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 2km kid’s fun run at each event.
The Scenic Rim Trail Running series includes:
Two course options (short and long) 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
Magnificent natural landscapes
Friendly, social atmosphere
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, 11th April 2021
Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley
1 Routley Dr, Kooralbyn QLD 4285
14km | 9km | 5km
RD2: Swan Gully
Sunday, 27th June 2021
Swan Gully Park - 4x4 & camping
388 Swan Gully Rd, Bromelton QLD 4285
16km | 10km | 5km
RD3: Ivory's Rock
Sunday, 25th July 2021
Ivory's Rock Caravan & Camping
310 Mt Flinders Rd, Peak Crossing QLD 4306
RD4: The Overflow Estate Winery
Sunday, 29th August 2021
The Overflow Estate 1895 Winery
1660 Beaudesert Boonah Rd, Wyaralong QLD 4310
20km | 13km | 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.