Qi Gong

Distances & Price:
Short course: 10.7 km +/- 250 mtr
Long course: 14.1 km +/- 440 mtr

Registration closes Tuesday prior to the event, unless filled up sooner.
Event Location:
Wungong RP
Event Start Time:
6.00-6.50 am Arrival and Bib pickup
7.00 am Race Briefing (one briefing for both events)
7.10 am Long Course Start
7.25 am Short Course Start
9.00 am Presos

Registration closes Tuesday prior to the event, unless filled up sooner.

Qi Gong

Event Date:
11-Feb-2018
Event Start Time:
6.00-6.50 am Arrival and Bib pickup
7.00 am Race Briefing (one briefing for both events)
7.10 am Long Course Start
7.25 am Short Course Start
9.00 am Presos

Registration closes Tuesday prior to the event, unless filled up sooner.

Event Location:
Wungong RP
Directions to Event:
From Perth, travel southeast on Albany Highway past Armadale, turning right (south) onto Admiral Road, where it is signed. Do NOT turn into the Bungendore Park car park, which is located before Admiral Road. Travel downhill to the dam, which is at the end of the road. After passing through the white park gate, you will see the start/finish. Continue on to the car park slightly further on your right. If that's full, travel approximately 600 mtrs further (up a hill) to the other car parks.

Qi Gong-Find your Qi!

Course Description

After a 1 km warm-up on a wide track, all racers will turn left and enjoy a very short, rocky, somewhat technical descent to a brook, which will doubtfully have water in it at this time of year. The descent enables you to get as low as possible so that the first climb you face is that much greater. Catch your breath at the top with some undulating slight downhill, a very short single track descent, and another climb. Descend again on what we fondly call "Butterfly Drive." At the bottom here, short course racers take a quick right then left to connect back with the wide valley floor trail and enjoy a gently sloped descent to the point some know as the "brook crossing" at approximately 6k. Here, short course runners will do a quick U-turn (this is the new site of the aid station) and continue back to the start along the wide valley floor trail all the way - a gradual climb on a wide, very scenic trail. Long course runners will be joining you along this last section home, too.

Long course racers ... from your descent down Butterfly Drive, where short-course racers diverge, you head left and up into a switchback-style big climb. Lots of wide track here. The steep descent back into the valley will have many considering a walk, but the experienced trail runners giggling like school kids. Another brook crossing awaits at the bottom - there always seems to be water in this one! A chance to soak your hats, before continuing nearly 2k more to the aid station. You will be able to glimpse the aid station from the brook but will not access it for 1.8km more! The return to the start is along the wide valley floor trail - a gradual climb on a wide, very scenic trail, following the same path back as the short course runners.

And of course, an awesome medal!


Courses will be well flagged - and marshalled at a few key intersections. We will do our best to keep you on course, but it is your responsibility to keep aware of the flagging.

Aid Station

  1. There is one aid station shared by all competitors for this race. Long course: ~10km Short course: 6km (the short course turn around point), providing water and carbohydrates in the form of ELECTROLYTE and organic fruit.

Note that disposable cups are NOT provided at our events. All racers are provided with their very own reusable silicone collapsable cup. Be sure to collect your cup with your bib if it's your first event. If you've lost your cup, let us know. 15 ltr water jugs are provided at the finish line, so have your cup handy!

Short course: 10.7 km +/- 250 mtr
Long course: 14.1 km +/- 440 mtr

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