Get off the asphalt and join the Gold Coast Trail Running Series. Organised by Those Guys Events and supported by organisations like Altra Australia, Injinji Performance Products, Body Science International and Suunto, the Series take you off-road to various nature trails around the Gold Coast. Trail running gets you out into the wilderness where the soft ground offers a more comfortable run than the road and away from the exhaust fumes of passing traffic. That also means a great workout with the lessen chance of an overuse injury.
The Gold Coast Trail Running Series is centred around the hinterland and covers a range of wooded terrains and scenic environments. It is divided into 4 events starting from October 2014 and ending in March 2015. All events include a long and short course option that caters to runners of all ability and experience levels.
5 October 2014 - 5.6 kilometres or 10.6 kilometres around Coombabah Lake Nature Reserve, Helensvale Road, Helensvale, QLD 4212
16 November 2014 - 6.1 kilometres or 11.9 kilometres around Clagiraba Creek, Clagiraba, QLD, 4211
8 February 2015 - 6.9 kilometres or 11.4 kilometres in Numinbah Valley, QLD 4211
8 March 2015 - 10.7 kilometres or 15.8 kilometres around Hinze Dam in Advancetown Road, Advancetown, QLD 4217
Entry price is $25 per person for the Ultimate Direction Short Course and the Altra Footwear Long Course is $35. You can also join all 4 events for one price of $95 on the short and $135 for the long course. For further details visit the website or phone. With each event capped at 500 runners, spaces are limited. So grab your running shoes and join the Gold Coast Trail Running Series today for loads of fun running wild through the hinterland. If that's not enough, there is more trail running in Brisbane.