The Guzzler Ultra - Year 324th—25th July 2021

The Big Sipper

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

21km

Sunday 25th July 2021

$130

STANDARD PRICE (UNTIL 1ST JULY)

Course Description

The Big Sipper is a great way to dip your toe (or half your leg) into The Guzzler course. Runners will bused up to Mt Nebo ready for a downhill start directly onto the roller coaster trails that head down towards Enoggera Reservoir. After a run past this beautiful body of water, you’ll turn your feet towards Mt Coot-tha where our finish line 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!

For this gem of a race, you’ll first collect your bib and catch a Big Sipper bus from the Mt Coot-tha finish line up to the start line.

The action all begins from the top of Centre Road at Mt Nebo, where you’ll find the start chute that will shoot you down “The Big Dipper” – a super fun and fast down* hill run towards Enoggera Reservoir. Run past the beach (no time for a swim) to the checkpoint for high fives, cheers and all the essentials that will keep you going for the next 15km. Round the reservoir and into Mt Coot-tha where you’ll be approaching Kokoda Track, a little climb that gets BIG feedback. Conquered this? Well done! Now you’ll jump onto some single track for the final flowing downhill run straight over the line and into our finishers lounge. 

Nailed it! Will your glass be half full the next year? 

*Fair warning… it’s down, and then up, and then down, and then.. well, you get the idea!


Course Description

  • Bright and funky technical training tee

  • Vibrant start & 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


Stats

Distance
21km
Elevation
740M+/890M-
Runners
200
Duration
1:40-4hrs
The Big Sipper Course Profile

Course Timing

The Big Sipper starts at 6:30am Sunday Sunday 25th July 2021.

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


Checkpoints

LocationDistanceCut-OffFood*Crew & Spectators
Start Not Permitted
Walkabout Creek5kmNA Fruit, chips, lollies, Coke Spectators 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.
Recommended:
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..
Recommended:
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.
Recommended:
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).
Recommended:
Conforming Heavyweight Crepe Bandage
Soft Cup
Recommended:
Soft Cups
Sunscreen
Recommended
Cap / SunSafe Hat
Recommended

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 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.


Important Docs

Docs here


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.

For entrants under 18 years of age (the Big Sipper only), a parent or guardian must read and accept the terms on your behalf.

Conditions of Entry
Code of Conduct
Release Waiver
2020 Participant Guide
(2021 not yet released)
Big Sipper Trail Race

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The Guzzler is hosted by Those Guys Events. ABN: 88601 37205212