Off Road Duathlon

5km Trail Run + 17km Mountain Bike + 2.5km Trail Run

Saturday 24th August, 2019

Off-road Duathlon:

5km Trail Run:Leaving transition area, the course takes you past the former Quarantine Station and then up towards the Forts, which served as a strategic defence location in World War II. Continuing down into Shelly Cove for an out and back along hard packed beach. The trail then gets your heartrate going all the way to the top for another out and back around the Forts and presenting magnificent views onto Magnetic Island and Townsville City. The runners follow the Graveyard Track and loop back around to the bottom and continue all the way back to transition area.

17km MTB Ride:The riders head out onto the Lagoon trail where the trails are wide enough for the field to spread out before jumping onto the fun single trails of the Under the Radar Track. Following nice flowing single trail all the way around, climbing up and over the Many Peaks Range and enjoying coastal views along the way. The technical single trail (blue trail) will test your skills over rock gardens and around tight corners, until you leave the single trail to race back to the finish along Shelly Cove Trail and past the former Quarantine Station. 

2.5km Trail Run:The last leg takes the runners past the old Quarantine Station again and up towards the Forts. Following the trail straight along the Graveyard Circuit which brings the runners back around and to the finish line along the flat. 

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