Why was this event created?
These events are fund raisers for the local school and the ‘Maidenwell Community Group’. Any profit is divided up to help fund projects for the local community and school.
Where the hell is Maidenwell?
It is in the “South Burnett”, and is also known as “The Gateway to the Bunya Mountains”, Queensland, Australia. It is about a 3 hour drive from Brisbane and a 1 hour drive from Toowoomba. You can see it on Google Maps by clicking here: https://goo.gl/maps/ZAPNpFZfXg8c91eWA
How do I enter?
What accommodation is available?
Most runners and friends have their evening meals as follows:
Friday Night Meal:
All runners who enter either a Friday or Saturday Morning event will be given a complimentary, non-transferable voucher to the Friday Night Dinner, provided by the local community. For the friends or partners of these runners, on the entry portal runners can buy addition tickets for the rest of his party @ $15-00/adult or $10/ primary school child. You can pay the extra for your partner/friends/children as part of your entry fee or cash on the night.
All those camping and staying nearby are welcome to join “The Long Table" for dinner. Just bring your own table (to make a long table) chair, food and drink, and share your fare with others.
As part of the Bull Riding, there is a BBQ type meal, in the unrestricted area adjacent to the hotel. The restricted area is the ‘Bull Riding Arena’, where you must pay to enter.
There are also hot meal/snack and grocery options available at the Maidenwell Trading Post (opposite the pub) during the day. Please check their opening hours when you arrive in Maidenwell.
What is the course like?
The course is 7km out and 7km back, where your race is not a variation of 14km, the turn points on the course are clearly marked. The underfoot surface is mixture of ‘all weather’ (gravel) country lanes, and farm tracks.
Drink Stations and Hydration?
(IMPORTANT) Drink stations will be at a maximum spacing or 3km, and some will be unmanned. As the weather will probably be hot, it is a condition of entry that all runners carry at least 600ml of fluids from the start in a container which can be refilled. If you have other personal nutrition/hydration requirements, they need to be labelled and delivered to the start prior to 5-30AM, and we will place them at the yet to be numbered drink stations for you.
How far is Maidenwell from major airports?
Sunshine Coast Airport to Maidenwell: 200km/2.5 hours
Brisbane Airport to Maidenwell: 200km/2.5 hours
Gold Coast to Maidenwell: 300km/3hrs hours
Toowoomba to Maidenwell: 110km/1.5 hours
Flying into South-East Queensland:
It is the same driving distance from both Brisbane Airport and the Sunshine Coast Airport.
QANTAS Link fly non-stop from Sydney to Toowoomba ( Brisbane West-Well Camp), which will give you a significantly shorter drive if you can find a convenient flight. QANTAS Link, REX and Air North all fly into Toowoomba.