Paluma Dam Good Trail Run.
The race HQ, start and finish for all distances will be at the village green in the Paluma township. There is an array of trails around the village crossing creek, passing water falls and lookouts. Paluma is cooler then the coastal region and it makes for great trail running in November.
Short Course 6km
Intermediate Course 10k
Long Course 20km
Categories: Male & Female
Juniors (under 16) (16-29yrs) (30-39yrs) (40-49yrs) (50-60) (60+)
Paluma is part of the wet tropics area and so it is wet most of the year. The course is very technical with mossy rocks and slippery tree roots. You will encounter tricky creek crossings and trees over the track.??You may also find a few leeches on the course, and maybe a snake or two (they’re pretty friendly). For more information on the area please visit the National Parks website.
If you are not comfortable in the bush it is suggested to run with a buddy. These trails are very remote deep in the rainforest. We will do our best to have as many marshals on the course as possible and it will be well marked. It is always safer to run with someone, however it is not mandatory and in the short and intermediate courses there should be plenty of other runners around you.
Due to the technicality of the course it will take considerably longer than you would run the same distance on the road, so ensure you take adequate food and water to cover you for the duration you expect.