December 6, 2020

Mt Beerwah, Sunshine Coast

Run with the rising sun around the base of Mt Beerwah, known by the local indigenous tribes as the pregnant mother of the Glass House Mountains. This event always tests runners with its tough terrain and unpredictable conditions.  Sprint, jog or hike; this is perfect race for beginners through to elite. 

Beerwah@Daybreak is the final event in the Run Qld Day-Night Series.  Complete all four events to automatically qualify for the series.

Interesting fact: The Aboriginal people tell a story of the Glass House Mountains of which Tibrogargan is the father, Beerwah the pregnant mother and Coonowrin the son who betrayed his parents. 

 

ENTRY DETAILS

This event is staged at the base of Mt Beerwah consisting of three races.

Entries are closed. 

THE WAIT LIST IS NOW CLOSED.

NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY.

Event               Start      Cut Off    Cost

Marathon        4am       12 noon    $110.00 SOLD OUT

Half Mara        6 am      12 noon    $85.00 SOLD OUT

10k                    7am        12 noon   $65.00 SOLD OUT

Minimum Age Limits.

10km - 12 years

Half Marathon - 15 years

Marathon - 18 years

Any participants under 18 years, will require a parent or guardian to be present at the event.

All finishers will receive an event memento.

 

SCHEDULE

Sunday 6th December

  • Race sign-on open –  3am

  • Marathon start – 4am

  • ½ Marathon start – 6am

  • 10km start – 7am

Race bibs can be collected at the start area 1 hour before your race start time or in store at

The Running Company Sunshine Coast,

5/1 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore from midday Monday 30th November.

HOW TO GET THERE

 

Beerwah@Daybreak is staged at the base of Mt Beerwah at the end of Mount Beerwah Road in the Glass House Mountains National Park.

From Brisbane:

Drive north on the Bruce Highway (M1) until you come to Steve Irwin Way (exit 163). Take this exit and continue along for 5km, turn left onto Beerburrum Rd. Continue along this road for 1km and turn right onto Beerburrum-Woodford Rd. After 4km veer right onto Old Gympie Rd and continue for 4km then turn left onto Mount Beerwah Rd. Drive along this road for 5km and the bitumen will end. After 100m of dirt road you will be able to park on the verge. Please do not park in the National Parks carpark. Registration will be near the entrance to the NP carpark.

From the Sunshine Coast:

Drive south on the Bruce Highway (M1) until you come to Steve Irwin Way (exit 188). Take this exit and follow the signs to Steve Irwin Way. Continue along Steve Irwin Way for 19km, turn right into Glasshouse Mountains Township, follow the road around and turn left onto Coonowrin Rd. Go to the end of Coonowrin Rd (3.5km) and turn left onto Old Gympie Rd. Drive for 500m then turn right onto Mount Beerwah Rd. Drive along this road for 5km and the bitumen will end. After 100m of dirt road you will be able to park on the verge. Please do not park in the National Parks carpark. Registration will be near the entrance to the NP carpark.

Park on the verge behind the first car you reach, as car park access is restricted to event crew and members of the general public. 

Do not park in the National Parks carpark, on the macadamia farm or across or in any private driveways.

 

COURSE MARKINGS

The course will be marked with reflective orange flagging tape (approx. every 250m). Directional arrows are red on a white background. These will be at intersections along the trail. Follow the direction of the arrow.

These red crosses will be at intersections, indicating this is NOT the course.

The course will be marked

  • Reflective orange and silver flagging tape.

  • Red arrows secured to trees or posts. Follow these arrows.

  • Red crosses secured on trees or posts, indicating this is not the course.

Please note: the course may change due to unforseen circumstances such as bush fires, flooding or harvesting.  Please follow all course markings on race day.  

Updates will be posted on social media and/or web site if this occures.

 

10KM

GPX file

KML File

Elevation Gain 240m

 

HALF MARATHON

Map

 

GPX File

KML File

Elevation Gain 565m

 

MARATHON

The Marathon is two loops of the Half Marathon course. First loop clockwise. Second loop is anti-clockwise.

Elevation Gain is 1130m.

 

CHECKPOINTS

All checkpoints will have water, electrolyte, some lollies, fruit and small snacks but will have no cups.

Run Queensland are committed to preserving the environment in which we are privileged to stage our events.

With this in mind, we no longer provide disposable cups at checkpoints.

As such, participants will need to carry their own cup for drinks they don’t want to put in their hydration pack or water bottle (coke, electrolyte).

Our ‘no cup’ initiative has been a huge success since implementation in 2015 with the combined waste from checkpoints being greatly reduced.

MANDATORY GEAR & DROP BAGS

Mandatory Gear:

  • Water bottle or hydration pack – minimum 500ml capacity

  • Compression bandage

  • Headlight or suitable torch. (for the Marathon only)

  • Mobile phone with these numbers for emergency contact.

    • Brett Standring 0447 711 232

    • Gavin Jackson 0417 007 960           

Recommended Gear 

  • Drinking cup (participants will need to carry their own cup for drinks they don’t want to put in their hydration pack or water bottle (eg. electrolyte).)

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellent

  • Bite and sting treatment

  • Printout of course map (from the website)

Drop Bags

Marathon only:

Drop Bags can be left near to the Start/Finish , in the drop bag zone.

You will be able to access your drop bag on the completion of each lap.

 

CREW & SPECTATORS

There are no support crews allowed on the course.

Support crews are allowed at the Start/Finish area only.

Spectators are most welcome.

Beerwah@Daybreak is staged at the base of Mt Beerwah at the end of Mount Beerwah Road in the Glass House Mountains National Park.

All runners will start and finish here. You will be able to cheer them on from here.

This is the only place you will get to see your runner.

 

REFUNDS

Refunds are available until 27th November 2020 and will be subject to a $20.00 admin charge.

There will be no transfers for this event.

For refunds email info@runqueensland.com

INDEMNITY FORM

All participants must ensure they read and understand this waiver prior to entering the event. It is an important document informing you of your legal rights and responsibilities. During online registration, you must tick a box to confirm you understand and accept these rights and responsibilities.

 
 

RACE RULES

 

We would like to thank Beerwah@Daybreak's event partner

CONTACT

 info@runqueensland.com

PH: 0447 711 232

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