Emu Creek Trail Run

40k/30k/20k/10k/5k distances
Sunday (New date in early 2017) TBA
Emu Creek Eco Retreat
Clarence River High Country
Pretty Gully, Tabulam (NSW)
Start Times: 8.30am (40k/30k) 9.30am (20k/10k/5k)

Welcome to the 2nd annual Emu Creek Trail Run event.  This is a fun and challenging event open to all ages 12 years+. All runners are welcome to come out to Emu Creek and enjoy the weekend of trail running under the massive BIG SKY!. Emu creek is a beautiful family friendly location, (kids bmx track and swings) as well as swimming holes. Emu Creek Off Road park is 2hrs inland from Byron bay, 3hrs from the Gold Coast or Coffs harbour and 3.5hrs from Brisbane.

This is a running event but we welcome anyone who wishes to Walk or Speed/Walk the events. The walkers will start in a wave behind the runners wave.

This event is organised in tandem with the MTB Marathon we have been running for 8 years at Emu Creek. Emu Creek Extreme retreat is a 3000+  acre off road park. For one weekend a year we have the place to ourselves for the MTB and Trail run event. The MTB is on Saturday and the Trail run on Sunday. New this year is the 30k distance option.

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Trail Run Course:
The Emu Creek Trail run 20k loop course has lots of single track, more than any of our other events . Its starts at the Gp Moto Cross track and uses a flowing 15k single track in a new forest (think almost flat African savanah) before returning to the excellent Enduro X trail single track with bermed corners mini climbs and descents.

40k runners do 2 laps
30k runners do 2 laps (one long, one shorter)
20k runners do 1 lap
10k runners do an abridged single lap
5k runners do an abridged lap

Trail surface is a combination fast clay (fire roads and Moto X track), sandy/fast hard clay/rocky sections (Enduro Moto X track). 85% Single track, 10% Fire road.

Accommodation options:
Stay at Emu Creek 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 runners, spectators $10 per day/night)
Facilities include:
Grassy spots
Fresh clean rain water
Hot showers and toilets
Fire pits

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

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

Event Programme:
Saturday August 1st
Come early and set up camp.
Please be aware the MTB race is on saturday

Sunday August 2nd: RACE DAY
RACE DAY ENTRIES. $5 Late Fee applies to entries on the day
NUMBER BIB PICKUP opens at 7.30AM closes at 9.15.00AM.
Run course briefing 5 minutes before each event start. YOU MUST be on the line for the briefing.

Trail Run Start Times:
8.30am (40k/30k)
9.30am (20k/10k/5k)

40k/30k/20k/10k/5k Age Categories:
Open to runners 12yrs and above.
Please note: 12 – 16yrs may only enter the 10k/5k events.
Parents must sign entry form/release.

17yrs+ can enter the 40k/30k/20k/10k/5k

Water stops:.
50 litres at approx 5k
100 litres at approx 10k
250 litres at the Start/finish.
Please note:
We will not be supplying cups. All 40k/30k/20k runners MUST carry their own bottles Minimum size 600ml to refill at the Water/fuel stops.

How to get there:
Be ecologically and economically smart and share your car/transport with another runner.
Directions to Emu Creek Click Here for Directions
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Every participant must obey all rules, marshals and organizers instructions. Medical personnel will be on hand for runner support. Runners are responsible for their own Insurance/medical coverage.

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

If your friends/supporters are available for marshals on the day contact us. FREE LUNCH and FREE ENTRY to a future event (up to Value $60) Contact Anthony. Email anthony [at] summerofcycling.com

Snack lunch/race numbers All entered runner receive a snack lunch as part of your entry. Lunch will be served from 12.15pm, followed by the prize giving at 1.30pm. Your RACE NUMBER is your lunch ticket to be returned (BECAUSE WE RE-USE THEM).

Glass Trophies for Top 3 Men and Women in each event.
Spot prizes

Late Entries Accepted on the day. add $5 Late fee to these entry fees.
40km Emu Creek Trail Run: $65 (Includes 2 Free Trial Issues of Runners World Magazine and Snack Lunch)
30km Emu Creek Trail Run: $55 (Includes 2 Free Trial Issues of Runners World Magazine and Snack Lunch)
20km Emu Creek Trail Run: $45 (Includes 2 Free Trial Issues of Runners World Magazine and Snack Lunch)
10km Emu Creek Trail Run: $35 (Includes 2 Free Trial Issues of Runners World Magazine and Snack Lunch)
5km   Emu Creek Trail Run: $25 (Includes 2 Free Trial Issues of Runners World Magazine and Snack Lunch)

All Entry Fees include: Emu Creek Day competition runner fee $10 and the Active Network processing Fees.