Emu Creek MTB Marathon

60k/40k/20k/12k/5k Mountain Bike race
Saturday (New date in early 2017) TBA
Emu Creek Eco Retreat
Clarence River High Country
Pretty Gully, Tabulam (NSW)
9.30am Start

Welcome to the 9th Emu Creek MTB Marathon (formally the Lunatic fringe) a Solo and Duo Team MTB Marathon event with an enduro multi lap format. This is a fun event open to anyone with a mountain bike. But you better do some training! Beginners, novices, veterans and elite riders are all welcome to come out to Emu Creek Eco retreat and enjoy the weekend of riding/racing and the massive BIG SKY!. Emu creek is a beautiful family friendly location, with swings and a bmx track for the kids as well as swimming holes.


There is now 15k of single track per 20k loop. The Emu Creek MTB Enduro has more single track than any of our other events. Its starts at the Gp Moto Cross track and uses a flowing single track in a new forest (think African savanah) followed by the excellent Enduro X trail single track with bermed corners mini climbs and descents. This new course is suited to all riders. Trail surface is a combination fast clay (fire roads and Moto X track), fast hard clay/rocky sections (Enduro Moto X track).95% Single track, 5% Fire road. New 12k course for 8 – 11 year old’s!

Heres a map of the course. Its an approx but gives you an idea of the course we will use (the course is subject to change due to environmental conditions) but we have almost unlimited options to create courses.


Accommodation options:
Stay at Emu Creek Eco Retreat for the weekend 2 Cabins available. Each cabin can sleep up to 6 people.
$90 per night.

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Contact Emu Creek to book. Call (02) 6666 1466. Click this logo link below for their website.
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Free Camping (for registered riders, spectators $10 per day/night)
Facilities include:
Grassy spots
Fresh clean rain water
Hot showers and toilets
Fire pits

Arrival times/Camping:
Everyone is welcome to come to Emu creek on Friday. night (The earlier you arrive the better camp spot you will get).

Here is a link from the Emu Creek with alternate local area accommodation
Click Here for alternate accommodation

FRIDAY July 22nd: Set up camp on Friday night
SATURDAY July 23rd: Registration/Number pick up Opens at 7am closes at 9am.

MTB Marathon START: 9.30AM

60k/40k/20k/12k Categories: (Single Speed and Fat Bikes Welcome)
Open to riders 8yrs and above. (Its recommended that 12 year olds ride the 20k)
Please note: Its recommended that 8 – 11 yrs enter 12k event. 12 – 16yrs may only enter the 40k and 20k event.  17yrs+ can enter the 60k/40k/20k.

Solo Man/Women:
8 – 11 yrs / 12 – 16yrs  / 17 – 29yrs / 30 – 39yrs / 40 – 49yrs / 50 – 59yrs / 60yrs+

2 person Teams:
2 person Team (Juniors) / 2 person Team (Men) / 2 person Team (Women) / 2 person Team (Mixed)

How to get there:
Be ecologically and economically smart and share your car/transport with another rider. Directions to Emu Creek Click Here for Directions
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Top 3 Prizes Men/Women/Juniors in each event.
Plus Top 3 age category trophies (Etched Glasses) and spot prizes.

Every participant must wear a helmet, ride a safe bicycle, carry a spare/tools and obey all rules, marshals and organizers instructions. Medical personnel will be on hand for rider support. We count on you to ride in a safe manner. Riders are responsible for their own Insurance/medical coverage. No MTBA License required.

Non riders/Supporter/Spectators fees:
Per day Adults $5 plus $5 per night
(NON Riding supporters/spectators must sign in and pay the Emu Creek entrance fee when arriving. Children under 3 free )

Late Entries Accepted on the day. add $15 Late fee to these entry fees.
Solo 60km Marathon: $95 (Includes MTB Tube and Snack Lunch)
Solo 40km Marathon: $85 (Includes MTB Tube and Snack Lunch)
Solo 20km Marathon: $75 (Includes MTB Tube and Snack Lunch)
Solo 11km Marathon: $35 (Includes MTB Tube and Snack Lunch)
Enter as a Team:
2 Person Team 60k Marathon: $190 (Includes MTB Tube and Snack Lunch)
2 Person Team 40k Marathon: $170 (Includes MTB Tube and Snack Lunch)
2 Person Team 20k Marathon: $150 (Includes MTB Tube and Snack Lunch)

All Entry Fees include: Emu Creek Day MTB rider fee $15 and the Active Network processing Fee $5.
Tell your friends, get a team together and start training!