The Guzzler Ultra - Year 620th—21st July 2024

The Glass Half Full

Brisbane’s 50km Trail Ultra-Marathon
The Glass Half Full Ultra


Saturday 20th July 2024



Course Description

While The Guzzler is the main event of the weekend, the Glass Half Full packs a punch of its own, taking you around some spectacular and challenging trails. We’ll show you what locals know and love about our green city, just how much fun and how much nature you can reach directly from Mt Coot-tha, completely on foot, completely on trails! You’ll tour two of our reservoirs in the order they were built, soaking up fire trails, single track, rolling hills and some mean ones too! Let us take you on an adventure in our backyard.

  • Guzzler 50km Ultra
  • 50km Ultra – Gold Creek
  • The Glass Half Full Ultramarathon
  • Run Brisbane's 50km Ultra
  • Guzzler 50km Ultra
  • 50km Ultra – Gold Creek
  • The Glass Half Full Ultramarathon
  • Run Brisbane's 50km Ultra

Entry Includes

  • 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

  • Comprehensive participant guide

  • Gear deals from The Trail Co.

  • *Finisher’s Prizes can be purchase from The Trail Co. online or at the finish line

  • † Event training T-shirts are available in limited numbers and sizes while stock lasts.
    Enter by 17th April 2024 to guarantee yourself a shirt.


The Guzzler Course Profile

Event Precinct

The Guzzler Course Profile

50km Ultra Training Plans

Train with confidence with our free 16-week 50km ultra-marathon training plans. Whether you’re training for your first 50km or already an experienced ultra-runner, our free training programs are here to help prepare you for The Glass Half Full, 50km.

Free 50km Ultra Training Plan

16wks / 4-5 Days a week

Experienced 50km Ultra Training Plan

16wks / 5 Days a week

50km Training Plan


Podium Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female in each race distance.

The 1st place Female and Male in The Glass Half Full will each receive $500, a free entry for The Glass Half Full in 2023, a trophy and their name engraved on the perpetual trophy.

The 2nd and 3rd Female and Male will each receive a trophy, sponsor prizes and a gift voucher to The Trail Co.

All finishers will receive a finishers medal. A finishers bottle will be available for purchase from The Trail Co. for $15 if desired.

  • Guzzler 50km Ultra
  • Guzzler 50km Ultra

Six Foot Track Marathon Qualifier

Six Foot Track Marathon Qualifier

Both The Guzzler Ultra 100km and The Glass Half Full 50km have been designated as quaifying events for Six Foot Track Marathon.

You can check the Six Foot Track Marathon Qualification Criteria finishing times for each event.


Qualifier 50k

The Guzzler Ultra Glass Half Full is a UTMB® World Series Qualifier Event. All runners who complete the course gain qualifier points for their UTMB® Index.

Runners with a valid UTMB® Index will have privileged access to register for a UTMB® World Series Event or UTMB® World Series Major and will use their UTMB® Index to validate their entry into the UTMB® World Series Finals lottery.

Check here for more information about qualifying for races in the Ultra Trail series.

Course Timing

The Glass Half Full Starts at 7:00 on Saturday Saturday 20th July 2024. You’ll have 12hrs to complete The Glass Half Full. This cut-off should ensure that most runners are able to complete the distance, if you put in adequate training. We’ll also have checkpoint cut-offs along the way. See Checkpoints below for more details about these.


LocationDistanceCut-OffRunner's Food*Drop BagsCrew & Spectators
Start Crew & Spectators
Gap Creek Rd crossing6kmWater tap only
CP1: Walkabout Creek18kmNA Water, FIXX, fruit, chips, lollies, Coke Spectators Only
CP2: McAfees Lookout24kmNA Water, FIXX, fruit, chips, lollies, Coke, pastries Not Permitted
CP3: Gold Creek Reservoir32km3:30pm Water, FIXX, fruit, chips, lollies, Coke, bakery goods Not Permitted
Gold Creek Reservoir exit37km Not Permitted
South Boundary Rd, Mt. Coot-tha turning43kmWater only
Gap Creek Rd crossing46kmWater tap only
Finish7:00pm Water, FIXX, fruit, chips, lollies, Coke,
bakery goods.
Crew & Spectators

Checkpoint food is provided for event runners only. Spectators should bring their own provisions for their day.


The races you didn’t even know you were entering…
Hell Hole Hustle

We have thrown down one ripper challenge for you all: the ‘Hell Hole Hustle’. The fastest guy and gal to make it through Hell Hole will each win everlasting fame and fortune as well as an awesome prize pack*.

The Hell Hole Hustle will present you with quandry. Do you go all out through this section to get the crown.. or do you pace yourself and chase overall Guzzler glory? 

And as though the bragging rights weren’t enough, we have put a prize pack on the line – one each for the Hustle King & Queen!

The Hustle stats: 

  • Starts: Exit of McAfees Lookout Checkpoint
  • Ends: End of Hell Hole Break (exit onto South Boundary Rd).
  • Distance: 3.3km
  • Descent: 243m
  • Ascent: 176m

Check out the Strava segment and KOM below.

*Fame and fortune not guaranteed. 

*Please note: the Strava segment has been made slightly shorter than the event day Hustle. This was done to allow everyone to compare their times during training without worrying abut GPS inaccuracy. Event day results will be tracked via live timing mats at the start and finish of the race segment.

