Two day running festival with spectacular scenery & off-road trails.
Welcome to Australia’s best off-road ultra running event, traversing the Great Lakes region of the Barrington Coast of NSW.
In the Lakes Trail Festival runners can complete 100km, 75km, 50km or 30km, as a team or solo. There's also a 12km & 5km course for those wanting a shorter trail experience.
The race starts and finishes in Hawks Nest taking runners along beaches, past lakes and through forests, tracking some of the most stunning coastal scenery in the Australia. It will have the arguably the most beautiful half way point in Australia at Seal Rocks, taking runners past the iconic lighthouse.
Each course follows existing tracks and trails, beaches, lake edges and single track. At least 90% is off road. This trail running experience is unique as it combines coastal trails with forest tracks, sand dunes, beaches and rocky headlands taking runners through remote wilderness areas.
You can run solo or in a team. Solo runners can go for a quick run or go all day in the ultimate 100km. Teams, of up to 4, can run the 100km course separated into 25km legs and get to finish together.
Race weekend starts with registration on Friday 30 June and racing starting on Saturday 1 July 2023 – this is a great time of year to go for a run. Temperature wise it will be cool at night but mild during the day and most likely dry – perfect running weather.