The Guzzler Ultra - Year 323rd—24th July 2022

The Big Sipper

21km of (mostly) downhill fun
The Big Sipper: Trail Half-marathon


Sunday 24th July 2022



Course Description

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!

  • The Big Sipper Trail Half Marathon
  • The Big Sipper Trail Half Marathon
  • The Big Sipper Trail Half Marathon
  • The Big Sipper Trail Half Marathon
  • The Big Sipper Trail Half Marathon
  • The Big Sipper Trail Half Marathon
  • The Big Sipper Trail Half Marathon
  • The Big Sipper Trail Half Marathon


  • 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

  • Gear deals from The Trail Co.

  • Bus transfer to start line

  • Comprehensive participant guide

  • *Finisher’s Prize can be added on after entry

The Big Sipper Stats

The Big Sipper Course Profile

Event Precinct

The Big Sipper Event Precinct

Course Timing

The Big Sipper starts at 6:30am Sunday Sunday 24th July 2022.

You’ll have up to 4hrs to complete the course.


LocationDistanceCut-OffFood*Crew & Spectators
Start Not Permitted
Walkabout Creek5kmNA Fruit, chips, lollies, Coke Spectators Only
Gap Creek Rd Crossing16kmWater tap only
Finish10:30as Fruit, chips, lollies, Coke,
bakery goods.
Crew & Spectators

*Due to our COVID-safe event plan, we’ll be limited as to what types of food we can make available at checkpoints and may need to make changes at short notice.

There is one intermediate checkpoint for The Big Sipper at 5.1km, after 315m of descent, just before you cruise around 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. 

Mandatory Gear

Capacity to carry 500mL water
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.
Salomon Soft Flasks | Salomon Reservoir
Race Bib
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..
Race Number Belt
Mobile Phone
Every runner must carry a working mobile phone. Please ensure it is fully charged before starting the Event and that emergency and event phone numbers are saved and easily accessible.

For international guests, you may need to purchase an Australian SIM to use during the event or may be able to access an Australian network using roaming.

In case we need to contact you while you are out on course, please log back in to the registration platform prior to race day and ensure the number of the phone you intend to carry is up to date in the Event Contact Details section.
aLOKSAK waterproof phone case
Compression Bandage
Compression bandages will be useful in the event of a snake bite or sprain, if applied correctly. It is advisable that you learn how to use a compression bandage, and other basic first aid, before beginning the event.

As a minimum, the compression bandage must a heavy-weight, crepe bandage that is 7.5cm wide x 2.3m long (when unstretched).
Conforming Heavyweight Crepe Bandage
Soft Cup
Soft Cups
Cap / SunSafe Hat

GPS Track Data & Maps

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 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 on your mobile phone please download this .kml file and select “open with” application. 

If using a different application or gps watch you may also need to download the 21km .gpx file instead.

UTMB Qualifier 20k

We’re also registered as a UTMB World Series Qualifier for 2022

Rules & Docs

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.

Conditions of Entry
Code of Conduct
Release Waiver
2021 Participant Guide
Big Sipper Trail Race

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