We have had to cancel the Australia Day Running Festival for 2018, in its 2017 format, but we are going to go back to where it all started in 2005, and in the 2005 format, which was:
-A training run, over 10km, 21.1km or 42.195km
-A BYO BBQ at the finish.
-Unmanned water stops, WITHOUT cups at each end of the course.
-No race numbers
As this is a group training run, there will be no permit and no insurance, and therefore you will need to take full responsibility for yourself.
The venue will be at Broadwater Park, Mansfield: https://goo.gl/maps/QPFHVhBEw3A2
Please enter from Broadwater Rd, then Mansfield Place.
Start Time: 5AM
The course: It will go about 5.5km out to the south on the cycle path, then back, and head 5km north, passing through the Blackberry st park and then back, to give 21km.
The course will be marked with chalk on the pavement, and will look like this:
Also note that the course is flood prone, and if we have a weather issue, at short notice, I will find another course nearby which is dry.
Looking forward to seeing you there on Australia Day.
For those travelling and overnighting, the closest motels are at either Mt Gravatt or Carindale.