With its fair share of beautiful single and fire trails, the Glenbrook Trail Marathon is a true trail running experience with some challenging climbs, spectacular scenery and some downhills. The event hub is set in Euroka Clearing – a great bush escape and only an hour from Sydney. The course takes runners on a tour of the all the major points of interest in the National Park from Lookouts, Aboriginal Artwork and some rarely seen places!!!
Register quickly as this event will fill fast!
The marathon will take runners on a quick lap of Euroka Clearing then up the ‘Goat Track’ around Portal Waterhole and on to Mount Portal Lookout. From there runners will head back down Mount Portal and a right hand turn to some of the best single tracks in the nation park down into Camp Fire Creek at the lowest point on the course. Runners will start the climb following the creek to Red Hands Cave. Runners will continue the uphill grind to Nepean Lookout. Once at Nepean the runners will turn around and retrace their steps with a side trip down the rarely seen Pisgah Ridge Fire Trail for a quick out and back. The last 8kms will be kind to runners with a downhill on the Oaks Fire Trail then a quick trip down Bennetts Ridge Fire Trail and back into Euroka Clearing for the finish line.
The 34km course is not running Pisgah Ridge fire trail. Otherwise it will follow exactly the same route.
The 25km course follows the same route as the marathon until the top of Red Hands Cave Fire Trail than it’s an immediate left onto the Oaks Fire Trail for a downhill finish.
Six Foot Track Marathon Qualifier
Both 34km and 42km events will be qualifiers for the Six Foot Track Marathon. You will need to run the 34km in 4:15 and 42km 5:30.
Cut-off time for the marathon is 6 hours. If you have not made it to the 24km mark in 3.5 hours you will not finish the marathon but can complete the 34km option.
Aid on the course
Aid stations will have the following:
Aid Station 1 (7.5km) – Water, Fruit
Aid Station 2 (13km) – Water, Electrolyte, Fruit
Aid Station 3 (18km /35km) – Water, Electrolyte, Coke, Fruit
Aid Station 4 (21km / 24km / 32km) – Water, Electrolyte, Coke, Fruit
Aid Station 5 (37.5km) – Water, Electrolyte, Coke, Fruit
View the detailed Aid Stations Map
600ml of water – Not negotiable!
On the day catering will consist of BBQ and cold drinks will also be available on the day. We will also have the Coffee Van and hopefully the Slushie Lady there!
We are looking for volunteers to help out on the day – any help is appreciated. Please contact us if you are able to help out. Aid Stations, on Course Marshalling and other various jobs.