Mountain run & Cross country romp

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Both courses start in the same location, by the ‘yellow gate’, on Davis Lake Mainline. After pre-race announcements we will all walk down to the start location together.

 

Short Course – 3K Cross Country Romp

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Play by play

Up Davis Lake Main for about 40 metres, then turn on first RIGHT into Mama Bears Trail of Tears…

Take first fork to the RIGHT onto Swamp Trail and drop down to the swamp…stay RIGHT at the forks and follow the swamp edge…

Turn around (LEFT) when you reach the ‘gravel pit’ and follow the rough gravel road/ATV track UPHILL to the crest where it intersects a gravel road- steep climb- to reach the road then turn LEFT and run up the gravel road about 100m…

Take next LEFT onto Mama Bears Trail of Tears to complete the loop…turn LEFT once you reach the Davis Lake Main…returning to the start location…but you’re not done yet…run straight ahead on the Davis Lake Main…passing the yellow gate on your left (don’t turn left here…keep going)…

Take next LEFT, over the swamp bridge then behind the townhomes…up the hill on 2nd street…LEFT on Derwent… you can hear the crowd cheering now…run into No 6 Mine Park to finish!

 

Race apps

Trail Forks — View 3km route details here on Trail Forks (same route since 2016) – download Trail Forks App to follow route on mobile device.

 

Race Day Info

Start Time – 11:00am

This fun event will take you through lightly undulating wooded sections of the Cumberland Community Forest Trails. There are a few ups and downs, twists and turns and maybe even a little water. If you like fresh air and want to sample cross country running, then this course is for you. All ages welcome and this course is perfect for the little ones. However, parents/guardians are responsible for the safety of their children and asked to accompany small children on the course.

 
 
 

Long Course – 11.5K Mountain Run

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Play by play

Up the Davis Lake Main…about 500metres until you hit the tight singletrack so make a run for it if you are going for the podium…turn RIGHT into 2 and a Juice Trail…

Merge LEFT with Buggered Pig Trail and follow until you reach Davis Lake Main…

Turn RIGHT on Davis Lake Main and run UP the road for 1km to the Miners Trailhead (45 minute cut off will be enforced here)…

Turn LEFT onto Miners Trail and head UP UP UP…2kms to the top…

Turn LEFT when you reach the Bucket Lake and head down Bucket of Blood Trail…

Merge/turn RIGHT onto Bear Buns Trail and let er fly DOWN! Wooohoooo!…Continue down, passing Sykes bridge on your right (do not cross the bridge, keep running straight ahead)…

Turn RIGHT onto Broadway trail and keep running DOWN…

Hit Davis Lake Main and turn RIGHT…Take your next RIGHT onto a short logging road section (passing a gate)…

Next LEFT onto connector trail to Short and Curly then a quick LEFT again…returning to Davis Lake Main and turning RIGHT for another short section of gravel road…

Turn LEFT into Missing Link…RIGHT onto Found Link…straight across access road to Lost and Found…RIGHT at Two and a Juice and RIGHT on the Davis Lake Main…back to the Chlorine Shack and then LEFT onto power line trail…

Run across Davis Lake Main and over the swamp bridge then behind the townhomes…up the hill on 2nd street…LEFT on Derwent… you can hear the crowd cheering now…run into No 6 Mine Park to finish!

 

Race Apps

Trail Forks: View 11km route details here on Trail Forks (same route since 2016)– download Trail Forks App to follow route on mobile device.

Strava: View 11km route here on Strava.

 

Race Day Info

Start Time – 11:01am

The long course features some of the most breathtaking running trails imaginable. It is a classic mountain trail course, so expect to run up and down plenty of hills, through soft forest paths and technical single-track mountain bike trails, over bridges and logs, through water and along creeks in the Cumberland Community Forest.  Any children under 14 years must be accompanied by a registered adult racer on the long mountain course.

 

 

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