The Ultimate Direction 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 100km at Harlin, the 50 mile at Toogoolawah, the marathon at Coominya and finally, the half marathon at Fernvale.
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.
June 21st- June 23rd 2024
"Though there had been some solid perfomances at the BVRT100s following Cam Munro's inaugural miler win in 2018, there had been no real fireworks in the main event. Carl Read's record breaking run in 2021, while not opening the flood gates exactly, did demonstrate the potential for what could be done on the course. Based on Brad Glover's run in 2022, bacxkws up by Nicholas Bamford's near miss in 2024, the BVRT 100 is clearly the place to run a fast 100 miles, if you're game of course!" - Alun Davies
If you need assistance getting to the start line or any location on the course, please contact Out There Cycling. Don't get left standing there ... literally!
Mandatory & Recommended Kit
Mandatory kit isn't there for the sake of carrying additional weight. It's to ensure that, should the worst happen, you are equipped to either look after yourself or, however unlikely, assist someone else (something that's often overlooked). We're sure that those in the marathon and half won't need all the thermal gear for instance but, should you find yourself on the course having rolled an ankle, you may need it if you're waiting to for assistance or are waiting with someone else who needs assistance.
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
Pacers must be registered and are permitted from:
200 mile - Toogoolawah (outward leg)
100 mile - Moore
100 km - after dark
50 mile - after dark
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.
CHECKPOINT LOCATIONS & DISTANCES
CP = checkpoint
RP = reference location only
Manned CPs are linked to their Google Maps location.
We strongly recomment using the All Trails app. It enables you to follow the route and view your exact location relative to it and you can download most gps formats from it. Maps.Me is a good alternative but not as detailed.
During the Event
The BVRT is singed from start to finish, with exact location coordinate markers every kilometer.
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!