The Big Sipper is a great way to dip your toe (or half your leg) into The Guzzler course. Runners will bussed to the start line, ready to run yourselves home, via Enoggera Reservoir. After a run past this beautiful body of water, you’ll turn your feet towards Mt Coot-tha where our finish line party awaits.
Starting on Sunday morning, our Big Sippers will also get to run the second part of the course with some of our final 100km so give them a huge cheer and massive kudos as you do. And for the slightly mad among you, a Sunday start time means there’s the very real possibility of tackling both the 50km and 21km on the same weekend (just sayin’…)!
The Big Sipper: it will be fun but it ain’t no fun run!
Bright and funky technical training tee†
Vibrant finish event precinct
Challenging courses, exploring Brisbane’s beautiful reservoirs
Epic finisher medal and optional finishers’ prize*
Comprehensive, environmentally-friendly, course marking
Professional event timing with live feed for spectators and crew
Amazing volunteer support at each fully stocked checkpoint
Emergency medical support on-course
Bus transfer to start line
Comprehensive participant guide
*Finisher’s Prize can be added on after entry
† Event training T-shirts are available in limited numbers and sizes while stock lasts.
Enter by 5 May to guarantee your preferred shirt.
The Big Sipper starts at 6:30am Sunday Sunday 21st July 2024.
You’ll have up to 4hrs to complete the course.
|Location||Distance||Cut-Off||Runner's Food*||Crew & Spectators|
|Enoggera Dam||10km||NA||Water, FIXX, fruit, chips, lollies, Coke||Spectators Only|
|Gap Creek Rd Crossing||15km||Water tap only|
|Finish||10:30am||Water, FIXX, fruit, chips, lollies, Coke, bakery goods.||Crew & Spectators|
There is one intermediate checkpoint for The Big Sipper at 10km, after your loop of Enoggera reservoir. This checkpoint will be fully stocked with food, big cheers and high fives, toilets and first aid.
Toilets will be available at the Start/finish and Enoggera Reservoir checkpoint.
Checkpoint food is provided for event runners only. Spectators should bring their own provisions for their day.
This may be in the form of a reservoir, soft flasks, bottles or any combination of these.
You don’t need to have 500mL of water in there at all times (after all – you should be drinking it!) but do need to be able to carry that much to ensure you can safely complete the distance between each checkpoint.
Will be supplied at registration. Bibs must be visible on your front at all times for the timing chip to work and for your safety.
Bibs will include your timing chip, your name (for early entries), and a unique number.
All checkpoints are cup-free so if you’d like to have some soft drink, you may want to bring a cup along instead of using your water flasks.
Always recommended. Sunburn is nobody’s idea of a good time!
Slip, slop, slap!
Our interactive courses are best viewed in full screen. Click the following links to open the course in a new window.
While training, and as an emergency backup on race day, we recommend you download and use the free maps.me mobile application. This will allow you to see, in real time, your location in relation to the course you’re following.
To follow the 21km course, after installing maps.me on your mobile phone please download this .kml file and select “open with” Maps.me application.
If using a different application or gps watch you may also need to download the 21km .gpx file instead.
We’re also registered as a UTMB World Series Qualifier for 2024
You can download copies of all of the important documents below. Your registration for any of the events will be taken as understanding and acceptance of the terms and conditions in each of the documents.
The minimum age for The Big Sipper is 16 and for entrants under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must read and accept the terms on your behalf.
As trail runners, we love our natural environment and believe that it is a space worth protecting, to ensure it is there for many future generations to enjoy.
One way we aim to take responsibility is by being a 1% For The Planet Business Member.