August 25th & 26th "2018"
PORT MACQUARIE TRAIL RUN FESTIVAL INFORMATION
Welcome to the Port Macquarie Trail Run Festival as part of the Port Macquarie MTB & Trail Running Festival. The Trail Terra team have organised running races around the Port Macquarie area since the year 2000 when they were committee members of the former Port Macquarie Senior Athletics Club & Little Athletics Club. Back then the love of trail running began when they organised an annual winter cross country that consisted of 4k & 8k distances at various parks around Port Macquarie & surrounds. #porttrailrunfestival #trailterra
The Port Macquarie Trail Run Festival is held over two days with a 5.5k or 11k trail run on day 1 & a half marathon on day 2. You may compete in one event distance each day in the festival if you wish for a bit more of a challenge if you think you can handle it.
Day 1 will be held at Jolly Nose MTB Park. The Jolly Nose MTB trails are normally off limits for runners because of the danger in colliding with mountain bike riders but we have been lucky enough with this event to have special permission from the Hastings Valley Mountain Bike Riders who have an occupation permit for the area through the Forestry Corporation. Both the run distances (5.5k & 11k) will be started together & ran around a 5.5km circuit consisting of both technical singletrack & open fire road with some hills thrown in for good measure.
Day 2 will be a half marathon trail run from the Bago Vineyards that will test runners as they ascend to the top of Bago Bluff where they can take in the awesome views of the valley below while traversing along the top of the cliff on rocky fire roads before descending back down to the singletrack through the Bago Vineyards property to the finish where you can relax in the vineyard atmosphere as the mountain bike riders finish their 50km marathon ride on day 2 before presentations get underway.
"Enter both days before July to receive a Port Macquarie Trail Running Festival finisher medal"
5.5k/11k Trail Run Day 1
When: August 25th 2018
Where: Jolly Nose MTB Park
Rego: 8:00am - 9:45am
Time: Racing Starts 10:00am SATURDAY
5.5k/11k Trail Map
21.1k Trail Run Day 2
When: August 26th 2018
Where: Bago Vineyards
Rego: 6:30am - 8:15am
Time: Racing Starts 8:30am SUNDAY
Presentation: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Half Marathon Trail Map