Brisbane Trail Ultra

Brisbane Trail Ultra

The Team at Trail Running Australia are hosting The Brisbane Trail Ultra Queensland premier trail running and ultramarathon trail festival. 

The Date

6-7th July 2019

The Events

30km Solo 30km Relay

60km Solo 60km Relay

110km Solo 110km Relay

100 Mile Solo


The Gap State High School 8km from Brisbane CBD


Set in 36000 Hectares of stunning South East Queensland Sub-tropical rainforests, eucalyptus forests, gorges with as many single trails, vertical gains and sweeping views as possible in the D’Aguliar National Park and Mount Coot-tha Forest Park.


Queensland Maratime Museum set on the banks of the Brisbane river with the city skyline in the background at South Bank.

Prizes $1000 for winning male and female

60km Trip to Japan to race at our sister event the Hakuba International Trails in September 2019.

Our Race Ambassadors

Ben Duffus– 2018 Pomona King of the Mountain winner, Blackall 50km Winner, 3rd Place Skyrunning Ultra Championships Chamonix France.

Alana Vought– 2018 Coastal High 50km Winner, Blackall 100km Winner

Karen Barrett– Skyrunning Buffalo Stampede Grand Slam Winner 2017

Brisbane Trail Ultra-The Concept

Fly into Brisbane. Stay in our funky South Bank Hotels. Bus 8km to The Gap to The Brisbane Trail Ultra Start Line. Run 30, 60, or 110km as either a Solo runner or in a Team Relay through D’aguliar National Park experiencing untouched virgin rainforest, steep gorges, sweeping views of the Western Ranges then return to your hotel via South Bank’s River side attractions. The logistics for an Ultra trail event are fantastic! Nowhere is the world can offer such amazing logistics so close to a capital city.

Brisbane Trail Ultra-The Course Design

The course is designed by Co Race Directors Shona Stephenson and David Eastman. Their goal is to challenge ultra runners. They have put all their efforts into creating a course that meets the needs and wants of trail runners all over the world. What to trail runners want?

Amazing views, single trails, stunning forests, unique fauna, steep ascents and invigorating descents and great event logistics.

We have ticked every box. This is an athlete focused event, drawing on Shona’s (Trail Running Australia’s Founder) 10 years of racing locally and internationally.

Shona has raced everywhere from Great Ocean Walk, Surf Coast Century VIC, Ultra Trail Australia NSW x5 Times, Buffalo Stampede VIC, Coastal Classic NSW, Sydney Trail Series, Blackall 100 x4 Times, Northburn 100mile, Tarawera Ultra x3, Ultra Trail Mont Blanc x2 Chamonix France/Switzerland/Italy, Mont Blanc Marathon Chamonix France/Switzerland/Italy,  Ultra Trail Mount Fuji x3 Japan, Hakuba International Trails Japan, Ice Trail Tarenese France, Run Larapinta NT, 6 Foot Track NSW, Lantau Vertical 1km Hong Kong, Moonlight Shotover Marathon Queenstown NZ to name just a few. Shona averaged 5 Ultra Trail 100km events in a year for 5 years!

That’s a lot of racing. That’s a lot of research for the Brisbane Trail Ultra.

They want kick butt trails and a huge atmospheric finish line. Imagine running into a CBD, crowds cheering you all the way to the finish line. No more Ultra Trail Marathon finishes by yourself with no one to cheer you on. We’ve created a finish line that you will remember and talk about until you race again next year.

Shona has experienced a huge range of conditions, course changes due to bush fires, cyclones, typhoons, floods, course markings, check point formats and logistics set ups. She has races supported and unsupported and understands what really make an enjoyable event for the athlete and what makes conditions more enjoyable for support crews.

Our course is going through the final stages of approval. Map apps and PDFs to download will be available soon. Stay tuned for more details.

Brisbane Trail Ultra- The Climate

Queensland is blessed with mild winters. Clear days Lows of 11 degrees highs of 23 degrees. It is our dry season and perfect conditions for speedy Ultra Times. You will have stunning days and probably run in a T-shirt however at night due to our fresh clean unpolluted surrounding it will drop to 11 degrees in the lowlands and sometimes 0 degrees up at Mount Nebo. Mandatory Gear will be essential to remain warm through the night in the 110km Ultra.

Brisbane Trail Ultra-The Logistics

Ultra Trail Events are renowned for being a nightmare for logistics. Brisbane’s CBD is only a 20min Taxi, Uber or Train ride away. You can be bused to the Start line only 8 ks 20 minute Bus or Uber ride away from Brisbane. Run your race and then return to South Bank or your CBD hotel at the finish line. Perfect Logistics for a world class Ultra Trail Event.

Brisbane Trail Ultra-The Local Attractions

Imagine your loved one in your support crew who is usually forgotten about instead going for a Adventure and Culture holiday. The will be enjoying the best of Brisbane while you are out preparing, running and recovering. Ahhhhh….the relief knowing that they will be having the time of their life while your focussing on your goal. Check out the following attractions that they can enjoy;

South Bank Parklands the Arts Precinct

Queensland Gallery Of Modern Art (GOMA )

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (Qpac)

Kayak the Brisbane River

Rock Climb at and Abseil the famous Brisbane River Cliffs



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