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.
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
*Finisher’s Prize can be added on after entry
Check here for more information about qualifying for races in the Ultra Trail series.
The Glass Half Full Starts at 7:00 on Saturday Saturday 24th July 2021. 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.
|Location||Distance||Cut-Off||Food*||Drop Bags||Crew & Spectators|
|Start||Crew & Spectators|
|CP1: Walkabout Creek||18km||NA||Fruit, chips, lollies, Coke||Spectators Only|
|CP2: McAfees Lookout||24km||NA||Tailwind, fruit, chips, lollies, Coke, Clif Bar||Not Permitted|
|CP3: Gold Creek Reservoir||32km||3:30pm||Tailwind, fruit, chips, lollies, Coke, bakery goods||Spectators Only|
|CP4: Gold Creek Reservoir (2nd time)||37km||3:30pm||Spectators Only|
|Finish||7:00pm|| Fruit, chips, lollies, Coke,|
|Crew & Spectators|
Introducing the race you never knew you were entering…The King & Queen of the Mountain
Taking in the first 3.1km of both The Guzzler and The Glass Half Full (yep, from the start line!), The Trail Co. King & Queen of the Mountain will present competitors with a quandary like no other. Do you go out fast in a bid to become KOM or QOM, or do you hold back and chase overall Guzzler glory.
The KOM stats:
Check out the Strava segment and KOM below:
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*.
After the excitement of our K&QOM race start, the Hell Hole Hustle will present you with another quandry. Do you go all out through this section to be crowned grittiest Guzzler.. or do you pace yourself and chase overall Guzzler glory? Maybe you even have the trifecta in you?
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 50km 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 50km .gpx file instead.
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.