WHEN? Sunday 3rd May 2020

WHERE? Blackbutt QLD

Registration will open late 2019.

ABOUT THE EVENT

The R&R duathlon & fun run have derived from the passionate Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) Ambassadors. The Ambassadors are local volunteers who love and help look after this section of the BVRT. The original line was built in the 1880’s to transport timber, milk and beef to Brisbane and to supply farmers and rail towns. The last service was in 1989. Extending through urban villages, native bushland, farming country and plantation forests, the trail provides views of South East Queensland’s scenic landscapes. What a great place to compete in an event? The BVRT Ambassadors want to encourage recreational use of this beautiful trail to the wider community of walkers, runners, bicycle riders and horse riders, so in partnership with G’onya Adventures The R&R Rail Trail Experience was born.

The R&R Rail Trail Experience is a day you can come and see first hand this beautiful section of the Rail Trail for your-self in a very festive way with these events. The events start and finish at the Blackbutt Showgrounds and travels to the rural towns of Nukku, Benankin, Linville and Moore. These events are on the labour day long weekend so make a weekend of it and camp at the Blackbutt Showgrounds or see accommodation options further down this page. 

NEED A BIKE? 

You can hire Mountain bikes from Have Fun Tours. Contact John Searston on 0419795586 or info@havefuntours.com.au

Take a look Have Fun Tours

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LINVILLE LOOP

22 km Rail Trail run & 22 km Rail Trail bike ride. (No late registration)

This event runs from Blackbutt to the small town of Linville which is slightly downhill most of the way. At Linville you will jump on your bike for the return 22 km trip back to Blackbutt Showgrounds which is slightly uphill most of the way. NOTE, BIKE CHECK CHANGES. If you are competing in this event you will need to drop into the Moore Hall for a bike & helmet check before continuing onto Linville. ( 100mts past the Linville pub in the camp grounds, Linville Rd) 1 pm and 4.30 pm or early Sunday morning, you must do the same, drop into the Moore Hall at 5am and then continue to Linville and then to Blackbutt for registration between 5.45 - 6.45am. We would like teams to do the same or you can get your bike & helmet checked at Blackbutt. Minimum age 18 years.

Checkpoints: Run leg - 9km with water/electrolytesCheckpoints: Run leg - 9km with water/electrolytes - 14km water - 18km water - 22km transition water/electrolytes. Ride leg - 4km water - 8km water - 13km water/electrolytes.

CLASSIC DUATHLON

4km trail run + 18km trail ride + 1km run.

This event runs from Blackbutt to Nukku on the run component then Blackbutt down to Fettler’s Rest and return for the ride component, then a 1 km run around the Blackbutt showgrounds to finish off this duathlon event. This should take between 1 ½ to 4 hours to complete. But you can break this event up into a team event of 2. So one person does the running and the other does the bike riding. This is even a better way to start with events if you’re new to it or only feel confident at one discipline. These events are for anyone of any ability. Minimum age 14 years.

Checkpoints: Run leg - 2km water, Bike leg - 9km with water/electrolytes

8KM RAIL TRAIL FUN RUN

This is an individual event. What a lovely way to explore the Rail Trail between Blackbutt and the Nukku Station. This is an out and back course. Minimum age 14 years. 

NEED A BIKE? 

You can hire Mountain bikes from Have Fun Tours. Contact John Searston on 0419795586 or info@havefuntours.com.au

Take a look Have Fun Tours


EVENT OPTIONS & PRICES (NOTE 2019 PRICES)

LINVILLE LOOP - 22 km run & 22 km ride, Individual & Team (NO ON DAY REGISTRATION)

CLASSIC DUATHLON - 4 km run – 18 km ride – 1 km run, Individual & Team  

RAIL TRAIL FUN RUN - 8km fun run - individual

** NEW CATEGORY INTRODUCED ** A unicycle can now be used instead of a bike. Register what event you want to compete in and simply send us an email to let us know that you will be using a unicycle. Email meredith@gonyaadventures.com.au

NOTE: T-shirts have run out so registrations in the last week will receive a gift instead.   2019 START TIMES    Linville loop - start 7 am    Classic Duathlon & 8 Km Fun Run - start 7.30 am   Online registration closes

NOTE: T-shirts have run out so registrations in the last week will receive a gift instead.

2019 START TIMES

Linville loop - start 7 am

Classic Duathlon & 8 Km Fun Run - start 7.30 am

Online registration closes


ACCOMODATION OPTIONS

CAMPING
If you are planning to camp at the Showgrounds, there is plenty of room. The camping works on an honesty system (cash only) to be placed into security box near the bathrooms. The showground committee have volunteers that monitor the camping.    

Prices:  
$10 per person a night powered site
$8 per person a night un-powered site

Wiikirri B&B Retreat

5 Bowman Road, Blackbutt Qld 4306 (Across the road from the Showgrounds)

Ph: 07 4170 0395

Blackbutt Motel

69 Coulson Street Blackbutt

Ph: 07 4163 0500 or email cmgault@bigpond.net.au

Moore Bed & Breakfast

24 Colin Street Moore

Ph: 07 5424 7063

Yarraman Motel

 2/4 Toomey Street Yarraman

Ph: 07 4163 8144 or email book@yarramanmotel.com.au

Hotel Radnor Blackbutt

37 Coulson St, Blackbutt QLD 4306

Ph: 07 4163 0203


THANKS TO ALL OF OUR EVENT SPONSORS!

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