|Time:||6:00 pm - 6:50 pm|
|Cost:||See event page.|
Wungong National Park
- Schedule for Moon Shadow:
- 6.00 - 7.00 pm Arrival (bib pickup from 6.00-6.50 ONLY)
- 7.00 pm Race Briefing
- 7.15 pm Start
- ~8.50 pm Presentations: Weather permitting, we encourage you to stick around at the finish to socialise and cheer others in. It's the trail-running ethos. Bring a change of warm clothes and perhaps a beanie so you're comfortable whilst you wait. We'll have a brief set of presentations, including spot prizes around 8.50pm.
A lovely hill start will let you know you're alive. Let the drugs kick in...endorphins, that is! The first section of trail is wide enough to readily allow passing for the first few k's, then it opens up more along the "top" where you can do a little socialising, or find a bit of speed (only the legal kind - with the legs, kids!). Of course, it might be hard to get speed, considering the sand. But don't despair, it's a short section and then you're onto a very runnable and most groovy descent. Down past the bullrushes, listen out for the frogs, as that's your cue to make a right hand turn! (Frog course marking, you say?!?) Then it's another short, steep(ish) climb on some fun bouldery-rocks as the trail narrows just a wee bit more. Perfect timing, as you hipsters will be spread out by now. Follow the reflective flagging tape, which will guide you down the rabbit hole into Alice's Wonderland. When you pop out at the top, you'll find yourself on an huge open granite plateau, perfect for staging a sit-in. Chill out and be met with amazing views down to the city and towards the ocean. Then pop back down the rabbit hole (there's always another entrance to a rabbit hole, you know!) and descend. Rest a moment on the bench if you wish. If you find you seem a little small for it, it's probably just the wrong mushroom you ate. See if you can get some advice from a caterpillar. Come down from your trip and join us at the finish line for a little Kool-Aid.
The starched-collar version: A fantastic mix of single track and fire trails, with a view towards the city and ocean midway. The Moon Shadow course will be well flagged with reflective tape and marshalled at a few key intersections. We always do our best to keep you on course, but it is your responsibility to listen attentively at the race briefing and keep aware of the flagging and other signage whilst on course.