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1st May, 2022
Glass House Mountains 
 Sunshine Coast

The Gladiator

Run Qld is proud to bring you the running of The Gladiator in an outdoor arena like no other. The striking Glass House Mountains is the stunning backdrop to this popular trailrunning event, with three distances to choose from - 8km, 15km and 21km. Held in May, The Gladiator is the perfect warm-up to the trailrunning season. Runners who want to can test their speed on a faster course, or prove their strength by tackling Goliath (Wild Horse Mountain).

Others may prefer to kick back and enjoy the semi-challenging course as it wanders through the picturesque farms, with volcanic mountains ever present on the horizon.

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. 



The 2022 Gladiator will be held on Sunday 1st May

This event is staged at HQ Plantations, Red Road Beerburrum.

Entries close at midnight Friday 29th April. NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY

Distance    Start      Cut-off         Price

8km            8am        12 noon        $50.00

15km          7.30am    12 noon        $70.00

21km          7am         12 noon        $90.00

Bib Pick up:

1 hour before your race start time at the race precinct, on Sunday 1st May.

How to get there:

Coming from the south: Take the Steve Irwin way exit (exit 163) drive approx. 4 kms

Red Road will be on your right. 

Coming from the north: Take the Roys Road exit (exit 179) turn right over the highway and continue for approx 7km to Steve Irwan Way. Turn left onto Steve Irwin Way and continue for approx. 10km. Red Road will be on your left.

Please follow signs and instructions from road marshals.

Minimum Age Limits.

8km - 12 years

15km - 15 years

21km - 18 years

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

The Gladiator Village will have stalls for your interest including The Running Company.

All finishers will receive an event memento.




Refunds are available until 17th April 2022 and will be subject to a $20.00 admin charge.

There will be no transfers for this event.

For refunds email




6am - race sign-on open.

7am - 21km start.

7.30am - 15km start.

8am - 8km start.

Please be mindful of your race start time. We request that you sign-on 60 mins prior to the start of your race.



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.  

If you are training on the course, do not enter any areas that are closed.

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


For all the Gladiator races (8k, 15k & 21k), the first 1km and the last 1km is on private property.

There is strictly no access to train on this part of the course. 

See Map



Mandatory Gear:

  • Water bottle or hydration pack – minimum 500ml capacity

  • Compression bandage

  • Mobile phone with these numbers for emergency contact.

    • Brett Standring 0447 711 232

    • Gavin Jackson 0417 007 960           

Recommended Gear 

  • Drinking cup (check the section relating to the ‘no-cup’ initiative)

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellent

  • Bite and sting treatment



All checkpoints will have water, electrolyte 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.

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



There are no support crews allowed on the course.

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

Spectators are most welcome at the Start/Finish.



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.



We would like to thank The Gladiator's event partner and supporter

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