James Cook University Townsville Campus
Race HQ and race parking is off Endeavour Dr (easiest access is via western Uni entrance off Angus Smith Dr). See map in Competitor Booklet
Adventurethon has set an interesting course that includes a broad variety of terrain from fire roads and open grassy paddocks to challenging single track and, yes, there may be some stairs as well.
The courses will expose you to random students, wallabies and other wildlife then remove you from the real world and into the realm of great night views across our fair city. Many of you may not have seen the city from the vantage points these courses provide. Neither course is particularly long but you will know you have been on an adventure after completing either one. The campus is located on the lower slopes of Mt Stuart so you should expect some hilly sections.
These are night runs and will require the use of your own light source (see mandatory equipment list). Hand-held torches are acceptable (not phone torches) but we recommend you use a head torch. It doesn’t need to be an expensive one, just one you feel comfortable with while moving over offroad areas in the dark. We also advise carrying spare batteries, or a spare head torch, in case of battery or equipment failure.
You will have a choice of two distances, 8km and 4km. All distances have a mix of single tracks and access roads but the proportion of single track increases substantially as your chosen distance increases.
Race Briefing at 6:05 pm (Mandatory)
Long Course (8 km) start at 6:15 pm
Short course (4 km) start at 6:25 pm
Presentations at 7:45 pm