Half Marathon


Sat 21st, Oct

Race Brief


Start Time


The Mitchell River National Park features everything from open forest, a vast range of flora and fauna, to remote river gorges. Witness jaw dropping river scenery, serene rainforest gullies, rugged landscapes, and some of Victoria’s more unusual vegetation communities in this extraordinary National Park.

Trail runners can expect a challenging mix of terrains as they navigate a combination of both technical and more defined single track trails. You can take on our 55km event, or Half Marathon (21.1km) event. For both events, prepare to familiarise yourself with the sounds of nature, at times it will be just you and the trails.

The Course







The Half Marathon Trail Run begins in Angusvale and journeys south on the well-defined Mitchell River Walking Track. Runners will take in the National Park highlights, including Amphitheatre Escarpment Lookout and the picturesque inale feature, the Den of Nargun. This is a one-way run, ending at the Echo Bend Caravan Park (race HQ).

Shuttle buses to the northern most point of the course area, Angusvale, from race HQ will be available for all Half Marathon participants.

Course Map

Elevation Profile

On The Day

The following equipment is mandatory for all Half Marathon competitors to carry.

  • Race number (provided with race pack)
  • 1 triangular bandage
  • 1 crepe bandage
  • Non-adhesive dressing
  • Pair of disposable gloves
  • 3 x wound closure strips
  • Emergency blanket
  • Mobile phone
  • Water container with minimum capacity of 500ml

Spot checks of equipment will be carried out on the day.

Competitors are strongly recommended to also carry:

  • A windproof jacket with breathable fabric
  • Food and electrolyte additional to what they can collect from aid stations

  • First Place Male


  • First Place Female


  • Runner Up Male


  • Runner Up Female


  • Winners will be presented with their prizes at the Official AAF Party on Saturday 22nd October from 6.30pm.

Echo Bend Event Hub

  • 06:30

    Bag drop and race pack collection opens

  • 07:45

    Bag drop and race pack collection closes

  • 07:45

    Adventure Race briefing

  • 07:45

    22km & 55km Trail Run briefing

  • 08:00

    Adventure Race starts

  • 08:05

    Ultra 55km Trail Run starts

  • 08:15

    Bus departs for Angusvale 22km Trail Run start line

  • 09:30

    22km Trail Run start


Online registrations will be opening soon.

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