  1. There will be two winners. ONE female GRITtiest girl and ONE male GRITtiest guy.  
  2. Winners will be the fastest person of their gender to complete the timed Hell Hole Hustle (HHH) section of The Guzzler / The Glass Half Full, as determined by our electronic race timing system, or manual timing backup in accordance with the race gun time. Placement of the electronic timing mats will be fixed throughout the duration of the race to create a fair and comparable HHH split time.
  3. One winner per gender will be determined from all runners across the Guzzler AND Glass Half Full. For example the fastest runner in The Guzzler may later be beaten by a faster runner in The Glass Half Full, if their HHH split time is shorter.
  4. To qualify to win the HHH, the racer MUST complete the whole of their registered event, within the designated race cut-off times, as per the race rules. If the fastest HHH racer later withdraws or is disqualified for any reason, the HHH title will roll down to the next eligible competitor.
  5. The HHH winner does not need to be the overall race winner of their registered event.
  6. Play nicely! Any pushing, jostling, obstructing of members of the public or other anti-social behaviour may see you disqualified from the HHH or potentially the whole event.
  7. While live tracking of the HHH will be available, we reserve the right to adjust the segment times of runners if required due to calibration or any other error of the live timing system.  

Mandatory Gear

While we hope you have nothing but fun on The Guzzler course, sometimes things go wrong. The mandatory gear that every runner must carry will help reduce the risk of anything happening or, if it does, will improve your chances of a smooth rescue and recovery.

Please note, mandatory gear is gear you MUST carry. For you comfort, please consider the weather conditions on race day and carry whatever gear you feel you need to keep you happy through the event. 

Click on each item if you’d like more details and feel free to contact us at The Trail Co. if you’d like more guidance.

Required in some situations

Capacity to carry 2 litres of water

This may be in the form of a reservoir, soft flasks, bottles or any combination of these.

You don’t need to have 2L 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 Flasks and Reservoirs

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.


aLOKSAK waterproof phone case

Waterproof Bags

Dry Sacks will keep your gear protected from rain and sweat, protecting it from damage and ensuring it will be dry if you need to put any of it on.

You can use one large sack or several small ones. Zip lock bags are acceptable if they are in good condition and can be fully sealed.


4l Dry Bag | aLOKSAK waterproof phone case


All runners carry a headlight, regardless as to whether you think you’ll be running in the dark. If you become lost, ill or injured, you may be out there much longer than intended.

A minimum brightness of 300 lumens is recommended so you can confidently run through the bush. However, for the 50km, if you expect to arrive well before nightfall a smaller light just in case of emergencies will be fine.

Recommended Headlights

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
Emergency Whistle
An emergency survival whistle will allow you to make yourself more audible to rescuers than simply yelling can achieve.

It must not use a ‘pea’ to create a sound as these can become sticky when damp causing the whistle to fail – that means no sports whistles.

Many running packs include a whistle and The Trail Co. also sells some small, inexpensive whistles that can be attached to your pack.
Emergency Blanket
If you become too injured or ill to continue, an emergency blanket will prevent hypothermia while waiting for rescuers.

Emergency Blankets
Course Map

All runners must carry the course map loaded in the Maps.Me application on you mobile device. allows you to find your location in relation to your current position even if no cell reception is available.

Please test this application and the map well in advance of the event weekend.

The following video is our guide on how to use to navigate the course and share your location. There is also an iphone and Android guide to importing a map (bookmarks) here if you would like a written guide.

Get Course Maps

Thermal Top

This must be a long-sleeved, thermal base layer made of polypropylene or wool which will keep the participant warm in addition to their race clothing.

Cotton, Coolmax, lycra, compression garments and thermal compression garments are NOT suitable to be used as the ‘Thermal Top’.

Recommended Thermal Gear

Spare Food Portion

An extra portion of food (eg gel, bar, sandwich), must be carried at all times in addition to the fuel you intend to use if all goes to plan.

This extra portion may prove vital if you are ill or injured and find yourself taking longer to reach the next checkpoint than expected, or if you are waiting some time for aid to reach you.

Waterproof Jacket

If heavy rain is predicted, runners will need to carry a Waterproof Jacket. We will inform you the afternoon before Event day, via email, if these become a mandatory item.

A good-quality waterproof jacket will keep you dry while allowing sweat to escape. It can also be useful for added warmth or protection from the wind.

At a minimum, the jacket must fit you and be fully seam-sealed, waterproof, and not include any large mesh vents, even if covered by flaps. Minimal underarm vents are allowed.

Recommended Waterproof Jackets and Fleeces

Soft Cup

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.

Recommended Soft Cups


Always recommended. Sunburn is nobody’s idea of a good time!

Cap / SunSafe Hat

Slip, slop, slap!


If temperatures are expected to be low, or you think you may find yourself walking during the race, your energy expenditure may not be high enough to keep your core temperature up. A synthetic fleece is lightweight and can be very effective at keeping you warm.

Please carefully consider carrying a fleece for your comfort and safety.

Recommended Waterproof Jackets and Fleeces

Waterproof Pants

The event will proceed in the rain. If heavy rain is predicted we recommend that you carry Waterproof Pants.

While mandatory in some situations for the 100km runners, 50km runners can choose to take these or not. 

Recommended Waterproof and Thermal Pants

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. 

Wondering about how we mapped the course? Find out more here Phone App

All runners must carry the course map loaded in the Maps.Me application on you mobile device. allows you to find your location in relation to your current position even if no cell reception is available.

Please test this application and the map well in advance of the event weekend.

To follow the 50km course, after installing on your mobile phone, please download this .kml file  and select “open with” or “share to” application. 

The following video is our guide on how to use to navigate the course and share your location.

If you are an iphone or Android user looking for specific instructions on importing a map (bookmarks) follow this help file here. Some iPhone users have found they need to restart their phone after installing the app before routes will appear. 

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.

Conditions of Entry
Code of Conduct
Release Waiver
2024 Participant Guide
2024 Spectator & Crew Guide
Runners' Guide 2023
Spectator's Guide
Brisbane's 50km Ultra-marathon

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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.

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