorious to help runners in case of thick fog or torrential rain
More reflective markers for night conditions
Improved signage on tricky turns ( we have your feedback of the intersections you had trouble with to improve the signage at these key intersections)
You loved the Soup at CP6 and CP7!
Tamper Proof signage for the Urban sector
More recovery food options for our athlete recovery area
More volunteers at our Finish line
You loved The Westin Massages
You loved the Allsports Physiotherapy and My Foot Dr post race treatments
Yes we will be running the 1km Westin Kids Run and The Westin 5km in 2020.
You loved the 2019 course - You’d like to see the views in 2020!
We have to say a massive thank you to all our sponsors, Tail Runner, Le bent, Wildfire Sports and Trek, Australian Expat Finance, Squirrels Nut Butter, The Westin Brisbane Fractel Caps, T8 Compression for your support for our 2019 event and looking forward to our partnership for 2020.
We thank you all for your support and we hope to see you all back at the BTU2020.
Shona, Cora and David Team BTU.