Bush Capital Bush Marathon Festival 2012 update

Bush Capital Bush Marathon Festival
Canberra ACT
28-29 July 2012 

Bush Capital Bush Marathon Festival 2012 Newsletter 1.

The Bush Capital Bush Marathon Festival in Canberra is now a 2 day event on Saturday 28 July and Sunday 29 July. Online entry is now open at http://www.mountainrunning.coolrunning.com.au/ (Click on the quick link to the right of the news announcements on the website). Please download and read all the event information before entering. There is a 10% discount if you enter by 1 July. The Festival raises money to assist the Australian mountain running teams contesting the World Championships in Italy and World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Switzerland in September. Courses are fully off road undulating trail runs and walks on management trails in Canberra Nature Park, not mountain runs.

We have moved to a 2 day event as the best part of the marathon and ultra courses in the past has been in Goorooyarroo and Mulligans Flat reserves and we no longer can get approval to cross busy Horse Park Drive from Majura to Goorooyarroo reserves. Last year’s compromise courses in Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura reserves with dog leg additions in Majura Pines and out to Gungaghlin were not popular because of people going off course with multiple races happening and because of 5kms of rough grassy track.

The program this year is:

SATURDAY 28 July 2012 

 Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura Nature reserves 

 Campbell High School, Canberra

 9.00am 16km bush run and 16km bush walk

 11.00am 5km and 10km walks

 12.00pm Under 13 years 2km children’s run

 12.30pm 10km run

 12.35pm 5km run

SUNDAY 29 July 2012 

 Goorooyarroo and Mulligans Flat Nature reserves 

 Horsepark Drive, Gungahlin

 7.30am 63.3km ultra run and relay (triple half marathon)

 8.30am 42.2km bush marathon run, walk and relay; half marathon walk

 9.30am 21.1km bush half marathon run


I am looking for helpers for both days. Please register as a volunteer online on the event website http://www.mountainrunning.coolrunning.com.au/events/bmarathon/2012/index.php

 Helpers will receive a choice of Coolmax race T shirt, bottle of wine or chocolates.


John Harding
Race Director
Australian Mountain Running Association