Australian Mountain Running Championships information for competitors

Brisbane QLD
Sunday 31 May 2015 

Race information

Please download the race information, including the course and location map, at

Australian Championship Program, Sunday 31 May 2015
Open to all fit runners aged 16 to 79 years.

  • 7:15 am Race check in and registration opens
  • 8:00 am Australian junior women’s 4.8 km
  • 8:50 am Australian junior men’s 8.2 km; Australian M55, M60, M65, M70+ men’s 8.2 km
  • 10:00 am Presentations: Junior Women & Men
  • 10:00 am Australian open men’s and M35, M40, M45 and M50 13.2 km
  • 10:05 am Australian open women’s and W35, W40, W45, W50, W55 and W65+ 8.2 km
  • 11:30 am Presentations: Open and Masters Women & Men

Junior XTreme Country Challenges, Sunday 31 May 2015

  • 8:25 am 3km race, U16 and U14 boys and girls
  • 9:00 am 1km race, U10 boys and girls
  • 9:05 am 2km race, U12 boys and girls
  • 10:00 am Presentations

Non-Championship Challenge for runners 20 years and older

  • 8:55 am 8.2km Age 20 and over non-Championship run

Race day check in

All runners on race day

All runners on the day must check in at registration and receive their race numbers and electronic timing chips at least 30 minutes before the start time of their races.

All competitors should be in the start line vicinity at least 10 minutes before their scheduled start time and must report to the official at their start line at least 5 minutes before the start of their races for their race briefing.

Toilets are located near the registration area, and at the top of the mountain.


Electronic timing chips will be used. These must be returned immediately on finishing; failure to return a chip will incur a charge for the cost of replacement. Splits (at the summit of the mountain) will be timed manually.


Some refreshments will be supplied to competitors in the finish area.  Furthermore, there will be a coffee van and a canteen that has refreshments for sale.

How to get to the course

Find the suburb of The Gap, which is situated west of Brisbane along Waterworks Road (15 minutes travel by car from the CBD).  On leaving The Gap, Waterworks Road changes its name to Mount Nebo Road.  Bellbird Grove is located about 5 – 7 minutes drive west from The Gap towards Mount Nebo. After about 5 km on Mt Nebo Road, you will see the turn off to Bell Bird Grove; at the end of this approx. 2 km road you will find the car park, registration area and the start of the races.

Weather forecast for Sunday: rain likely, come prepared


SATURDAY: 15 to 25  degrees. Mostly sunny, 60% chance of a shower..

SUNDAY: 16 to 26 degrees. 70% chance of showers.

Saturday evening pre-Championships dinner

We are getting together on Saturday night at 6:30pm for a meal at The Gap Tavern, Glenquary Place, The Gap, which is at the start of The Gap on the Ashgrove side.  For the menu please go to: We have reserved a table under Mountain Running, and you order and pay at the bar.  If you are gluten free, please mention this when you are ordering.  Please let Hubertien know if you are attending:

Saturday afternoon course familiarisation

Ashgrove Rangers organisers will be at Bellbird Grove at 3pm on Saturday 30 May to show you the way and answer any questions.

Australian team selection application form

The World Mountain Running Championships (open and junior men and women) will be held on Saturday 19 September 2015 in Wales  . An application form for Australian team selection can be found in the High Performance section of the website Those interested in applying for Australian team selection who have not done so already should download the Australian team application form, complete it and bring it with them and hand it in at registration on Sunday. The standard of competition at the World Championships has been going up every year. Selection is based on time at the Australian Championships (not on place apart from the senior men’s and women’s winners).

Australian Mountain Running Facebook page

Race photos will be posted on the Australian Mountain Running Facebook page. Please go to this page and click on the Like button to receive regular reports on what’s happening in the world of mountain running and hilly trail running. Do NOT send me requests on my personal Facebook page asking to be a Facebook friend in order to receive mountain running information as I do not use my personal Facebook page for this.

Race results and a link to a photo album will also be posted on the Australian Mountain Running Association website


John Harding
Australian Mountain Running Association