Hawks Nest, New South Wales, Australia

Welcome to Australia’s newest off road ultra running event, traversing the Great Lakes region of the NSW North Coast. In the LAKES100 runners can complete 100km, 75km, 50km or 25km, as a team, pair or solo. There is also a 12km & 5km course for those wanting a shorter trail experience. The race will start and finish 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 beside the beach 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 will be 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 , in a team or as a pair. 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 pairs must complete their race, either 25km, 50km, 75km or 100km, together.

Race weekend starts with rego on Friday 2 July and racing starting on Saturday 3 July 2021 – this is the middle of the year, start of the school holidays and aligned to a full moon - a great time of year to go for a run. Temperature wise it will be cool to cold at night but mild during the day and most likely dry – perfect running weather.