Four events

Long, Short and Intro Distances

Scenic Rim | Queensland | Australia


The Scenic Rim is trail running at its finest … because #bitumenisboring!


Queensland's Scenic Rim has been the trail running world’s best-kept secret – until now.


The Scenic Rim Trail Running Series is the first of its kind in the area. Spectacular and rugged, the Scenic Rim is just an hour’s drive south of Brisbane and 40 minutes from the Gold Coast. Mountains, forests, lakes, single track, dirt, expansive views, wildlife – the Scenic Rim Trail Running Series will take you through it all in five challenging and highly rewarding events.


Run one event or run them all and be in the running for series champion (FAQ's) .


You don’t need to be an elite to enter the Scenic Rim Trail Running Series – the long and short-distance events are open to seasoned runners and first timers alike. We will also be running 5km introductory distances for those who are new to the sport. No matter which distance you choose, our welcoming and family-oriented atmosphere will ensure you make it to the finish line wanting more!


Over five different locations, you’ll get to explore some of the toughest and most magnificent trail running terrain in Australia. Forget the latest gear – all you need is a come-and-try attitude, a sense of humour and bit of fitness to get around the course.


Kids are catered for, too, with a free 2km kid’s fun run at each event.


The Scenic Rim Trail Running series includes:


  • Three course options (short, long and 5km Intro) that are fully marked and marshalled

  • On-course medical support

  • Professional electronic timing and results

  • Photographer along the course to capture your finest moments

  • Random prize draws at the race presentations

  • Kids races

  • Magnificent natural landscapes

  • Friendly, social atmosphere

  • Group offers


So, come and see what all the excitement is about! We can’t wait to see you!


For all the latest information, follow us on the Scenic Rim Trail Running Series Facebook page.


Events - refer to further down the page for more information


RD1: Kooralbyn Valley MTB Park

Sunday, 24th April 2022

Kooralbyn Valley MTN Bike Park

1 Routley Dr, Kooralbyn QLD 4285

14km | 9km | 5km

RD2: Swan Gully

Sunday, 5th June 2022

Swan Gully Park - 4x4 & camping

388 Swan Gully Rd, Bromelton QLD 4285

16km | 10km | 5km

RD3: Ivory's Rock 

Sunday, 19th June 2022

Ivory's Rock Caravan & Camping

310 Mt Flinders Rd, Peak Crossing QLD 4306

Distances 15km | 8km | 5km

RD4: Lilybrook Recreation Area (Western Trail Head)

Sunday, 17th July 2022

Beaudesert Boonah Rd, Wyaralong QLD 4310

Distances 17.9km | 9km | 5km






What is trail running?


Trail running loosely refers to any running that takes place off-road, including fields, dirt tracks, lush forests, coastal paths and rugged mountainous areas. It is suitable for all levels of running ability due to the infinite number of routes to choose from.


Some trail running terrain is classed as “technical,” with slippery roots, loose shale, rocks, mud, sand and other obstacles to negotiate, while other terrain is less taxing. It can include steep gradients, undulating trails and relatively flat trails.


Due to the challenging nature of trail running, walking and hiking is absolutely permitted!  


Trail running is even said to have a number of health and strength benefits over road running, thanks to the varied running surfaces.


There is a plethora of trail running gear available, but for our events, all you need are comfortable running clothes and shoes. You may want to use a hydration vest, particularly for the longer-distance events, or use a hand-held water bottle. There will also be water on the course.  


Early Bird Series Entry                           Standard Series Entry
Long Course $200                                     Long Course $220
Short Course $162                                    Short Course $180
5km Intro $90   
                                         5km Intro  $100

Short Course  $45 On Line,   $55 On The Day
Long Course   $55 On LIne,   $65 On The Day
5km Intro        $25 On LIne,   $30 On The Day


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RD 1 - Kooralbyn Valley MTB Park

Sunday, 24th April 2022

The Kooralbyn Valley
1 Routley Dr,

Kooralbyn QLD 4285

RD 2 - Swan Gully 4x4 Park

Sunday, 5th June 2022

Swan Gully Park - 4x4 & camping

388 Swan Gully Rd,

Bromelton QLD 4285


RD 3 -  Ivory's Rock 

Sunday, 19th June 2022

Ivory's Rock Caravan & Camping

310 Mt Flinders Road

Peak Crossing QLD 4306


RD 4 - Lilybrook Recreation Area

(Western Trail Head)

Sunday,17th July 2022

Boonah Beaudesert Road

Wyaralong Qld


Trail running, Scenic rim, Brisbane, Queensland


Visit Scenic Rim / what's on / On The Edge Events
Visit for more information about visiting the region.
Ramada Resort Kooalbyn Valley / accomadation / On The Edge Events
The scenic rim is a beautiful region to explore with various accommodation options throughout.  For this event we are lucky to be at the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley.
Come out and stay the night, for bookings visit here
Ace Optics Sunglasses, Scenis Rim, Brisbane, Queensland
energy, hydration, electrolytes
Solugel Fisiocrem, Scenic Rim, Brisbane, Queensland
Local Council, Scenic Rim, Brisbane, Queensland
The Kooralbyn Valley, scenic rim, Brisbane, Queensland

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Scenic Rim Trail Running Series, Brisbane, Queensland