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Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Ultra

Quick facts

Location Canberra, Australia

Distance Ultra marathon

About Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Ultra

Exploring the natural heart of Canberra, on foot. For solo runners and relay teams of 4! Canberra has some of the best trails of any city in the world!

Originally staged as a 100km race to commemorate the Centenary of Canberra in 2013, this unique run is a celebration of our "Natural Capital" – part adventure, part scenic tour and part epic endurance challenge.

The journey wends through the hills, nature parks and open spaces of central, south and north Canberra, describing a wide loop starting and finishing at Rond Terrace, at the foot of Anzac Parade on Lake Burley Griffin in the Parliamentary Triangle.

Why not have it all? – this run combines the exhilarating immersion in Nature of a genuine trail race, with the convenience, safety and proximity to city services of an urban environment. Come and experience why so many runners choose to live and train in Canberra year-round.

The course is extended by 1 kilometre each year, to keep abreast of Canberra's age.

Runners can challenge themselves to attain the glory of completing the entire 103km solo; or else join with friends or colleagues to cover the distance in a relay team of 2 – 4 members.

Practicalities

After Race Services

The race finish and communications HQ will be at The Rond Terraces. Updates on results will be posted here from 3pm onwards. The nearest hot showers are available at Civic Pool. Relax with a drink, cheer on your friends, and share stories of the day's exploits. The awards ceremony will be held at The Rond Terraces at 8pm. Awards will be presented to all Solo Runners who complete the course; and the first three all-male, all-female and mixed Relay Teams.

Aid Stations

There will be full aid station supplies at each relay transition point. These will include water, sports drink (HEED), fruit, sweets, First Aid kit, vaseline, sunscreen (all of which are available to competitors only), and either public toilets or Port-a-loo. Access to transition compounds is restricted to race officials, Solo Runner's helpers, media and team members involved in the changeover.

Maximum Time

All times listed are in 24-hour clock time according to Eastern Standard Time, which assumes that the race commences with the start of the Solo Runners at 0600. These times apply to both Solo Runners and Relay Teams (even though Relay Teams commence 30 minutes after the Solo Runners).

Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Ultra Route Map

Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Ultra Route Map

Start:

Rond Terrace, Lake Burley Griffin in the Parliamentary Triangle.

Parkes Way, Parkes ACT 2600, Australia

Difficulty

hilly

Highlights

The journey wends through the hills, nature parks and open spaces of central, south and north Canberra, describing a wide loop. This run combines the exhilarating immersion in Nature of a genuine trail race, with the convenience, safety and proximity to city services of an urban environment. Come and experience why so many runners choose to live and train in Canberra year-round.

Overview

Starting and finishing at The Rond Terraces, the route explores central Lake Burley Griffin and the national momuments of the Parliamentary Triangle, Parliament House, Red Hill, Isaacs Ridge, Farrer Ridge, Mt Taylor, Mt Arawang, Cooleman Ridge, Stromlo Forest Park, the National Arboretum, Cork Oaks, Black Mountain Reserve, Mt Majura and Mt Ainslie.

The full course takes in most of the significant sights of Canberra.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.