Arguably our most stunning short course race. Runners negotiate numerous trails in and around the Wentworth Falls area. The majority of this course is on single trail and includes lots of stairs. Runners are rewarded with some of the most magnificent views of the Blue Mountains NP. Some of the views of the various waterfalls and the iconic Mt. Solitary and truly wonderful.
Runners start at Wilson Park, Wentworth Falls, by running through the Charles Darwin Walk arch and following a mixed dirt and boardwalk trail which hugs Jamison Creek, with a few dry-foot crossings. Several old swimming holes from Edwardian times are passed before the runners cross the creek near Weeping Rock (might get wet feet here) and following an old 4WD track uphill to the bottom of Chester Road, roughly 3.5K in. From there another old 4WD track hugs a fenceline along the back of some houses, then turns right downhill following a powerline. This trail emerges on an old firetrail at the foot of Little Switzerland Drive. Through a gate and downhill to the Round Walk, a rugged footpad which emerges very close to the top of the Wentworth Falls itself.
Down a long flight of steps to National Pass, which crosses the lower reaches of the Wentworth Falls and hugs the cliff as it heads towards the Valley of the Waters. Expect splendid views, rocks and wet feet in equal measure.
The course continues up bush steps past waterfalls to Lilians Bridge. From Valley of the Waters there is a short option up steps to the Overcliff Track. Full course runners continue past (NOT OVER) Lilians Bridge along the Nature Track, a climb to Edinburgh Castle Rock and then looping back to the Conservation Hut via an old 4WD track. From the Con Hut runners descend some more steps and then left onto the Overcliff Track. Again, expect great views and muddy feet. This winds into the Undercliff Track and some rainforesty glens. Follow this back to the Wentworth Falls and return along Darwins Walk to Wilson Park, where a BBQ and cool drinks await.