The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail 100/200 (BVRT100s)
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.
00:00, Friday June 18th to 12:00, Sunday 20th
About the BVRT100s
In its two years of running, the BVRT100s has borne witness to some amazing achievements. From Cam Munro's win in 2018 to Kris Ryan's 'just under the wire' finish in the 200 mile event of 2019. It's truly the place to run long and fast ... but are you up to the challenge? In any event, the best seat in the house is to be part of the event in any capacity as I'm sure that in years to come, there will be some memorable performances on display.
The course has a very modest 1,300 metres ascent on the Brassall to Yarraman leg but it's not to be underestimated (as has happened in 2018 and 2019). The course is non-technical by most standards but is very hard underfoot. It's inviting trail to run on and as such its pace is relentless. Runners in the longer distances need to run within themselves early on to ensure they have the goods to get through the later stages as the weather cools. Potentially the fastest 100 mile course in Australia, it's not to be taken lightly … there's no such thing as an easy miler!
Starting times and locations
This race will allow pacers for 100 and 200 mile participants only (unless arranged with race management). They will be permitted from Moore onward for the 100 mile event and from Esk onward (outward leg) for the 200 mile event. Pacers must register independently of their runner. Pacers will be afforded the same care at CPs and throughout the course as participants. Eg, nutrition, hydration, medical care, etc.
All will be subject to cut-off at midday am on Sunday, June 20th.
Shuttle services to and from start/finish of individual events will be provided by the team at Out There Cycling (independently of AAA Racing).
You can contact them directly from the Out There Cycling website or by email/phone here:
Phone: 0466 306 371
100 mile team (4)
(100/200 mile only)
Full participants will receive full access to hydration, nutrition and electrolye throughout the BVRT course
Medical care and services will be accessible to all participants for the duration of the event.
Full participants will recieve an event hoodie and a finishers medal (the latter as applicable*)
Full participants will be timed and tracked through each stage of the race.
Pacers will receive the same support as the participants and will also be covered under AAA Racing's public liability insurance along with full participants.
100 & 200mile entries are subject to qualification via any one of the options listed below.
BVRT100 2018 (100 mile)
Any 100 mile event within 12 months
Any combination of 1 x 100 mile event + 1 x 100 km event within 18 months
Any combination of 2 x 100 km events within 18 months (at least one within 12 months)
Any 24 hour track event over 160 km within 12 months
Any event staged in conjunction with the 2018/19 BVRT100
Participation in the 2019 BVRT, whereby you reached:
Toogoolawah or beyond in the 100 mile event
Coominya or beyond in the '50' mile event
Completion of the 50km or 100km event at the 2018/19 UTA within cut-off
1 x ultra event 50 km or more in the 12 months preceding with viewable results on-line (within cut-off)
2 x 50km ultras/2 x marathons/1 of each in the 18 months preceding with viewable results on-line
Event Itinerary & Conditions
Race conditions and rules along with the event itinerary can be downloaded HERE - Lots of information included regarding directions, crew access and amenities available along the course.
Feel free to contact us at email@example.com should you have any queries.
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
Checkpoints (Google Maps)
Be careful not to get lost in this matrix! - you can download the original file here