Peaks & Trails Run is a massive weekend of foot racing starting and finishing in the picturesque town of Dunkeld, just south of Grampians National Park.
There are a range of events held over the weekend, the most popular being the 6.2km Mt Abrubt challenge in which runners will need to climb this amazing mountain.
Peaks & Trails Run – 2017 Race Dates, Mt Abrupt & Grampians, Dunkeld
The courses will be market and trail surfaces generally consist of open woodland with dirt tracks, tree roots, rocks and sand. Runners should make sure to carry their own snacks for the race as well as at least 500mls of water, but note there will also be water stations located along all courses.
The Mt Abrupt challenge will climb over 400 metres, with the race starting at the Mt. Abrupt carpark. Runners will make their way up the mountain for 3.1kms before retracing their steps back down to the carpark. You must register in advance for the Mt. Abrupt Challenge, as no registrations will be taken on the day. You can however register for the 6.4km and 11km events on the day.
So make sure to register if you are interested in this event. Spectators can enjoy the beautiful town of Dunkeld and cheer on many of the participants from around the Royal Mail Hotel precinct.