Sunday 25th August, 2019
The Course: Previously know as the Cape Pallarenda Trail Run, the course starts at the historic site of the Quarantine Station from the 1900s and passes through old strategic defence locations from WWII. The trails take you along the spectacular Mt Marlow summit, Smedleys Ridge, the Graveyard Circuit and of course the popular single track Under the Radar. These trails will give you sweeping views over Cleveland Bay, Magnetic Island and the Coral Sea beyond. The terrain ranges from single track to wider trails, short, steep climbs, loose and rocky ground and some cruisy flat sections.
Gunners Salute: 5km – Start time: 8.00am
The course starts at Race HQ and takes the runners out along the Lagoon Trail, a nice flat and wide trail to spread out the field, before scrambling up the side of the hill to meet the Mt Marlow track, which will bring you back down towards Race HQ. From there you head out along a flat stretch, across the little bridge and onto the Graveyard Loop. It then brings you back to the finish at race HQ.
Brolga Dreaming: 12km – Start time: 7.30am
Runs out the Conservation Park, up Mt Marlow, down to Bald Rock Carpark, then back along via the Freshwater Trail, then heads in to finish along the Conservation Park Rd to Race HQ. Brolga Dreaming will have water available at the 7km mark.
Heartbreak Half Marathon: 21km – Start time: 7.00am
Runs out the Conservation Park, up Mt Marlow, down to Bald Rock Carpark, then continues along Under The Radar. It takes in one loop of the Graveyard Circuit, runs down the beach, then back to race HQ via the Conservation Park Road. The Heartbreak Half will have water stations available at the 7km, 12km and 19km mark.