Starting at the Yarraman Heritage Centre, Yarraman, the 100 mile event travels the entire BVRT to Brassall and finishes at the Ipswich Grammar School Playing Fields (IGS). It picks up the start of the 50 mile at Toogoolawah and then the marathon at Coominya.
The 200 mile event starts at the IGS a day earlier and heads out to Yarraman. Upon reaching the Heritage Centre they turn and head back with the 100 mile participants.
Friday 18th - 20th June, 2021
00:00 am, June 18th - 200 Mile, $365
06:00 am, June 19th - 100 Mile, $245
12:00 pm, June 19th - 50 Mile, $170
06:00 am, June 20th - Marathon, $110
08:00 am, June 20th - Half Marathon, $85
"Staging the event over the last three years has been one of the more satisfying aspects of our outdoor event management journey. It's a journey that has witness a huge amount of personal growth not just for our participant family, but for us also and we can't wait to see how 2021's event unfolds."
Mandatory & Recommended Kit
The mandatory kit list can be downloaded HERE. Though not likely, this is subject to change and it's important that you maintain an up to date copy. In addition, it is recommended that you add the following to your equipment:
Charger for your phone (external power pack)
Backup light comparable to your preferred light
First aid pack
Additional clothing in drop bags
Bite and sting treatment
The 200 mile route runs from Ipswich Grammar School playing fields (IGS) at Brassall/Wulkuraka on the outskirts of Ipswich, to Yarraman, north west of the city and returns along the same route. The 100 mile option runs along the same route as the 200 mile return leg with the 50 mile and marathon options starting along the same leg.
The official course map can be found here: Transport and Main Roads BVRT
CHECKPOINT LOCATIONS & DISTANCES
Manned CPs are linked to their Google Maps location. Download a PDF HERE if using a mobile device.
During the Event
Course marking will consist of flagging tape, arrows on trees and signage where necessary
It is essential, with no exceptions, that each participant carries a water bottle at the very minimum. There will be water at all CPs along with other provisions (specifics to be advised as necessary to participants by email, prior to event day)
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 are available at the start/finish area and at some locations along the course (dependent on the event). Please do not remove paper from the toilets.
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:
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!