The D'Aguilar Marathon - Two 'Ups'
Starting and finishing at the Jerry Springer, 10km north-west of Dayboro, the D'Aguilar Two 'Ups' is named after the infamous Major General Charles D'Aguilar and in deference to the ANZACs and the traditional (but illegal) game of '2 Up'
Both the Marathon and ½ Marathon courses have considerable elevation and are set to be challenging but achievable.
There's nothing super technical but there's also nothing bland with both events run through a variety of surrounds.
With generous cut-offs for both it's fair game for anyone.
Rescheduled to July 4th
Having been in discussion with the related stakeholders, we'll be implementing the following schedule:
• 6:00 am – wave 1
• 6:20 am – wave 2
• 6:40 am – wave 3
If wave 3 isn’t required (dependant on numbers), we’ll move wave 2 to 6:30 am.
½ Marathon Start
• 8:00 am – wave 1
• 8:20 am – wave 2
• 8:40 am – wave 3
As with the full marathon, if wave 3 isn’t required (dependant on numbers), we’ll move wave 2 to 8:30 am.
The intention is to safely accommodate groups of 20 or less and strictly manage their arrival. As they spread out along the course, they won’t remain in groups of more than a few. We will also be mandating the requirement for continued social distancing.
Normally, people tend to mingle and trade war stories, etc., we will expect that most will move on shortly afterward or as more runners start to gather, thus removing the likely gathering of groups of beyond 20.
Drop us a line at email@example.com if you have any questions :)
½ Marathon Profile
Climb up the Jerry Springer from the start at AAA Racing toward Range Rd, turn right until the intersection with Byron Creek Rd
Continue along Byron Creek Rd and turn left along the Jacky Creek External Break at the Diana’s Bath Rd intersection
Turn left onto Axle Break continuing to Jacky Creek Centre Rd (West) - turn left on Jacky Creek Rd for 100 metres and check in at CP1, before returning PAST Axle Break along Jacky Creek Centre Rd
Turn right along Jacky Creek External Break to CP2, before heading left onto Butcher Shop Break (½ Marathon participants continue along Jacky Creek External Break and go to step 11)
Continue along Butcher Shop Break before continuing south along Butcher Shop Creek Rd
Turn right at the intersection with Range Rd
Arrive at CP3 and turn left at the intersection with May Creek Rd
Continue down May Creek Rd and turn at the National Park gate (take a selfie)
Return along May Creek Rd then turn left at Range Rd (CP3), continuing to Kluver’s Lookout (don't forget your selfie)
Turn at Kluver’s Lookout, returning along Range Rd continuing past CP3 and May Creek Rd before bearing left onto Jacky Creek Rd and through CP2 for the last time.
Continue along Jacky Creek External Break and bear right onto Byron Creek Rd
Continue along Byron Creek Rd until the right turn at Jacky Creek Centre Rd
Continue up Jacky Creek Centre Rd until the left turn at Stolen Car Break at CP1
Turn right onto Range Rd at the end of Stolen Car Break
Continue on Range Rd to the The Jerry Springer and descend to the finish at AAA Racing
Start Times & Pricing
6:00 am (dawn) - Marathon - $140
8:00 am - ½ Marathon - $75
Cut- off for both events is 2:00 pm.
There will be first aid and logistical support throughout the course.
Each checkpoint will have hydration, electrolyte and foodstuffs, etc.
There will be toilet facilities at and CP2
Please familiarise yourself with the course map and course directions, both of which can be found on this page. (maybe print off the map and carry a copy if you’re unsure of directions)
Capacity to carry 1.5 litres of water
Access to a map of the course - either by mobile device or printed map (available from this page)
Mobile phone (most areas or the course have coverage and having a phone means you can relocate to an area that has coverage if that’s not the case)
Race directors contact added to phone, Hopefully you won't need it, but if you do, you'll be glad of it:
Alun Davies - 0407 836 775
Bite and sting treatment
Compression bandage (cheaply available at most chemists)
During the Event
If you pull out or have to leave the course for any reason, please advise the checkpoint staff or those at the start finish area.
Regardless of ability, please be mindful of other runners: If you’re a faster runner wanting to pass, advise the runner in front by all means, but be patient and don’t pressurise anyone. It can be unnerving and easily lead to a trip. Conversely, if you are aware of a faster runner behind you, take the utmost of care and allow them to pass when it’s safe. Many a runner/walker’s day can be blighted by the smallest of incidents and we want everyone to leave on Saturday night being a little better for their experience. Look after each other out there.
Health and injury
This isn’t the nanny state by any means but we are out on the trail. As per the waiver agreed to on entry, should you become injured or should event staff consider that you need medical attention or examination, do not continue until authorised to do so. If it’s deemed that it’s not in your interests to continue, you will be withdrawn from the event. We’d rather make the mistake of scratching someone who could continue than letting someone who shouldn’t.
Remember where you are
We don’t like to talk about it, but we are in Queensland and many of the locals aren’t so friendly if they’re frightened or disturbed. Watch where you’re putting your feet and keep a close eye on the ground as well as ahead.
We recommend that you carry a compression bandage and understand how to apply it. Take a look here:
On the Day
Course marking will consist of flagging tape, arrows on trees and signage where necessary
It is essential, with no exceptions, that each participant carries sufficient capacity for 1.5 litres of hydration
Any rubbish can be taken from you each time you visit a checkpoint. Anything that leaves the checkpoint with you must stay with you until you can dispose of it properly and not on the course. We’d like to set and maintain an example to those less conscientious.
Toilet facilities will be available at the start/finish area and at CP1/3. Please do not remove paper from the toilets at the start/finish area.
The event crew are running the show
Cooperate with event crew/officials/volunteers all the times - they're there not only because they enjoy giving something back or participating in a different way, but because they have event experience. They know what they're doing and they'll be under instruction from the race directors. Under whatever circumstances, the event directors decisions are final ... and they're usually the same as the crew! :)
Finally, have Fun!
It is a compulsory requirement of all participants at AAA Racing events to have fun. Failure to have any fun will be frowned upon by the event management team!